Ras Al Khaimah-based developer Rakeen yesterday unveiled its $400 million (Dh1,469m) RAK Convention and Exhibition Centre at the Arabian Travel Market. The mixed-use project will use technologically advanced ceramics developed by RAK Ceramics.
Dr Imad Haffar Chief Operating Officer, Rakeen, said: "We're thrilled to be revealing this cutting-edge and environmentally friendly project at ATM. Our model provides an excellent visual insight into what will be a landmark for Ras Al Khaimah, designed by Snohetta International. The RAK Convention and Exhibition Centre will be the finest of its kind in the region; not just a place of function, but an outstanding architectural masterpiece, designed meticulously. "We're very proud to confirm that we are, as with our other projects, building around nature. The entire structure of the centre will be set directly onto the natural land contours, without any disturbance to the surroundings. We're keen to retain as much of the original area as possible, thus maintaining the majestic beauty of the sand dunes."
The centre will comprise 50,000sqm of rentable area.