Have spooky flicks ever sent shivers down your spine?
A visit to Al Qassimi Palace in Ras Al Khaimah can you the same chills and goosebumps.
Built in 1985 by the late Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Al Qasimi Palace
is stunning but after being unoccupied for many years, there have been rumours
that the palace is ‘haunted’. Now, tourists and residents of the UAE can explore
this mysterious and beautiful palace for themselves after
it has been opened to the public in December 2019!
If you’re up for an adventure, here’s everything you need to know before
your visit to Ras Al Khaimah’s ‘Haunted’ Palace,
including entrance fees, timings and tips before you visit.
Here we go they want you to pay to visit this palace and this is a smart way to make money
to keep the house intact in the desert.
THE ENGIMA AROUND AL QASIMI PALACE IN RAS AL KHAIMAH
This lavish palace was Built by the late Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Qasimi
in 1985 and reportedly worth AED 500M, in today money it will be one billion!
while some people in that country have nothing to eat.
Al Qasimi Palace is a four-story structure that reflects the same magnificence
and beauty that is typical of Arab culture.
However, after the palace fell into disrepair, rumours spread that the inhabitants
left the palace after facing mysterious occurrences there. However,
the grandeur of Al Qasimi Palace in Ras Al Khaimah and the mystery that surrounded it,
have now led to it becoming a brand-new attraction that visitors can’t wait to explore!
In December 2019, it was announced that the Al Qasimi Palace
would be open to the public for a limited time, before closing it for renovation.
WHAT CAN YOU SEE AT AL QASIMI PALACE IN RAK?
Step inside Al Qasimi Palace and you’ll be in awe of the spectacular artefacts
and paintings that adorn the 35 rooms that you can visit. The four-story
structure is designed with glass chandeliers and marble floors, with a mix of Islamic,
Moroccan and Persian influences.
Watch out for the room with a huge pyramid structure, at the top of the mansion,
which will captivate your attention.
AL QASIMI PALACE RAK TICKETS
Want to sneak a look at this new attraction in Ras Al Khaimah?
Take a look at the ticket prices below, which can be purchased at the gate of the palace:
- Individual tickets for Al Qasimi Palace: AED 75 (per person)
- Group tickets for Al Qasimi Palace: AED 50 (per person)
AL QASIMI PALACE RAK TIMINGS
The ‘Haunted’ Palace of Ras Al Khaimah is open daily from 09:00 am – 07:00 pm.
About three decades ago, there was a great architectural plan for a massive
building like a royal palace so-called “The Al Qasimi Palace”
in Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK), UAE.
The plan was including pools, rivers, garden, everything that would provide
this place more fascinating and enriching features, but it was not to be.
All the joy of its opening ended up with a depressed shudder at the first night
after people moved in. Nobody knows the exact reason,
but people believe they witnessed such strange and terrible things inside
the palace that forced them to flee on the very next day, never to return again.
Since then, almost three decades have been passed but nobody has
dared to make this luxurious palace worthy of its living.
Rumour has it that after the sunset or at the mid of the day,
an inexplicable sound of moving furniture or heavy luggage can be occasionally
heard from inside the abandoned palace. Even more terrifying is that many people
claim to have seen the faces of little children peering through the partly broken
and stained window-glasses, who sometimes cry out to them.
For its eerie legends and unusual history, the Al Qasimi Palace is best known as the
“Al Qasimi Jinn Palace” which literally stands for “the demon’s palace”.
So, if you are seeking a haunted destination in UAE then you could take
the Emirates Road E311, drive straight to country’s northeastern tip and go
through the E11 road, then take right onto Sheikh Rashid Been Saeed Al Maktoum St,
you will definitely find your destination standing beside your path.
On your way to The Al Qasimi Palace, you could also visit the ghost town of jazirat al hamra.
which is said to be the most haunted place in UAE.
No matter where you live in the UAE, you can easily reach Qasimi Palace
Ras Al Khaimah. Take a look at the directions given below and reach your destination in time.
Dubai residents can also pay a visit to this spooky site in Ras Al Khaimah.
If you are coming from Dubai, get on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
(E311) and continue to Al Riffa. Now take Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Rd
and follow to your destination.
Abu Dhabi residents can get on Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan St (E10)
and follow the road to Al Riffa. Once reached Al Riffa,
take Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Road to your destination.
I think that the sound they heard inside the palace in mid afternoon, in exact time is
very classic example of residual haunting, where energy trapped in a place
and plays itself over and over again, and that happened in places where specific building materials
was used such limestones, marbles, garnet, stones with magnetic properties, large electric cables
lights, and generator, aircons and other electric connections.
inside the place to provide electricity and the use of 220 to 240 volt in the middleast, this could
trigger the brain to hear voices, see things, and get hallucinations.
THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU VISIT AL QASIMI PALACE
Before visiting Al Qasimi Palace in Ras Al Khaimah, please note that photography
is not allowed and could land you a fine of AED 200. You can ask for permission to take
pictures for fee.
I wish they invite me to stay a night in it alone with my infrared cameras ,detectors , scanner,
and video recorder to prove them wrong, or to find an answer .
Please also make sure that you don’t touch any paintings, artifacts or props while you are in the palace.
Steve Ramsey, PhD. Paranormal researcher, blogger and investigator.