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Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) today confirmed that the city has been certified as a safe destination by Bureau Veritas, the global leader in testing, inspection and certification services, as it completes its ‘Safeguard Assurance’ program.

It is first city in the world to receive both the Bureau Veritas Safeguard Assurance Label and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp which recognize the heightened safety standards, training and hygiene protocols in place across the Emirate.

Through an ongoing series of independent audits of all its hotels in the Emirate, the partnership between RAKTDA and Bureau Veritas was designed to further validate the safety measures and processes already in place, and takes RAKTDA’s ‘Stay Safe’ Hotel Certification Program to the next level, said an official statement on Tuesday.

Adding to the global validation, Ras Al Khaimah is the first Emirate in UAE to receive the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Safe Travels Stamp, the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp for the travel and tourism industry, designed specifically to address COVID-19 and similar outbreaks.

“We are immensely proud to be the first destination in the world to be certified as safe by Bureau Veritas and receive the WTTC safe travels stamp and believe it will go a long way to restore confidence and bring tourists back to Ras Al Khaimah,” Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said.

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