Friday, August 7, 2009

America’s Cup UAE Venue Ras al Khaimah Sailing into Prominence

“Where the hell is Ras al Khaimah?” most people have been saying these last few days.

Gulf News repeats much of the news given in earlier announcements but provides a photo gallery with a good map of RAK (pictured), showing its location in relation to the rest of the UAE.

It also features a growing number of reactions from the locals glad to see RAK being put on the map.

Ras al Khaimah Sails into History, Gulf News, 5 August 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: Location of the Al Hamra Village venue. Note the water on this map is called the ‘Arabian Gulf’. See why this gets the Iranians annoyed.