UAE: Multibillion-dollar integrated resort slated for RAK with gaming facility

Updated: Jan 30

Marjan, RAK Hospitality Holding and Wynn Resorts Limited, the US-listed international developer and operator of luxury resorts, have announced a multibillion-dollar integrated resort development on the man-made Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

What's coming?

Comprising four islands, Al Marjan Island delights visitors with over 7.8 kilometers of beaches and 23 kilometers of waterfront in addition to world-class hotels and residential developments.

The new integrated resort on one of the exclusive islands, which covers an area of almost 250,000 square meters, will offer a pristine setting with views of the Arabian Gulf as well as sandy beaches and a marina.

The development is the first beach resort being developed by Wynn Resorts globally. The project is set for competition in 2026.

The current scope includes a hotel of more than 1000 rooms, high-end shopping mall, a state-of-the-art meeting and convention facility, an exclusive spa, more than 10 restaurants and lounges, a wide array of entertainment choices, a gaming area and other amenities.

The integrated resort will be developed through significant foreign direct investment by Wynn Resorts. As the largest project of its kind in the emirate’s growing hospitality sector, it will create substantial value to the local economy by accelerating tourism, creating jobs and energizing the growth of related sectors.

Eng. Abdulla Al Abdooli, CEO of Marjan, said: “The integrated development, featuring a world-class hotel, entertainment and gaming amenities, will add to the Emirate’s destination strategy to attract tourists from across the world. We are partnering with Wynn Resorts, one of the world’s most renowned integrated resort companies, which has a strong track record of developing luxury destinations with exceptional accommodation, dining, entertainment concepts and gaming facilities. By leveraging Wynn Resorts’ expertise in developing luxury hospitality destinations, the new development will raise the benchmark in luxury hospitality in the region. It will also create exceptional value to the Ras Al Khaimah economy and boost the leisure, business and MICE tourism sectors.”

Craig Billings, CEO of Wynn Resorts, said: “Al Marjan Island is a pristine setting and an ideal greenfield location for us to create the one-of-a-kind guest experiences for which Wynn Resorts is renowned. The region offers tremendous potential for the hospitality and tourism industry, and we are excited about the prospect of developing an integrated resort in Ras Al Khaimah.”

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