Behind the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is 7,000 years of history. In RAK there is little to see in terms of skyscrapers and the lifestyle is far from glitzy but residents prefer it this way as they love the fact that RAK is surrounded by mountains and has some of the most pristine coastlines and vast terracotta desert planes. For those looking to move out of busy metropolises, such as Dubai or Abu Dhabi, and move to a place that is less populated, has cleaner air and greener surroundings, RAK is the perfect place to live. Like any large city, one will find all the conveniences of a modern life in RAK, minus the traffic, overcrowded neighbourhoods, urban noise and pollution. Many have realized the potential benefits of living in RAK, and with the availability of freehold properties in RAK, many have decided to move here. Other than its affordable prices, which make more sense for an entry-level investment opportunity, RAK is well-known for having more apartments for sale as compared to villas. Whether one is looking to invest in order to gain some equity, or looking to establish roots in RAK, they are certainly several options in terms of buying property here.