Contribution to GDP: Tourism in Ras Al Khaimah represents around 3% of total GDP.
Job creation: hotels deliver up to 5,000 jobs and the number is expected to grow significantly in the next few years and leading up to 2019. General hospitality jobs including F&B, retail, passenger transportation, recreation and entertainment contribute up to 18,000 jobs.
Visitors: Increased by 10.9% year-on-year in 2016, with double-digit growth in each of RAK’s four largest source markets, due to the strategic initiatives and promotional activities undertaken by the authority in domestic and international source markets.
No. of hotels and hotel rooms: There are currently 18 hotel establishments in Ras Al Khaimah between 3, 4 and 5 star hotels and 5,018 existing hotel rooms.