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First Mövenpick property to open in Ras Al Khaimah next year

November 17, 2021
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Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, in partnership with RAK AMI Hotel FZ-LLC, is scheduled to open in Q2 2022 on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, bringing the first Mövenpick property to the emirate, as well as the first Mövenpick Resort to the UAE.

Marjan CEO Abdulla Al Abdooli said: 'The island is further enriching its offering with the opening of Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island, which is another testament to the reputation of Ras Al Khaimah as one of the region's fast-growing tourism destinations.

'The hotel will attract a new demographic of visitors and offer them an exceptional hospitality experience. It will also enhance the appeal of Al Marjan Island for developers as a sought-after destination for leisure.'

Boasting 300 m of sandy seashore and a short distance from the city of Dubai, the resort is expected to be a landmark in one of the region's preferred tourism destinations, offering sea and island views across its 418 rooms (including suites and one-bedroom beachfront chalets featuring private swimming pools and terraces).

Swiss heritage brand Mövenpick will continue to honour its Swiss roots and strong culinary heritage in this property by introducing six fresh restaurant and bar concepts, including a trendy and sociable day to night beach lounge & restaurant inspired by the summer season in Greece, a rooftop restaurant boasting panoramic views of Al Marjan Island and a Bistro & Bar bringing French cuisine into a modern and welcoming setting.

For coffee connoisseurs and chocolate lovers, the Lobby Lounge offers Mövenpick's signature Chocolate Hour each day with a selection of coffee blends and pastries.

Once open, this resort will introduce Ras Al Khaimah's first floating waterpark in the sea, featuring giant floating playgrounds, climbing walls, monkey bars, slides, and trampolines. There will also be a 200 sq m of children's facilities with an outdoor playground.

General Manager Fabien Chesnais said: 'We have put together an exploration programme for children of all ages, which will allow parents to enjoy peace of mind as children will be taken care of through hands-on edutainment activities, supervised by a professional team.'

For events, weddings, and conferences, the resort will offer multi-functional venues in addition to a 485-sq-m ballroom and a elegant pre-function area. Providing natural daylight and a capacity of up to 350 persons, the ballroom can be split into sections to offer increased flexibility for weddings and celebrations.

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