Ras al-Khaimah


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Ras al-Khaimah

(räs äl-khī`mä), sheikhdom (1995 pop. 144,430), c.650 sq mi (1,680 sq km), United Arab EmiratesUnited Arab Emirates,
federation of sheikhdoms (2005 est. pop. 2,563,000), c.30,000 sq mi (77,700 sq km), SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The federation, commonly known as the UAE, consists of seven sheikhdoms: Abu Dhabi (territorially the largest of the
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, SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf; the northernmost of the seven sheikdoms in the federation. The economy is dependent on oil, first produced in 1969; coal is mined and ceramics manufactured. Among the sheikdom's biggest attractions are its many ancient sites (human habitation dates back to the 3d cent. B.C.) and its national museum. Previously affiliated with SharjahSharjah
, sheikhdom (1995 pop. 400,339), c.1,000 sq mi (2,590 sq km), part of the federation of seven United Arab Emirates, SE Arabia, on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. The modernized town of Sharjah (1995 pop.
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, Ras al-Khaimah became a separate sheikhdom under British protection in 1921. After some hesitation, the sheikhdom joined the United Arab Emirates in 1972.
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Summary: The emirate of Ras al-Khaimah has inaugurated its first startup incubator at Julfar Towers, in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed …
The low-cost-carrier Air Arabia has been selected as the official air carrier for Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK).
Saudi visitors to Ras Al-Khaimah have a significantly higher average hotel spend per guest than other source markets, they said.
Summary: His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, has issued an Emiri decree on the reshuffling of the Board of Directors of Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Authority.
In the 1980s, the emirate formed Ras al-Khaimah Ceramics, which has become the world's largest ceramics producer.
Moulton, director of the HCT Ras Al-Khaimah Colleges, said, "We are very proud today in celebrating the success of our students who have worked hard and we wish them success in their future endeavours as well as great careers.
Summary: RAS AL KHAIMAH -- His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, has sent a congratulatory cable to His Highness Shaikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Amir of Qatar, on the occasion his country's National Day.
Summary: DUBAI: Ras Al-Khaimah has generated AED400 million from the tourist sector in 2011, tourism officials said on Wednesday.
Summary: RAS AL-KHAIMAH -- His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and ruler of Ras al-Khaimah has stressed keenness of the leadership on supporting the Holy Quran Memorisation Centres to promote the religious awareness, Islamic culture, moderation and tolerance.
Summary: RAS AL-KHAIMAH: Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al-Qasimi, who ruled Ras Al-Khaimah since 1948, died Wednesday at the age of 91.
Summary: Ras Al-Khaimah - His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al-Khaimah has approved a project for the construction of three bridges in the emirate.
Summary: RAS AL-KHAIMAH -- His Highness Shaikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council member and Ruler of Ras al-Khaimah, has ordered the release of 85 multi-national prison inmates, who proved good conduct, while serving their jail terms, from the Department of Penal and Correctional Institutions in the emirate of Ras al-Khaimah.