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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) in partnership with RAK Hospital is pleased to announce FREE COVID-19 PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) TESTING for all international visitors to Ras Al Khaimah.
As the first Global Destination to provide FREE PCR TESTING, RAKTDA will subsidize the cost of PCR testing in order to provide this essential service free of charge for its international visitors.
Now until 31 December 2020, international guests staying overnight in Ras Al Khaimah’s hotels will have access to free PCR testing at either RAK Hospital, one of the UAE’s most renowned private hospitals or RAK Medical Centre in Al Hamra Mall.
COVID Testing Facilities and Timings
RAK Medical Center – Al Hamra Mall (10:00am to 2:00pm)
RAK Hospital (Open 24/7)
Children below 12 years of age have to do their COVID testing only in RAK Hospital.
Reports (test results) will be made available within 12 – 24 hours.
This offer is valid until 31 December 2020. One PCR test per guest.
Your wellbeing comes first when you visit our emirate. To ensure your stay is safe for you, your travel companions and other visitors, please follow the guidelines and procedures outlined in these three simple steps:
Ras Al Khaimah is the first city globally to be certified as a ‘safe destination’ by international certification body Bureau Veritas, as well as the first emirate in the UAE to receive the Safe Travel Label from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).
We are also working closely with the Public Service Department (PSD) to ensure all hotels meet strict health and safety criteria under the RAK ‘Stay Safe’ Hotel Certification programme.
Find out more about the measures we’ve taken to keep you safe during your visit to Ras Al Khaimah below
Your safety and wellbeing are our priority when you visit Ras Al Khaimah, so we have taken a series of precautionary measures to give you peace of mind during your stay.
Working in partnership with global specialists in health and safety certification, international tourism bodies and Ras Al Khaimah’s Public Service Department (PSD), our procedures are world leading, as recognised by respected global organisations.
Ras Al Khaimah is the first city globally to complete the Safeguard Assurance programme by Bureau Veritas, the global leader in testing, inspection and certification services. In order to receive the Safeguard Assurance Label, every hotel in the emirate has implemented stringent health, safety and hygiene measures, subject to a series of ongoing independent audits. Ras Al Khaimah’s Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre is also following the detailed protocols developed by Bureau Veritas to become the first certified MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events) facility in the Gulf region.
Ras Al Khaimah is the first emirate in the United Arab Emirates to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels Stamp, the world’s first global safety and hygiene certification for the travel and tourism industry, specifically designed to combat COVID-19 and similar outbreaks. Strict protocols in place ensure we create a safe destination for you to visit, whether you are staying at hotel, eating at a restaurant or visiting one of our many exciting attractions. They also follow the current guidelines of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and continue to be updated as more information on COVID-19 becomes available.
Ras Al Khaimah’s hotels are subject to rigorous health and safety measures under our ‘Stay Safe’ Hotel Certification programme, which range from stringent cleaning processes to ensuring our hotel colleagues are trained to the highest standards. When you stay with us, rest assured you will be well looked after. Here are some of the precautionary measures we are taking:
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