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Community

The majority of mosques are Hanbali, Muwahhid Muslim or Salafi oriented.<ref>Dr. Michael Zady, 2000, Columbia education</ref>

Events

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Participants of RAK Half Marathon 2011.

The annual Ras al-Khaimah Half Marathon, first held in 2007, has called the attention of the world's sporting media to the region. The organisers invest much in the IAAF-labeled race in order to attract the world's top athletes, resulting in a world record from Samuel Wanjiru in 2007 and the second fastest run of all-time from Patrick Makau Musyoki in 2009.<ref>Fairlie, Greg (2010-02-10). Fast times in store as a field of 10 sub-60 men announced for Ras al-Khaimah Half Marathon. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-02-11.</ref>

UAE Awafi Festival – a yearly festival in the Ras al-Khaimah desert, focusing mainly on the Arabic public{{ safesubst:#invoke:Unsubst||$N=Clarify |date=__DATE__ |$B= }}. It is a three-week event, held in December or January, the main attraction being a dramatic sand dune race by the strongest 4-wheel drivers of the UAE. There is a heritage village with traditional food and dance, as well as shops for food and souvenirs. There is also a petting zoo and lots of games for children. The entry is free of charge, and many families bring picnics to enjoy whilst watching the cars battling it out over the sand dunes.

Terry Fox Run RAK – a yearly charity run organized in Ras al-Khaimah to support cancer research in the UAE.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref> The first event was organized in 2010 (short movie from 1st RAKTFR event).


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