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.

And this is how we intend to do it:

  • We strategically partner with key stakeholders across the region and beyond, to deliver an innovative and dynamic tourism strategy and provide on-going sustainable growth.
  • We increase the awareness of Ras Al Khaimah as an authentic and positive destination brand, proactively, strategically and with consistent and impressive communications.
  • We showcase the many attractive opportunities for investment in diverse and sustainable tourism products. We will deliver world-class attractions for travellers seeking unique cultural experiences, adventure, tranquillity – and a true connection with nature.
  • We build an infrastructure that will deliver a visitor experience that is second to none, providing high quality, accessible information, superior service and the highest standards of excellence.

Award & Achievements

World Travel Awards 2019

Ras Al Khaimah firmly established its adventure tourism credentials, winning ‘Middle East’s Leading Adventure Destination 2019’ and ‘Middle East’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2019’ at The World Travel Awards 2019 for the second year in a row.

AITO 2018

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Wins AITO Gold Award for ‘2018 Affiliate Tourist Office of the Year’ In London

Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority honoured as Top Strategic Government Entity in the Emirate at the 12th edition of the SAQR Awards. The award ceremony, organized by the Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence.

World Travel Awards 2018

Ras Al Khaimah firmly established its adventure tourism credentials, winning ‘Middle East’s Leading Adventure Destination 2018’ at The World Travel Awards 2018. Toro Verde, operator of Jebel Jais Flight also won the award for ‘Middle East’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2018’. The Awards were hosted in Ras Al Khaimah for the first time in 2018.

Gulf Business Awards 2017

GCC’s Tourism & Hospitality Company of the Year. Haitham Mattar, RAKTDA CEO – shortlisted nominee for the individual Tourism & Hospitality Leader award.

UNWTO Appointment – China

Haitham Mattar appointed as the Middle East representative for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation affiliate members board. Haitham Mattar elected Vice Chair of UNWTO Board of Affiliate members.

PATA Award 2017

Gold Winner – Marketing Media – Promotional Travel Video – Beyond A Journey video.

Global CEO Excellence Awards 2017

Haitham Mattar, RAKTDA CEO – ‘Tourism Promotion CEO of the Year.

Arabian Travel Awards 2017

Best Arabian Tourism Board

Transform Awards MENA 2017

Silver award – ‘Best Implementation of a Brand Development Project Across Multiple Markets’. Silver award – ‘Best Place or Nation Brand’. Bronze – ‘Best Visual Identity in the Travel, Leisure and Tourism Sector’.

Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA)

Emerging Tourism Destination of 2017.

16th GOLDEN CITYGATE Awards

Beyond A Journey destination video – Five Star Award.

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