Category: Government

RAKTDA today announced that a new shuttle service from DXB International Airport (terminal 1 and 3) to Ras Al Khaimah will help visitors experience the destination and aid residents journey home. The move comes in support of the Emirate’s aim to attract 1 million visitors by the end of 2018.  It will also aid tour operators from key international source markets bringing holidaymakers to the destination to experience the 64km of stunning beaches, Arabian culture and adventure sports activities on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain.

The shuttle service can be booked online at and will take customers from DXB airport – Terminal 1 & 3 and drop them at all the main hotels in Ras Al Khaimah for an inaugural offer of 20 AED one way.  WIFI, water bottles and maps will be available on board or visitors and residents can sit back and enjoy the scenic route and desert views.

Haitham Matter, CEO of RAKTDA said: “The introduction of the RAK Shuttle is another step towards our growth target of 1 million visitors by the end of 2018.  With our unique combination of authentic Arabian hospitality, pristine beaches and outdoor adventure pursuits we have plenty to offer and wanted to make it even easier for visitors to enjoy the destination.  At just 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport, customers can sit back, relax and enjoy the view on our new shuttle service for a relaxing start to their trip.”


About Ras Al Khaimah

One of the world’s fastest growing tourism destinations, Ras Al Khaimah boasts a rich culture and long-standing history dating back 7,000 years. The Emirate boasts an array of archaeological sites and breath-taking natural vistas, from golden sand beaches, awe-inspiring terracotta dunes and a green belt of date palms to Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE.


About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. In order to achieve target growth of one million visitors by the end of 2018, the authority aims to develop the emirate’s tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the RAKTDA has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the emirate’s tourism and hospitality industry.


Source: ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller