Ras Al Khaimah successfully showcased to the thousands of attendees over the three-day Global Media Congress (GMC) in Abu Dhabi why it is the go-to destination in the region to live, work and explore and why the UAE’s northernmost Emirate is a growing business and tourism hub, expanding across multiple sectors.
Held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, GMC provided the perfect platform for Ras Al Khaimah to highlight its unique value proposition to media stakeholders from across the region and the world. Successful media campaigns were displayed on large screens at the Emirate’s stand, which was represented by staff from Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office (RAKGMO), Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone and Marjan.
The participating Ras Al Khaimah Government entities used the opportunity to highlight to visitors the considerable developments in the media landscape in the Emirate and the projects, initiatives and services provided to the media industry in Ras Al Khaimah.
Visitors could learn about the Emirate’s numerous recent success stories, such as the launch of the multibillion-dollar integrated Wynn resort, which is scheduled to open in 2026 and marks the largest-of-its-kind foreign direct investment in Ras Al Khaimah, as well as AED1 billion investments from Abu Dhabi National Hotels and Dubai Investments. The over 3,000 new companies registering with Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ), the Emirate’s powerhouse business and industrial hub, this year highlighted the benefits of locating a business in the Emirate, while the continued development of new tourist attractions in Ras Al Khaimah, along with the Emirate’s diverse economy and straightforward business set-up journey were also topics of discussion among visitors to the stand.
Her Excellency Ms. Heba Fatani, Director General of RAKGMO, said: “Ras Al Khaimah is an excellent Emirate to live in, to work in and to explore, so events such as Global Media Congress present great opportunities to put our Emirate in the spotlight and convey to media stakeholders in attendance the unique offerings we have.
“Ras Al Khaimah is no longer the hidden gem of the north – it is firmly placed on the map and is showing the world what can be achieved when there is a strategic vision for sustainable development and a wise leadership that intrinsically knows what is best for its people and for the Emirate’s future, led by His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
“At Ras Al Khaimah Government Media Office, we seek to ensure synergy in delivering a consistent message that reflects Ras Al Khaimah’s diverse economy and abundant opportunities, while also emphasizing its historical and cultural status, all of which make it a prime destination for business, leisure and lifestyle.”