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  • Address: Ras Al Khaimah National Museum, Al Hisn Road, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, United Arab Emirates
  • Hours: Wed-Mon 10am-5pm
  • Admission: $1.35

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Ras Al Khaimah National Museum Tours

As the northernmost emirate in the UAE, Ras al Khaimah has a fascinating history that’s displayed at this national museum. Housed in an 18th century fort, the Ras Al Khaimah National Museum was the home of the emirate’s ruling family until 1964, and was opened to the public as a national museum in 1987. Once inside the historic fort, enjoy a casual, self-guided tour of artifacts detailing the early history of peoples inhabiting the desert. You’ll also find ethnological displays, as well as documents and treaties from deals with Britain in the 19th century.

The most prominent feature is the old tower, which rises above the two-story buildings and was once an important lookout point for guarding the royal family. Because the museum doesn’t offer guides, it’s good to visit the museum as part of a half-day tour of town, where the local guides who administer the tour can tell you about the artifacts. Favorites include the ancient weapons that were used to defend the fort, as well as equipment that divers used when diving for pearls offshore.

Practical Info

The museum is located in Old Town Ras al Khaimah.
 
Did You Know? Though part of the museum is air conditioned, other areas are cooled by a wind tower that funnels breeze into the courtyard.

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Private Full-Day Ras Al Khaimah Guided City Tour, Ras Al Khaimah, null
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Private Full-Day Ras Al Khaimah Guided City Tour

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Enjoy this full day tour of Ras Al Khaimah with a certified tour guide. You will be picked up at 9:00am from your hotel by a Lincoln Navigator. A spacious and ...  Read more

Location: Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $258.00
Ras Al Khaimah Half-Day Guided City Tour, Ras Al Khaimah, City Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Ras Al Khaimah Half-Day Guided City Tour

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Ras Al Khaimah's half day city tour is a 5-hour tour conducted by a professional certified tour guide. You will be picked up from your hotel in a Lincoln ...  Read more

Location: Ras Al-Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $200.00

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