Ras al-Khaimah

emirate of United Arab Emirates
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Ras al-Khaimah (Arabic: رأس الخيمةRā's al-Ḫaymah) is one of seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It also contains the city with the same name. Its name means "top of the tent". The emirate is in the northern part of the UAE. It covers an area of 1,684 square kilometres (650 sq mi). It has a northern part (where the city of Ras al-Khaimah is), a large exclave in the south (near Hatta), and a few small islands in the Persian Gulf.