Number of tourists to Ras Al Khaimah up by 6.8 per cent

December 23, 2015 10:57 am

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority revealed that the number of tourists to the emirate increased by 6.8 per cent during the current year compared with 2014.

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority aim to attract one million tourists by the end of 2017, reports

It also explained that the contribution of the tourism sector to the GDP has improved compared with that during previous years after successive increases in the number of tourists and visitors to the emirate.

Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority said: “Ras Al Khaimah has already been recognised as the fastest growing emirate in terms of tourism and a first choice for business and leisure travellers. Our aim is to build on this by enriching the quality of experiences for visitors to the emirate. Training programmes such as this mean that our tour guides are now fully equipped with the knowledge and expertise to deliver standout tours showcasing the authentic Arabian culture on offer in Ras Al Khaimah.”

He pointed out that 675,000 tourists have visited the emirate since the beginning of this year.

Mattar said that the emirate continues its plans to attract roughly one million tourists in 2016, adding that the emirate now has a strong tourist structure that suits its ambitions and future aspirations.


AMEinfo Staff
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