Ras Al Khaimah Unveils Emirate’s Very Own Sports Lounge Just in Time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

Ras Al Khaimah Unveils Emirate’s Very Own Sports Lounge Just in Time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup
14th June 2018 James Brooke

Ras Al Khaimah Unveils Emirate’s Very Own Sports Lounge Just in Time for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority is offering residents and tourists a chance to enjoy the ultimate summer of sport in an air-conditioned lounge located on the pristine shores between Al Hamra Village and Al Marjan Island. The Sports Lounge is the largest purpose-built entertainment tent in the Emirate which will offer sports enthusiasts the ultimate live screening of matches, together with shisha and beverages. Sporting highlights include the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Wimbledon Championships, Formula 1, Tour de France and much more.

Starting June 15th until July 15th, guests can head to the indoor Sports Lounge tent to unwind and watch the best footballers in the world go face to face. With 27 TVs spread across 1,200 sqm of space, guests will be surrounded by numerous viewing opportunities including 10 private cabanas which seat groups of 8 – 12 giving them the opportunity to enjoy the experience in a cosier setting, with friends or family.

Catered by J.W.Marriott Dubai, the menu will include flavourful sumptuous food, with a wide array of a la carte options, bar food and sharing platters. Be it halftime, pre-match or post-match, guests can take advantage of a host of other activities at the lounge such as Pool tables, darts and foosball tables.

Top Screenings will include:

  • 15 June-15 July: Football – World Cup, Russia
  • 2-15 July: Tennis – Wimbledon
  • 7-29 July: Cycling – Tour de France
  • 8 July: Formula 1 – British Grand Prix, Silverstone

Opening Hours 16:00 to 02:00 local time. For more details visit www.rasalkhaimah.ae and for further information or to make a reservation, please contact +971 56 503 9786/ [email protected].

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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.

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About Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah is the northernmost of the seven Emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its rich history, dating back 7,000 years, and diverse landscape, from 64km of pristine beaches, to terracotta deserts and an imposing mountain backdrop. The Emirate is home to the highest peak in the UAE, Jebel Jais, which features the world’s longest zip line, at almost 3km.

RAK is also centrally located at the modern crossroad between Europe and Asia, with one third of the world’s population within four hour’s flying time, making it an ideal location for businesses to expand into the UAE, the Middle East and Africa and beyond.

At the Emirate’s economic heart lies several major companies and sectors – industrial (including RAK Rock and Stevin Rock’s quarries, RAK Ceramics and Julphar Pharmaceuticals); RAK Ports; RAK Economic Zone; banking via RAKBANK; RAK Gas and RAK Petroleum; and tourism. Supporting these industries is a modern infrastructure, state-of-the-art industrial areas and business parks and world-class hotels, facilities and attractions for tourists.

For the past decade, Ras Al Khaimah has been consistently rated ‘A’ by international rating agencies (Fitch and Standard & Poor’s) and already the Emirate’s Economic Zone houses over 13,000 multinational companies from more than 100 countries representing 50 industry sectors