Ras Al Khaimah, often abbreviated to RAK is a northern emirate in the UAE that has a lot to offer to everyone whether they’re a tourist or resident. The area is rich in culture and history with evidence of human settlement dating 5000 years and has a diverse landscape of rugged desert-like terrain, pristine beaches and lush greenery. RAK is also famous for its ceramics and textiles manufacturing. It’s an excellent place to visit for the weekend, as is the common practice amongst residents of other emirates but it’s also an excellent place to live for both long and short term. To this effect, the government of RAK has invested heavily in its city and the number of properties for rent in Ras Al Khaimah has increased significantly to attract more residents to the emirate.
Of the properties for rent in RAK, apartments are the most widely available option followed by villas. There’s also townhouses, duplexes and penthouses for rent but they’re fewer in number.
Apartments for rent in Ras Al Khaimah range from cosy studios and 1 bedroom apartments right up to 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments which suit families very well. They tend to offer more value for money in terms of cost per sq ft so it makes them highly attractive as a housing option. Check out the apartments for rent in Al Hamra Village for wonderful views of the Arabian Gulf and the apartments for rent in Al Marjan Island which offers superb coastal living.
When it comes to villas for rent in Ras Al Khaimah, they are also very spacious ranging from 2 and 3 bedroom villas as standard, going right up to 4 and 5 bedroom villas. Like their apartment counterparts, they’re great value and in many cases, one can rent a large villa for the price of a smaller sized apartment in Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Since RAK has a strong family focus, villas tend to be very popular with families of all sizes. The villas for rent in Al Hamra Village along with the villas for rent in Al Marjan Island should be top of the list for anyone considering a villa in RAK.
The UAE has excellent roads so getting around the country for shopping trips and entertainment is not a problem when you live in RAK. In RAK itself, there’s lots to see and do from the highly impressive must-see Ras Al Khaimah National Museum to the historical Dhayah Fort to the fun filled Iceland Water Park. There’s schools, medical centres and lots of local shops too so it’s clear that living in RAK can be comfortable and convenient.
As far as rental law goes in RAK, rental increases are only permitted after a 3 year period and by a maximum of 5%. When you think of the the cost savings plus the big gap between rental increases, it’s no wonder so many people are choosing to make RAK their home in the UAE.