Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) announces an extension to its popular ‘Live RAK Play’ programme, inviting digital nomads to swap an idyllic Zoom backdrop for the real thing and relocate to the Emirate for up to a year. Available now until 30 September 2022, ‘Live RAK Play’ features a range of long-stay offers across numerous hotels with seamless connectivity and discounts on dining, laundry, and car rental.
The pandemic has led to a rise in remote working, as industries across the world adopt more flexible working policies and professionals are increasingly seeking to explore new and safe destinations while staying connected digitally. According to Mercer, an HR and workplace benefits consultancy, companies have reported that productivity is the same as or higher than it was before COVID-19, even with their teams working remotely, contributing to greater employee wellbeing and better work life balance.
“We’ve seen first-hand the impact of remote working on employee wellbeing,” said Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. “Our own company culture, which reflects a host of workplace initiatives to help our people both professionally and personally, has given employees the space to focus on their mental wellbeing. As the government entity with the Happiest Work Environment in Ras Al Khaimah and a ‘Great Place to Work’, we’re driven to create even more opportunities and ‘Live RAK Play’ taps into this culture by giving remote workers the chance to call our beautiful Emirate home.”
With an array of new and exciting activities to weave into the daily routine – not to mention an abundance of outdoor activities known to support mental health and reduce stress – Ras Al Khaimah offers the ultimate ‘working from home’ setting. Visitors taking part in the Live RAK Play’ programme can check their emails from the UAE’s highest restaurant, 1484 by Puro, located on Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE, or take video calls from one of many white sandy beaches. They can even complete the company training module while lounging poolside and enjoying the services at one of the Emirate’s stunning hotels across beach, desert, and city locations. Once done for the day, guests can take advantage of the plethora of experiences available; from a refreshing ocean swim or visit to the spa, to hiking around Wadi Showka, off-roading in the desert or dining at one of Ras Al Khaimah’s world-class venues. To make the most of their downtime and weekends, they will also receive two complimentary tickets to either Suwaidi Pearl Farm, the only pearl farm in the UAE or Jais Adventure Park, home to the Jebel Jais Flight: The World’s Longest Zipline and much more. A half day-mountain excursion at the Bear Grylls Explorer Camp is also included for a truly unique outdoors experience.
Ensuring optimal levels of work productivity in Ras Al Khaimah, the ‘Live RAK Play’ programme offers seamless and complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as discounted rates on laundry, telephone calls and food and beverage. It also provides appealing hotel rates, complimentary airport transfers, car rental deals and enticing offers across Al Hamra Golf Club, outdoor experiences with Adventurati Outdoors, Adventure Sports as well as The Dunes for desert safaris, dune bashing and camping.
‘Live RAK Play’ packages can be booked at the following participating hotels and attractions:
- Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort
- Doubletree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
- Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island
- Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island
- Jannah Hotel Apartments and Villas
- Hilton Garden Inn
- Doubletree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah
- Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah
- Action Hotel Ras Al Khaimah
- Al Hamra Golf Club
- Adventure Sports
- The Dunes – camping & safari
- Adventurati Outdoor
- Suwaidi Pearls Farm
- Warrior Group
- Low Price Rent A Car
So, what are you waiting for? Come and ‘Live RAK Play’ in the nature-based Emirate. Book your package through any of the participating hotels through a travel consultant. For more details, check out: