Ras al-Khaimah is one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates, on the east side of the Persian Gulf. Its name means "Top of the Tent".
Ras al Khaimah experiences a very hot and arid climate that features two major seasons with a slight variation, a hot summer and a mild winter. The average temperature fluctuates between 19 and 28°C in December and January while it stands around 40°C in June-July.
National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah
Housed in a former royal palace, the palace provides a deep insight on the history and tradition of the region.
Arabic (English is widely spoken)
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Dirham (UAE Dh)
The electrical system is based on 220 and 240 volts / 50 Hz.
Islam is the official religion; other religions are also respected. Ramadan: Ramadan is the holy month of fasting when Muslims abstain from eating, drinking and smoking during daylight hours. As a sign of respect, visitors are also required to refrain from these activities in public between sunrise and sunset.
The dress code in UAE is comparatively relaxed, but extremely revealing and inappropriate clothing may be considered offensive.