Ras Al Khaimah’s boat roundabout gets a new facelift
An iconic boat that had been stationed for ages at a busy roundabout in Ras Al Khaimah is set to have a facelift.
Eng Ahmad Al Hammadi, Director General of the RAK department of public works, said the boat is going to be installed back at the same roundabout.
The traditional boat or Dhow is one of the key landmarks widely representing the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The roundabout, named after the ship, is one of the busiest in the emirate with up to 20,000 vehicles cross the roundabout every day.
The roundabout built in the early ’80s has been resilient to adverse temperatures, heavy showers, and strong winds.
The ongoing facelift is part of the department efforts to preserve the emirate’s heritage icons as per the latest and safest standards worldwide
It said the dhow would be replaced after completing the renovation but did not say when that might be.