RAK Natures Treasures is housed on a farm right in the middle of the farming area of Ras al Khaimah. Once you turn off the main road, the drive there is a treat in itself, especially if you’ve come from the city. Drive slowly and watch out for cows, goats, sheep and camels roaming around on the roads. If you enjoy bird-watching, take a drive around the plains near the farm and you’ll spot a few species. It’s a nice spot for a picnic too with a view of the mountains.
It started essentially as a hobby of the owner, Tariq Al Salman, that he wishes to share with everyone. He has collections of gemstones, fossils, coral, herbs and natural medicine, stamps, weapons… So as he says, its a museum.
There are various animals on the farm including tortoises, flamingos, snakes, donkeys, horses and oryx. The goats have their own climbing frame and there is an elevated walkway to view the animals from above.
You can wander around the farm area and greenhouses and pick vegetables and you might like to visit the cactus house. Some produce is also for sale such as honey.
Mr Tariq also holds events with speakers on various topics which are open to the public. For more info, you can check their Instagram account.
Entrance fees: Adult 20dhs, child 10dhs.
Opening hours: 8:30am – 6pm, closed Monday
Update: A new area has since been added and new events are being held such as crafts sales and hiking. More information can be found on their social media.