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High five for Ras Al Khaimah!
May 2013 2755

THE Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA), which participated at the 2013 Arabian Travel Market (ATM), highlighted its plans to inaugurate five major hotels and resorts in 2013, adding a further 2,000 rooms to the emirate’s hospitality offerings and marking several UAE-wide ‘firsts’.

Among those scheduled to open later this year are the 346-room Ras Al Khaimah Waldorf Astoria marking the entry of Hilton Worldwide’s luxury brand into the UAE; the 596-room Rixos Bab Al Bahr Resort on Marjan Island; the 315-room Marjan Island Resort & Spa; the 265-room Santorini Hotel, a part of The Bin Majid Group, and the 385-room DoubleTree by Hilton Resort, Marjan Island, the second DoubleTree  property in Ras Al Khaimah.

The TDA also said that  304,843 guests boosted the emirate’s hotel revenues to $45.102 million in the first quarter of 2013.  This follows a record 2012 during which Ras Al Khaimah welcomed 1.1 million guests.   The figures reveal that Ras Al Khaimah is enjoying a significant rise in domestic tourism, as traffic from the UAE increased 15 per cent from 2012 levels. As a result, during the first quarter of 2013, the UAE overtook Germany and Russia as Ras Al Khaimah’s largest market.

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