Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the largest city and capital of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.
Ras Al Khaimah City was once known in history as Julfar and is said to have been one of the oldest settlements in the UAE.
According to the ruler of Sharjah, Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, the city was founded by Armenians who escaped the Mongol invasion.
The city is home to many archaeological sites located in the outer skirts, the city was also the locale of two British led campaigns in the Persian Gulf in 1809 and 1819, the region was nicknamed the Pirate Coast due to being known for raiding British ships, however Sultan Al Qasimi denied this.
The population of the city is around 115,949 and it is the largest city in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. It is the 6th most populous city in the UAE.
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is one of the fastest growing cities of the United Arab Emirates. The capital city of Ras Al Khaimah Emirate, the city is known for its fresh look and feel, unspoilt beaches, craggy mountains, a desert filled with thorny shrubs & crumbling abandoned villages.