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Ras Al Khaimah moves to strengthen Russian tourism bounce-back

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions, strengthened its presence at this year’s Leisure Moscow trade fair amid an apparent bounce-back in Russian visitors to Ras Al Khaimah, as year-on-year arrival figures show a  4.2 % increase in the first eight months of this year compared to …

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Ras Al Khaimah guidelines for tourism waste management

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and oversees its domestic and overseas promotions, has collaborated with Ras Al Khaimah Waste Management Authority (WMA) to launch new waste management standards for hotel and tourism establishments across the emirate. The new standard, based on international best practices, aims to increase waste recycling within the emirate’s …

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The RAK Tourism growth story

Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism revenue rose 12.4 per cent last year over 2014, the highest increase in five years according to Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. The growth in revenue was driven by a six per cent year-on-year increase in the number of visitors to 740,383 last year. Hotel occupancy in the emirate grew 9.7 per cent to 64.7 …

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Blurred lines between Business & Leisure

Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) in conversation with Robust RAK shares his vision of building Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for business and leisure. Q: Tell us more about the beauty and cultural heritage of Ras Al Khaimah? Ras Al Khaimah is quickly becoming a destination of choice for both local and …

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As summer reigns, let’s travel top of the tent!

Ras al Khaimah

Summer is here and everybody is looking for a getaway. Finding a perfect destination to beat the summer heat is a challenge, however Ras al Khaimah seems to be a surprising avenue. It’s no man-made structure, or, some brilliant engineering feat, but beholds mesmerizing expanse of serene beauty.  The waters of Persian Gulf and the sandy coastline make Ras al Khaimah, a …

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RAK – The New Medical Tourism Destination

RAK - The New Medical Tourism Destination

Thanks to its state-of-the-art facilities and serene location, RAK Hospital has become one of the pioneers of Medical Tourism in the UAE. Over the past few years, the world of Medical Tourism has been experiencing some major changes and has been become more accessible. With a number of options available, patients are looking beyond countries like Switzerland and are instead …

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The growth of medical tourism in the UAE

Medical tourism, more precisely health and wellness tourism, refers to the industry where people from across the globe travel to other countries for medical and surgical care, and at the same time, visit the local attractions of that country. Karen Osman shares some key highlights of medical tourism in Dubai hat could shape the future of the emirates’ economy and …

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TDA initiates synergies between locals and tourists to boost tourism

The northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has a lucrative mix of pristine beaches, exotic mountains, breathtaking desert landscapes and rich historical sites, putting it in an advantageous position as compared to any other emirate. Steven Rice, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has well realized this potential. In a chat with Amey Borkar, he expresses that tourism …

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Ramada comes to Ras Al Khaimah

Dubai-based Global Hotels Management LLC have partnered with Wyndham Hotel Group in bringing the first Ramada branded hotel to Ras Al Khaimah. Global Hotels Management LLC, a Dubai-based hotel management company, has signed a franchise agreement with Wyndham Hotel Group to introduce the Ramada hotel brand to Ras Al Khaimah. The luxury Ramada Hotel & Suites Ras Al Khaimah, located …

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Experience modern-day luxury with traditional charm at Bin Majid Hotels

Bin Majid Hotels and Resorts is a growing chain of hotels in the UAE with 25 years of experience in the tourism industry. With four properties in Ras Al Khaimah, they have carved a niche for themselves in the northern emirate. Dr Ali Kasapbashi, COO, talks about their endeavours in RAK. Q.1. Can you provide us with brief descriptions of …

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