From The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2013
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The government has prepared a 10-year development strategy to help guide sector growth, and a central part of this strategy is leveraging the private sector. To this end, the government is actively partnering with private operators to help promote tourism and is developing a reputation for managing public-private partnerships in the sector. Ras Al Khaimah continues to raise its profile as a tourist destination, having doubled its number of visitors in the past two years, and the focus is now on niche markets such as ecotourism, cruises and health. Major new hotel projects such as Al Marjan Island will add much-needed capacity, while improved transit links to nearby emirates should also help to support growth.