Ras Al Khaimah has a history that dates back over seven centuries, and it is one of the few places in the world that has been continuously populated for that many years. The country is a gold mine for archaeologists that are interested in the ancient history of the eras before Christ. But the periods after Christ were a vibrant time in this region. It is a time when Islam became a part of the culture and a part of the people of this land. His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Qasimi wants to promote this rich historical past through various tourism initiatives to Ras Al Khaimah. He feels that people from around the world would enjoy learning about the culture and history of this region.