RAK’s Hidden Treasures

Tariq Al Salman a proud owner of RAK Natures Treasures

Written by Nailah Aljasmi | 12 November 2019

Who would have known that Ras Al Khaimah, located in the northern part of the United Arab Emirates often referred to as “RAK” has an abundance of hidden treasures and history?

Starting with RAK Nature’s Treasures founded in September 2014 by an Emirati man named Tariq Al Salman. Tariq had a vision as a young boy to acquire a local farm somewhere between the beach, desert and mountains of Ras Al Khaimah. Alongside his father, his love and passion for nature, valleys, streams, local seashells, animals, birds, and history began at a young age.

Tariq took the plunge to embark on the journey and to build his dream; a natural history museum in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah. Today recognized as “RAK Natures Treasures”. But this was not to be a normal history museum.

“Tariq wanted a museum with a “one-stop-shop” feel. A place where you can see animals, engage with them, filled with crops and vegetables all under one location”.

He wanted to connect his passion with animals and plants to something the general public could enjoy and experience with an element of adventure and fun. Tariq travelled to the World is seek of treasures, gemstones, fossils and seashells.

As his collection started to grow he realized there is a market for those who seek to explore history and nature. He started to add more and to his collection which can now be viewed in the museum at RAK Natures Treasure.

The museum consists of a collection of around 2500 rare species preserved in their natural form. The museum and farm can be visited daily upon reservation. Guests will be assisted with a guide to show them around the farm, and the museum.

Here some of the thing to expect at RAK Natures Treasures


RAK Natures Treasures is open for individual or group bookings. For reservations please email: raknaturestreasures@gmail.com or call +971 55 750 5556 between 8:00 AM and 7:00 PM daily.

To join a group museum and farm tour on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s click here to register and get free tickets.

RAK Natures Treasures is located in Digdagga area of Ras Al Khaimah. You can reach by Car using Google Maps and the directions shown below.

Google Maps Directions

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About the Author: Nailah Aljasmi

Marketing & Advertising Manager | Health and Wellbeing Educator | Nutrition Health Advocate