Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Take a Look around RAK, the America’s Cup Location 2010

This map is from an official UAE site and it offers a key to some of the features of the city and emirate of Ras al Khaimah:

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2. Port Saqr
3. Al Nakheel Hotel
4. RAK museum
5. RAK Hotel
6. Bin Majid Hotel (off map)
7. Khatt Hot Springs
8. Al Hamra Fort Hotel (off map)

Ras al-Khaimah is the west coast's most northerly emirate.

It extends for a distance of about 64 kilometres along the coastline and for more than 128 kilometres inland.

Its mountainous borders are shared with the Sultanate of Oman.

The area of the emirate is 168 square kilometres, which is equivalent to 2.2 per cent of the country’s total area, excluding islands.

The city of Ras al-Khaimah is divided into two parts by an inlet known as Khor Ras al-Khaimah.

The western part of the city is called the Old Ras al-Khaimah and comprises Ras al-Khaimah National Museum and a number of the government departments.

The eastern part, known as Al-Nakheel, houses the Ruler’s office, several government departments and commercial companies.

The two sections are connected via a large bridge built across the khor (meaning creek) and a road that circles the creek.

Tour With Google Maps
Take a look at Ras al Khaimah on Google Maps to discover something of the layout of the place.

View Larger Map

UAE Maps, Ras al Khaimah, UAE Interact.

On Related Sites
Nissan’s First Electric Car Could Be in UAE by 2010, Experiencing the Emirates, 11 August 2009.
Visit Al Bidya Mosque—the Oldest Worship Place in the Emirates, Fujairah in Focus, 9 August 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: Map of Ras al Khaimah (courtesy of UAE Interact).