Dhayah Fort, Ras Al Khaimah


Historical Sites

Indulge in Ras Al Khaimah's rich cultural heritage

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See majestic forts and musems and experience the rich heritage that Ras Al Khaimah has to offer. History buffs will enjoy Dhayah fort, from the 16th century, which is built on a mountain overlooking the Gulf.

The National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, built in the 18th century during the emirate's invasion by Persians, was originally the house of the Royal Family until 1964. Ancient ornaments can be found here and the museum is considered the wealthiest monumental museum in the UAE.

Other sites to take in, include the Mohammed Bin Salim Mosque in Ras Al Khaimah Old Town, which is the largest surviving traditional mosque in the UAE.  

Take a trip out to Al Jazirat Al Hamra - one of the oldest historical sites in UAE but abandoned nearly 40 years ago. The inhabitants were mainly involved in fishing and pearl trading back in the 16th century. Now you can wander through the narrow streets to see old buildings, forts, deserted schools and mosques.