Ras Al Khaimah is the northern most emirate of the UAE.
The Ruler since 1948 has been H.H. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed
Al Qassimi .
Al Khaimah's history extends into antiquity. Archeological
excavations reveal that a settlement with an advanced civilization
that carried on trade with the Indian sub-continent existed
in this region. Later historical records cite that the town
of Ras Al Khaimah , then known as Julfar,
to early Muslim Caliphs. In the 18th century, after the
invasions of the Persians, Portugese and the Dutch, it finally
became a part of the Al Qawasim State. It was also once
the center of the naval strength of the southern Gulf states.