The facility will also feature a multi-purpose events arena, picnic areas, numerous walking paths and a dedicated food truck zone Ras Al Khaimah: The emirate will be introducing a new observation deck this October, close to the summit of Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest peak at 1,934 metres (6,345 feet) above sea level. Developed by
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Ras Al Khaimah has reaffirmed its position as the region’s fastest growing tourism destination for international travellers following increased year-on-year visitor numbers during the first quarter of 2017. New figures reported by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) ahead of Arabian Travel Market 2017 reveal that overall visitor arrivals to the emirate in Q1
The UAE is moving forward in building a universal model to bring innovative ideas to fruition and serve humanity as a whole, according to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed’s statement came during the opening of 2071 Zone, the main
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