The Busi­ness End

Ras Al Khaimah Business Travel Guide - - RAS AL KHAIMAH -

PER­HAPS THE rea­son for Ras Al Khaimah’s dis­sim­i­lar evo­lu­tion to the likes of Dubai and Abu Dhabi is its his­tor­i­cal economic in­flu­encers. Un­touched by the riches that the oil in­dus­try has brought its neigh­bours, the Emi­rate has in­stead de­vel­oped virtue of a more di­ver­si­fied busi­ness in­fra­struc­ture which has more re­cently in­cor­po­rated ar­eas of real es­tate, con­struc­tion, man­u­fac­tur­ing, tech­nol­ogy, pro­fes­sional ser­vices, fi­nance, agri­cul­ture and - of course - tourism.

Cap­i­tal­is­ing on its grow­ing ap­peal, the lat­ter sec­tor has bloomed over the past few years across sub-sec­tors of hos­pi­tal­ity, ca­ter­ing, leisure and ad­ven­ture tours to cre­ate a more holis­tic of­fer­ing to vis­i­tors of all kinds.

Four and five-star ho­tels have risen in abun­dance; usu­ally to com­ple­ment the nat­u­ral beaches, moun­tains, oases and sea views to help blend as­pects of na­ture and nur­ture.

And ul­ti­mately, the re­sult is now a tourist des­ti­na­tion akin to any­thing you’d find in the Caribbean or South­ern Europe, al­beit main­tain­ing the essence of Mid­dle East­ern cul­ture that has be­come so pop­u­lar over the past decade.

From an on­go­ing busi­ness per­spec­tive, the en­hance­ment of its trade and trans­port routes have fur­ther com­pounded RAK’s pro­gres­sion; Saqr Port and Ras Al Khaimah In­ter­na­tional Air­port es­pe­cially bridg­ing the Emi­rate to the rest of the world from a bulk, cargo, con­tainer and pas­sen­ger per­spec­tive to cater for the area’s grow­ing ap­peal.

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