Ras Al Khaimah International Airport has inaugurated its new-look duty free shopping area, following extensive renovations.
Senior officials from the Ras Al Khaimah government, RAK International Airport management, and Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) unveiled the remodelled stores.
The retail space in the departures and arrivals terminals were upgraded in response to an increasing number of passengers in recent years and now house big name brands including Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Giorgio Armani, Yves Saint Laurent, Ralph Lauren, Carolina Herrera, Diesel, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci, Channel, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Davidoff, Burberry and Bulgari.
The enhanced airport experience for visitors follows the announcement that TUI Group, the world’s largest tourism business and ITAKA, will extend the partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority with six flights operating weekly from four airports in Poland.
The forthcoming winter season will also see RAK International Airport welcoming two weekly flights from Russia and a weekly flight from Luxembourg.
Ras Al Khaimah International airport along with RAKTDA also secured the first direct flight from Prague to Ras Al Khaimah last summer, in cooperation with Czech tour operator Fischer.
Sanjay Khanna, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, said: “Enhancing the airport to meet best international standards comes as a natural step due to the significant role we play in creating positive first impressions and experiences amongst tourists.
"We are focused on supporting the vision of our leaders and are proud to contribute to the ongoing growth of the tourism sector in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.”
RAK International Airport has also announced it has signed a long-term agreement with Flynas, the national carrier of Saudi Arabia to help Indian pilgrims travel to the kingdom for the 2019 Hajj season.
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