UK broadcaster Peter Snow retraces steps in Ras Al Khaimah 49 years after only visit to marvel at Emirate’s progress
Former BBC and ITN presenter interviewed the late Ruler, Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, in 1970
In 2019, he revisits Ras Al Khaimah to meet the current Ruler, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, and witness Emirate’s development
Right around 50 years after his first visit to Ras Al Khaimah to meet the late Ruler, Sheik Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, famous UK telecaster and journalist Peter Snow has returned to meet His Highness Sheik Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, and to see for himselg the sensational advancement made in the Emirate.
The outstanding BBC radio and TV moderator first set foot in Quite a while Al Khaimah 49 years back, when he met the Ruler's dad, the late Sheik Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, and had not returned as of recently. In 1970, the UK's ITN network dispatched Snow to Ras Al Khaimah similarly as discourses on the development of another nation, to be named the United Arab Emirates, were well under way. Snow met the Ruler and furthermore David Neild, who was the Commander of the Ras Al Khaimah Mobile Force at the time and who has since moved back to Ras Al Khaimah in the wake after accepting an invitation to come back from the present Ruler, Sheik Saud.
Neild joined Snow, presently 81, as he visited a portion of the significant attractions in the Emirate, for example, Marjan Island, a man-made island that broadens 4.5km into the emerald waters of the Arabian Gulf, the rich Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah hotel and the National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah.
"Ras Al Khaimah is unrecognizable from the manner in which I recall it every one of those years back. The advancement and improvement is apparent every step of the way. It is magnificent to be back here, watching the grand achievements Ras Al Khaimah has made, and seeing with my own eyes the boundless improvement over all segments – particularly tourism and hospitality," Snow said.
"The Emirate's prosperity has reverberated the world over; Ras Al Khaimah has solidly put itself on the guide among the district's most appealing spots for vacationers and financial specialists," he included. "This advancement goes past framework; it is combined with estimable endeavors to put resources into Emirati individuals, who have become unquestionably increasingly included and successful in different areas.
"What we're seeing today is an impression of the vision and desire of the late Sheik Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, and the authority and planning of Sheik Saud canister Saqr Al Qasimi. With its social and monetary advancement, Ras Al Khaimah has come to offer a model for nations in how to amplify profits by common assets and human limits, and directing it to drive achievements and changes," Snow finished up.