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Hotel Boost in RAK to cope with Tourist Demand

The construction of nearly two dozen 5-star hotels plus several more premium hotel and hotel apartments in Ras Al Khaimah have been announced by RAK tourism, in a bid to promote and attract tourism in Ras Al Khaimah.

As the emirate continues to enjoy its unprecedented tourist boom, the completion date for the hotels will be within the next five years with construction work already started. The hotels will more than double the current supply of hotel rooms on Ras All Khaimah and will help to accommodate the projected 2.5 million tourists in the emirate by 2012, said Hilary McCormack, the Manager of RAK Tourism.

From the current capacity of over 1,800 hotel rooms, the influx of new hotel developments, including at least 20 internationally renowned 5-star hotels, will deliver up to 7,500 new rooms by 2012, she added.

“Hotel development has jumped to a new level in Ras Al Khaimah as tourism activities continue to attract domestic, regional and international tourists to the emirate. It is also part of our strategy to keep watch for unique and innovative hotel operators in a bid to diversify our portfolio of hotels in the emirate. There is still so much room for expansion in this sector and we are looking forward to establishing partnerships with more world-renowned hotel brands in the future,” said Dr Khater Massaad, CEO of RAK Investment Authority.

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