His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi was named Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah on October 27, 2010. Sheikh Saud's rule has meant a continuation of the pro-growth policies that resulted in a per capita GDP increase of more than 50% from 2004-2007.
Emiratis are proud of their heritage and show extraordinary hospitality, family cohesion, tolerance and solidarity towards each other and their visitors. The Ras Al Khaimah Government and Tourism Development Authority preserve the heritage of its people. It ensures the rich history is not lost by bringing customary events and festivals, museums, landmarks, mosques, and tentative UNESCO areas of interest to visitors.
Camels have been at the centre of life in the UAE for centuries and played essential roles in transportation, food and entertainment. They symbolise Emirati cultural heritage and remain intrinsic to the country's traditions and cultural practices.