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If you want to keep up with the latest news, happenings and events taking place at your destination of choice, this is a space entirely dedicated to bringing our holidaymakers with the freshest information on hotel renovations, special attractions, seasonal events and special offers, activities and incentives at some of our resorts, as well as airline news and travel updates.

In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Intercontinental Mina Al Arab Resort to open in Ras Al Khaimah in 2019

Intercontinental will open a new resort in Ras AL Khaimah, following the signing of an agreement between Rak Properties and the Al Nuaimi Group. Intercontinental Mina Al Arab Resort will have 350 guest rooms and suites, and is scheduled to open in 2019. The property will have facilities including a health club, spa, two swimming pools, a fitness centre, and a selection of restaurants.

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Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah appoints new British General Manager

The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has announced the appointment of a new General Manager. Alan Stocker has taken the role, and will bring years of experience and management expertise with him, including extensive knowledge of Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria brand, after he managed the brand’s island resort in the Maldives and a hotel in Beijing.

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Al Wadi Desert resort in Ras Al Khaimah introduces The Experience Concierge

The Al Wadi Desert resort in Ral Al Khaimah has launched The Experience Concierge which will help engage its guests in traditional activities of Bedouin culture. Based on the four pillars that highlight the desert and Bedouin lifestyle, the activities will include nature and Environment activities, the Art of Falconry, the Ritz Rangers programme for children and Equestrian and Camel rides.

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Movenpick Resort Al Marjan Island to open in Ras Al Khaimah in 2019

Movenpick Hotels & Resorts has announced the signing of a new agreement to manage its very first hotel in Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. Located on a picturesque beachfront location, the five-star Movenpick Resort Al Marjan Island will have 550 luxurious guest rooms, suites and serviced apartments, and the property is scheduled to open in 2019.

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Movenpick island resort in Ras Al Khaimah to be ready by 2019

International luxury hotel chain, Movenpick Hotels and Resorts are expanding their properties in the UAE with a new project in the up-and-coming holiday hub of Ras Al Khaimah. Set to open in 2019, the Al Marjan Island will feature over 500 lavish lodgings spread across a cluster of stunning man-made keys.

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Jannah Resort and Villas Mina Al Arab to open in Ras Al Khaimah this month

Jannah Hotels and Resorts has announced that it will open its first hotel in Ras Al Khaimah this month. Jannah Resort and Villas Mina Al Arab will be located within the seafront Mina Al Arab project, and it will have 100 apartment suites, and 24 luxury villas, as well as facilities including swimming pools, restaurants, and the signature Karim butler service.

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Ras Al Khaimah 2016 Golf Challenge kicks off with tee-off at top of Jebel Jais Mountain

The first Ras Al Khaimah 2016 Golf Challenge took place recently, with a tee-off on the emirate's highest mountain. Three contenders from Sweden, the Netherlands, and Monaco battled it out at the unique "High Tee" box which was created by Ras Al Khaimah's Tourism Development Authority, and was located just a few hundred metres from the 1,934-metre peak of Jebel Jais, while hitting drives into the rocky terrain of the Al Hajar mountains.

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Louvre Hotels Group opens second Tulip hotel in Ras Al Khaimah

The Louvre Hotels Group has announced the addition of a new property in the United Arab Emirates with the launch of the Tulip Inn hotel in Ras Al Khaimah. This is the company’s second hotel to open in the emirate, and it is located on the beachfront in the central district of the city. The hotel has 104 elegant guest rooms and facilities such as a spa, fitness centre, bar and restaurant.

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The Jannah Resort and Villas to be opened in Ras Al Khaimah in December, 2016

The Abu Dhabi-based hotel group Jannah Hotels and Resorts has announced plans to open a new luxury hotel in Ras Al Khaimah later this year. Located within the city's seafront Mina Al Arab project, the Jannah Resort and Villas will have 100 hotel apartments and 24 three to five-bedroom villas, and the property is scheduled to open to guests in December 2016.

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Ras Al Khaimah TDA becomes member of Pacific Asia Travel Association

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) has become a member of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA). The membership will help the United Arab Emirate establish itself as a destination for adventure travellers, families, friends and couples from Asia Pacific, in particular India China. Ras Al Khaimah has set a target of one million international visitors by the end of 2018.

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Intercontinental Mina Al Arab Resort to open in Ras Al Khaimah in 2019

Intercontinental will open a new resort in Ras AL Khaimah, following the signing of an agreement between Rak Properties and the Al Nuaimi Group. Intercontinental Mina Al Arab Resort will have 350 guest rooms and suites, and is scheduled to open in 2019. The property will have facilities including a health club, spa, two swimming pools, a fitness centre, and a selection of restaurants.

Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah appoints new British General Manager

The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah has announced the appointment of a new General Manager. Alan Stocker has taken the role, and will bring years of experience and management expertise with him, including extensive knowledge of Hilton’s Waldorf Astoria brand, after he managed the brand’s island resort in the Maldives and a hotel in Beijing.

Al Wadi Desert resort in Ras Al Khaimah introduces The Experience Concierge

The Al Wadi Desert resort in Ral Al Khaimah has launched The Experience Concierge which will help engage its guests in traditional activities of Bedouin culture. Based on the four pillars that highlight the desert and Bedouin lifestyle, the activities will include nature and Environment activities, the Art of Falconry, the Ritz Rangers programme for children and Equestrian and Camel rides.