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Ras al Khaimah records almost 118,000 visitors in August

Visitors from Poland and Russia rose 26.6% and 25.3%, respectively

Ras al Khaimah records almost 118,000 visitors in August
Hotels and resorts also reported a 3.7 percent increase in occupied rooms

Nearly 118,000 visitors visited Ras Al Khaimah in August 2019, according to new figures from the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA).

According to the figures, tourist numbers in RAK witnessed a 5 percent growth in visitor arrivals year-to-date, with the peak reaching 117,995 in August 2019.

Additionally, the emirate recorded an 7.4 percent growth in domestic visitor arrivals.

Visitors from Poland, Russia, India, Kazakhstan and the Czech Republic witnessed growth percentages of 26.6 percent, 25.3 percent, 13.7 percent, 9 percent and 8.3 percent, respectively.

Hotels and resorts also reported a 3.7 percent increase in occupied rooms, leading a 3.1 percent growth in occupancy rates compared to the same time period last year.

“Earlier this year, we revealed a host of attractive summer offers as part of the Emirate’s ongoing destination marketing campaign - “Kids go Free” - which highlights the hidden gems, diverse attractions and adventures on offer across the emirate,” said Raki Phillips, the CEO of RAKTDA.

Philips added that “we believe that these efforts played a vital role in increasing the number of visitors during the summer period, especially with such a huge variety of accommodation options.”

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