August saw 95,000 tourists visit RAK

August saw 95,000 tourists visit RAK

More than 95,000 visitors came to Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) in August – 28% more people than August 2012.


  • RAK saw a record number of visitors come to the Emirate in August
  • More than 95,000 tourists visited ahead of Eid-al-Adha
  • This is 28% more than in August 2012

A huge number of tourists visited Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) during August in the run up to Eid-al-Adha.

More than 95,000 people came to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) region, which is a record high with regards to tourist numbers to RAK.

It also represents a 28% increase on August 2012’s figures, showing RAK’s growing popularity among holidaymakers this year.

RAK Tourism Development Authority Director Khalid Motik said the Emirate is going from “strength to strength”.

“The combination of accessibility, just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, with luxurious seclusion, world class hotel resorts and diverse natural landscapes perfect for outdoor activities, makes [RAK] the ideal location for UAE and GCC residents looking to make the most of the Eid holidays,” he stated.

RAK saw a total of 723,852 people visit between January and August this year; 232,480 tourists came from the UAE, while holidaymakers from Germany, Ukraine, Russia, Italy and the Czech Republic also came to the Emirate during this period.

The opening of the Waldorf Astoria RAK in August may have encouraged tourist numbers to increase, providing the region with a luxury resort.

It boasts 346 rooms with suites ranging from between 72 and 422 sq m, a 350 m private beach, an 18-hole golf course, a huge spa, two temperature-controlled swimming pools and ten bars and restaurants.

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