Las Vegas’ Wynn to open ‘responsible gaming’ resort in Ras Al Khaimah
June 8 2023
You may have been following the mega-resort development in Ras Al Khaimah, where US-based Wynn Resorts is opening a multi-billion-dollar resort.
A planned Las Vegas-style resort in the UAE city of Ras al-Khaimah could help attract over five million tourists, a report published on Tuesday said, two million visitors more than the expected number by 2030.
Due to open in 2026, this integrated, multipurpose resort represents the largest-of-its-kind foreign direct investment in Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah.
The resort plan includes a 1,000-room luxury hotel, upmarket shopping, more than 10 restaurants and lounges and extensive entertainment choices, including the region’s first gaming area. While details are still unveiling, I expect luxurious apartments and villa to be a key part of the mega development.
The Wynn resort in Ras Al Khaimah will fall under the newly launched Department of Entertainment and Gaming Regulation from the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA). The new division will focus on “integrated resorts in the emirate” and “the foremost priority of this new division is to create a robust framework that will ensure responsible gaming at all levels”.