Ras al-Khaimah airport to get facelift

25 February 2003
The Ras al-Khaimah Department of Civil Aviation has unveiled a detailed AED 60 million ($16.3 million) five-year plan for Ras al-Khaimah International Airport as part of its 20-year master plan for the airport. The plan includes the construction of new arrival and departure lounges, a Free Trade Zone, automated cargo warehouses, parking lots, offices and restaurants. The plan will be financed by the Ras al-Khaimah Government, the Civil Aviation Department and also from a private company which will build a five-star hotel.

The head of the department, Sheikh Salem bin Sultan al-Qassimi, said details of a plan to create a Ras al-Khaimah Government Cargo Company would also be announced soon. Sheikh Salem said Ras al-Khaimah should become a transit and re-distribution point to serve the regional and international businesses. 'The airport is currently negotiating with three major Iranian travel agencies so that the airport is given the right to issue Iranian visas,' he said.

Ras Al Khaimah National Travel Agency, he said, has won government approval to issue visit visas to all UAE residents irrespective of their income.

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