RAK Tourism expected to reach 2.5m by 2012.(Image: Dr-khater.jpg )
RAK Tourism has announced over two dozen five star hotels and several premium hotel and hotel apartment operators poised to start operations in Ras Al Khaimah within the next five years, as the emirate e·mir·ate
1. The office of an emir.
2. The nation or territory ruled by an emir.
Noun 1. emirate - the domain controlled by an emir continues to enjoy its unprecedented tourism boom. The new hotels are expected to more than double the current supply of hotel rooms in Ras Al Khaimah, helping accommodate the projected 2.5 million tourists in the emirate by 2012. From a current capacity of over 1,800 hotel rooms, the influx of new hotel developments Co including at least 20 internationally renowned 5- star hotels Co will deliver up to 3,700 new rooms by 2012. C[pounds sterling]Hotel development has jumped to a new level in Ras Al Khaimah as tourism activities continue to attract domestic, regional and international tourists to the emirate. It is also part of our strategy to keep watch for unique and innovative hotel operators in a bid to diversify our portfolio of hotels in the emirate,C[yen] said Dr Khater Massaad, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA). A key indicator of Ras Al KhaimahCOs promising tourism business climate is the exceptionally high occupancy rates Noun 1. occupancy rate - the percentage of all rental units (as in hotels) are occupied or rented at a given time
pct, per centum, percent, percentage - a proportion in relation to a whole (which is usually the amount per hundred) with most of the major hotels exceeding 85 per cent. While the emirate is consolidating its reputation as a premier business tourism destination, particularly MICE (meetings, incentives, conference and exhibitions) activities, leisure visitors continue to make up the majority of Ras Al KhaimahCOs hotel guests, further indicating the growing strength of the emirate to attract holiday tourists through its eclectic e·clec·tic
1. Selecting or employing individual elements from a variety of sources, systems, or styles: an eclectic taste in music; an eclectic approach to managing the economy.
2. natural attractions, which include the imposing Al Hajjar Mountains, over 64 kilometres of pristine pris·tine
a. Remaining in a pure state; uncorrupted by civilization.
b. Remaining free from dirt or decay; clean: pristine mountain snow.
2. beaches and mystical mys·ti·cal
1. Of or having a spiritual reality or import not apparent to the intelligence or senses.
2. Of, relating to, or stemming from direct communion with ultimate reality or God: desert plains all in proximity to each other.
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