Published on: March 20, 2023 @ 18:30
Reporter: Aniruddha Pal
SPT News, Kolkata, March 20: Once again Kolkata has become an international tourist destination roadshow. The Oberoi Grand highlights the tourism aspects of Ras Al Khaimah, the sixth largest city in the UAE. One Rep Global along with Ras Al Khaimah held a successful road-show in Kolkata on Friday 17th March. There was a large presence of travel partners.
Awesome road show
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority hosted an enriching gathering at The Oberoi Grand, where officials and attendees engaged in insightful conversation over a decadent luncheon. The event served as an opportunity to uncover the undiscovered wonders of Ras Al Khaimah and establish it as a vacation hotspot.
The revelations by the authority highlighted the northernmost emirate in the UAE and its all-encompassing delights, from breath-taking mountains and beaches to rich cultural experiences and luxurious hospitality. The luncheon provided a platform for potential collaborations and partnerships, paving the way for increased tourism and investment between India and Ras Al Khaimah.
Those who attended the event
Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI) Chairman (Eastern India) Mr. Anil Punjabi, Travel Agents Association of India (TAI) Chairman (Eastern India) Mr. Manav Soni, Skull International, Kolkata First Vice President Mrs. Poonam Arora were present on the occasion. The event was hosted by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority Senior Manager, Destination Tourism Development Mr. Carlo Kazan and One Rep Global’s India & Middle East Mr. Hemant Mediratta.
Important information about Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah is the largest city and capital of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. It is the sixth largest city in the UAE after Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain and Ajman. It is linked to the once Islamic trading port of Zulfar. The city is divided into two parts by a creek: the Old City to the west and Al Nakheel to the east.
The name Ras Al Khaimah means “the headland of the tent”. It is reported that the city gained its named after a tent was erected there to facilitate navigation.
The northern area of the city today known as Ras Al Khaimah was previously the location of the important Islamic era settlement and port of Julfar. Ras Al Khaimah has been the site of continuous human habitation for 7,000 years, one of the few places in the country and the world where this is the case.
Archaeological evidence has demonstrated that the settlement known as Julfar shifted location over time as harbour channels silted up. Excavations of a sizable tell, which revealed remnants of a Sassanid era fortification, indicate that early Julfar was located in the north of the present city of Ras Al Khaimah, not far from other sites of historical and archaeological interest such as the Pre-Islamic fort, ‘Sheba’s Palace’ (Shimal Fort).
One of Ras Al Khaimah’s most celebrated sons, Ibn Majid, was a hugely influential seaman, navigator and cartographer, and there is evidence in his writing that the town he came from was at that time known as Ras Al Khaimah, that town having eclipsed Julfar as the principal port and settlement of the Shimal coast.