Ras Al Khaimah attracts more than 1 million tourists in 2018

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) reports 10% growth in visitors compared to 2017, announcing it attracted 1,072,066 visitors from domestic and key international markets during 2018.

The figure exceeded targets in its first three-year strategy launched in 2016, which included the goal of attracting 1 million visitors to Ras Al Khaimah by 2018.

The authority reported a 10%growth in visitors compared to 2017, led by the UAE domestic market which continues to generate 38% of overall visitors.

Germany continues to be the leading international source market with 83,605 visitors, followed by Russia, with 83,531 visitors. The third largest source market was the UK, with 63,054 visitors, followed by India and Kazakhstan.

One of Ras Al Khaimah’s key milestones in 2018 was the launch of Jebel Jais Flight – the world’s longest zipline, which has welcomed over 25,000 flyers since opening 12 months ago.

In response to growing visitor numbers, further development is planned including a 47 room luxury mountain camp, a survival training academy, hiking trails and the Jebel Jais Adventure Park.

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