In the health field , he endeavoured to provide comprehensive health care for everybody in the emirate , he opened the Kuwaiti hospital , and established three modern hospitals in the emirate . In the infrastructure and transportation sector , in the year 1969 Sheikh Saqr launched the paved road between Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah .
In 1976 , he inaugurated the RAK International Airport and the Saqr Port in 1977.
Economically , the Emirate has attracted many successful industrial enterprises , that contributed to the process of progress , covering a wide range of industries , like cement , medicine , ceramics and iron . on February 10th 1972 Sheikh Saqr announced Ras al-Khaimah as an member-emirate of the UAE.