Ras Al Khaimah shines thru AHIC


Ras Al Khaimah shines thru AHIC

AHIC,is the annual gathering for the Middle East’s hospitality investment community organised by global hotel investment event organiser Bench Events in partnership with MEED Events.

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, received an award for Outstanding Leadership after delivering an insightful keynote speech to open the 15th Arabian Hotel Investment Conference, AHIC, at the Al Hamra International Exhibition and Conference Centre in Ras Al Khaimah.

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi – AHIC

H.H. Sheikh Saud was presented with the award in recognition of his formidable achievements in leading Ras Al Khaimah to unprecedented levels of success, particularly with regard to the Emirate’s burgeoning tourism and hospitality industry.

Sheikh Saud spoke to a 1,000-strong audience of top-level hoteliers, operators and investors about the progress Ras Al Khaimah has made in recent years.

His Highness Sheikh Saud in his speech said, “I have great admiration for the leadership of the UAE. So I thank President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for their continuous commitment to the development and prosperity of the UAE.”

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi

“Under their leadership, there has been rapid progress in a short period of time,” His Highness said, adding, “In the tourism sector in Ras Al Khaimah we have witnessed exponential growth – reaching more than 1 million tourists for 2018. We have also overseen vast improvements in education, in health and in the standard of living in Ras Al Khaimah. Yet we still have bold ambitions for the future.”

“Already Ras Al Khaimah stands out from the crowd in terms of its diversity,” he said, and pointed out, “Diversity of attractions, diversity of industries, and diversity of investment opportunities.”

H.H. Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah

AHIC creates a knowledge and networking platform for global and regional investors of all backgrounds, offering essential insights to investing in hotels, showcasing regional and international hospitality investment opportunities.

Held from 9 April to 11 April 2019 in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA), under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, co-hosted by its founding patron, His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Airports, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and CEO of Emirates Airline and Group, whose continued support of the industry and AHIC has been critical to the region’s tourism growth.

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