Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Distances Between Ras al Khaimah and Dubai, Sharjah, Fujairah, Abu Dhabi…


UAE the Size of a Postage Stamp
The UAE is the size of a postage stamp or a pocket handkerchief. It can be criss-crossed by road from north to south and east to west in a matter of hours.

The small size of the country is why the new electric cars could be quite a hit in the Emirates.

Several comments on the new America’s Cup venue at RAK have taken a pot-shot at the lack of infrastructure in this northern emirate yet because of the short distances, many tourists coming to the UAE in February 2010 are bound to base themselves not only in RAK but in the neighboring emirates such as Sharjah, Dubai, Ajman, Fujairah and Uum al Quwain.

Check the UAE Distances
The Distance Diagram above includes Omani towns as well as those in the Emirates (hopefully tourists coming for the America’s Cup in February 2010 will visit Oman and other Gulf countries).

Distances Between RAK and Other Cities
Look at the short distances (in kilometers) between RAK and the main cities in the other six emirates of the UAE:

Dubai 105
Sharjah 85
Ajman 70
Fujairah 110
Abu Dhabi 250
Uum al Quwain 55

Travel Factors
Remember that distance is only one indicator. The time it takes to get to RAK from other places will depend on speed limits, road conditions, the time of day, traffic congestion, accidents etc.

On Related Sites
Nissan’s First Electric Car Could Be in UAE by 2010, Experiencing the Emirates, 11 August 2009.

Fujairah a Great Base for Getting to The America's Cup Venue at RAK, Fujairah in Focus, 11 August 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: Distance diagram of the UAE (courtesy of Keluarga Wahyu di Qatar, which has one of the most detailed descriptions of a road trip between the UAE, Oman. Check out this site to plan your trip).