Living in RAK

RAK is attracting an increasing number of expatriates from all over the world, who are drawn to the emirate not only by its economic opportunities, but also its pleasant, laid-back lifestyle. Under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah is a wonderful place to live for people of all nationalities. It offers:

  • A broad range of housing opportunities, from apartments on the beach and coastal villas
  • High-quality private schools
  • Natural beauty
  • A wealth of recreational and cultural activities
  • A great location, just a 90 minute drive from Dubai, with easy, quick access to Europe, the rest of the Middle East and Africa.

Where to live
Some of RAK’s most popular residential communities include:

  • Al Hamra Village
  • Julphar Towers
  • The Cove
  • Al Nadiyah
  • Mina Al Arab

Health care
There has been a steady expansion of health care facilities thanks to His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi, and even more are on the way. At present, RAK has 18 primary care centers. Wherever you find yourself in the emirate, health care is never more than 15 minutes away. Hospitals include:

  • RAK Hospital
  • Saqr Hospital
  • Ebrahim Bin Hamad Hospital
  • Obaidallah Hospital
  • Sheikh Khalifa Specialty Hospital
  • Al Zahrwi Hospital
  • Abdullah Bin Omran Hospital
 
Schools
His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi has made world-class educational institutions one of his highest priorities. This commitment to education extends to all residents, including those who come from other nations. Private schools popular with expatriates include:

  • RAK Kids Zone Nursery
  • International School of Choueifat Group (K-12)
  • Indian Public School (K-12)
  • Indian School (K-12)
  • Ideal English School (K-12)

Higher educational institutions:

  • American University of Ras Al Khaimah
  • Lausanne- based Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL)
  • Vatel International Business School for Hotel and Tourism Management
  • University of Bolton
  • Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition
  • RAK Medical and Health Sciences University
  • Bharati Vidyapeeth University
  • University of Pune