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9072 28 Dec 2020

Celebrate the New Year at Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah skies to light up in giant display of fireworks to celebrate the arrival of 2021

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 December 2020: There's nothing more exciting than welcoming in the New Year with a massive fireworks display. Ras Al Khaimah, recently named the Gulf Tourism Capital for the second consecutive year is all set to host one of the world's largest pyrotechnics performances to welcome 2021 in lavish style. The Emirate's New Year's Eve Fireworks will feature various shapes and themes rising above the sea near Al Marjan Island over a 4km stretch, in tune with special musical arrangements for a total of 10 minutes, to welcome the New Year.

With no on-ground activities or general viewing areas allocated for the celebrations this year, in compliance with the Emirate's social distancing protocols, the fireworks display will be broadcast live via television networks, social media channels and on raknye.com, for the world to tune into, starting at 11.45pm on the 31st December 2020.

Although NYE 2021 calls for unconventional celebrations, hotels across Ras Al Khaimah have put their best foot forward and are offering attractive festive experiences to make sure this New Year's Eve celebrations are not to be missed and will certainly be one to remember. To celebrate the end of the year and welcome 2021, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) brings you a list of the most exciting options to delve into, welcoming in the new year and creating memories with loved ones. While there will be no public viewing locations allocated for the fireworks, the below-listed hotels welcome guests to enjoy uninterrupted views of the spectacular show from their premises.

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WALDORF ASTORIA RAS AL KHAIMAH

Outlet Name: Peacock Alley and Camelia Terrace Time Traveler Party New Year's Eve Gala

Date: 31st December

Description: Make this new year's holiday truly unforgettable for your family and loved ones with exceptional celebrations at the luxurious Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, set between the dramatic Hajar Mountains and azure waters of the Arabian Sea. The celebrations begin with cocktail reception at the Peacock Alley followed by a sumptuous buffet dinner featuring international cuisines and a free-flowing selection of premium beverages at the Camelia Terrace. The gala will also showcase live performances of musicians including the legendary pop-flamenco band, Gipsyland and much more.

Price: Price options include -

  • Silver Package at AED 1,600 includes NYE Gala Lavish International Buffet, free flow of selected house beverages, glass of bubbly at midnight, 1 raffle draw entry, and a free access to Al Fayrouz (after-party)
  • Gold Package at AED 1,850 includes all silver package benefits, multiple raffle draw entries, and a special seat facing the stage

Time: 7.30pm onwards.



Outlet Name: Marjan Restaurant Marjan Nights New Year's Eve Gala

Date: 31st December

Description: The countdown begins at the Marjan Restaurant where an evening of stars, an elaborate set menu dinner and festive music and entertainment awaits. Guests can view the Ras Al Khaimahs New Year's Eve Fireworks from the terrace of the restaurant offering the ultimate viewing experience.

Price: Venue available only for groups of 10 or above. Contact venue for further details

Time: 10pm to 1am

Note: Bookings for the event are open only for groups of 10 and above. Reservations close 48 hours before the event. For more information or reservation inquiries, please call on 07 203 5533 or e-mail at rktwa.fbdine@waldorfastoria.com

Outlet Name: Pearl Kids Club

Date: 31st December

Description: Children will also be kept entertained with the NYE celebrations at the Pearl Kids Club offering a dedicated kid's menu, movies, games and even a special 2021 countdown to see in the new year.

Price: AED 200 per child

Time: 7pm to 12am

Hotel Accommodation on New Year's Eve
: Guests can book a King Deluxe Room from the 31st of December to the 2nd of January starting from AED 3,725 per night

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RIXOS BAB AL BAHR

Outlet Name: Rixos Bab Al Bahr

Date: 31st December

Description: Witness and experience an incredible fireworks show along with unforgettable New Year's Eve celebrations for all to enjoy. The Kids Beach Festival kicks off at 6.30pm featuring magic shows, inflatable games, stilt walker and a bubble show followed by the exciting gala dinner at 7pm. At 8.30pm families can take part in the raffle draw before delving into the musical dance show at 9pm, including performances from a DJ, saxophonist, acrobats and dancers. The thrilling countdown to midnight will see guests enthralled by a fire and lazer show at 11.59pm, followed by the breath-taking fireworks and afterparty.

Price: All-inclusive offering available to inhouse guests on the 31st of December

Time: 6.30pm onwards

Hotel Accommodation on New Year's Eve
: Guests can book a Classic Room from the 30th of December to the 2nd of January starting from AED 2,116 per night

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HILTON RAS AL KHAIMAH RESORT and SPA

Outlet Name: New Year's Eve Caravanserai

Date: 31st December 2020

Description: Get the party started at the 'Caravanserai' Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resortand Spa this New Year's Eve and explore the wonders that were popular during the fabled eras. The Caravanserais were havens of safety where weary travellers could rest for a while from the world. A wonderful exchange of food, culture and conversations would effortlessly take place between strangers who would then go forward into the next phase of their journey with refreshed bodies and invigorated spirits. For one night only, the iconic beach resort will be transformed, bringing the caravanserai to life allowing guests to explore the bygone era through its many wonders such as luxurious carpets, precious incense, exotic spices, candles, rich oils and wild honey at the bazaar. Entertainers and bonfires will liven up the night while guests can take a gondola ride around the salt pool, a donkey ride on the Beach, try out some Asian street food, timeless pasta dishes and Turkish dessert delicacies.

