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Ras Al Khaimah National Museum

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Address: Rak City, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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+971 7 233 3411
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Interesting visit

Many interesting artifacts, and fascinating educational stories. Worth a quick visit if passing or specific trip if staying close by.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many interesting artifacts, and fascinating educational stories. Worth a quick visit if passing or specific trip if staying close by.

Thank gazzarooney
Dunbar, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Have to confess to having an invested view in this building, having first come here in 1991 - working as an archaeologist in RAK. Things are changing in the museum now, and I was lucky to be part of the team that is doing this massive renovation. Our job was to record the architectural and intangible heritage of the building.... More 

Thank David_Archaeologist
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Found the fort interesting but be careful with stairs up to roof top & no railings looking over but otherwise worth a visit for history

Thank jillworts
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

The museum was an actual house of the ruling leader till 1960's as per the guide. This gives you an idea of how the locals lived and gives you an overview of the arab culture.

2 Thank arshad b
Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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156 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

The building (old fort) is interesting. Unfortunately half of the exibition rooms were closed due to rearrangements. What there was in history and archeology sections was quite interesting. We were thrown a bit by the modern art displayed here and there - not part of the permannet collection apparently.

1 Thank TinekevB
Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

This is a great place to get away from the malls and beaches, if you want a change. Quiet and interesting, they often have art exhibits on too which adds to the ambience.

2 Thank Sunflower260609
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My wife and I visited the Ras Al-Khaimah Fort/Museum during a drive up the west coast of the UAE. It was relatively easy to find, being near the end of the peninsula on which the old part of the city stands. There was ample parking in front of the fort. When we visited, there were only two other visitors and... More 

1 Thank Richard_Harpum
Lisbon, Portugal
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

This is a place to go in case you are interested in the costumes of the UAE, in this Museum you can have an idea about the old houses and practices and also the uniforms there is in the top of the Museum a tower with a nice view through the city half an hour is egnouth to the it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Ok if you have an hour to spare and like looking at very basic exhibits Needs some financial input to bring it into the 21st century

Thank Drtravelinstyle
East Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Exhibitions put in place in c 1987. Lovely building and courtyard, similar to many family homes in the old days where chilldren were conceived, born and educated.

Thank barazani

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