How to Plan A Sustainable Event in Ras Al Khaimah

Aligning with Ras Al Khaimah’s commitment to becoming a leading regional sustainable tourism destination by 2025, the Nature Emirate makes it easy for planners to arrange an eco-friendly event.


Through an expert certification process and action-first plan for sustainability, Ras Al Khaimah assists planners in facilitating events and incentive trips without transcendent carbon footprints. Our team guides environmentally minded planners in their arrangements with long-term goals including natural conservation, sustainable development, and community. 


In May 2023, Ras Al Khaimah received silver certification from EarthCheck, an international sustainable tourism benchmarking and advisory group. Ras Al Khaimah is the only destination in the Middle East, and among just a few destinations globally to receive this honor. The recognition acknowledges Ras Al Khaimah’s result-driven approach to sustainability and promising trajectory for sustainable tourism.


Read about Ras Al Khaimah’s sustainability pledge. 



Responsible RAK




Ras Al Khaimah has collaborated with EarthCheck to develop Responsible RAK, a tourism business accreditation program. This program monitors accommodations, DMCs, venues, attractions, and other Ras Al Khaimah trade partners on criteria including energy use and carbon emissions. 


Learn more about our sustainability benchmarking criteria.


Tourism businesses that meet competitive benchmarks for eco-responsible management are awarded a Responsible RAK certification. Ras Al Khaimah has also embraced transparency to facilitate easy, sustainable planning. 


Planners prioritizing a sustainable event can easily access our audited list of hotels, venues, and other businesses practicing sustainability. These businesses, in addition to being eco-friendly, are also MICE-friendly and do not compromise in comfort or amenities. 



Certified Sustainable Partners


The Cove Rotana Resort


their Responsible RAK certification include but are not limited to the following accommodation and attraction businesses. These resorts are ideal for meeting and incentive groups seeking both luxury and sustainability.


Visit our website to browse more certified partners. 



  • Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island
  • Rixos Bab Al Bahr
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
  • The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
  • The Cove Rotana Resort
  • The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
  • BM Beach Resort
  • Waldorf Astoria
  • BM Beach Hotel
  • Marjan Island Resort & Spa Managed by Accor


Venues & Attractions:

  • Bear Grylls Explorers Camp
  • Jais Sledder
  • Jais Zipline
  • 1484 by Puro



Meet the “Green Team”




With the shared goal of economically, environmentally, culturally and socially sustainable tourism, government and private stakeholders in Ras Al Khaimah have assembled to facilitate eco-friendly tourism development. 


Known as the ‘Green Team, this cohort of collaborators is consistently reviewing and updating Ras Al Khaimah’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Strategy and promoting eco-tourism practices across the sector. This initiative for sustainable tourism in Ras Al Khaimah allows for accessible planning and facilitating of eco-friendly events in the Emirate.


Distinguished members of the team include the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, RAK Ports, Ras Al Khaimah Public Service Department, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport, and the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone, among others. 


Begin planning a sustainable event in Ras Al Khaimah.