Fact Sheet: Urban Planning in the United Arab Emirates and Ras Al Khaimah
Al Qasimi Foundation
August 31, 2015
Established in 1971, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is located in the Arabian Gulf and bordered by Saudi Arabia and Oman. Ras Al Khaimah is its fourth largest emirate in terms of area and is committed to approaching community development thoughtfully even as its population increases. This document provides an overview of the urban development projects that have occurred and are being planned within the UAE and particularly in Ras Al Khaimah, addressing industrial development, demographics, environmental issues, sustainability, and infrastructure considerations. For those interested in learning more about regional urban planning or in conducting research on the region, relevant sources are also cataloged.