About Ras Al Khaimah


Message from His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

"The rapid rise of our Emirate is a stunning testament to the strength of our Vision and our human capital – the cooperation, hard work and enthusiasm of our citizens and resident expatriates to create a story of accomplishment has proved to be the vital foundation of our Emirate’s success.

Success isn’t something that happens merely by chance. Success is the result of dedication and commitment towards reaching a goal. Success is a refusal to countenance failure.

Our achievements have not occurred in a vacuum. They have required a carefully constructed framework; one which facilitates the implementation of ideas and allows us to carefully measure and hone our successes against the progress of time. There are many more milestones ahead as we continue on our mission to provide the best possible life opportunities for the people of Ras Al Khaimah. Today, we are more confident, more certain and more determined than ever to play an active role in enhancing Ras Al Khaimah’s position as a home for innovation and excellence, and in establishing its presence as a center for creative and cultural discourse among all peoples."


Established in May 2011, the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA) is a Government of Ras Al Khaimah entity that helps develop and promote the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and potential both within the UAE and abroad.

Since Ras Al Khaimah aims to establish the emirate as a destination for leisure and adventure travel, the Authority is mandated to license, regulate and monitor the hospitality industry within the emirate. With this in mind, RAK TDA continues its research for identifying future tourism projects and current trends that helps in the development and implementation of strategies that are designed to encourage tourism investment in Ras Al Khaimah.

For accomplishing its mission of transforming Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism industry into a sustainable driver of the economy of the emirate, RAK TDA represents this tourism industry at international travel shows, conferences and exhibitions; it also promotes the tourism sector through media and consumer campaigns and promotions; the coordination and implementation of joint initiatives with key travel industry players; the hosting of leading sporting, cultural and trade exhibitions and events; and the development of the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and attractions.