Brand-new luxury resort coming to RAK

Thomas Cook’s new resort is a surprising addition to RAK’s tourism scene

If you’re looking for a chance to get away this winter, then there’s an incredible new resort opening up in Ras Al Khaimah before the end of the year you might want to consider.

Thomas Cook, the travel agency, has announced it will be opening a brand-new resort in Ras Al Khaimah this November, through its "smartline" chain of hotels, and by the sounds of things, this place will be amazing.

It will have 253 chalets, three different swimming pools, four bars, a coffee shop, a buffet restaurant, and a spa and sauna with Jacuzzis. Crowning it all off is the 700-metre-long private beach running along the RAK coastline.

The smartline Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort will be Thomas Cook’s second long-haul high-end holiday destination, following the launch of the smartline Eriyadu resort in the Maldives. It also represents an extension of Thomas Cook’s partnership with the RAK Tourism Development Authority, which is aiming to raise the profile of the emirate as a leading leisure destination for European tourists.

If this is anything to go by, coupled with plans for a brand-new observation deck at Jebel Jais, RAK is looking at a seriously strong tourism season once the summer months close out.

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