Minor Hotel Group will its continued expansion in the United Arab Emirates with its first property in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah – Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort.
Scheduled to open in 2018, the luxury resort will soon begin development in Mina al Arab, a mixed-use development, separated from the mainland by a small lagoon.
Mina Al Arab is being developed by RAK Properties, a prominent real estate developer in the UAE, listed on the Abu Dhabi stock exchange, and will include a mix of residential, hospitality and retail components.
Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort will offer 225 keys which will include guest rooms, suites and Maldivian-style overwater villas, the first in Ras Al Khaimah.
A diverse selection of quality restaurants will also feature, including specialty Asian dining and a seafood grill.
Facilities at the resort will include meeting and events space with a ballroom seating 250, a health club with a gym, aerobics room and a yoga room, squash courts, a tennis court, a large outdoor pool, a kid’s club with a specialty kid’s restaurant and an extensive Anantara Spa.
The resort will be located in a secluded and picturesque area of Mina Al Arab with a private beach and overlooking an eco-reserve with mangroves.
The area around the eco reserve will not be developed to keep it unspoiled and will be home to an Eco-Learning Centre.
With its peaceful location, overwater villas and ‘eco’ theme, the resort will provide a unique offering in the UAE market.
Mina Al Arab is located along the coast, just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, 15 minutes from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and ten minutes from Ras Al Khaimah City.
Mina Al Arab is an architecturally designed and landscaped waterfront community constructed along a stretch of coast, south of the city, where much of the tourism development in the emirate is taking place.