UAE is known for the tallest, largest and the craziest, but did you know the country has a few haunted sites too? If you remember, the Haunted Palace of Ras Al Khaimah has been one of the most mysterious buildings in the country. And, this haunted palace is now open to the public. The haunted site in the northern emirates can now be added onto UAE’s list of attractions, if you dare to!
The Haunted Palace in Ras Al Khaimah is now open to the public. The palace was constructed in 1985 by late Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Qasimi. and is known for its extraordinary architecture. However, the palace was considered haunted, after horror stories and mysterious incidents cropped up.
And in case you didn’t know the UAE has a huge list of attractions coming up in 2020.
Inside The Palace
The palace features 35 rooms, each boasting spectacular antique artifacts and paintings. The central area has a glass pyramid- made of Islamic, Moroccan, Indian and Persian designs. This allows sunlight to pass through, adding to the palace’s beauty. The glass chandeliers inside the palace are imported from Belgium and France.
Guests can visit the palace from 9am to 7pm. The entry costs AED 75 for each individual, and AED 50 per person in a group.
Meanwhile, this is not the only haunted place in UAE. From abandoned houses to tunnels and towns, here are five most haunted places in the UAE.
1. Al Jazirah Al Hamra
Known for its collection of abandoned houses, and other buildings including a mosque, Al Jazirah Al Hamra was once home to three indigenous tribes. It is located to the south of the city of Ras Al Khaimah and is built on red sand, hence the name ‘Red Island’. The town is now abandoned so much so that you might find no sighting even if you visit it during the day.
2. Al Qasimi Palace
If you are the kind to get scared of palaces and children as ghosts, this one’s not for you! Built at a whooping AED 500 million over 25 years ago, the palace has reportedly remained empty, but for one night. Rumors have it that strange things were sighted in the palace – furniture gone ‘missing’, faces of little children peeping through the windows in the night, which ultimately drove people out of the huge abode.
3. Pan Emirates And The Tunnel
The tunnel leading to the airport is considered spooky especially while passing through it. People have reportedly felt someone next to them, even when they were traveling alone. And, thanks to the neighboring cemetery for adding on to the over all creepiness.
4. Jumeirah’s Horror House
There can be nothing spookier than horror homes and this house at Building-4 housing in Jumeirah is proof enough. Owned by Filipinos, reports are that people hear moans of a man, cries of a baby and other paranormal activities from the house. The house is considered haunted, so much so, that people fear even to pass by it.
5. Al Khail Gate
This one’s Dubai’s recently halted place. The Al Khail Gate at Al Quoz was built in 2011 and was first occupied by three people. However, they vacated the place in no time after they noticed cell phones, combs and other things missing every night. After this incident, no one dare to move in.