Ras Al Khaimah is leading the way with corporate events and tourism across the region. There is a plethora of inimitable event spaces and a world-class portfolio of annual events.

 

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MICE in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah has first-rate meetings, incentives, conference and event (MICE) offerings across the Emirate. The destination has offered familiarisation trips, participation in exhibitions and roadshows and hosted numerous workshops in key tourism markets such as the UK, Germany, Russia, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Nordics, and Central and Eastern Europe.

Ras Al Khaimah is easy to reach and forms an ideal hub between Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Over two billion people are a mere four-hour flight from Dubai International Airport, from which Ras Al Khaimah is a short 45-minute car journey from arrivals to the heart of its MICE offerings. Ras Al Khaimah International Airport is currently undergoing its most extensive expansion strategy since 1976. The Emirate constantly makes Ras Al Khaimah more accessible by adding new airline partnerships to its already impressive portfolio.

Event Facilities

Ras Al Khaimah is a leading year-round MICE destination in the region. The Emirate has hosted numerous commendably-attended prestigious international and regional events that have attracted many world leaders. Ras Al Khaimah has a well-curated collection of MICE facilities, including Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Ras Al Khaimah Exhibition Centre, a dedicated outdoor event venue at the Jais Adventure Park and extensive facilities across the Emirate’s portfolio of hotels. Each venue inspires insight into Ras Al Khaimah’s celebrated culture, hospitality, landscapes and other unique offerings.

Al Hamra International Exhibition & Convention Center

Al Hamra International Exhibition & Convention Centre is a world-class exhibition facility on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. Certified by Bureau Veritas, the convention centre boasts 2,700 square metres of exhibition space, two VIP majlises, terrace and beach areas. The centre has easy access to five-star hotels, golf courses, shopping malls and multi-cuisine restaurants. It’s an ideal venue for weddings, workshops, conferences, exhibitions and festivals.

Number of event venues: One

Number of meeting rooms: One

Largest meeting venue: 2,700 square metres

Maximum capacity: 3,000

Rixos Bab Al Bahr

The impressive beach-front hotel, Rixos Bab Al Bahr, has three meeting rooms and one of the widest ballrooms in the Emirate. The hotel boasts a unique location on the trunk of Al Marjan Island with 650 well-appointed on-site bedrooms and leisure facilities offering comfort and easy accessibility to the conference or event. The in-house dedicated event team manages an exciting array of events and memorable experiences.

Number of event venues: Four

Number of meeting rooms: Four

Largest meeting venue: Ankara, 770 square metres

Maximum capacity: 600

The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach

Seaside Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach is the perfect location for a small beach-front wedding or private event celebration. The island setting affords you delightful white sandy beaches and cerulean waters for exclusive and romantic events during the day and magical evenings under the stars. Expect award-winning cuisine, attentive service and attention to detail. Private pool villas provide exclusive accommodation for your guests.

Number of event venues: One

Number of meeting rooms: None

Largest meeting venue: Beach

Maximum capacity: 32

The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert

The Ritz Carlton Ras Al Khaimah Al Wadi Desert is at the heart of the protected Al Wadi Nature Reserve. Its unique location provides an extraordinary venue for your business meetings, private events or inimitable wedding celebrations. Various indoor rooms can accommodate small boardroom meetings for up to 36 delegates and an outdoor space that can accommodate up to 500 people for an informal reception.

Number of event venues: Three

Number of meeting rooms: Three

Largest meeting venue: Desert

Maximum capacity: 500

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

Set in a glorious private bay on the northernmost tip of the Arabian Peninsula, the Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort has flexible meeting rooms that allow the ultimate customisation for individual needs. The hotel has three meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 75 guests in almost 250 square metres of space. Weddings are held on the pretty terraces, indoor venues and the expansive beach.

Number of event venues: Four

Number of meeting rooms: Three

Largest meeting venue: Beach, 500 square metres

Maximum capacity: 600

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa, Marjan Island

DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island boasts four meeting rooms, including Jasmine, the expansive ballroom that can serve up to 400 people for a reception. Three smaller rooms can accommodate up to 15 people theatre style. With 723 bedrooms, the resort is more than large enough to accommodate your event.

Number of event venues: Five

Number of meeting rooms: Four

Largest meeting venue: Jasmine Ballroom 325 square metres

Maximum capacity: 400

BM Beach Hotel

BM Beach Hotel offers a combination of venues with indoor and outdoor event spaces. Mirage offers a pillarless space with a private entrance, fully equipped with a stage and high-quality entertainment equipment, while the lush garden is ideal for weddings, team building events, or even a private outdoor dinner with a breathtaking view of the sea. The hotel has 136 bedrooms with complimentary Wifi.

