Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announced a record-breaking visitor numbers to Ras Al Khaimah in August 2019, with almost 118,000 visitors choosing the UAE’s northernmost Emirate to visit.
The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has witnessed a 5% growth in overall visitor arrivals YTD, with the peak reaching 117,995 visitors in August 2019. Reports also revealed an 8.4% increase in domestic visitor arrivals which indicates a rise in the Emirate’s popularity as a preferred staycation destination amongst UAE residents.
As for international markets Poland, Russia, India, Kazakhstan and Czech Republic have significantly contributed to the record-breaking number of visitors recorded MTD August 2019 with growth percentages of 26.6%, 25.3%, 13.7%, 9% and 8.3% respectively.
With almost 118,000 visitors arriving to Ras Al Khaimah in August 2019, hotels and resorts also reported a 3.7% increase in occupied rooms propelling a 3.1% growth in occupancy rates compared to the same period last year.
“We are extremely proud to announce the record-breaking number of visitors we welcomed to the Emirate in August 2019. Nearly 118,000 visitors have chosen to explore Ras Al Khaimah and experience the diversity of its landscapes and offering from pristine beaches, undulating terracotta desert, to awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Hajar mountains, including the country’s highest peak – Jebel Jais,” says Raki Philips, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
Over the next three years RAKTDA will continue to create compelling offerings that combine the Emirate’s key promises: pristine beaches, natural beauty, including the country’s highest mountain peak – Jebel Jais – where temperatures are around 10 degrees lower than sea level and cultural heritage, excellence in hospitality and unrivalled experiences in order to attract close to 1.5 million visitors by 2021, and 3 million visitors by 2025.