Sport Activities in Ras Al Khaimah
Despite the evolution that UAE had in all aspects of life, people are still keen on frequenting the desert to enjoy a variety of popular sports that are maintained and practiced along with modern sports. The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah pays great attention to maintain these ancient sports by organizing various competitions at the local, regional and global level annually. For example, camel racing, equestrian sports, falconry and hunting with dogs and greyhound, and sailboats racing are the most popular types of traditional sports in the UAE today.
Officials and Government of Ras Al Khaimah pay great attention to sport activities through various festivals, such as camel racings, sculling, Awafi Festival, and Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, which extends nearly 22 kilometers. The 2013 version of this marathon was participated by more than 3000 racer, of which some are professional and international, and others are marathon hobbyists all over the world. The total prizes of this marathon are more than 250 thousand dollars.
Sport Clubs in Ras Al Khaimah
The sport movement in Ras Al Khaimah receives great direct attention from all levels of the leadership in RAK. This is reflected in the attention paid to sport clubs such as the following: Emirates Sport Club and Ras Al Khaimah Sports Club, etc. RAK also has a number of sport clubs, such as Al Jazeera Flying Club, Tower Links Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah Shooting Club, and Ras AL-Khaimah Water Ski Club.