Ras Al Khaimah News
Mahmoud Mokhtar, country manager, Hilton Hotels, Ras Al Khaimah
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.
Breaking Travel News investigates: Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah, a Ritz Carlton Partner Hotel
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 Resort & Villas to open in Ras Al Khaimah
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.
World Travel Market 2016: Hilton unveils Ras Al Khaimah expansion plans
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.
Ras Al Khaimah prepares for Golf Challenge 2016
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 moves into Ras Al Khaimah with dual property deal
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.
Ras Al Khaimah sees visitor numbers surge
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 Hotels reveals Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort
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.
Ras Al Khaimah takes representation in UK ahead of tourism push
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.
Ras Al Khaimah emirate represented in the UK
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.
Ras Al Khaimah launches new tourism app
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has launched a new ‘RAK Tourism’ app, a comprehensive destination application, available for download on all iPad and iPhone devices. The apps features an overview of the emirate’s attractions, hotels, excursions, and events, as well as an image gallery, designed for Ras Al Khaimah visitors and residents alike.
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority secures Moscow flights
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has signed an agreement with Natalie Tours to introduce of twice weekly charter flights from Moscow the emirate. Operating in partnership with Alpha Tours, the flights will run from October 2012 to the end of April 2013.