northernmost of the UAE's emirates, Ras al-Khaimah
is one of the most beautiful spots in the country.
It's an area of carefully irrigated abundant greenery
surrounded by sea, desert and mountains.
relaxing city of Ras al-Khaimah welcomes tourists
but doesn't bend to them.
Its attractions include an interesting museum,
an atmospheric old town, souk and fishing port,
and the best camel racing in the country.
There are several interesting archaeological sites
nearby, including the Queen of Sheba Palace in
Shimal 5km (3mi) to the north.
Ras al-Khaimah is approximately 100km (60mi) north-east
of Dubai, accessible by service taxi.