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About Ras Al Khaimah

With a backdrop of the Hajjar Mountains, pristine beaches and a desert that is unmatched anywhere in the UAE, the Emirate is receiving growing interest from international tourists as a holiday destination and is becoming the go-to destination for UAE residents. Ras Al Khaimah’s rich culture and long-standing history dates back 7,000 years.

The Emirate boasts an array of archaeological sites and breath-taking natural vistas, from awe-inspiring terracotta dunes, golden sand beaches, and a green belt of date palms to Jebel Jais. The increasing number of chic and laid back resorts and restaurants are a great indicator of the rising level of interest by potential investors who are looking to invest in high growth, high margin areas in the UAE.

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Destination Ras Al Khaimah 2019

A strategy for growing tourism in the years ahead

Inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, tourism became a priority on the government’s agenda. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), transformed the tourism industry in the emirate with the launch of its first tourism strategy – Vision 2019 that focuses on attracting one million visitors by the end of 2018.

The strategy sets out a clear roadmap for the future of tourism in the emirate, supported by the various strategic partners and stakeholders in RAK and is expected to be a game changer by the year 2019.

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A Flourishing Tourism Market

Insights by the RAK Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)

According to the RAK Tourism and Development Authority (RAKTDA), Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism is expected to generate about 20% of its GDP by 2021, with increased spending on inbound and domestic leisure travel.

Hotels across Ras Al Khaimah recorded a 10% increase in occupancy throughout 2016, reporting an average of 71% from January to December. Similar growth was posted across all key performance indicators with RevPAR increasing by 5.5% year-on-year 2015, while Room Revenue grew 10%.

We invite your to read the Special Report by the Times U.K. on Ras Al Khaimah. Find out more about Ras Al Khaimah on the official RAKTDA website.

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