Arabian Hotel Investment Conference

09 – 11 April 2019 | AHIC Village, Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates



Drive A Supercar
VIP Pass holders only

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - 9, 10, 11 April: 09:30 - 18:00

Get behind the wheel of a luxury supercar provided by our Supercar Rental and Tour Partner, Edel & Stark.

Delegates who have purchased an AHIC VIP Pass will be able to book a supercar self-drive experience during the three-day conference from the AHIC Village to Al Marjan Island and back.

Spaces are limited and booking will be made available to VIP Pass delegates on a first come first serve basis shortly.




World's Longest Zipline
VIP Pass holders only

Tuesday, 9 April: 07:30 AM, Group 1 pick up. 08:30 AM, Group 2 pick up.

The Jebel Jais Flight is the World’s Longest Zipline Certified by Guinness World Records. The experience will start in the Jebel Jais Mountains and will be filled with exhilarating height and speed. At all times you will be accompanied by qualified safety guides and protected by a high quality safety equipment. Prior to the experience, the guides will ensure that you fully understand the operation of safety equipment and are properly fitted with harness and helmets. Participants should be between 40 and 130 kilos of weight and over 1.22 meters of height. This experience has moderate fitness levels, and be comfortable at heights is a plus but not a requirement.

A prior zip-line experience is not required; the zip-line staff will ensure that everyone gains the skills to successfully complete the course.


Via Ferrata 
VIP Pass holders only


Join the region’s most exciting mountain adventure, the Middle East’s first via ferrata - for those seeking an adrenaline filled day on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain. Professional instructors will guide you along a spectacular route across the mountains. Enjoy 3 thrilling zip lines as you traverse more than 1km along the mountain route. 

A 'via ferrata' (Italian for “iron road”) is a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. The essence of a modern via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically (every 1 to 10 metres (3.3 to 32.8 ft) fixed to the rock. Using a via ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable. The cable can also be used as aid to climbing, and additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs (stemples), pegs, carved steps and even ladders and zip lines are often provided.


Al Suwaidi Pearl Farm 
VIP Pass holders only


The Al Suwaidi family is intrinsically linked to the history of pearling era in the Gulf, dating back to the 12th and 13th centuries, and belonging to the Julfar dynasty, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

The family background traces back to life in the Gulf region that has been entwined with the jewel of the ocean for over 7000 years.

Nestled in the heard of nature and situated in the old fishing village in Al Rams, the Suwaidi Pearl is the first cultural Gulf Pearl Farm in the world offering an exciting and unique experience. Enjoy the flora and fauna!


Al Hamra Golf  


Join your AHIC peers for a 9 hole fun golf competition! Located a few minutes' walk from the AHIC Village in Ras Al Khaimah, the Al Hamra Golf Club’s Par 72 Championship course lends itself perfectly to all levels of golfers, providing the fledgling novice or the most accomplished of players with an enjoyable and interesting golfing challenge. Designed by Peter Harradine, the golf course meanders around four inter-connected open water lagoons merging seamlessly with the water of the Arabian Gulf. As many traditional courses do, the front nine measuring 3,578 yards makes its way out and away from the Clubhouse, whilst the back nine measuring 3,747 yards returns home around the lagoon to the Clubhouse. The result is a stunning Par 72 Championship Golf course measuring 7,325 yards at full length designed with five varying tee options on each hole.

Originally planned to be built on the salt flats bordering the water edge, some five million cubic meters of sand combined with expert shaping have come together to create gentle elevation changes as the terrain moves around the lagoons rising and falling from plus one to plus eight meters.

Click here to register for the Al Hamra Golf.



Thursday 11 April: 07:00 - 07:45 AM

A perfect opportunity for attendees to refresh and recharge. A beginner friendly 45-minute yoga and meditation session in the lush gardens of Waldorf Astoria. This Hatha Yoga session is slow, steady paced and will focus on calming the breath, creating space in the body and maintaining optimal alignment. 

The class will help stretch, unwind and energize delegates for another productive day ahead. A short meditation will bring the session to an end, leaving participants in a fresh, positive state of mind. 

The session will take place on the Function Lawn at the Waldorf Astoria. Mats and towels will be provided.

30 places available - click here to register.


Al Marjan 5k Run

Thursday 11 April: 07:00 - 07:45

Join us for a 5k run around the gorgeous Al Marjan island just a five-minute drive from the AHIC Village - shuttle service will be provided. 

The 4 coral-shaped islands create a man-made archipelago in Ras al-Khaimah. Several resorts, beaches and other tourist destinations are located on Al Marjan, one of the UAE's top tourism spots.

Click here to register now.


The Roya Tennis Cup

Tuesday 9 April: 08:00 - 13:00

This year, Roya will be hosting the Roya Tennis Cup on Tuesday April 9th, 8am-1pm.

16 players (8 doubles teams) will battle it out for a chance to win extraordinary prizes, including weekend stays at luxury resorts.

Pre-selected players* including representatives from ownership groups, operators, consultants, architects as well as bench events have already signed up, however, we still have 2 slots available. 

If you are an intermediate/advanced tennis player, and can commit to be on site at the Waldorf Ras Al Khaimah on Tuesday April 9th 8am-1pm, please email Rabih Feghali on

This event is only open to AHIC registered delegates and speakers. Participation is free – on a first-come first-served basis.

*The following players have so far been registered:
Marc Dardenne
Stephen Cheesebrough 
Jonathan Worsley
Oliver Worsley 
Jay Rosen
Rabih Feghali 
Devret Pattani
Murat Varol 
Noelle Homsy 
John Flood 
John Williams 
Omar Eltahry
Amir Lababedi 
Siegfried Nierhaus
Talal Yousef

The event will be umpired by: Neil George, Cristina Zegrea, Gerald Byrne and Amit Nayak