A view of Al Hamra village (Image Credit: Gulf News Archives)

Ras Al Khaimah: Revisiting the emirate

A million visitors are projected to visit the emirate by 2019 and we look at its multilayered appeal

Ras Al Khaimah is rising. Fast.

The quaint seaside emirate, one of seven that comprise the UAE, is increasingly attracting expats seeking a home and a lifestyle, and not just a weekend outing.

“What brought me from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah is the virtual absence of traffic jams and housing affordability here. My wife and children also like the place; we can find whatever we need of shopping and leisure without breaking the bank,” said Abdul Rafiq, 39, Indian, a public relations officer.

Other residents echo his sentiment.

Imran Ullah, a Pakistani food deliverer, likes the vibe of RAK. It’s got the serenity of a rural place and “is yet a city in its own right. It’s very secure and the government services are all good. I also like how affordable it is. You get to experience more of the local culture...Read more...

Source: gulfnews.com