Marjan, RAK Hospitality Holding and Wynn Resorts have announced a multi-billion dollar integrated resort development on the artificial island of Al Marjan in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.
The spectacular Al Marjan Island, already a top tourist destination, is just 15 minutes from Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport. Comprised of four islands, Al Marjan Island delights visitors with over 7.8 kilometers of sparkling beaches and 23 kilometers of seafront in addition to world-class hotels and residential developments.
Al Marjan Island spans an area of 2.7 million m² of reclaimed land extending into the Arabian Gulf. The new integrated resort on one of the exclusive islands, which covers an area of almost 250,000 m², will offer a pristine setting with spectacular views of the Arabian Gulf as well as sandy beaches and a marina. The development is the first resort developed by Wynn Resorts in the world. The current scope includes a hotel with more than 1000 rooms, a high-end shopping center, a state-of-the-art meeting and convention center, an exclusive spa, more than 10 restaurants and lounges, a wide range of entertainment choices, a games and other amenities.
The integrated resort will be developed with significant foreign direct investment by Wynn Resorts. As the largest project of its kind in the emirate’s growing hospitality sector, it will create substantial value for the local economy by accelerating tourism, creating jobs and boosting the growth of related sectors. Due for completion in 2026, the entire project will be developed to the highest standards of sustainability best practice.
Eng. Abdulla Al Abdooli, CEO of Marjan, said the new integrated resort highlights Ras Al Khaimah’s growing recognition as a premier investment destination for high-quality hotel projects.
“The integrated development, featuring a world-class hotel, entertainment and gaming facilities, will add to the emirate’s destination strategy to attract tourists from around the world. We partner with Wynn Resorts, one of the world’s most renowned integrated resort companies, which has a strong track record in developing luxury destinations with accommodations, restaurants, entertainment concepts and gaming facilities exceptional. By leveraging Wynn Resorts’ expertise in developing luxury resort destinations, the new development will elevate the benchmark for luxury hospitality in the region. It will also create exceptional value for Ras Al Khaimah’s economy and boost the MICE leisure, business and tourism sectors,” he said.
“Al Marjan Island is a pristine setting and pristine location ideal for creating the unique guest experiences that Wynn Resorts is known for. The area offers tremendous potential for the hospitality and tourism industry, and we are excited about the prospect of developing an integrated resort in Ras Al Khaimah,” said Craig Billings, new CEO of Wynn Resorts.
The new resort is in the early stages of design and development and will apply for an integrated resort license with the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.