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RAKTDA: An Exciting Programme to Celebrate the UAE National Day November 20,2017

The Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has announced its preparations to celebrate the 46th UAE National Day by launching an exciting programme of activities and performances suitable for all family members.

"Ras Al Khaimah is organising a festive programme that covers family events, including a concert hosted by leading Emirati stars, aerial displays, leisure activities and hotel offers to encourage tourists and locals to take part in this experience," said Haitham Matar, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA).

Matar pointed out that the preparatory activities will be launched on Tuesday, November 28th, with air shows by the Al Fursan, The UAE Air Force Aerobatics Team. The shows will begin at 3.30 pm and continue for 45 minutes with scenes depicting the colours of the UAE flag in the sky of Ras Al Khaimah. Visitors and residents can attend the shows on the Old Corniche.

"On the eve of UAE National Day on Friday, December 1, four leading Emirati artists, Balqees, Hussain Al Jasmi, Aida Al Menhali and Mehad Hamad will meet on a huge platform positioned in front of the distinctive Julphar Towers to host a free concert that begins at 7 pm for a full hour before the city sky is lit-up with a spectacular firework display.” Added Matar.

The Julphar Towers will host a convoy of 15 trucks serving international cuisines every evening from November 16 leading up to the National Day between 4.30pm and 10pm.

Matar then continued: "Residents and visitors will have the opportunity to see a fun-filled traditional Yola dance performed by a group of men with sticks, swords and rifles on traditional music occurring on December 1-2 between 4 pm and 10 pm. The group will tour the Emirate on a truck specially equipped for dancing and will stop at various locations to entertain crowds.”

The UAE National Day will also witness the launch of a seventeen-day heritage celebration for families in Wadi Shoka.

Hotel Deals
"Ras Al Khaimah hotels and resorts have launched attractive packages to celebrate the UAE National Day which will occur on a weekend this year,” Matar added, “RAK visitors and guests can benefit from discounts ranging from 15% to 20% in a selection of hotels.”

New Hotel
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company officially opened the Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert, following the signing of a management agreement in late 2016 with RAK National Hotels LLC, a subsidiary of Rak Hospitality Holding.

The opening ceremony was attended by representatives of the owners. The brand that has now entered the Emirate through this hotel is now one of four Ritz-Carlton hotels operating in the UAE.

Set within a 500-acre nature reserve, the hotel includes 101 luxury villas renovated and accompanied by swimming pools to provide calmness, tranquillity and outstanding services amidst a stunning oasis.