RAK Properties awards $8m deal for Anantara hotel
The property will feature Ras Al Khaimah’s first Maldives-inspired overwater villas, four restaurants, a spa, and other leisure facilities
Ras Al Khaimah-based developer RAK Properties signed a $8m (AED30m) enabling works contract with Al Nuaimi Group for its upcoming Anantara Resort & Spa within the Mina Al Arab development.
The contract between Al Nauimi Group and RAK Properties includes piling and earthworks for a 306-room resort, which will be operated by Minor Hotels under its Anantara brand, when it opens in late 2018.
The property will feature Ras Al Khaimah’s first Maldives-inspired overwater villas, four restaurants, a spa, and other leisure facilities.
RAK Properties managing director and CEO, Mohammed Sultan Al Qadi, said: “Once construction is complete, Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa, will form a key part of the international hospitality offering of our largest development in the emirate, providing visitors and residents with an iconic venue to relax and be entertained.”
The Anantara Mina Al Arab Ras Al Khaimah Resort will be situated within a secluded and picturesque area with its own 9,000m2 private beach, overlooking an eco-reserve lined with mangroves.
Nestled on a site measuring 73,664m2 within RAK Properties’ flagship development, Mina Al Arab, the hotel will be Minor Hotels’ first venture into the emirate.
Among the featured amenities of the resort are various health and sports facilities, such as the Anantara Spa, swimming pools, and a tennis court. Additionally, the property will include a ballroom with further events and meeting space, and a dedicated kids’ and teens’ club.
In terms of its restaurant offerings, the resort will offer an all-day dining option, a Thai specialty restaurant, a seafood restaurant, and an outdoor sun bar.