Ras Al Khaimah declared safe from Covid-19 | News

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has been certified as a safe destination by Bureau Veritas, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. The move comes as the city completes its ‘Safeguard Assurance’ program.  Through a strategic partnership with Bureau Veritas, the authority has led the way in implementing stringent health, safety and hygiene measures across all Ras Al Khaimah hotels to mitigate any possible risks for employees and guests and providing complete confidence in the destination. Through an ongoing series of independent audits of all its…

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Ras Al Khaimah begins to ease Covid-19 restrictions | News

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is working closely with hospitality partners and government authorities to safely welcome guests back to the emirate as restrictions are gradually eased. In recent days, hotel pools and beaches have become accessible to visitors.  To ensure the wellbeing and safety of visitors and employees, the authority is in ongoing dialogue with hotel partners to ensure they are strictly adhering to government and public health guidelines and complying with all social distancing advisories from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Centres for Disease Control and…

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Hospitality Tomorrow: Signs of recovery in Ras Al Khaimah | News

Ras Al Khaimah has begun to see a recovery in the hospitality sector following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Raki Phillips, chief executive of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, the market is currently undergoing a cautious return to operation. Speaking during the Bench Events-organised Hospitality Tomorrow show, he added: “Hopefully by the summer, travel in the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates could be back to normal to some degree.” The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority moved quickly to overcome the impact of the…

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Hospitality Tomorrow: Signs of recovery in Ras Al Khaimah | News

Ras Al Khaimah has begun to see a recovery in the hospitality sector following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. According to Raki Phillips, chief executive of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, the market is currently undergoing a cautious return to operation. Speaking during the Bench Events-organised Hospitality Tomorrow show, he added: “Hopefully by the summer, travel in the most northerly of the United Arab Emirates could be back to normal to some degree.” The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority moved quickly to overcome the impact of the…

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Ras Al Khaimah to launch hotel certification programme | News

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is working closely with the local public service department to create a certification program aimed at hospitality providers. The certification process will be determined by a series of measures targeted at the various hotel departments and an official assessment. It is expected to launch during the recovery phase of the Covid-19 outbreak. Deemed as the RAK ‘Stay Safe’ hotel certification, the effort aims to boost confidence and rebuild trust in the destination’s tourism once travel restrictions are lifted. Measures will include a full sterilisation…

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Ras Al Khaimah rolls-out support package for hospitality sector | News

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has launched a range of support initiatives to its hospitality, leisure and development partners. The move aims to shelter the sector during the peak of the Covid-19 crisis and to lay strong foundations for a future recovery. The tourism authority has sent all business partners and stakeholders a comprehensive contingency plan, which maps out short- to mid-term solutions to mitigate the negative impact of coronavirus on travel to Ras Al Khaimah. Addressing partners and stakeholders via a virtual meeting, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism…

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New markets drive Ras Al Khaimah to new tourism record | News

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced strong visitor figures for 2019, with arrivals up almost four per cent to 1.12 million. RevPAR stood at an $115, reflected by the strong yearly occupancy rates, averaging at 74 per cent. Last year’s inbound growth was spurred by the variety of activities undertaken by the emirate, inclusive of the launch of the Jais Sky Tour, and hosting of the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon, Tough Mudder and the prestigious UAE Tour. Visitors from Russia, India…

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Ras Al Khaimah to welcome new adventure facilities | News

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority will officially open a skatepark at Saqr Park later this week. The brand-new outdoor attraction is located in the largest recreational park in the emirate. Its official opening will be celebrated on Friday, with special performances from renowned international skateboarders – 15-year-old Isabelly Avila, her father Garcia Rodriguez and 13-year-old Virginia Fortes Aguas. They will also lead workshops where visitors will have the opportunity to skate with the pros and pick up key techniques, skills and tricks. There will also be games, entertainment, music…

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Jais Adventure Peak opens in Ras al Khaimah | News

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has unveiled the Jais Adventure Peak, a collection of adventure attractions perched atop the highest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Jais. The latest adventure tourism offering includes the Jebel Jais Flight, Jais Sky Tour and Jebel Jais Viewing Deck Park. These are in addition to the brand new Jais Adventure Centre and Jais Sky Maze. Set amid the magnificent Hajar mountain range, the grand opening took place in the presence of sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.…

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PATA heads to Ras al Khaimah for 2020 annual summit | News

The Pacific Asia Travel Association has announced its the annual summit will this year be taking place at the Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre in Ras Al Khaimah. The event will take place from March 31st until April 3rd. PATA officials hope the event will bring together more than 250 international thought leaders, industry shapers and senior decision-makers, all of whom are professionally engaged in driving tourism to and from the Asia Pacific region. In what will be the first time the PATA summit has taken place in…

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