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mujeebkk22
03-19-2009, 01:44 PM
All of us like to see the old side of a country's development,
Here is Ras Al Khaima ( UAE) , at its old ages..



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Ras Al Khaimah has had its share of ups and down. This picture captures the floods that swept the emirate in July 1988.

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Just about an hour's drive from Dubai, RAK is often dubbed nature's bounty.

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Ancient traditions are still being preserved in Ras Al Khaimah today.

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Just about an hour's drive from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah is strategically located with some of the most scenic and fertile land in the UAE.

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The Old Mosque in Alhoweilat Area was built 500 years ago.

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Ras Al Khaimah means "top of the tent" in Arabic.

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Ras Al Khaimah's Municipality Department as it was in 1984.


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Ras Al Khaimah's scenic Jaziera Al Hamra.

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Being the northernmost emirate of the UAE, Ras Al Khaimah extends from Masafi to the UAE's southern border with Oman.

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The city nestles at the foot of the Al Hajjar Mountains and is divided by a natural creek into the old town and the new business centre of Al Nakheel.

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Ras Al Khaimah is nestled in the lap of nature's luxury.

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Apart from the usual tourist spots, Ras Al Khaimah offers many lovely beaches and parks where you can picnic.

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The Ras Al Khaimah hospital as it was in 1982.

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Ras Al Khaimah also has interesting archaeology sites, like a photo of this one taken in 1991

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This is how the Ras Al Khaimah city centre looked like 26 years ago.

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The RAK Expo Centre as seen in 1995.

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Honouring of culture and heritage during 1980 National Day celebrations.

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Ral Al Khaimah boasts a history that dates back to 5000BC.

invincible.burney
03-19-2009, 07:09 PM
nice share... but from where u get all those pics??

mujeebkk22
03-20-2009, 11:48 AM
i got these pics from a local news paper..

invincible.burney
03-20-2009, 11:03 PM
oh ok... nice share

Beauty_Queen
03-20-2009, 11:38 PM
Nice sharing

sveetzara
03-21-2009, 01:59 AM
zaberdast change....


i think world is about to end now....

mujeebkk22
03-21-2009, 12:02 PM
thanx guyzzz