Baqal, Ras al-Khaimah

Baqal is located in United Arab Emirates
Coordinates: 25°41′22″N 56°5′18″E / 25.68944°N 56.08833°E / 25.68944; 56.08833Coordinates: 25°41′22″N 56°5′18″E / 25.68944°N 56.08833°E / 25.68944; 56.08833
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
EmirateRas Al Khaimah
1,051 m (3,451 ft)

Baqal is the name of a remote and historic mountain settlement in Northern Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE). Inaccessible by road, it is a popular hiking destination.[1]

The village is traditionally home to members of the mountain-dwelling Shihuh tribe (giving rise to the modern Emirati family name Al Shehhi) and has no services. Uninhabited today, many of the village's former residents and their descendants visit the village in the cooler winter months.[2]


  1. ^ Publishing, Explorer. "Baqal Village Hike". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "Masters of the mountains". The National. Retrieved 2018-09-13.