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College of Medicine

RAK College of Medical Sciences

RAK College of Medical Sciences offers Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) program, comprising of 2 years of pre-clerkship (integrated, applied basic sciences) courses and 3 years of clinical clerkship courses. After graduation, one year of Internship is required as per the guidelines of the Ministry of Health, UAE to practice Medicine in the UAE.

The curriculum has been developed to provide learning opportunities enabling medical students to acquire fundamental knowledge, develop basic skills and appropriate principles relevant to health care in the context of the community.

The five year curriculum has been designed to follow integrated and problem based approach to medical science. It integrates basic sciences with clinical sciences to enable the students to apply their knowledge to health care and develop a professional and compassionate approach to the analysis and management of health care.

The MBBS program obtained Initial Accreditation from Ministry of Higher Education, UAE in July 2006 and the first academic session commenced in Oct 2006. First Batch has been graduated in 2011. After successful evaluations annually upto 2012, the accreditation is renewed upto 30th November 2015.

RAK College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY DEGREE PROGRAM (B Pharm), comprises of 6 months to one year of General Education, one year of basic sciences, two-and-half years of Pharmaceutical sciences with Practice School. The total duration is four years.

BACHELOR OF PHARMACY DEGREE PROGRAM (B Pharm), comprises of 6 months to one year of General Education, one year of basic sciences, two-and-half years of Pharmaceutical sciences with Practice School. The total duration is four years.

MASTER OF SCIENCE in the specializations - MS in Clinical Pharmacy, MS in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and MS in Pharmaceutics comprises of a two year program with first year of course work and the second year for dissertation work or Hospital rotation.

B.Pharm program has obtained final Accreditation from Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and admissions is in progress for the academic session commencing every September.

RAK College of Nursing

RAK College of Nursing under RAKMHSU supports the mission and vision of the university.

RAK College of Nursing is a dynamic and evolving organization which will prepare competent professional graduate nurses for diverse health care delivery and leadership roles.

RAK College of Nursing is providing nursing scholarships for deserving students

  • The nursing faculty believes that the purpose of University-Based undergraduate nursing education is to prepare professional nurses whose practice is informed by theory and research.
  • Our philosophy is one of active participation with our students and with practicing nurses in our community, region and beyond. We are committed to providing a high quality of nursing education and to the advancement of nursing knowledge and the profession.
  • The philosophy of the undergraduate curriculum is rooted in values of excellence, diversity, community, social justice, integrity, and creativity. Preparation for the various roles in practice requires knowledge of the arts and sciences, together with content and processes foundational to the discipline. We are a community of learners and scholars—a community that is created in collaboration with students
  • The faculty believes that their teaching styles need to take into account the diverse nature of how students learn. Ultimately, nursing education requires a commitment to community service, scholarly inquiry, interdisciplinary and life-long learning.

Bachelor Programs Duration
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery) 5 years + 1 year internship
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery) 5 years + 1 year internship
B. Pharma (Bachelor of Pharmacy) 4 years
BSN (Bachelors of Nursing) 4 years
RN – BSN Bridge Program 2 years (for Nursing Professionals with Diploma in Nursing)
Masters Program Duration
Pharma D 2 years
M.S. Clinical Pharmacy 2 years
M.S. Pharmaceutics 2 years
MSN (Masters of Science in Nursing) 2 years
About Ras Al Khaimah, UAE


Ras al-Khaimah (alternatively Ra'sal-Khaymah or Ras el-Kheima; Arabic: رأسالخيمة‎ Rā's al-Ḫaymah) is one of theseven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its name could be taken to mean "headland of the small huts", which can be attributed to the indigenous buildings that existed along the coast.

The emirate is in the northern part of the UAE bordering Oman's exclave of Musandam. It covers an area of 1,684 square km. The capital city and home of most residents is also called Ras Al Khaimah. The emirate had a population of 210,063 at the 2005 Census, of which 41.82 percent or 87,848 were Emirati citizens. Latest estimates put the total population at between 250,000 and 300,000. Locals accounted for 97,529 in the population estimate for 2010.[1]

The city has two main sections, Old Ras Al Khaimah and Nakheel, on either side of a creek. It is served by the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport. It consists of a northern part (where the city of Ras al-Khaimah is situated), and a large inland exclave in the south (near Hatta), and a few small islands in the Persian Gulf.[2] Ras al-Khaimah has the most fertile soil in the country, due to a larger share in rainfall and underground water streams from Omani mountains.[

Geographical Location

The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, located at the northern end of UAE on the coast of the Arabian Gulf,is near to the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Ras Al Khaimah is located between 25 and 26 degrees Latitude north and 55 and 60 degrees Longitude east. Ras Al Khaimah shares borders with Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah and Fujairah, as well as a long border with Sultanate of Oman from the south and north-east. Its coast being long in distance made it an important center for maritime navigation and commercial activity since ancient times.

The area of Ras Al Khaimah is about 1684 square kilometers; equivalent to 2.17% of the total area of the country without the Islands. It is the fourth emirate in terms of area. The City of Ras Al Khaimah, located on the Arabian Gulf, is the capital of the emirate, and it is divided into two parts: the Western part of Ras Al Khaimah is known as the Old Town (Ras Al Khaimah), and the Eastern part is called Al Mi'ereed. This part is surrounded by many areas, such as Al Oraibi, Al Nakheel, Al Hudaiba, Al Mamoora, Al Jawlan and Al Ramis.

