What’s it like to live in Ra’s al-Khaimah?
As part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is one of seven emirates. Most of the emirate’s residents live in Ras Al Khaimah, sometimes abbreviated as RAK or RAK City.
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Where can I live in Ra’s al-Khaimah?
You can easily get a sea-view apartment in Ras Al Khaimah much cheaper than in Dubai and Sharjah.
While Sharjah and Ajman are popular for affordable living, they lack the abundance of luxury properties that Ras Al Khaimah is known for. RAK has an extensive range of high-end properties including spacious villas, beach facing apartments and other luxury facilities. All that paired with Ras Al Khaimah’s upscale vibe, makes it desirable for people to live in Ras Al Khaimah and work in Dubai, UAE.
Transport in Ra’s al-Khaimah:
RAK City has metered taxis as its primary mode of public transport, while public buses are available on long-haul routes and serve smaller towns. Additionally, you can easily move around by car too.
Fun Facts About Ra’s al-Khaimah:
- Ras Al Khaimah means ‘top of the tent’, which refers to its location in the northernmost part of the UAE
- Including the iconic 18th-century Dhayah Fort, Ras Al Khaimah has 18 historic fortifications, castles, and towers and is one of the world’s largest urban parks. Jebal Jais is the highest mountain in the UAE.
- The adventure capital of the UAE is Ras Al Khaimah, which has thrilling highlights including the world’s longest zipline – the Jebel Jais Flight at 2.83km long, and the Jais Sky Tour.
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Yes, you can ship your vehicle to the Middle East, but you will need to comply with certain requirements. Generally, you will need to provide proof of ownership, a valid driver’s license, and insurance documents. Some countries in the Middle East may also require additional documentation such as import permits or emissions certificates. Your Move Manager can provide more information on the specific requirements for your vehicle’s shipment. It’s important to note that shipping a vehicle can be a complex process and may require additional fees, so it’s best to discuss your options with your Move Manager.
Customs regulations can vary depending on the specific country in the Middle East that you are shipping to. Generally, you will need to provide a detailed inventory of your belongings, a commercial invoice, and a bill of lading or air waybill. Depending on the nature of your shipment, you may also need additional documentation such as permits or licenses. It’s important to work with a trusted and experienced international removals company like John Mason International to ensure that you comply with all relevant regulations.