Our dedicated MICE team is experienced in collaborating with planners to see through flawless events from start to finish. These distinguished programs are highlights that have earned Ras Al Khaimah the title of “The Event Emirate.”
Ras Al Khaimah has hosted four landmark Arab Aviation Summits in 2021, 2022, 2023, and 2024, including the milestone 10th edition event. Respected as the “voice of the industry,” this high-profile summit brings together leading professionals with the goal of revitalizing the tourism industry.
The most recent Arab Aviation Summit featured prominent keynote speakers such as Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Marwan Al Maktoum, and included pioneer seminars that covered topics such as the future of AI and sustainable tourism. The 2024 Arab Aviation Summit attracted the largest conference of Arab media to date in Ras Al Khaimah.
In 2022, The Pacific Asia Travel Association Annual Summit came to the Middle East for the first time in the event’s history. The successful event assembled travel leaders from 37 destinations around the globe to Ras Al Khaimah for three action-packed days of programming centered around the theme of ‘Reconnecting the World Sustainably.’
Revolutionary topics covered in regional sustainability leader, Ras Al Khaimah, included destination resilience, sustainable travel recovery strategies, global hotel industry trends, sustainable gastronomic tourism, and the decarbonization of transport.
Ras Al Khaimah hosted the 11th edition of the largest wedding planning conference series in the world in 2023. The three-day event attracted over 3800 wedding and event experts representing over 80 countries to Ras Al Khaimah. Held in the Al Hamra Conference Centre, one of the only beachside conference venues in the world, this event included two days of cutting-edge sessions and panels, followed by an award ceremony.
Ras Al Khaimah has now welcomed this illustrious trilogy of events three times—in 2021, 2022, and 2023. Each edition of the Global Citizen Forum has brought together thousands of visionary experts in their fields to collaborate and exchange ideas towards the promotion of global citizenship.
To date, attendees in Ras Al Khaimah include celebrities, heads of states, and international organizations. In the most recent iteration, highlights included the first ever underwater panel, an immersive refugee experience with Syrian refugee and Olympic medalist Yusra Mardini, and a virtual reality expedition that brought participants’ senses to Samaliland, Africa.
In 2022, Ras Al Khaimah hosted a novel tourism conference with successful results. The World Tourism Forum Lucerne Start-Up Innovation Summit was the only tourism platform where top-level international decision-makers from industry, government, academia and finance could collaborate with tomorrow’s generation to form an influential community for addressing future challenges. Attendees included industry leaders for the discussion of talent, innovation, sustainable development, and diversity in tourism and hospitality.
Ras Al Khaimah’s prowess in organizing local events with international reach speaks to our team’s proficiency in successful programming. Previous events including the Ras Al Khaimah Art Festival, the Ras Al Khaimah Triathlon, and the Minifootball World Cup attracted international audiences and press coverage. These cultural and sporting events are opportunities for MICE groups to plan their visit for an immersive experience into Ras Al Khaimah’s heritage and culture.
Ras Al Khaimah has hosted countless programs for business meetings and corporate incentives. These events bring together high-performers in their respective industries for productive sessions and team-building rewards. Five-star accommodations, flexible venues, and award-winning off-site excursions that have fuelled excellent itineraries for meeting and incentive groups in Ras Al Khaimah continue to be available for future events.