Price: AED 495 inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages; AED 695 inclusive alcohol beverages; AED 250 for kids between six eleven and Kids under six eat complimentary

Time: 8pm to 2am

Note: For reservation contact reservation directly on Reservations_RakResort@hilton.com

Hotel Accommodation on New Year's Eve
: Guests can book a King Guest Room from the 30th of December to the 1st of January starting from AED 1,282 per night. A compulsory New Year's Eve room supplement of AED 695 per adult and AED 312 per child applies for stays on 31 December 2020 for celebration including food, beverage, and entertainment.

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DOUBLETREE BY HILTON RESORT SPA MARJAN ISLAND

Outlet Name: Marjan Pool

Date: 31st December 2020

Description: While the clock ticks towards the New Year, enjoy a spectacular celebration with DoubleTree by Hilton Resortand Spa Marjan Islands Gala Dinner at Marjan Pool under the glittering sky in Ras Al Khaimah. The expansive area will see guests indulge in the sumptuous offering from the international buffet whilst being entertained by the Colombian band, resident DJ and much more, ensuring all guests are amused until the early hours of 2021. Guests can continue the festivities at the Anchor Bar after party from 12:00 am until 3:00 am.

Price: AED299 for nonalcoholic package; AED399 for house package;

Time: 6.30pm onwards

Outlet Name: Meze and Sanchaya Terrace

Date: 31st December 2020

Description: Countdown to 2021 from the prime viewing spot at Meze and Sanchaya Terrace at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort Spa Marjan Island and get ready for the mesmerizing fireworks display lighting up the midnight sky. Guests can enjoy the famous Islander's themed buffet featuring lavish lobsters and grill stations. Make lasting memories at DoubleTree by Hilton Resortand Spa Marjan Island this New Years Eve with your nearest and dearest. Guests can continue the festivities at the Anchor Bar after party from 12:00 am until 3:00 am.

Price: AED499 for non-alcoholic package; AED599 for bubbly package

Time: 7.30pm onwards

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RITZ CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL HAMRA BEACH

Outlet Name: Shore House

Date: 31st December

Description: Guests staying at the Ritz Carlton, Al Hamra Beach will see in the new year with a special family-style gala dinner featuring a finger-licking selection of food and beverages with live performances provided by the hotel's resident DJ, close view of the fireworks display and countdown by the beach.

Price:

  • AED 1,999 per person inclusive of food, champagne and house beverages
  • AED 999 for kids between 12 to 18 years including food and soft beverages
  • AED 599 for kids between 6 to 12 years including food and soft beverages

Time: 8pm onwards

Hotel Accommodation on New Year's Eve: Guests can book villa options with a private pool starting from AED 9,777 per night

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RITZ CARLTON RAS AL KHAIMAH, AL WADI DESERT

Outlet Name: Kaheela Restaurant

Date: 31st December

Description: Indulge in a relaxed New Year's Eve dinner at the Kaheela Restaurant featuring sumptuous signature delicacies, refreshing beverages and a live jazz performance before ringing in the new year with friends and loved ones.

Price: AED 600 per person (soft beverages) AED 850 per person (house beverages) AED 300 for children ages six to twelve years

Time: 8pm to 11.30pm



Outlet Name: Farmhouse

Date: 31st December

Description: Savour a gourmet culinary journey through exotic dishes prepared by Farmhouses award-winning team of chefs with refreshing beverages and live saxophone performances throughout the evening.

Price: AED 900 per person (soft beverages), AED 1900 per person (premium beverages), AED 450 for children between 6 to 12 years

Time: 8pm to 11.30pm

Outlet Name: Moorish and Moon Bar

Date: 31st December

Description: Welcome in the New Year with a blast in Moorish and Moon Bar. The Moroccan-inspired restaurant offers a variety of signature cocktails and a fine selection of Tapas with a live DJ performance for the night a perfect way to welcome 2021. With panoramic views of the resort overlooking the three Al Wadi towers and the beautiful desert at the Al Wadi Nature Reserve, this New Years Eve will be one to remember.

Price: AED 400 per person including tapas selection on table, house beverages and cocktails

Time: Countdown will take place at the Moon Bar

Hotel Accommodation on New Year's Eve: Guests can book villa options with a private pool starting from AED 8,477 per night

Note: Fireworks will not be visible from this property; however guests can enjoy this virtually through live streaming options

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About Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (TDA) was established in May 2011 under the government of Ras Al Khaimah. Ras Al Khaimah TDA aims to develop the Emirates tourism infrastructure and establish Ras Al Khaimah as a world-class destination for leisure and business travel, creating sustainable investment opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for its residents. In order to achieve its goals, the Ras Al Khaimah TDA has a government mandate to license, regulate and monitor the Emirates tourism and hospitality industry.

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