Ras al Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, the UAE. It is situated in the midst of other cities such as Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. The mention of this fact must have sent your mind racing to oil wells and petrodollars. Wrong! Ras al Khaimah is a real exception among the emirates. Unlike most other cities of this region, it is not dependent on oil. On the contrary, there is hardly any oil in this kingdom. Ras al Khaimah holidays are very special, because its wealth is derived from ceramics, at which it is the world’s leader. Doesn’t it surprise that such a tiny place, with a total population of no more than a third of a million can be such a world leader in this industry? That is what distinguishes Ras al Khaimah from most other nations in its hub, and give you the best reason for holidays in Ras al Khaimah. It is primarily built on industrialisation. What it lacks in natural resources, it makes up with its entrepreneurship.
Ras al Khaimah package holidays are filled with a sense of history. Although having an intermittent history that dates about five millennia, Ras al Khaimah broke free from Sharjah as an independent city state in 1869 with British help. This was at a time of the region’s history when the UAE had not yet come into existence. Once the UAE was formed, Ras al Khaimah became part of it in 1972. Going by the original name of Julfar, Ras al Khaimah has a name that has a strong connotation with the ultimate symbol of the region –tents. Another factor that gives Ras al Khaimah package holidays a great thrust is that its name literally translates to “top of the tent”. Why this name is given is not fully clear. Perched on the Persian Gulf’s north, Ras al Khaimah has a lovely coastline that is small at just 45 km, but pleasant. Ras al Khaimah holiday packages are wonderful because, if the Arabian Gulf makes up one of its boundaries, the Hajar Mountains face another part. You could also think of some attractively priced cheap Ras al Khaimah holidays to this region. Ras al Khaimah holiday packages are also great because it has a wonderfully sedate coastline, beautiful lagoons and sand beaches as well as mountains, all of which make all inclusive Ras al Khaimah holidays a great bet.
General Etiquette in Ras al Khaimah
Anyone making Ras al Khaimah holidays could bear in mind that as in most other Arabian cultures, wearing dresses that expose major parts of the body; speaking loudly and offensively and making lewd gestures are strictly prohibited in Ras al Khaimah. “Thanks be to God” is the standard greeting. The tourist undertaking holidays in Ras al Khaima could also remember that tipping is not very particular, and depends on the hotel or the individual waiter.