Sun 28-04-2019 12:22 PM
RAS AL KHAIMAH, 28th April, 2019 (WAM) — Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, RAKTDA, has celebrated a double win at the World Travel Awards 2019, cementing its credentials as an adventure tourism pioneer in the region.
For the second year in a row, RAKTDA took home the accolade for ‘Middle East’s Leading Adventure Destination 2019’ largely thanks to its product innovation including the opening of Jebel Jais Via Ferrata and Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline.
Another win for the second consecutive year, the ‘Middle East’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2019’ which was presented to Jebel Jais Flight that helped put Ras Al Khaimah on the map, breaking the world record and strengthening the emirate’s credentials as the fastest growing adventure tourism destination in the region.
Jebel Jais Flight is the “bucket list” tourism product aimed at attracting the adventure tourist to the UAE’s northern most Emirate. At 2.83km long it is officially certified as the world’s longest zipline and the bucket list experience is attracting visitors from all over the world.
Haitham Mattar, CEO of RAKTDA, said, “We are proud to be recognised once again as a leading adventure tourism destination as this is a sector of our tourism proposition that is fundamental to the growth of Ras Al Khaimah as a global destination. As we continue to diversify our offer and attract a broader range of visitors who have different wants and needs on their holiday, our natural assets we are well placed to capitalize on this trend and further establish our reputation as the adventure tourism hub of the region.”
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