Rak Structure Plan
Ras al Khaimah, The better alternative...
Ras al Khaimah (RAK) is at a crossroads: even with pressures to join the development race in the UAE, the emirate still feels relatively virgin. Not yet 'developed' to the level of Dubai or Abu Dhabi, RAK could still avoid the type of rampant global modernism that has hit other parts of the UAE and opt for a more considered approach.
With 545km2 of land to be converted into new urban substance and a projected population growth to 600.000 inhabitants in 2025, RAK is at the brink of a quantum leap. It is doubtful whether the main qualities that RAK prides itself on: its natural environment and untainted scenery, will endure once RAK will have reached its ultimate configuration.