Museum of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah

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Specialty Museum Museum
متحف رأس الخيمة الوطني

Located in Ras Al Khaimah’s Old Town, the museum is housed in a fort dating between 1809-1819. Built to defend against British attacks and former home to the Quwasim family it was later used as a police headquarters and jail before becoming home to the museum in 1987

The exhibits provide an interesting insight into the history and traditions of the region, including historical, cultural and archaeological material.

Opening Hours: Sat-Thurs 8am-6pm

Fri: 3-6pm

Admission Charges: Adults: 5 AED

Children: 2 AED

Families: 15 AED
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  • Must visit...just to appreciate the historic perspective of this great Emirate. Artifacts are well presented in a number of rooms around a courtyard. Open on all days of the week including Fridays. AE...  more »
  • Finally something traditional. In the UAE, virtually nothing left is, more of their culture because everything the wrecking ball to the victims fell. The Museum is the former family home of the ruler. It is not to compare with our museums, but gives a good idea of life of including the former Pearl divers and of the living. The entrance fee is cheap and the time spent with a good hour manageable even in greater heat.
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  • A simple museum to see the not so distant past. It offers views into how life contrasted with the opulence of today. It's good place to wonder around for an hour. Only 5AED entry.  more »
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  • Gives a decent amount of information about the history, but sadly no tour guide option. Overall, the 5AED/p ticket is worth it. The only bad thing about it is that it looks like a shady old unsafe fort with parts of it being unsafe for children and even adults - such as the viewpoint tower with steep small stairs and a poorly mounted railing that may collapse any time
  • You can see the history of Ras Al Khaimah for 5aed entrance fee.
  • Quite a bit of history, but housed in a poorly maintained, unsafe, creaky old fort. I understand they want to showcase the fort as it were, but the lack of maintenance goes too far - in the main tower the stairs were dusty and the higher floors had sizable open windows at floor level making this extremely dangerous for children. The top of the tower has low walls and is unsafe even for adults. The renovations have been carelessly done with little regard for authenticity - in one place the cushion cover actually has the "made in China" label printed on it!!! When pointed out, the ticket lady (who was the only one in the entire building) didn't even understand what I was trying to say. Overall, this museum has loads to offer, but so poorly maintained that it's not worth a trip.
  • Great place to visit with family
  • Small museum about Ras Al Khaimain history and nature. Ticket price 5 dhs

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