The Mysterious Al Qasimi Palace Is Now Open To The Public

Disclaimer: everything is spooky...
The Mysterious Al Qasimi Palace Is Now Open To The Public

I'm still trying to figure out if this is good news or not. The late Sheikh Abdulaziz bin Humaid Al Qasimi built this palace in 1985, it was supposed to be an architectural wonder, but rumour has it that after spending just one night in the palace, the entire family moved out after claiming that it was haunted. The palace allegedly cost Dhs500 million to build and the owners of the palace left after one night. (Que Money by Cardi B)

Inside the palace are 35 rooms that can be explored during your visit, the main room has a glass pyramid on the top to let the sun in, and add more beauty to the palace - which is mostly decorated with Islamic, Moroccan, Indian and Persian designs. Photography inside the haunted palace is not allowed, there will be a fine of Dhs200 if caught. I reckon it's better to be caught by the invisible characters that live in the palace rather than the palace guards.


The public will only be able to view the palace for a limited time after-which it will go through renovations and eventually become a ‘horror adventures’ attraction with restaurants, cafes and hotel rooms. Information hasn't been released as to when renovcations will start, so head out to RAK asap to experience the royal mystery.

Info: Tickets are Dhs75 for individuals, Groups can enter for Dhs50 per person, Sunday to Thursday, 9am to 7pm, Ras Al Khaimah.