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The ‘haunted’ palace in Ras Al Khaimah is now a museum

Ras Al Khaimah has been home to a weird castle that has stayed empty for the most of that period since 1985. According to legend, the family of the late Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Qasimi, for whom it was built, left after one night, claiming the home was “haunted.”

Al Qasimi Palace, or Al Qasr Al Ghamedh as it is currently known, opened to the public in 2019 after years of fascination and mystery. Those who have dared to visit can see for themselves what has been hidden for almost three decades.

The captivating palace is now a museum with enough to explore for interested tourists. Expect four levels full of costly art and sculpture, beautiful chandeliers, musical instruments, antiques from all around the world, living rooms, bedrooms, a study, and much more.

There’s even a room with a large pyramid construction at the mansion’s peak. Outside, there is a lake, a garden, and a fountain.

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Al Qasr Al Gamedh is open everyday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and admission is Dhs75 per person. Tickets can be bought at the palace.

Other spots to visit in Ras Al Khaimah

Do you want more spooks? Ras Al Khaimah’s lone site is Al Qasr Al Gamedh. A 20-minute journey from the fortress will take you to Al Jazirah Al Hamra, often referred to as the Haunted Village or ‘ghost town’ due to its devoid buildings.

Want to get away from the eerie? Head to Jebel Jais and try the Jais Sky Tour, Jais Flight, Jais Sledder, Jais Rope Course, and more adrenaline-pumping sports. You can require it calm and easy by seeing a Pearl Farm, walking down memory lane at Al Jazeera Al Hamra, or exploring The National Museum.

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