8 Historical Facts To Know About Ras Al Khaimah

1. Ancient Settlements

Ras Al Khaimah's history spans over 7,000 years.

The emirate thrived on pearl diving before cultured pearls and Julfar was a medieval trading hub known for pearls. 

2. Pearl Diving Heritage

3. Qawasim Dynasty

The ruling Al Qawasim tribe has been influential since the 18th century.

4. Dhayah Fort 

Dhayah Fort witnessed a key battle with British forces in 1819.

Archaeological sites reveal significant Bronze Age artefacts.

5. Archaeological Treasures

The village of Al Jazeera Al Hamra  features well-preserved coral-stone houses

6. Coral-stone Architecture

Al Jazirah Fort ruins are believed to be linked to the legendary Queen of Sheba, highlighting ancient ties.

7. Sheba's Palace

A group of dancers and drummers perform Al Wahabiyya on special occasions, feast days, and at wedding parties.

Ages Old Traditional Dance

So here are some of the historical facts you need to know about Ras Al Khaimah.