Al Jazirah Al Hamra

A fort and abandoned (believed to be hounted) houses in Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town – the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

A few facts:

  • Al Jazirah Al Hamra (The Red Island) was originally a tidal island (hence the name).
  • In the early 19th century there were around 200 inhabitants (most of them pearl fishers), in the second half of 20. century: 2500.
  • At the beginning of 20th century it became the part of Ras Al Khaimah.
  • In 1968 – as a result of a dispute – most of the people moved to Abu Dhabi (and hence abandoned village).
  • Renovated Al Jazirah al Hamra Fort (and surrounding villas) hosts today the Heritage Village – a spot for art events and workshops.

Ξ Government of Ras Al Khaimah (Department of Antiquities and Museums) webpage

  • Some scenes of 6 Underground movie had been shot in Al Jazirah Al Hamra.




Al Jazirah Al Hamra – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE


February 6, 2021


∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


See also:

Hope: Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival | Ras al Khaimah in mural


UAE on 40thousandkm.com | RAK on 40thousandkm.com

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