Ras Al Khaimah is inviting digital nomads and remote workers to swap their Zoom backgrounds for the sandy beaches and relaxed vibes of the city, as part of its extended Live Rak Play programme. Under the initiative, professionals from around the world can live and work in the emirate for up to 12 months.
The campaign, which was announced last year, has been extended and now runs until September 30. It features a range of long-stay offers across hotels as well as discounts on dining, laundry, telephone calls and car rental. Participating hotels include the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island and Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort, to name a few.
To make the most of downtime or weekends, those who book will also receive complimentary tickets to Jais Adventure Peak, home to the world's longest zipline, or the Suwaidi Pearls farm and the Bear Grylls Explorer Camp for a half-day mountain excursion.
“We’ve seen first-hand the impact of remote working on employee well-being,” said Raki Phillips, chief executive of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. “Our own company culture, which reflects a host of workplace initiatives to help our people both professionally and personally, has given employees the space to focus on their mental wellbeing.
“As the government entity with the Happiest Work Environment in Ras Al Khaimah and a ‘Great Place to Work’, we’re driven to create even more opportunities and ‘Live RAK Play’ taps into this culture by giving remote workers the chance to call our beautiful emirate home.”
The list of participating hotels
Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort
DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island
Hampton by Hilton Marjan Island
Radisson Resort Ras Al Khaimah, Marjan Island
Jannah Hotel Apartments and Villas
Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah
DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah
Citymax Hotel Ras Al Khaimah
Action Hotel Ras Al Khaimah
Al Hamra Golf Club
The Dunes (camping and safari)
Suwaidi Pearls farm