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6 January, 2021

Ras Al Khaima expects more tourist in 2021

Ras Al Khaimah was named the 2021 Gulf Tourism Capital at the fifth annual meeting of tourism ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in November

In an exclusive interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Sheikh Mohammed said Ras Al Khaimah said he has kept pace with the country's overall development journey to accomplish achievements in all fields. "We are working tirelessly to carry out the directives of the H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, to enhance the development process, which is being witnessed in the emirate at various levels, as we ultimately aim to achieve the wellbeing of Emiratis," he said.  Ras Al Khaimah was named the 2021 Gulf Tourism Capital at the fifth annual meeting of tourism ministers of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in November. According to the emirate's Tourism Development Authority, the emirate received 1.12 million visitors in 2019, a 4 per cent increase, compared to 2018. The Authority also reported in November that during the Eid Al Adha break the emirate witnessed a 12.9 per cent growth in the Average Daily Rate (ADR), saying this increase was the highest in the last three years under normal (non-pandemic) travel circumstances. Sheikh Mohammed said the GCC title "will strengthen the emirate's position on the international tourism map and will contribute to attracting larger numbers of tourists and visitors."

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