Ras Al Khaimah National Museum Tours

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Ras Al Khaimah National Museum
As the northernmost emirate in the UAE, Ras al Khaimah has a fascinating history that’s displayed at this national museum. Housed in an 18th century fort, the Ras Al Khaimah National Museum was the home of the emirate’s ruling family until 1964, and was opened to the public as a national museum in 1987. Once inside the historic fort, enjoy a casual, self-guided tour of artifacts detailing the early history of peoples inhabiting the desert. You’ll also find ethnological displays, as well as documents and treaties from deals with Britain in the 19th century.

The most prominent feature is the old tower, which rises above the two-story buildings and was once an important lookout point for guarding the royal family. Because the museum doesn’t offer guides, it’s good to visit the museum as part of a half-day tour of town, where the local guides who administer the tour can tell you about the artifacts. Favorites include the ancient weapons that were used to defend the fort, as well as equipment that divers used when diving for pearls offshore.

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The museum is located in Old Town Ras al Khaimah.
 
Did You Know? Though part of the museum is air conditioned, other areas are cooled by a wind tower that funnels breeze into the courtyard.
Address: Ras Al Khaimah National Museum, Al Hisn Road, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, United Arab Emirates
Hours: Wed-Mon 10am-5pm
Admission: $1.35
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Private Full-Day Ras Al Khaimah Guided City Tour

See the highlights of Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the UAE, on this full-day tour. Known for its picturesque Arabian Gulf beaches, the city is also rich in cultural and archeological treasures. Drive through a nature preserve, visit an abandoned fishing village, see the yachts at Al Hamra Marina, visit a traditional souk for some shopping, and much more. This exclusive tour is led by a private guide and pickup and drop-off at Ras Al Khaimah hotels is included.
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Ras Al Khaimah Half-Day Guided City Tour

Experience the highlights of Ras Al Khaimah, the northernmost emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Drive to Al Marjan Island, a man-made island enclosed by mountains, while your professional tour guide explains the history of the city along the way. Visit Al Hamra Village, an abandoned fishing village, an old military fort, and RAK Heritage Mohammed Bin Salim Mosque. Finally, visit the Old Souk where you can purchase a variety of souvenirs and unique items.
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Enjoy some of the best of what the United Arab Emirates has to offer with this day-long tour that takes you to some of the most popular attractions of six of the UAE’s emirates. The tour starts in Dubai and ends at Fujeirah, and will take you through many sites of historic and cultural interest.Some of the highlights of the tour include museums such as the Ajman Museum, which is housed in what used to be an eighteenth century fort, and the Fujeirah Museum, whose exhibits comprise archaeological discoveries dating back to as far as the sixth millennium, as well as the revered Al Badiyah Mosque, a mosque believed to date back to the fifteenth century and which is the oldest in the UAE and offers a wide range of goods but is best known for its indigenous carpets from places such as Iran and Pakistan. If you have only a limited time to spend in the UAE or want to enjoy a quick overview of the country’s many great tourist destinations, the Six Emirates Tour in a Day is the best choice.
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