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In order to attract close to 1.5 million visitors by 2021, and 3 million visitors by 2025, the authority aims to develop the Emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the Ras Al Khaimah TDA has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.
Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its rich history, dating back 7,000 years, and diverse landscape, from 64km of pristine beaches, to terracotta deserts and an imposing mountain backdrop. The Emirate is home to the highest peak in the UAE, Jebel Jais, which features the world’s longest zip line, at almost 3km. RAK is also centrally located at the modern crossroad between Europe and Asia, with one third of the world’s population within four hour’s flying time, making it an ideal location for businesses to expand into the UAE, the Middle East and Africa and beyond.
At the Emirate’s economic heart lies several major companies and sectors – industrial (including RAK Rock and Stevin Rock’s quarries, RAK Ceramics and Julphar Pharmaceuticals); RAK Ports; RAK Economic Zone; banking via RAKBANK; RAK Gas and RAK Petroleum; and tourism. Supporting these industries is a modern infrastructure, state-of-the-art industrial areas and business parks and world-class hotels, facilities and attractions for tourists.
For the past decade, Ras Al Khaimah has been consistently rated ‘A’ by international rating agencies (Fitch and Standard & Poor’s) and already the Emirate’s Economic Zone houses over 13,000 multinational companies from more than 100 countries representing 50 industry sectors.
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The Tourism Development Authority has a very clear focus.
It is to advance and grow the development of a sustainable and competitive tourism industry in Ras Al Khaimah.
This is being achieved by working hand-in-hand with industry and other stakeholders, to achieve the desired targets for visitor numbers, revenue and job creation by 2019.Learn More
Meet our team of dedicated and highly skilled professionals that strive to develop Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority’s world class cultural and economic equity.See all of our Team
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