Welcome to the official website of Haitham Mattar, CEO of the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority. Here, you will find information about Mattar, the latest news and developments about his activities and those of Ras Al Khaimah, press and interviews, multimedia and contact information.


With Mattar at the helm of tourism development, Ras Al Khaimah has become one of the fastest growing regions of the United Arab Emirates and one of the world’s fastest growing travel destinations, with an ever-expanding portfolio of global branded properties and major investments. Accordingly, Mattar is highly requested by renowned news and media outlets across the globe,

including CNN, CNBC, CBS, SKY, Bloomberg, Travel Talk and Travel Bulletin, to discuss Ras Al Khaimah’s unique offerings, unprecedented growth surge, current efforts to raise awareness of the destination among international markets and ambitious targets to attract one million visitors to the emirate by 2018.