A Quick Guide to Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah has some very big leisure demand drivers with its distinctive communities and exciting projects and attractions.
RAK’s Distinctive Communities
Al Hamra Village – Al Hamra Village is a residential development offering a variety of activities, including Al Hamra Golf Club, 4 inter-connected lagoons, a 200-berth Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club, as well as Al Hamra Mall.
Historic Quarter – Al Qawasim Corniche, extends for 4km and includes a number of restaurants, children’s areas, cycling tracks and RAK International Marine Club. The historic centre of Ras Al Khaimah city will be developed and managed as a cultural heritage conservation area. Work is already underway to explore the potential of developing archaeological parks at historic sites with dedicated visitor centres.
Ras Al Khaimah City – The city of Ras Al Khaimah is divided into 2 parts by a natural creek. RAK City mainly consists of Government departments and residential neighbourhoods, as well as several shopping malls, 2 museums, the Tower Links Golf Club & RAK Shooting Club.
Free Zones – The Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA) has developed the Industrial Parks and Free Zones to host multiple industries and businesses who wish to conduct their business with 100% foreign ownership and tax-free benefits.
RAK’s New Attractions & Developments
Al Marjan Island – A collection of 4 pristine man-made islands, set to feature an upscale mixed-use development with waterfront homes, luxurious hotels & resorts, marinas, private beaches, retail and recreational facilities.
The island offers 7.8km of beaches and 23km of waterfront area and is fully built with complete infrastructure.
Existing hotels include the DoubleTree by Hilton Al Marjan Island, Rixos Bab Al Bahr and Al Marjan Island Resort & Spa. Recently announced new hotel openings include new brands to Ras Al Khaimah such as AVANI, Movenpick & Park Inn by Radisson.
Mina Al Arab – The natural coastal wetlands is home to a variety of fascinating marine life. The Intercontinental Mina Al Arab, Anantara Mangroves Resort and Marine Life Reserve are set to open by 2020.
Jebel Al Jais, Desert & Hot Springs – Jebel Jais Via Ferrata, an exciting mountain adventure activity, opened in 2016. Visitors can enjoy 3 zip lines ranging from 50 to 300 metres long along a 1km route.
The Khatt Springs area is a key development zone identified for thermal tourism development and wellness holidays. The natural springs have proven therapeutic benefits and are unique to the UAE.