The ‘glampsite’ will offer beachside campfires, yoga and wellness sessions
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) has promised the opening of Banan Beach by the end of 2021. Located on Al Marjan Island, renowned for its peaceful shoreline, the relaxed beach resort comprises colourful tepee-style tents located around a central firepit, private chalets, barbecue areas, designated spots to practice mindfulness and an outdoor cinema screening blockbusters and family films.
The new attraction aligns with RAKTDA’s Sustainable Tourism Destination Strategy that will see Ras Al Khaimah become the regional leader in eco-tourism by 2025
All furniture, fixtures, doors, windows and decorations for the chalets and tents, will be handmade by the Banan Beach team using recycled, locally sourced and biodegradable materials. The resort’s sustainability theme will also extend to its dining concepts, with natural and sustainable methods such as wood and charcoal for cookery used in its kitchens, instead of the conventional electricity and gas.
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Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “Banan Beach is the perfect addition to our growing portfolio of family-friendly outdoor activities in Ras Al Khaimah. The sustainably driven camp aligns with our mandate to invest and launch authentic new tourism initiatives across the emirate and underscores our ability to continuously adapt to meet changing traveller needs and the growing desire for experiences in safe, open environments.”
Banan Beach founder Banan Abdalla added: “We are incredibly excited to bring Banan Beach to Ras Al Khaimah. It will be open throughout the day, seven days a week, providing guests access to the Emirate’s crystal-clear waters all year long. Visitors will be able to relax and soak up the sun from an array of chalets and tents accommodating various group sizes and preferences. Those who prefer a poolside experience with a view of the beach can opt to lounge by the pool, dining at the onsite restaurants or cooking up a storm themselves, using the barbecue areas.”
For more information, visit www.bananbeach.com