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The signing ceremony took place at the first of its kind Cruise Workshop organised by RAKTDA on May 06 The signing ceremony took place at the first of its kind Cruise Workshop organised by RAKTDA on May 06

RAKTDA and RAK Ports Reinforce Cruise Tourism

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) and RAK Ports signed a strategic memorandum of understanding to develop and reinforce the boutique cruise and water tourism proposition in Ras Al Khaimah.

Under the agreement, RAKTDA and RAK Ports will work on multiple maritime projects to support the development of boutique cruise and water tourism offerings.

RAK Port Authority will finalise the transformation of its existing ferry terminal into a modern and efficient boutique cruise passenger terminal and develop marine transport infrastructure around it.

RAK Ports will also facilitate water tourism operations by developing state-of-the-art ferry, abra boats and water bus passenger platforms, commence a water bus service from RAK Creek to Al Hamra, Marjan, Mina Al Arab, and create a marine licensing authority for leisure dhows, water buses and abras carrying passengers within the emirate’s territorial waters.

Haitham Mattar, CEO, RAKTDA, commented, “As part of our Destination 2025 tourism strategy to attract three million visitors to Ras al Khaimah by the end of 2025, we identified the cruise segment as a key part of the strategy, and ever since we have been working on developing the infrastructure to promote our cruise tourism proposition.”