Welcome to Ras Al Khaimah
Growth has been exponential in RAK in recent years, resulting in a free-trade zone, an artificial island with luxury resorts, new leisure facilities and a mountain road offering glorious views. Most of the development is based in an area called Al Hamra, some 15km south of RAK City.
In RAK City itself, the pearly-white and multidomed Sheikh Zayed Mosque overlooks the Al Qawasim Corniche, a paved promenade with kiosks, benches and restaurants fronting the creek.
RAK is also the gateway to the magnificent Musandam Peninsula, an enclave of Oman.