Ras Al Khaimah begins to ease Covid-19 restrictions

TD Editor

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) is working closely with hospitality partners and government authorities to safely welcome guests back to the emirate as restrictions are gradually eased. In recent days, hotel pools and beaches have become accessible to visitors.

To ensure the wellbeing and safety of visitors and employees, the authority is in ongoing dialogue with hotel partners to ensure they are strictly adhering to government and public health guidelines and complying with all social distancing advisories from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the UAE federal authorities.

In Ras Al Khaimah, current hospitality standards and procedures include testing of all hotel staff for Covid-19, provision of masks and gloves for all guests, allocation of separate entrances and exits for guests and staff and mandatory thermal screening at all entrances on arrival.

To ensure guests have confidence in their stay, it working closely with the Public Service Department (PSD) to oversee a dedicated certification process – the RAK ‘Stay Safe’ Hotel Certification – whereby hotels are required to fulfil a detailed set of measures to attain the certification.

Raki Phillips, chief executive of RAKTDA said: “The health and safety of our visitors, residents and colleagues is our utmost priority. Detailed guidance has been shared with our industry partners indicating best practice measures to be implemented across all operations and divisions.”

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