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RAK Economic Department Begins First Tourist Guide

The Ras Al Khaimah Economic Department began work on its first tourist guide of the emirate.   Mohammad Lojab, head of the tourism promotion section, said the guide is an active and attractive means of promoting tourism.  It will include complete information about hotels, tourism agencies, travel, shopping centers, parks, museums, and other commercial activities.  Important sites like hospitals, museums, and sports centers are also featured in the guide.

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