Tourism in Ras Al Khaimah is on a high as the emirate exceeded AED one billion for the first time according to the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA).
The emirate achieved 2.14 million guest nights in 2014, a massive 72% increase on 2013 performance.
The year also witnessed opening of the 655-key Rixos Bab Al Bahr Resort; the 315-room Marjan Island Resort & Spa and the 484-key Double Tree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Marjan Island. The 346-room Ras Al Khaimah Waldorf Astoria also opened in the second half of 2013.
Steven Rice, chief executive officer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “Our guest night growth in particular was especially strong and even exceeded our ambitious forecast. Ras Al Khaimah is now proving to be a hit with both domestic holiday makers as well as the wider international community.”
Significant source markets for Ras Al Khaimah in 2014 included UAE, Germany, UK, Sweden, Russia, Italy, Switzerland and India.