IHG Hotels & Resorts has expanded presence in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the opening of InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa.
The opening marks the first property for the InterContinental Hotel & Resorts brand in Ras Al Khaimah.
InterContinental Ras Al Khaimah Mina Al Arab Resort & Spa features 351 rooms, suites, and private pool villas.
The property boasts six dining venues including Levant & Nar, which offers fine dining catering Levant influenced delicacies with a modern twist; New York-inspired NoHo bar; and the poolside bar ShaSha that serves alfresco bites and frozen cocktails.
Other guest amenities include Planet Trekkers and Teens Club facilities, which are equipped with indoor and outdoor spaces, a separate fitness studio, an outdoor tennis court and separate saunas for male and female.
The resort also offers nearly 1,000m2 meeting venues, including a spacious 360m2 ball room and two large meeting rooms.
Spa InterContinental is slated to be added in April this year.
IHG India, Middle East and Africa managing director Haitham Mattar said: “InterContinental Hotels & Resorts have been pioneering luxury travel in new destinations for over 75 years and the undiscovered destination of Ras Al Khaimah couldn’t be more perfect for a new, best-in-class InterContinental resort.
“Ras Al Khaimah’s reputation has grown internationally and has put the Emirate on the world travel map. Its focus on heritage, cultural and adventure activities has a strong appeal to domestic and also international visitors.
“We look forward to welcoming guests to this exquisite property and offer a level of bespoke hospitality that is befitting of the region.”
The five-star property is located just a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.