Ras Al Khaimah is located on the coast of the Arabian Gulf with a length of about 64 km and more than 128 kilometers deep inside the land . Ras Al Khaimah shares mountainous borders with the Sultanate of Oman from the South and the North-East side . Many islands in the Arabian Gulf belong to the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah , the most important among them are the Greater Tamb Island and the Lesser Tamb Island . The area of Ras Al Khaimah is about 1684 square kilometers, which is equivalent to 2.2% of the total area of the country , without the Islands belonging to it . The total population of Ras Al Khaimah is around 250,000 people according to the census of December 2005 .
The City of Ras Al Khaimah is the capital of the Emirate and it is divided into two parts by the Creek of Khor Ras Al Khaimah . The Western part of Ras Al Khaimah is known as the Old Town , where the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah and some government departments are located ; the Eastern part of Ras Al Khaimah , which is known as AL Nakheel , includes the residence of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasmi , as well as some government departments and businesses centers . The two parts of Ras Al Khaimah are connected by a major bridge going over the creek to facilitate the traffic movement.
One of the major industrial areas of Ras Al Khaiman is Khor Khwair , which is located 25 kilometers to the North , it is famous for many important industries such as cement , stone and marble manufactories . Another important area in Khor Khwair is Sheikh Saqr Port .
Ras Al Khaimah is rich with the traditional remains of the great Julfar City , Forts and Valleys . It is also famous for its unique location : mountains , coasts and regions of agricultural and natural hot springs such as the resort of Ain Khatt , which is frequently visited by many tourists and people , who seek some kinds of health treatment .