RAK EATS – Check out this culinary extravaganza in Ras Al Khaimah (Till Dec 31st)

RAK EATS - 4th Season on culinary extravaganza in Ras Al Khaimah (Till Dec 31st)

The festival will offer a platform for local entrepreneurs to launch their culinary products in the premium setting of Manar Mall

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Held in conjunction with the UAE National Day, this year’s edition promises to be even more spectacular than before. Organized by the Ras Al Khaimah Saud Bin Saqr Establishment for Youth Enterprise Development (RAK SME), RAK EATS is a testament to the support for local businesses, offering a platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their gastronomic creations. In this article, we’ll take you on a culinary journey through RAK EATS 2023, exploring the diverse range of food, entertainment, and experiences awaiting visitors in Ras Al Khaimah.

A Feast for the Senses

RAK EATS: Where Gastronomy Meets Culture

The fifth edition of RAK EATS is set to enchant food enthusiasts and culture aficionados alike. With the backdrop of UAE National Day celebrations, this culinary festival is where gastronomy and culture beautifully converge.

Dates and Venue

  • When: December 1 to December 31, 2023
  • Where: Ras Al Khaimah

Supporting Local Businesses

RAK SME: Empowering Local Entrepreneurs

RAK SME’s commitment to supporting local businesses is at the heart of RAK EATS. This initiative provides a vital platform for entrepreneurs to showcase their culinary talents and contribute to the growth of small businesses in the UAE.

Previous Success

The fourth season of RAK EATS witnessed over 360,000 visitors, underlining its success in promoting local enterprises and attracting food enthusiasts from across the Northern Emirates.

RAK EATS - Check out this culinary extravaganza in Ras Al Khaimah (Till Dec 31st)

Culinary Delights

The Crème de la Crème of Food

RAK EATS 2023 boasts a diverse lineup of food vendors, offering an array of delectable dishes to satisfy every palate. Here are some standout options:

  • Lumee Restaurant: Experience fine dining like never before.
  • Yalla Btata: Delight in Middle Eastern flavors with a contemporary twist.
  • Mushu Ice Cream: Satisfy your sweet tooth with unique ice cream creations.
  • Sushi Box: Dive into the world of sushi and Japanese cuisine.
  • Burger Base: Indulge in mouthwatering burgers that redefine fast food.

A Fusion of Flavors

Visitors can expect a fusion of flavors, from traditional Emirati cuisine to international favorites, making RAK EATS a culinary melting pot.

RAK EATS - 4th Season on culinary extravaganza in Ras Al Khaimah (Till Dec 31st)

Entertainment Extravaganza

Heritage Entertainment Shows

In addition to the delectable dishes, RAK EATS will feature captivating heritage entertainment shows that transport visitors to the rich cultural heritage of the UAE.

Exciting Prizes and Promotions

Attendees will have the chance to win exciting prizes and enjoy exclusive promotions throughout the festival, adding an extra layer of excitement to their visit.

Manar Mall’s Role

Manar Mall: The Heart of RAK EATS

Manar Mall, Al Hamra’s flagship retail destination, is proud to be the host venue for RAK EATS. It plays a pivotal role in supporting local entrepreneurs and fostering a vibrant atmosphere during the festival.

The Vice President’s Perspective

Lee Northmore, Vice President of Manar Mall & Retail Leasing, Al Hamra, expresses his pride in hosting RAK EATS and highlights the significance of this event in promoting small businesses in the UAE.

The Role of RAK SME

Yousef Mohammed Esmaeel, Vice Chairman of the Supreme Committee of RAK-SME, sheds light on the partnership with Al Hamra and the shared vision of empowering SMEs and local talent.

RAK EATS - 4th Season on culinary extravaganza in Ras Al Khaimah (Till Dec 31st)

Beyond the Culinary Experience

Manar Mall’s Waterside Promenade

While indulging in the culinary delights of RAK EATS, visitors can also explore Manar Mall’s picturesque waterside Promenade. This leisurely walkway offers unobstructed views of the nearby mangroves, providing a tranquil escape amidst the festival’s excitement.

