The 71,000-sq-m Anatara Resort will be located on the edge of the Eco Reserve at Mina Al Arab offering stunning views of the ocean and adjacent tidal wetlands.

RAK Properties, one of the UAE’s leading property development and tourism infrastructure companies, has awarded a contract to Hill International to provide project management services for the five-star Anantara Resort, which is currently under development at Mina Al Arab in Ras Al Khaimah.

The project will be targeting guests seeking overwater luxury in an eco-sanctuary setting, and the resort is scheduled for completion in late 2022.

Offering stunning views of the ocean and adjacent tidal wetlands, the 71,000-sq-m resort will be located on the edge of the Eco Reserve and will take full advantage of this setting, says RAK Properties.

Features of the hotel will include custom accommodation including suites, overwater villas, and a presidential suite, as well as multiple food and beverage options, a spa and fitness centre, and finely landscaped grounds and outdoor facilities. Hill International will provide project management services in support of the hotel during its construction.

Acting CEO Mohammed Al Tair says: “The hospitality outlook is very promising, and the sector is one of our prime focuses, hence we continue to develop and evolve our hospitality portfolio. Ras Al Khaimah tourism sector showed resilience and strength during the Covid-19 pandemic.”

Abdo Kardous, Hill International’s Regional President for the Middle East, says: “Our team will bring the best practices from our resort experience to manage the construction of RAK Properties’ latest destination successfully.”