Charged with bringing to life the Emirate’s 7000-plus years of historical past, 19 new tour guides, together with 5 UAE Nationals, licensed in commencement ceremony held on June twenty first, 2022
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Growth Authority (RAKTDA), in partnership with the American College of Ras Al Khaimah (AURAK) – Middle for Government & Skilled Training, has licensed 19 profitable graduates from the Tour Information Coaching Program 2022, the primary course post-pandemic.
Amongst the brand new tour guides are 5 UAE Nationals from throughout Ras Al Khaimah who will use their expertise to share the vacation spot’s wealthy tribal historical past and take guests on a novel historic and cultural journey into the Emirate’s fascinating heritage and traditions.
Established for these searching for careers as Tour Guides, this system is designed to offer candidates the talents and information vital to maximise skilled alternatives within the tourism trade and meet trade requirements. The courses are performed by lecturers and trainers who’ve years of expertise within the fields of cultural heritage and use international requirements to impart their information, leading to world-class tourism professionals.
All through Might and June, the contributors took half in sensible overland coaching and mastered the artwork of efficient commentary, energetic listening, managing troublesome conditions, and conducting efficient small and enormous excursions, alongside a wide range of extra expertise to assist advance their profession. Throughout a commencement ceremony held at AURAK on twenty first of June 2022, candidates who had efficiently accomplished the course and handed each theoretical and sensible exams acquired an official certificates and tour information card issued by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Growth Authority. The newly licensed tour guides are actually eligible to hitch tourism centered organizations and firms that function cultural experiences for guests, together with metropolis excursions, heritage website excursions and wider sightseeing throughout the Emirate.
Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, President of the American College of Ras Al Khaimah mentioned “In the present day is a proud day for us as we rejoice the graduates of the RAK Tour Information Coaching Programme. Tourism is among the predominant pillars of Ras Al Khaimah’s financial system and AURAK is eager to develop and increase the variety of professionals getting into the trade to maintain and assist develop the tourism sector of Ras Al Khaimah and the UAE. Working hand in hand with our financial strategic companions and financial establishments, we’re delighted to be equipping our youth and the subsequent technology with the information, know-how and experience to enterprise and discover the unexplorable.”
Commenting on the success of the coaching course, Raki Phillips, Chief Government Officer at Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Growth Authority mentioned: “We place big significance on the expansion and improvement our subsequent technology of tourism expertise. In the present day’s travellers wish to transcend the normal vacation expertise, quite searching for new and fulfilling experiences the place they’ll immerse themselves within the vacation spot for a way of purposeful journey. As such, you will need to have certified, passionate guides that showcase Ras Al Khaimah’s wealthy tradition and heritage and convey to life our distinctive, genuine Arabian expertise with a recent perspective.”
Ras Al Khaimah has an unbelievable historical past relationship again over 7,000 years to the Bronze Age, making it one of many oldest constantly habited areas on the planet, house to 3 Arabian tribal traditions spanning coast, mountain and desert which might all nonetheless be skilled immediately. Below its sustainable technique of Balanced Tourism and imaginative and prescient to turn out to be the regional chief in sustainable tourism by 2025, the Authority has made concentrated efforts in sustainable improvement by means of cultural tourism, resulting in not solely the safety of pure and cultural heritage but additionally job creation. Cultural sustainability initiatives embody a three-phased restoration program at Al Jazirah Al Hamra in addition to a bespoke tour of the important thing archaeological websites within the Emirate. 4 of the historic websites have additionally been included in UNESCO’s tentative checklist of World Heritage Website- Al Jazirah Al Hamra, Julfar, Shimal and Dhayah Fort.
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