Following a strong year of growth for Ras Al Khaimah’s tourism sector, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) has announced the recommencement of the InterContinental Mina Al Arab Resort in Ras Al Khaimah in partnership with RAK properties.
Scheduled for a 2019 opening, the luxury hotel will be home to 350 rooms and suites, a well-equipped gym, a health club and spa, two pools, various F&B options and a collection of retail outlets.
The property will stand on RAK Properties’ recently announced Mina Al Arab Island development, which aims to introduced a new social hub within the emirate made up of touristic, residential and commercial properties.
Managing director and CEO, RAK Properties, Mohamed Sultan Al Qadi enthused: “The development breathes life into the serenity of the emirate, while keeping true to nature. The upbeat hub of the development, and the newly signed partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) will continue to set the bar, by providing an array of five-star facilities and entertainment outlets, allowing for residents and visitors to enjoy the best of what Ras Al Khaimah has to offer. We will be announcing the ground-breaking of the project shortly.”
Also commenting was chief operating officer – India, Middle East and Africa, Pascal Gauvin: “This hotel will mark the second resort in the UAE and demonstrates our continued commitment to expanding our luxury InterContinental brand in sought after locations across the Middle East. We are delighted to be partnering with RAK Properties on this hotel and excited to be part of the Mina Al Arab development. Ras Al Khaimah is quickly becoming the UAE’s desired destination for getaways, nature, and relaxation and once open, I’m confident that InterContinental Mina Al Arab Resort will be the first choice for tourists visiting the UAE as well as residents looking for a relaxing and fun getaway.”
The Mina Al Arab Island Development will span 811,420m2, and upon completion will be home to a five-star resort, a four-star lifestyle resort, serviced apartments, a shopping mall, a beach and waterfront apartments, villas and townhouses with a private beach clubhouse, as well as al fresco dining and entertainment venues.