Number of event venues: Three

Number of meeting rooms: One

Largest meeting venue: Beach Garden II, 300 metres long  

Maximum capacity: 400

Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah

Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah caters for a wide range of events, including private dinners, birthday parties, weddings and business conferences. The hotel has 240 rooms with views across the creek, two restaurants and a swimming pool for relaxation. The expansive ballroom has sectional dividers to create smaller meeting rooms and function spaces. The meeting rooms all have complimentary Wi-Fi and the latest audio-visual technology.

Number of event venues: One

Number of meeting rooms: Five

Largest meeting venue: Ballroom 369 square metres

Maximum capacity: 400

Longbeach Campground

Longbeach Campground offers a unique glamping setting for intimate beach events and corporate team building experiences, with fun-filled activities that bring the right motivational dynamics, driving progress, leadership, and teamwork. The 300-metre beach is home to a floating theatre, water sports and an outdoor spa to unwind post-event.

Number of event venues: Three

Number of meeting rooms: None

Largest meeting venue: Dining Area

Maximum capacity: 400

BM Beach Resort

BM Beach Resort offers ideal outdoor venues for any event that comes to mind. The 500-meter beach with views of Marjan Island is the perfect setting for weddings, while the lush gardens are an ideal location for receptions, team building activities, product launches, and corporate events. BM Beach is a pooch-friendly resort complete with grooming and pet care.

Number of event venues: Three

Number of meeting rooms: None

Largest meeting venue: Beach Stage

Maximum capacity: 400

Dhayah Fort

Dhayah Fort is the only hilltop fort still existing in the UAE. It offers a unique event space with breathtaking views over the mountains and across palm trees and verdant lands down to the Arabian Gulf. The fort is ideal for receptions, a base for thrilling team building activities and imaginative outside catering events. Various hotels are accessible to accommodate the delegates or invitees in style.

Al Jazirah Al Hamra

Al Jazirah Al Hamra is a historic village steeped in history. The traditional fishing dwellings include courtyard houses, community buildings and a mosque built from corals and fossilised rocks. It’s a perfect backdrop for photo shoots, product launches, concerts and other bespoke events. Al Jazirah Al Hamra is a unique destination in the Gulf region and it will make your event stand apart.

Arab Aviation Summit 2021

The Arab Aviation Summit was one of the first in-person events in the region following the pandemic. The event was held on 21 and 22 March 2021 at the Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre, supported by global industry partners such as Airbus, CFM, Air Arabia, and Alpha Aviation Academy. The two-day summit brought experts together to discuss the impact of the pandemic on the industry, the aftershocks, the road to recovery and a stronger future. The dialogue was around the theme, ‘Arab Aviation in the New Normal’ and there were numerous workshops discussing various aspects of aviation and tourism.

 

Global Citizen Forum 2021

The Global Citizen Forum took place at Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre on 12 and 13 December 2021. The two-day forum was held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. GCF attracted inspiring activists, philanthropists, current and former country leaders, filmmakers, human rights journalists and tourism specialists. Innovative leaders connected and provided vital dialogue on global citizenship and how to reimagine ‘The Future in Motion — A New Momentum for Human Mobility’, which successfully ignited many global conversations.

 

Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon 2022

The 15th world’s fastest Ras Al Khaimah Half Marathon took place on 18 February 2022 on Al Marjan Island in the south of the Emirate. The World Athletics Gold Label race welcomed back elite athletes, running enthusiasts and amateurs from across the globe, to participate in the record-breaking event. RCS Sports and Events successfully organised the event that attracted over 4,000 runners and 45 elite athletes.

 

World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL)

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) partnered on 19 January 2022 to create a unique platform for sharing expertise and addressing future challenges in travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. WTFL is a leader that encourages partnerships to shape a more sustainable future. They provide decision-makers with in-depth insights into the core themes of the tourism industry and a unique global network. The Authority was the official sponsor and supported three significant events, which cemented the Emirate’s reputation as a destination for change.

 

WTFL Think Tank, a high-level two-day event for high profile decision makers in the tourism industry.

WTFL Talent Boost, a platform dedicated to talent and job creation in cooperation with a tourism or hospitality university in Ras AI Khaimah.

WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp brought together the best new business models in several categories.

Heightened Safety and Support

Offering state-of-the-art and elegantly designed meeting facilities, Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre is the first safe meeting facility in the world, as certified by Bureau Veritas, the international leader in testing and inspection services. This certification follows the implementation of a series of safety and hygiene initiatives since April 2020 by the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, offering hospitality and event providers access to global best practice, supportive policies and professional guidance on safety and hygiene. The Emirate was also the first destination globally to offer international guests complimentary return PCR testing.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic, the destination’s agility in addressing the situation led to a series of recognitions. Ras Al Khaimah was named the Gulf Tourism Capital for both 2020 and 2021 by the Gulf Cooperation Council and set a global benchmark in becoming the first city in the world to secure the Bureau Veritas Safeguard Label and World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travel Stamp.

 

For all MICE-related inquiries and more information about MICE in Ras Al Khaimah, please email Socorro on [email protected].

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