Ras al Khaimah is the northnermost emirate of the UAE and borders to the Omani exclave of Musandam. The Ras al Khaimah emirate has been settled for thousands of years and joined the U.A.E. in 1972. It is surrounded by the Hajar mountains and offers a diverse scenery, ranging from sandy beaches, to desert oases and mountains. The city itself is unremarkable and poorly planned (access to the Corniche road is for instance difficult). One of the highlights of Ras al Khaimah is the Sheikh Zayed mosque. Ras al Khaimah has several good hotels, located around the creek and north of the historic core (international level resorts with an own beach).
01 Al Qaimi Corniche road 02 Corniche road and beach 03 Beach
04 Beach 05 Al Hisn road 06 Al Hisn bridge 07 Flag pole 08 Sheikh Zayed mosque
09 Sheikh Zayed mosque 10 Minaret of Sheikh Zayed mosque 11 Motorway to Oman E311 12 Oman border in Hajar mountains
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