Marjan partners with Wynn Resorts for casino resort development in UAE

Marjan partners with Wynn Resorts for casino resort in UAE

Property developer Marjan has today announced that it has partnered with casino and hotel operator Wynn Resorts to develop a multi-billion-dollar casino resort in Ras Al Khaimah, the largest city and capital of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates.

The development will be situated on Al Marjan Island, a group of 4 islands in the Persian Gulf founded just ten years ago, and will be Wynn Resorts’ first integrated resort property in the MENA region (Middle East and North Africa).

The location is already extremely popular with tourists and boasts magnificent beaches and waterfront views, allowing the world-class development to fit perfectly with the regions vision and ambitions.

According to reports, the new development will comprise of a casino gaming area, hotel rooms for some 1000 patrons and a high-end shopping mall among other features and amenities.

This development will be the largest of its kind and will be one of the biggest in the region from foreign investment, by Wynn Resorts, operator of similar resorts in the US and Macau.

Notable properties within the Wynn Resorts portfolio include Wynn Macau, Wynn Palace and Wynn Las Vegas, a luxury resort and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip.

Additionally, the new integrated resort from Marjan and Wynn Resorts is expected to be completed in four years time in 2026 and will accelerate tourism in the region, along with creating value to the local economy and job opportunities.

Reportedly, the two organisations have joined forces to create a ‘one of a kind’ experience in a ‘pristine setting’ with gaming, dining and hospitality at the heart of the project.

Craig Billings of Wynn Resorts commented on the partnership and development:

Al Marjan Island is a pristine setting and an ideal greenfield location for us to create the one-of-a-kind guest experiences for which Wynn Resorts is renowned.

The region offers tremendous potential for the hospitality and tourism industry, and we are excited about the prospect of developing an integrated resort in Ras Al Khaimah.

Abdullah Al Abdooli of Marjan also explained more about the new integrated resort and why it partnered with Wynn Resorts:

The integrated development, featuring a world-class hotel, entertainment and gaming amenities, will add to the Emirate’s destination strategy to attract tourists from across the world.

We are partnering with Wynn Resorts, one of the world’s most renowned integrated resort companies, which has a strong track record of developing luxury destinations with exceptional accommodation, dining, entertainment concepts and gaming facilities.

By leveraging Wynn Resorts’ expertise in developing luxury hospitality destinations, the new development will raise the benchmark in luxury hospitality in the region.

It will also create exceptional value to the Ras Al Khaimah economy and boost the leisure, business, and MICE tourism sectors.

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