Ras Al Khaimah: Tourism Development Authority of Ras Al Khaimah (RAKTDA) has added yet another feather to its illustrious cap as the organization bagged a Top 10 spot on the Middle East list released by Great Place to Work, the global authority that recognizes high-trust, high-performing workplace cultures.
As the highest placed government entity, RAKTDA was also ranked 6th in the Best Workplaces List in the UAE of 2022 – Small & Medium Organization and was named as one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials and Best Workplaces in Asia in 2022.
Last year, the authority was recognized last year as one of the Best Workplaces for Women and a Great Place to Work in 2021, and remains to be the 1st and only organization in Ras Al Khaimah today to be ranked amongst the top 10 regional companies in the Middle East.
RAKTDA’s achievement builds on the progressive policies put in place by the body, such as its ‘Lifestyle Benefits’ program which ensures employees are provided for equally, regardless of age, gender, parental or marital status.
The authority was also one of the first government entities in the Emirate to introduce an Official Remote Working policy and extensive hardship assistance program. Moreover, its robust Emiratization program offers Emirati nationals with leadership training and development opportunities for placement within the Authority or in leading industries throughout Ras Al Khaimah.
Mr. Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, remarked.
Recognized as the ‘Government Entity with the Happiest Work Environment’ in the Emirate and ‘Happiest Employees in Ras Al Khaimah’ by the Sheikh Saqr Program for Government Excellence (SSPGE) in 2021, the RAKTDA works closely with government entities, industry stakeholders and hospitality partners.
DRIVING TOURISM IN THE REGION
Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has set out a roadmap for the Emirate to drive its attractiveness for people to live, work and be immersed into a larger community.
These new initiatives include expanded public and inter-city transport across the Emirate, a thorough review of employment regulations and policies, community engagement programs, employee recognition schemes, a RAK FAM community card, providing travel and tourism employees with special discounts across retail, leisure and activities in the Emirate, and certification for travel and hospitality partners.