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Ras Al Khaimah Mini Guide
Where is Ras Al Khaimah?
Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost of the United Arab Emirates and the name means ‘top of the tent’ a reference to the shape of the land where the emirate is located. The emirate has no oil and instead has focused on heavy industry being a model for modern industrial development. It’s also seen as an investment centre, partly into the local industry but also on a worldwide scale. It’s located next to the Omani exclave of Musandam, entirely surrounded by the UAE.
How do I get There?
The emirate is served by Ras Al Khaimah Airport, otherwise known as RAK International, a small but rapidly growing Middle Eastern airport where passenger numbers in 2012 were up almost a quarter on the year before. The airport is also only 45 minutes from Dubai and twenty minutes from Fujairah
making an excellent alternative airport for the cities. At the moment flights there tend to come from the east rather than the west but the airport’s expansion plans include new routes from Europe. Currently flights from Europe have to connect through Abu Dhabi or Jeddah
What is Ras Al Khaimah Airport Like?
Opened in the last decade, the airport is very modern and has great facilities; 1500 parking spaces await travellers flying from RAK and there’s free Wi-Fi available across the airport buildings. There’s a mosque for arriving and departing passengers and if you feel unwell whilst there, there’s a nurse on call and ambulance services if necessary.
What are the Facilities Like for Departing Passengers?
They’re just as good with a range of places to eat with the best being the restaurant called Abela which serves a range of international cuisine and whilst the number of shops is limited, the range of goods available is huge at the airport’s duty free store. You’ll find executive lounges and if you’ve got your own jet, there’s a VIP terminal which can host up to sixty passengers.