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MR Properties Break Ground On Two New Hotels In Al Marjan Island

by Mahak Mannan | 07 Apr 2019

MR Properties has announced the launch of two new hotels in Al Marjan Island the flagship of Marjan, the master-developer of freehold properties in Ras Al Khaimah. Having already launched Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island, MR Properties recently broke ground for Hampton by Hilton on Al Marjan Island, the largest under

Emaar launches Address Al Marjan Island project

by Patrick Ryan | 18 Apr 2018

The project will be home to 249 rooms and 234 high-end apartments

Feature: Putting RAK on the map

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Feb 2018

Executive chef Thorsten Beermann is the man responsible for the smooth running of all kitchen operations at Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, he speaks to Catering News Middle East about his plans for the property… What can you tell us about the restaurants at the property? We have a variety of restaurants concepts at

Feature: Looking ahead to AHIC 2018

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Jan 2018

Jennifer Pettinger-Haines, managing director Middle East at Bench Events talks about organising the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) What inspired you to launch AHIC? AHIC came into being after Bench Events’ Chairman, Jonathan Worsley, acted as an advisor to WTTC’s Global Travel & Tourism Summit in Doha in 2004. The event highlighted the enormous, and as

Ras Al Khaimah tourism is on the rise

by Patrick Ryan | 19 Oct 2017

Tourism is thriving in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) following a 9% increase in visitors compared to this time last year. The figures were released by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), which develops and regulates the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and initiates its domestic and overseas promotions. Visitor arrivals over the period reached 631,617, guest nights

Millennium announces five-star resort in Ras Al Khaimah

by Patrick Ryan | 11 Jul 2017

Millennium Hotels and Resorts has announced a new five-star property on Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah. The signing ceremony was held in London for the 339 key beach resort which is one of 40 hotels that the company has in the pipeline. Scheduled to open in 2020, the resort will be situated on a

Interview: Alan Stocker, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah GM

by Patrick Ryan | 21 Jun 2017

Ras Al Khaimah is an unsung hero of the Middle Eastern hospitality scene but that’s all going to change according to the newly appointed general manager of the emirate’s Waldorf Astoria, Alan Stocker. The general manager of Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah believes that people don’t realise just how much potential there is in the

Ras Al Khaimah has rooms to grow

by Patrick Ryan | 26 Apr 2017

Ras Al Khaimah is expected to welcome 4,445 new rooms over the next three years. Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) revealed the plan at Arabian Travel Market (ATM) on Wednesday, 26 April. Haitham Mattar, CEO of RAKTDA, said: “As Ras Al Khaimah draws closer to reaching the one million visitors target by the end of

Visitors on the rise in Ras Al Khaimah

by Patrick Ryan | 23 Apr 2017

There has been a significant rise in the number of visitors to Ras Al Khaimah in the first quarter of 2017. That is according to figures that have been released by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) ahead of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) which is taking place in Dubai this week. Overall visitor arrivals

Rixos Bab Al Bahr introduces all-inclusive day pass

by Crystal Chesters | 09 Jan 2017

Visitors to the Rixos Bab Al Bahr resort in Ras Al Khaimah can now avail of an all-inclusive day pass that will give them access to recreational and entertainment facilities. Guests to the resort, according to a company spokesperson, can enjoy “access to the pristine private beach, a wide selection of culinary delights including fish,









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