The topography of RAK varies from the low sandy plain in the east to the mountain range along the Gulf in the far northern part of the emirate.This extends to the south where the internal plain increases towards the east. The emirate has green fertile valleys and rich agricultural areas. There are also sulphur springs near to the mountain areas.


Ras al-Khaimah has been the site of human habitation for several millennia and there are many historical and archaeological sites throughout the emirate - local sources cite 1,000.dating from different time periods, including remnants of the Umm an-Nar Culture (3rd millennium BC

The city was historically known as Julfar.According to Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, ruler of Sharjah Emirate, the city of Ras al-Khaimah was historically known as Julfar and was founded by Armenians who escaped Persia during the Mongol invasion. During a televised broadcast Sultan bin Muhammad revealed that: “The Armenian Christians fled from Persia to that place called Bgelovar which is now located in Ras Al Khaimah, and was founded by Armenians” He then added that Julfar was an Armenian and not an Arab name.

The ruler also asked the educational authorities to change the textbooks accordingly. Further, archaeological evidence has demonstrated that the settlement known as Julfar shifted location over time as harbour channels silted up. Excavations of a sizable tell, which revealed remnants of a Sassanid era fortification, indicate that early Julfar was located in the north of Ras Al-Khaimah, not far from other sites of historical/archaeological interest such as 'Sheba's Palace' and the largest Umm an-Nar tombs found on the Arabian Peninsula. Sources say that Julfar was inhabited by the Azd (a branch of the Kahlan tribe) during the eighth and ninth centuries AD, and that the houses of the Azd were built of wood.

In the early 18th century, the Al Qasimi dynasty established itself in Ras Al Khaimah and Sharjah on the Arabian Peninsula, growing to become a significant maritime force with holdings on both the Persian and Arabian coasts. In 1809, a British naval force was sent from Bombay in order to suppress alleged piracy - actions of the Al Qasimi fleet against British flagged shipping that affected trade routes in the Strait of Hormuz, along the Persian Gulf coast, and the Indian Ocean.

In the Battle of Ras Al Khaimah of 1809, the Al Qasimi fleet was largely destroyed. The British operation continued to Linga on the Persian coast which was, like theGreater and Lesser Tunbs islands, administered by the Al Qasimi. The attack on Ras Al Khaimah resulted in the destruction of the tower of the 16th century Dhayah Fort whose remains can be seen at Rams in northern Ras Al Khaimah. In January 1820, the British imposed the General Maritime Treaty of 1820 signed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqr Al Qasimi who was reinstated by the British in Ras Al Khaimah after the deposition of Hasan Bin Rahma.

The treaty stipulated the end of piracy and slavery, and laid the foundation for the British protectorate over the Trucial States that lasted until 1971. In 1869, Ras Al Khaimah became fully independent from neighbouring Sharjah. However, from September 1900 to 7 July 1921, it was re-incorporated into Sharjah; the last governor became its next independent ruler.On 10 February 1972,[8] Ras al-Khaimah, under the leadership of Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammad al-Qasimi, joined the United Arab Emirates.


The Government of Ras Al Khaimah pays great attention to culture and folk arts in order to maintain the cultural heritage. So we see cultural institutions, heritage associations, and people councils playing their intellectual and cultural roles, especially on occasions. Some of these cultural institutions are the following: Research and Documentation Center, Ras Al Khaimah National Theatre, Ras Al Khaimah branch of the Emirates Writers Union, and Cultural Center. In addition, the most important clubs and cultural and professional associations are the following: Women's Renaissance Association, Teachers' Association, Officers' Club, Emirates Fine Arts Society, Emirates Scout Association, and Ras Al Khaimah Fishermen Cooperative Society.

Association, and Ras Al Khaimah Fishermen Cooperative Society. The most important associations of heritage and folklore are the following: Ras Al Khaimah Folk Art Association, Al Rams Folk Artists & Rowing Society, IbnMajid Folk Art Society, Al Jazeera Al Hamra Association of Folk Arts, Al Nakheel Society for Arts and Heritage, Shamal Folk Arts and Theatre Society, Al HoboosARts Heritage Society, Al Shohooh Cultural & Heritage Association, and Al Mataf Heritage & Marine Folklore Society.


Despite the evolution that UAE had in all aspects of life, people are still keen on frequenting the desert to enjoy a variety of popular sports that are maintained and practiced along with modern sports. The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah pays great attention to maintain these ancient sports by organizing various competitions at the local, regional and global level annually. For example, camel racing, equestrian sports, falconry and hunting with dogs and greyhound, and sailboats racing are the most popular types of traditional sports in the UAE today.

Officials and Government of Ras Al Khaimah pay great attention to sport activities through various festivals, such as camel racings, sculling, Awafi Festival, and Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, which extends nearly ‬ 22 kilometers. The 2013 version of this marathon was participated by more than 3000 racer, of which some are professional and international, and others are marathon hobbyists all over the world. The total prizes of this marathon are more than 250 thousand dollars.

The sport movement in Ras Al Khaimah receives great direct attention from all levels of the leadership in RAK. This is reflected in the attention paid to sport clubs such as the following: Emirates Sport Club and Ras Al Khaimah Sports Club, etc. RAK also has a number of sport clubs, such as Al Jazeera Flying Club, Tower Links Golf Club, Ras Al Khaimah Shooting Club, and Ras AL-Khaimah Water Ski Club.

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