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Time to Stop Using the Acronym RAK

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Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, the wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, has called on residents of Ras Al Khaimah to avoid using the acronym ‘RAK’, saying that they should be proud of the Emirate’s full name.

She explained that the name Ras Al Khaimah has been in use for centuries, first mentioned in a book dating back to the time of Alexander the Great in 321 BCE. “Be honoured and proud,” she proclaimed.

Did You Know?

The Arabic name ‘Ras Al Khaimah’ means ‘top of the tent’ referring to its location in the northernmost part of the UAE, as well as being home to the highest mountain in the country.