National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah has re-opened, welcoming guests to rediscover the iconic museum structure, stemming as far back as 1621, having been restored numerous times as a fort, a residence for the ruling family and as the headquarters for various governmental entities. Today, the museum houses an array of significant archaeological artifacts that provide extraordinary insights into the history and cultural heritage of Ras Al Khaimah, and has established the Emirate as a cultural tourism destination.
Ahmed Alteneiji, General Director of Antiquities and Museums said, “We are delighted to be reopening the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah as it offers visitors and residents alike a doorway to the past, through which they can discover the vibrant history of the Ras Al Khaimah and the country. Through the Tamra exhibition, we aim to shine a light on the role of the iconic date palm, in an engaging manner that will resonate with our guests.”
Alteneiji adds, “The reopening of museum is a symbolic gesture towards the immense archaeological and cultural significance of Ras Al Khaimah as evidenced through the recent UNESCO World Heritage tentative list of four of our treasured sites, including Dhayah, Shimal, Al Jazirah Al Hamra and Jupher. Shining an international light on our ancient sites will bring to the forefront, the pivotal roles each have played in shaping the region, distinguishing the Emirate as a destination of cultural significance on the global stage.”
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority shares, “By further developing and diversifying our cultural offering, we can continue to attract a wider range of travellers to the Emirate, creating a well-rounded experience spanning across hospitality, adventure, culture and diverse natural landscapes.”