The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah achieved a Guinness World Records title earlier with its latest adventure tourism product – Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline. The official certification was handed over to sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, by Hoda Khachab, the official adjudicator from Guinness World Records.
The worldwide voting window for the World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony 2018 is now open. Industry insiders, consumers, and stakeholders from around the globe have been invited to cast their votes for the Middle Eastern organisations they consider the very best in the business, ahead of the event.
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has welcome the opening of the world’s longest zipline - Jebel Jais Flight. The official certification was handed over to sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, by Hoda Khachab, the official adjudicator from Guinness World Records, earlier.
Following the management agreement signed in late 2016 with RAK National Hotels, a subsidiary of RAK Hospitality Holding, the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, was officially flagged earlier in presence of brand and owner’s representatives.
With Bench Events confirming it will take the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference to Ras al Khaimah next year, Haitham Mattar, chief executive with the Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, explains how important the event will be for the development of the hospitality sector in the emirate. Also on the agenda are new infrastructure developments and his plans for tourism in 2018.
The Arabian Hotel Investment Conference 2018 is to be held in the emerging northern emirate of Ras al Khaimah. The surprise move follows 13 successful years where the event has been held at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has revealed the emirate is on track to surpass its annual visitor target. The emirate’s hotels reported a ten per cent year-on-year increase in international guest arrivals during the first six months of the year.
Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah has welcomed its first quests, marking the brand’s entry into the northern-most emirate of the United Arab Emirates. The hotel joins five other Hilton properties operating in the Emirate and 22 across the UAE.
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has been quick to move the emirate out from the shadow of Dubai, emphasising a more natural, sustainable form of tourism. Here Breaking Travel News talks with chief executive Haitham Mattar about his achievements to date and what the future might hold.
Breaking Travel News chats with Abdullah Rashed Al Abdooli, managing director, Al Marjan Island, during the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference in Dubai. He tells us about the property and what it brings to the hospitality sector in Ras Al Khaimah.