A Premier Leisure Destination

Over the years, Manar Mall’s Promenade has become a premier leisure and entertainment destination, making it the perfect location for major events and gatherings.

A Commitment to Growth

Supporting Al Hamra’s Growth Plan

RAK EATS aligns with Al Hamra’s five-year growth plan, which aims to optimize retail assets and contribute to the government’s vision of redefining Ras Al Khaimah as a thriving economic and recreational destination.

Join the Celebration

Save the Date

Don’t miss the chance to be a part of RAK EATS 2023! Visit from December 1 through December 31, 2023, between 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM daily, and immerse yourself in a celebration of food, culture, and community.


Q: Is there an entrance fee for RAK EATS 2023?

A: No, there is no entrance fee. RAK EATS is open to the public, and entry is free for all.

Q: Can I purchase food at RAK EATS with cash, or do I need to use a specific payment method?

A: Most food vendors at RAK EATS accept cash and various payment methods, including credit cards and mobile payment apps.

Q: Are there vegetarian and vegan food options available at the festival?

A: Yes, RAK EATS offers a wide range of vegetarian and vegan food options to cater to different dietary preferences.

Q: Is RAK EATS a family-friendly event?

A: Absolutely! RAK EATS is a family-friendly festival with entertainment and activities suitable for all age groups.

Q: Can I bring my own food and drinks to RAK EATS?

A: Outside food and drinks are generally not allowed at the festival. It’s best to explore the diverse food offerings available on-site.

Q: Is there parking available at Manar Mall during RAK EATS?

A: Yes, Manar Mall provides ample parking facilities for visitors attending RAK EATS.


RAK EATS 2023 promises to be a culinary extravaganza like no other, celebrating UAE National Day with an array of delectable dishes, entertainment, and a vibrant atmosphere. This festival not only supports local entrepreneurs but also showcases the rich cultural heritage of the UAE. So mark your calendars, gather your friends and family, and join us at Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah from December 1 to December 31, 2023, for a month-long celebration of food and culture that you won’t want to miss. Come hungry, leave delighted!

Mark your calendars and visit RAK EATS from December 1 until December 31, from 4 PM to 11 PM on weekdays and 4 PM to 12 AM on weekends, to enjoy all things food and culture.

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Contact and Location

Call: 07 227 0000

About Al Hamra

Al Hamra is a leading lifestyle development and investment company, based in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, and has been ranked among the top 50 GCC developers in 2022 by Construction Week Middle East. The company has been instrumental in shaping the Northern Emirate’s real estate and investment landscape across residential, retail, hospitality, leisure, and entertainment since its inception in 2003. In line with Ras Al Khaimah’s vision 2030, Al Hamra unveiled its ambitious five-year roadmap underpinned by a three-pronged approach to deliver premier lifestyle experiences, quality products, and world-class services. The company is committed to supporting Ras Al Khaimah’s transformational journey as one of the foremost investment, business, residential, and tourism destinations and plans to drive sustained growth by expanding its existing residential and hospitality portfolios while also optimizing retail and investing in value-added services.

Located just 45 mins away from Dubai International airport, and the free-trade zone, Al Hamra entails entities such as the multi-award-winning Al Hamra Village, Al Hamra Golf Club, Al Hamra Marina & Yacht Club, and Manar Mall in addition to its upcoming ground-breaking residential project – Falcon Island – which will surpass all previous developments in the Emirate. The group also owns iconic hospitality assets such as Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach, the upcoming Sofitel Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort and Al Hamra Residences and Al Hamra Village Hotel managed by Deutsche Hospitality. Al Hamra aims to enhance the destination appeal of Ras Al Khaimah while driving regional and global partnerships that create exceptional value for customers, visitors, and investors alike.


Saud Bin Saqr Establishment for Youth Enterprise Development, also known as RAK SME, was founded by Emiri decree to facilitate youth entrepreneurship and diversify the UAE’s national economy by boosting SME success. RAK SME has been hosting RAK EATS for 3 years, bringing a beautiful food festival to Ras Al Khaimah and receiving more than 50,000 visitors at every event.

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