Ras al-Ayn or variants (رأس العين, Raʼs al-ʻAyn; Arabic for 'Head of the Spring') may refer to:
- Antipatris, an ancient city built by the Roman Empire, at some point known as Ras al-Ayn, a Palestinian Arab village depopulated in the 1920s
- Ras al-Ein, Israel, a village in northern Israel, Galilee
- Ras al-Ein, the Arabic name for Rosh HaAyin
- Ras El Ain, Morocco, a town
- Ras al-Ayn, al-Hasakah Governorate, a city with a population of 30,000
- Ras al-Ayn, Rif Dimashq Governorate, a village
- Ras al-Ayn Qibli, a village in the Aleppo Governorate
- Ras al-Ayn, today Kharsan, in Hama Governorate.
- Ras al-Ayn, Qatana, a village in the Qatana District
- Ras El Ain, a district in Amman
Classical Arabic diction
There is a similar yet idiomatic phrase, sometimes said by an employee in response to their boss's orders: على الرأس والعين (ʻAlá al-raʼs wa-al-ʻayn), literally 'on the head and the eye', with the intended meaning 'Very gladly; Just as you wish! At your service!'.
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