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Investment In RAK

At the northernmost part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) lies Ras Al Khaimah, one of the leading destinations for business set-up in the UAE.

Why Ras Al Khaimah?

Strategic Location

  • Strategically located at the crossroads of trade & commerce with access to the UAE and GCC ecosystems
  • Access to 76% of the world population in 8 hours
  • 35% of the world’s total seaborne oil passes through the coastal waters of RAK Ports

Thriving business destination

  • Diverse Economy with a significant manufacturing sector
  • Marketplace and supply chain of 45,000 companies including 6,000+ manufacturing companies
  • The most cost effective business location in UAE
  • Easy access to skilled talent
  • International business standards

Strong Connectivity and Logistical Advantages

  • Easy access to major logistical hubs including Saqr Port, the largest bulk container port in the MENA region
  • A thriving low cost international airport
  • Less than an hour’s drive from Dubai International Airport

Efficient One-Stop Shop Solution

  • Comprehensive range of services, including company setup, licensing, visa, customs, construction permits, labor permits, and many more; all in one location
  • A range of set up options including Free-zone, Mainland and Offshore

Ruler’s Support and Government Focus

  • A dedicated project management team to fast track government approvals and guide companies through the set up process
  • Easy access to senior management of government entities to support companies with their investment plans
  • Ongoing support to help companies grow with dedicated account managers
Investor Benefits

Investor Opportunities

Industrial infrastructure development – expansion of existing business parks to provide new warehouses and labour/staff accommodation.

· Bunkering

· Wholesale City

· Bulk cargo

· Warehousing

· Apartments for lease
· Mid to upscale townhouses

· 441 key 3-Star hotel with direct beach access
· 560 Key 5-Star beach front hotel

· K-12 International School
· Higher Education Institution

Setting up a Business in Ras Al Khaimah


  • K-12 international schools
  • Higher education institutions

Free Zone Entity (FZ)

  • 100% ownership
  • No customs duties on imported and re-exported goods

Non-Free Zone Entity (NFZ)

  • 100% ownership for manufacturing and industrial operations; or
  • In partnership with a UAE investor (51%/49%)

Mainland Entity

  • In partnership with a UAE investor (51%/49%)
  • 100% foreign ownership in most added value business activities
  • Establishment with an agent representative business form


  • Offshore formation
  • Available through RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC)


  • Through RAKEZ Global Product
  • Corporate Re-domiciliation from UAE or global jurisdictions
  • Eligible to appoint corporate shareholders/directors

For more information please reach us at investment@rak.ae