RAS AL KHAIMAH
Ras Al Khaimah has benefited from increasing tourist arrivals in recent months; in 2012, visitor numbers reached 1.1 million and in the first six months of 2013, the city hosted 628,805 guests — making it likely that the emirate will meet its target of 1.2 million visitors by the end of the year.
The rise in the number of guests has also seen profits surge, with hotels in the emirate reporting US $90.847 million in revenues in the first seven months of 2013.
While it’s clear that Ras Al Khaimah has emerged as one of the UAE’s hottest destinations, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, which markets and promotes Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism destinations, is confident the luxury projects in the pipeline will add to the emirate’s appeal.
There are currently 16 four and five star hotels and resorts in the emirate with a combined room inventory of 3293 keys, including the Waldorf Astoria, which marked the entry of the luxury brand by Hilton Worldwide in the UAE.