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Ras al-Khaimah Map

Ras al-Khaimah is one of the emirates of the United Arab Emirates, in the east of the Persian Gulf. It is in the northern part of the UAE bordering Oman's exclave. The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah covers an area of 1,700 square km. The capital city and home of most residents is also called Ras al-Khaimah. The city has a population of 263,217 as of 2008.[1] The city has two main sections, Old Ras Al Khaimah and Nakheel, on either side of a creek. It is served by the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. Apart from the northern part where the city of Ras Al Khaimah is situated, it also has one large enclave in the South near Hatta, and a few small islands on the Persian Gulf.

Important towns, settlements and areas include:

Jazirat Al Hamra-an old costal town with numerous real estate projects and industrial zone

Rams-a coastal town, in the past a typical fishermen and pearl diver village

Khor Khuwair-an industrial zone, with the largest port in Ras Al Khaimah and numerous companies such as cement factory

Diqdaqah-a village known for agriculture activities

Khatt-a village surrounded by the mountains, famous for its thermal springs and palm gardens

Masafi-a town in the southern part of Ras Al Khaimah, well known for drinking water

Huwaylat-a central village in the southern part of Ras Al Khaimah

Links:Ras al-Khaimah e-Government portal