About RAs al khaimah

The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The UAE exists at the crossroads between East and West and has traded with other civilizations throughout a long and rich history which dates back to the Bronze Age. Ras Al Khaimah is the northern-most Emirate in the UAE, with a diverse landscape, a tapestry of beautifully barren desert plains, mountain landscapes that includes the tallest mountain in the UAE, Jebel Jais and long stretches of sandy beaches.


The history of Ras Al Khaimah stretches back to the cradle of civilization, with artifacts and archeological sites discovered that demonstrate an advanced trading links with Mesopotamia. The settlement that came to be Ras Al Khaimah was known by several names throughout history, including Julfar and Al Seer. Benefiting from a unique location on the Straights of Hormuz, Ras Al Khaimah has attracted visitors from across the Orient and Africa for over 1,000 years, it’s strategic importance was also a catalyst for turbulence, demonstrated by the eighteen historic forts and fortifications in the Emirate.

History of Ras Al Khaimah