A Wealth of History - a Trip to Ras Al Khaimah
For all its gleaming new towers and cutting edge technology, Dubai sits within a region steeped in a rich, long-established culture and fascinating history. One of the best ways to experience this is on a tour of Ras Al Khaimah, a beautiful heritage town that lies within the Emirate of the same name. Our tour to this attractive settlement, renowned for its traditions and stunning architecture, is the perfect way to learn more about the early inhabitants of the Emirates and their culture.
On our way from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah we will stop off at Ad Dur, a fascinating archaeological site dating back more than 2,000 years, revealing the remains of what must have once been one of the most significant towns in the region. We will also pay a visit to the historic Nader Shah Watchtower, before heading for the fertile plains of Khatt Al Kharran. Here there's a chance to witness the ancient art of date cultivation, in a location where these traditional skills and cultural knowledge are still being practised and passed down to new generations.
Next, we will pay a visit to the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, which boasts a stunning collection of artefacts offering a unique and fascinating insight into the daily lives of the people who have inhabited this area over the centuries.
After a refreshing lunch, we will head on into Ras Al Khaimah's old town, where you can soak up the atmosphere and beauty of this historic settlement. We will stop for photos at Shimal Hill, before our final stop at Al Dhayah Fort. This ancient hilltop structure is thought to date back as far as the 16th century – on the site of even older structures – and is a famous historical site where a battle between local people and British forces took place.
From the top of the fort you will be rewarded with spectacular views over the surrounding landscape, from the waters of the Arabian Gulf to the dramatic peaks of the Hajar Mountains and lush green palms of Dhayah. This visual spectacle is the perfect way to round off this enjoyable and enthralling tour.
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