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Why Invest in Ras Al Khaimah?

Why Ras Al Khaimah?

  • No corporate/income/export tax

  • Strategically located in the Arabian Gulf and forms the gateway to most of the countries in the Middle East

  • Ras Al Khaimah is emerging as a solid tourism destination benefiting from rising costs of rents and sales in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

  • Ras Al Khaimah is famous for its magnificent tourist attractions, charming endless sandy beaches, evergreen expanses of land, high graceful mountains in addition to its fine weather

  • No foreign exchange controls, trade barriers or quotas

  • No restrictions on capital repatriation

  • Easy access to key decision makers

  • Liberal labor laws

Locational Advantages

  • Well connected to major international destinations

  • Lowest freight cost to Europe, Asia, Africa and America

  • Ras Al Khaimah has its own international airport and RAK Airways

  • Well-developed infrastructure facilities

  • Three main Seaports, Mina Saqr, Mina Khor and Mina Al Jazira

Free Zone

  • 2.2 million sqm of land

  • 100% foreign ownership

  • All utilities meets international standards

  • Long term plan lease (25 years minimum)

  • Close proximity to Airport, Seaport, Hotels, Banks and Hospital

  • 45 minutes from Dubai international airport

Educational Institutions

  • Well-established state runs primary and secondary schools on a international standards

  • George Mason University has already setup a campus

Infrastructure Developments

  • Power generation (Thermal/ Solar)

  • Water desalination plants & supply

  • Expansion plans for Airport & Seaport

  • Sanitation (Water/waste treatment)

  • Oil and Gas projects (exploration and refineries)


  • GDP now stands at AED 8.3 billion and has grown by more than 50% over the last 4 years and this is set to triple by 2012

  • Growth driven by increased focus on manufacturing, services, real estate, construction, tourism and agriculture

  • Export ( incl. Re-exports) account for nearly 60% or Ras Al Khaimah has the highest capital investment in the industrial sector in UAE

  • 1,000 companies registered with Rak Investment Authority in less than 2 years

Investor Considerations

  • Investment promotion driven under guidance of H.H Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qassimi Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler

  • Strategic location that allows easy access to the markets of the Middle East, Europe, CIS, Africa and the Indian subcontinent

  • Free-Zone areas that allow 100% foreign ownership

  • State-of-the-art telecommunications network

  • Favourable attitude toward private business

  • No foreign exchange controls

  • No income tax for individuals or corporations

  • Duty-free import of raw material for manufacturing units and generally low import duties

  • Close investor access to local decision-making

Offshore Benefits

  • The establishment and maintenance of companies are simple

  • There is complete privacy and companies are simple

  • Three is complete privacy and confidentiality with international standards

  • 257 companies register and are issuing licenses in Ras Al Khaimah Offshore


  • Al Hamra Fort Hotel & Beach Resort

  • Hilton & Hilton Beach Resort

  • Bin Majid Beach Resort & Bin Majid Beach Hotel

  • Ras Al Khaimah Hotel

  • Al Hamra Palace Hotel (coming soon)

  • Banyan Tree Resort (coming soon)

  • Marriott Hotel (coming soon)

  • The Cove Rotana Resort & Spa (coming soon)

  • Radisson SAS (coming soon)

  • La Hoya Bay Hotel (coming soon)

  • Jabel Al Jais (coming soon)

  • Oasis Hotel(coming soon)

  • Tower Hotel (coming soon)

  • Rak Airways Hotel (coming soon

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