Banan Beach to open in Ras Al Khaimah before the end of the year
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced the opening of Banan Beach. The hotly anticipated glamping resort will welcome guests by the end of 2021 for beachside vibes, campfire gatherings, yoga, and wellness sessions.
Located on Al Marjan Island, renowned for its beautiful shoreline and relaxed atmosphere, the chilled beach getaway will feature numerous facilities, including vibrantly-coloured tepee designed tents located around a central firepit, private chalets, family-friendly attractions, barbeque areas, designated spots to practice mindfulness, as well as an outdoor cinema screening a mix of blockbusters and family favourites.
The new attraction aligns with the Authority’s recently announced Sustainable Tourism Destination Strategy that will see Ras Al Khaimah strive to become the regional leader in eco-tourism by 2025. All furniture, fixtures, doors, windows and decorations for the chalets and tents, will be handmade by the Banan Beach team using recycled, locally sourced and biodegradable materials. The resort’s sustainability theme will also extend to its dining concepts, with natural and sustainable methods such as wood and charcoal for cookery used in its kitchens, instead of the conventional electricity and gas.
Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “Banan Beach is the perfect addition to our growing portfolio of family-friendly outdoor activities in Ras Al Khaimah. The sustainably driven camp aligns with our mandate to invest and launch authentic new tourism initiatives across the emirate, and underscores our ability to continuously adapt to meet changing traveller needs and the growing desire for experiences in safe, open environments. We look forward to welcoming residents, local and international visitors to this stunning new getaway.”
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