Average occupancy in RAK rose to 93% during Eid
The emirate welcomed nearly 13,000 guests over the Eid Al Adha break, with average stay of 2.4 days registered
Ras Al Khaimah recorded 12,709 visitors over the three-day Eid Al Adha period, reported the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (Ras Al Khaimah TDA).
“The Eid Al Adha figures are promising. We have ambitious targets to grow the emirate’s tourism industry, specifically to welcome one million visitors by the end of 2018 and these positive numbers indicate we are on the right track to achieve these goals, said Haitham Mattar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
“Our strategy continues to be focused on our existing source markets, whilst nurturing the emerging markets which provide significant growth potential,” he added
Statistics showed that out of the 12,709 visitors to Ras Al Khaimah over the Eid period, 43% were from the UAE. Top feeder markets included tourists from the UK (12%), Germany (8%), India (6%), Egypt (4%).
Other top markets for visitors included the United States, Philippines, Jordan and Russia. Hotels recorded an average length of stay of 2.4 days.
“Our hotels reported strong increases across room revenue and other revenue such as F&B,” added Mattar.
Ras Al Khaimah currently offers over 5000 hotel rooms with plans to add a further 3600 rooms by 2019, under hospitality brands such as Marriott, Accor, Crown Plaza and Anantara to name a few.