Minor Hotels has announced the signing of a management agreement for a new Avani property in the United Arab Emirates – Avani Al Marjan Island Ras Al Khaimah Resort. Al Marjan is a collection of four pristine man-made islands in Ras Al Khaimah, set against the backdrop of the Arabian Peninsula, only 30 minutes from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and 50 minutes from Dubai International Airport.
Ras Al Khaimah is celebrating further success this year as the emirate welcomes the results of its first visitor satisfaction survey, revealing that the majority of visitors to the region’s fastest growing destination were very satisfied, or satisfied, with their holiday in Ras Al Khaimah.
Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, has launched the Experience Concierge, a ground-breaking new service at the 500-hectare Al Wadi Nature Reserve, reports Phil Blizzard from Dubai.
Mahmoud Mokhtar, country manager, Hilton Hotels, Ras Al Khaimah, speaks to Breaking Travel News about the portfolio of property’s he oversees in this rapidly developing emirate.
In the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, just one hour away from Dubai, the Banyan Tree Al Wadi Resort closed its doors in December 2016. The following day this desert resort re-opened under the management of The Ritz-Carlton Company, with 50 associates from sister properties across the region, reports Phil Blizzard.
Jannah Hotels & Resorts is preparing to expand in Ras Al Khaimah, with a new property opening on February 1st. As the company looks to tap into the undersupplied market in the emirate, the Abu Dhabi-based hotel operator expects to open the 100 hotel apartment and 24 villa Jannah Resort & Villas in just under two weeks.
Ras Al Khaimah, the fourth-largest of the United Arab Emirates, is to open a new property in the first quarter of 2017. Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located in the heart of the city, within walking distance from Al Naeem Mall and has easy access to other key business, leisure and shopping attractions.
A trio of contenders in the inaugural Ras Al Khaimah 2016 Golf Challenge experienced ‘High Tee’ with a difference, as they scaled the towering Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain, before firing a series of blistering drives into the rocky caverns of the lunar-like landscape of the Al Hajar mountains. Sweden’s Joel Sjöholm, Dutchman Jurrian Van der Vaart and Monaco’s Sandro Piaget were a couple of hundred metres short of Jebel Jais’s 1,934 metre peak for the elevated tee box specially created by Ras Al Khaimah’s Tourism Development Authority.
Ritz-Carlton has signed a management agreement with RAK National Hotels, an owner of hotels and resorts in Ras Al Khaimah, marking its entry into the emirate. The brand will manage The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach and The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, growing the brand’s footprint in the United Arab Emirates to five by 2017.
The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced a 12.4 per cent increase in total revenue this year, driven by an increase in total visitors to reach 740,383 in 2015. The news further expands Ras Al Khaimah’s position as a premier tourism destination for a genuine Arabian experience.
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.
Boasting year-round sunshine, pristine sandy beaches and world-class resorts, just 45 minutes from Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah is the undiscovered Emirate taking the UK by storm. Represented in the UK by London-based PR and sales agency PRMEDIACO, the emirate has recently begun a campaign to increase awareness of the destination and encourage inbound tourism via connections with the UK’s most well-known tour operators.