Wynn Resorts and Marjan select design consultant for Middle East’s first IR

Property developer Marjan, RAK Hospitality and Wynn Resorts have selected HKS Architects as the design consultant for their joint multi-billion dollar integrated resort on Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.


The integrated resort will feature over 1,000 hotel rooms, convention facilities, high-end shopping and a gaming floor, and will be situated on the man-made Al Marjan Island.

It will also be Wynn Resorts' first development in the Middle East and North Africa region, and the first casino resort at all in the Middle East.

The resort is set to open in 2026.

“The new resort will be the first of its kind in the region offering guests exceptional accommodations, dining and entertainment in a truly spectacular setting,” said Abdulla Abdooli, CEO of Marjan.

We look forward to realising our vision for the Wynn Resort on Al Marjan Island with HKS Architects and raising the benchmark in luxury hospitality in the Middle East to boost tourism in the Emirate and attract visitors from across the world.”

The Al Marjan Island is located 15 minutes from the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport and 45 minutes from the Dubai International Airport.

In order to operate the resort, Marjan and Wynn Resorts must apply for an integrated resort licence from the Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Authority.

“It is a huge honour to be part of a development that will have such an impact and create an array of opportunities that go far beyond the tourism sector,” said Kevin Underwood, master planning and design principal of HKS Architects.

“We will bring our global expertise and wealth of experience in luxury hotels and resorts to design something truly unique, sustainable and befitting of this new era of tourism focused on quality and one-of-a-kind guest experiences.”