Ras Al Khaimah will soon be home to Wynn Resorts property in 2026. That's right, guys! Gambling is coming to the UAE!!
Al Marjan Island
The famous hospitality brand from Nevada, Las Vegas, will soon open its door in RAK's Marjan island, a multi-billion dollar development. The massive project will be the first beach resort developed by Wynn Resorts globally. Expect a 1000 plus room hotel, many restaurants and lounges and a wide variety of entertainment options.
The RAKTDA (Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority) will create a division that will oversee operations, entertainment, gaming facilities and more. Wynn Resorts is looking at massive potential and aims to attract tourists all over the world.
Rumours last year states that allowing gambling within the UAE, which was quickly denied by the government. Allowing gambling is controversial in the Muslim world. It was uncertain if 'gaming' in these statements refers to gambling. The opening of the Vegas Casino operator in the UAE will bring exceptional value to the Ras Al Khaimah economy and it is set to boost the leisure, business and MICE tourism sectors.
The new department in Ras Al Khaimah will oversee the whole gaming enterprise within these developments, adhering to the compliance with applicable laws and rules, all of which the suppliers, employees and operators are to uphold. These rules will cover advertising, financial and marketing transactions.