New Ras al Khaimah waterfront café attempts dessert party world record

New Ras al Khaimah waterfront café attempts dessert party world record

The number of tourism attractions in Ras al Khaimah continues to increase with the launch of a new waterfront café.


  • Ras al Khaimah has hosted the launch of a new Lounge by Manhattan café
  • The emirate has made huge additions to its tourism infrastructure this year
  • Property investment in Ras al Khaimah has experienced an upsurge with increasing numbers of visitors

‘The Lounge’ by Manhattan, a new chic waterfront café, has opened in Ras al Khaimah.

It is the latest in a long line of high-profile launches in the emirate, as authorities continue their plan to increase the number of tourists who visit Ras al Khaimah. Earlier this year, figures from the emirate’s Tourism Development Authority (TDA) revealed that in just the first six months of 2014, a total of 330,048 people holidayed there, adding around $118.7 million (£71.44 million) to the local economy.

During the period, the emirate’s experienced an increase in tourists from its top five source markets, including the UAE and England.

Back then Steven Rice, Chief Executive Officer of TDA, said the driving force behind the tourism confidence is affordable luxury with an average daily hotel rate of $69.85.

The large-scale property investment in Ras al Khaimah has not only provided places for tourists and Emiratis from all over the UAE to live, but it has added to the emirate’s natural beauty and provided further reasons to visit the region.

Unlike many of the new hotel launches in Ras al Khaimah, the inauguration of the Lounge was made more memorable by an attempt hold the world’s largest dessert party.

Notable attendees who were served a large menu of sweet delicacies, included H.H Sheikh Ahmed bin Saqr Al Qassimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone; Stefan Kopetz, German Celebrity Chef and Confectioner; Abdulrahman Al Neaimi, Chief Executive Officer of Manhattan Enterprises and Paul Ashton, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of RAK Properties.

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