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Ras al Khaimah Transportation

Ras al-Khaimah’s most used mode of transport are metered taxis and public buses. A local bus service operated by RAK Transport Authority provides infrequent connections between Nakheel, Al Hamra and the airport, and they are usually operating on long-haul routes and catering mainly to smaller towns (e.g. Sha`am, Ar-Rams, and Al Jazirah Al Hamra). The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has a modern network of roads connecting all parts of the emirate. RAK Transport Authority oversees and sensors public transport in the emirate. It is also in charge of developing transport policies and passenger transport, and censors them.

Quite a number of taxi companies are also being supervised by RAK Transport Authority. Examples are: Al Arabia, Kars, and Al Hamra, which also provides taxis for women colored in pink. Al Hamra is also specialized in providing transport service people from Ras Al Khaimah across the other emirates. The taxies and buses also connect Ras al-Khaimah to the other emirates from the Bus Station located at RAK Transport Authority Headquarters near the new Ras al-Khaimah Police Headquarters and opposite the Cove Rotana hotel.

Ras Al-Khaimah most used routes

RAK is connected to other emirates and beyond through three dual-carriageways. One follows the coast with beaches on one side and stretches of desert on the other; the other, a newer route, runs out towards the airport in the direction of Khatt, Masafi, Fujairah, Dhaid, and eventually Oman.
The E311 Highway:

Leads to the emirates of Umm Al Quwain, Ajman (consuming 60 km (37 mi) of its length) and Sharjah (for 71 km (44 mi) of its length) to finally end up in Dubai (consuming its remaining 87 km (54 mi)). The highway permits a 45 minute journey from Ras al-Khaimah to Dubai. The highway extends to Saqr Port, giving way for a direct flow of traffic from the southern emirates. There’s also a 32-kilometre (20 mi) RAK Ring Road.
The E611 Highway: 

Leads from RAK via Sharjah and Dubai to Abu Dhabi. The 6-8 lane highway runs parallel to the 311. At this point construction work is going on to connect the 611 direct to the city of Ras al Khaimah.

 

Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

The airport is one of the main airports in the country; it is built to provide the best facilities and air freight services. The airports facilities including:

  • A restaurant, cafeteria.
  • VIP lounge.
  • Transit lounge.
  • A mosque and the free market.

They also offer cargo and passenger services to a variety of destinations covering the Middle East, North & East Africa, Central Asia and the Indian Subcontinent. It also serves as a hub for low cost carrier through Arabia’s air. Since February 2016 Qatar Airways connects Ras al Khaimah with Qatar and the full Qatar Airways international hub with its daily flight.

Saqr Port

The port is the main port of the emirate because of its strategic location at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf. located in the industrial area of Khawr Khuwayr, is the emirate’s main port, were most commodities that are large, or in bulk are deported and exported. It receives about 1400 ships annually, and is used for other services such as:

  • Ship-handling
  • Crew changes
  • 40,000 m2 (430,000 sq. ft.) of covered storage
  • ship supply
  • storage
  • loading and unloading


Al Jazeera Al Hamraa Port

This newer port has a vital location at the entrance to the Arabian Gulf.

It provides services such as:

  • Fueling
  • Water
  • Maintenance services;
  • And freezing service for commodities and goods.

Ras Al Khaimah Port

The small port is located in the middle of the emirate, and mostly receives small and medium-sized ships.