The government of Ras Al Khaimah has announced it will invest $250m into tourism projects during the next 12 months.
The emirate’s Tourism Development Authority (TDA) said some of the latest tourism projects include the 349-room and suite Waldorf Astoria, Hilton’s Worldwide luxury brand. The other landmark project is the 627-room and suite Rixos Bab Al Bahr, a high profile ‘all-inclusive’ resort on Al Marjan Island, set to be completed by year end.
The newly-built 309-key DoubleTree by Hilton Resort is scheduled to open in 2014, while earlier this year the new 186-key Mangrove Hotel on the Al Qassimi Corniche opened to the public.
“While our initial implementation projects are well on the way to reaching completion, we are looking forward to embarking upon a series of new projects in the future,” TDA chief operating officer Victor Louis told reporters.
Other upgrade projects include the improvement of the Al Hamra Marina and Yacht Club, as well as the Banyan Tree Al Wadi. The resorts’ villa complex will be expanded. Reports said a new equestrian club will be constructed while the selection of wildlife at the resort will get further boost.