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Ras Al Khaimah hosts World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

The World Travel Awards (WTA) Middle East Gala Ceremony was hosted by Ras Al Khaimah for the first time last month. The glamorous ceremony marked the start of the 2018 World Travel Awards Grand Tour, and took place at the Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah, which was also named as the Leading Resort in Ras Al Khaimah on the night. Winners of the regional ceremonies will go onto the Grand Final in Portugal in December.

Ras Al Khaimah hosts World Travel Awards Middle East Gala Ceremony

Ras Al Khaimah hosted the World Travel Awards (WTA) Middle East Gala Ceremony for the first time last month. The regional ceremony honoured the best of the Middle East’s travel and tourism sector, and it kick-started the WTA Grand Tour 2018.

The Middle East Gala Ceremony took place at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Ras al Khaimah. The luxury property was named as the Leading Resort in Ras Al Khaimah at the glitzy event.

Graham Cooke, the President and Founder of the World Travel Awards, said: 

“What an evening it has been here in Ras al Khaimah at the Waldorf Astoria. We have had the privilege to recognize many of the best hotels, airlines and hospitality providers from many destinations across the Middle East and my sincere congratulations to each of them.”

Mr Cooke added:

“Our winners this evening will now move forward to the Grand Final 2018, which is this year taking place in Lisbon, capital of Portugal, in December.”

Among the winners were The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, which was named the Middle East’s Leading Luxury Desert Resort, and the Oberoi Beach Resort, Al Zorah, which scooped the title of the Middle East’s Leading Luxury Villa Resort. Oman Air won the award for the Middle East’s Leading Airline – Business Class and Middle East’s Leading Airline – Economy Class, while the Dubai-based Emirates airline was named the Middle East’s Leading Airline. The Ras al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), was recognised as the Middle East’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination.

Ras al Khaimah is one of the seven United Arab Emirates, and an up and coming tourist destination. The country is home to spectacular natural landscapes, from mountains to vast sandy beaches. Home to 64 kilometres of coastline, deserts, grassy plains, and majestic mountains, Ras al Khaimah is a hotspot for adventure and nature enthusiasts.

The Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah resort sits amid the vast desert against a backdrop of the aquamarine sea and jagged mountains. The beachfront hotel has 346 guest rooms and suites, many of which boast views of the ocean. Guests can enjoy in-room amenities such as wireless internet, HD plasma TVs, minibars, MP3 players, bathrooms with separate showers and bath tubs, and personal concierge.

The upscale resort has 10 gourmet restaurants, a full-service spa, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, a fitness centre, and a kids’ club. During their stay, guests can take part in fun activities and sports such as golf, tennis, horse riding, deep sea fishing, parasailing, jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling, wake boarding, sailing and water skiing.

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