Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ)
Established in 2000, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) is one of the fastest growing and most cost-effective free trade zones in the UAE and today a home to already some 5000 companies.
The two promotion & business centres in Dubai and in Abu Dhabi allow their clients to broaden their scope of operation outside Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah and expand their marketing and management operations to other parts of the country while continuing with their assembly, industrial and manufacturing activities in the RAK Free Trade Zone Industrial and Technology Parks.
Oussama El Omari, CEO and Director General of Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone Authority (RAK FTZA) recently oversaw the final preparation stages of the Free Trade Zone’s soon-to-be-launched Business Centre in New York City, USA.
Designed as a one stop shop for US businesses expanding to the UAE market, as well as a gateway to the US market for businesses operating within UAE, the New York Business Centre, which will boast fully functional, ready-to-use offices, and flexi-facilities (shared offices / desks), is a strategic addition to RAK Free Trade Zone’s existing international liaison offices in India, Turkey and Germany and its Innovation and Promotion Centres and Business Centres in the UAE
RAK Free Trade Zone Facilities & Services:
The RAK Free Trade Zone Business Park
The Business Park is located in the central business district of the city, close to the modern RAK Exhibition Centre, Hilton Hotel & Beach Club and Al Manar Shopping & Entertainment Mall.
It caters to the needs of the clients with their requirement of sophisticated offices in a well developed business center.The RAK Business Centre is a free zone facility which gives investors an opportunity to start a business with no hassles. Some of the key features of the RAK Business Centre are the furnished, fully-functional and ready-to-use offices, flexi-offices (shared office) & flexi-desks (shared desk) in various locations rendered in consistence with the investors’ convenience. All of these are offered at highly cost-effective rates.
- It offers all of the facilities required by international businesses:
- Superior telecommunications offered by Etisalat
- Modern airport connections to 25 countries
- Excellent port facilities at Port Saqr - only 25 kilometres from Ras Al Khaimah
- Close proximity to the emirates of Dubai and Sharjah.
The RAK Free Trade Zone Industrial Park
Located along the Ras Al Khaimah coastal road approximately 15 km north of Ras Al Khaimah and immediately adjacent to Hulaylah Island, which is approximately 6 km from Saqr Port. It is developed for construction of Heavy Industries & Warehousing and incorporates abundant energy supply Plot sizes are provided to suit individual client requirements and are fully serviced with water, electricity and telecommunications. The facilities include On-site employee accommodation, Custom Office, Operation Supportive Services Centre & other administrative and service support centre located within the Park.
The RAK Free Trade Zone Technology Park
Located at South of Ras Al Khaimah, The Technology Park close proximity to Dubai via the Emirates Road, which is also well known as center of attraction for the business community and in close proximity to the Ras Al Khaimah International Airport.
Covering an area of 100 hectares, it is located opposite 5 Star resorts with an 18-hole golf course (Al Hamra village & resort). It is sited in a rapidly expanding area devoted to Light Industries & automated manufacturing and capital intensive quality lifestyle projects.
Al Ghayl industrial park Covers an area of 400 hectares and it catered for the heavy industries that deal with the construction market such as steel fabrication. It has a strategic location since it is close to Sharjah & Fujairah.
The park is still under development and contains different size of plots that suit various companies' size.
Dedicated Innovation & Promotion Centers (locations& Facilities)
RAKFTZ have Business Centers situated in 4 locations enabling us to render our best services at any place and at anytime.
RAK Business Center in the Business Park (Ras Al Khaimah)
The RAK Free Trade Zone Business Center, the state of the art center provides all inclusive professional services for individuals and organizations in business in the UAE and in the region.
Ras-Al-Khaimah free zone’s Business Center has the latest technology and a wide range of facilities and services supported by qualified and experienced staff with an emphasis on pro-active customer service.
RAK Businessmen Centre in Fairmont (Dubai)
One of the fastest growing cities in the world, Dubai is considered to be the commercial hub of the UAE and offers unlimited business opportunities.
Dubai’s infrastructure and services match international levels which offer an excellent business environment and all advantages of a highly developed economy. Located on the seventh floor of The Fairmont Dubai; the Business Center offers one-stop shop facilities to businessmen.
The Business Center provides you all the support you need to make your operations highly successful by assisting you in obtaining necessary licenses, providing fully furnished office space, conference facilities, front desk secretarial services, marketing services, call-center services, mail forwarding services and other administrative services.
RAK FTZ Promotion & Innovation Centre in Twin Towers (Dubai)
Located in Twin Towers, it’s a private company managed by the RAK Free Trade Zone. The mission of this center is to provide wide range of services that are comprehensive and yet flexible enough to suit all your individual business requirements. The center with its state-of-the-art internal design offers everything for your successful business operation in UAE with the lowest possible hidden charges.
RAK FTZ Promotion & Innovation Centre in Abu Dhabi Mall (Abu Dhabi)
A liaison office of Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone in Abu Dhabi and can provide you with the services below at no cost:
- Professional Consultancy about the different options and facilities for Setting Up Company in RAK Free Trade Zone.
- Professional Assistance in Setting up Free Zone Companies in RAK Free Trade Zone.
- Customer Service Point for the convenience of existing RAK Free Trade Zone clients.
Type of Ownership Allowed
- Limited Liability Company
- Branch of a Foreign Company
- Plot and Bulk Standards for the Industrial & Technology Parks:
Plots must conform to the following size requirements:
• Minimum plot area (land lease): 3000 M²
Parking and Loading Requirements
All plots will have sufficient off-street parking and loading areas to meet the demands of the users. Off-street parking and loading areas shall be designed and maintained to ensure that parking and loading shall not occur within the street right-of-way.
Residential Apartments & Villas
Types of Trade Licenses
The companies accepted for operation in Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone will be granted any one of the following licenses:
- Industrial License
- General Trading License
- Commercial License
- Consulting & Service License
- Real Estate License.
Activities allowed: Import of raw materials, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging, and exporting finished products. Feasibility and environmental impact studies and clearance from RAK Free Zone are required.
Activities allowed: Import, export, distribution, consolidation, storage or warehousing of items specified on the License. Maximum limit is seven similar product lines.
Consulting & Service License
Activities allowed: Offering consulting services in management, finance, investment, legal issues, labour relations, economics (including feasibility studies), industrial development, marketing, and related subjects. Other services include logistical support such as: restaurants or food outlets, catering services, travel agencies, leisure and social activities, insurance, cargo & freight forwarding, accounting, and audition services.
Commercial - General Trading License
A General Trading License can be obtained under a Commercial License, which allows for more than seven product lines.
1.Sales in the UAE must be carried out through a distributor or locally licenced agent (no direct sales to consumers are allowed).
2.Exchange rate used : $1 USD = 3.65 UAE Dirhams.
3.Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
4.Ample parking facilities are available for each office unit along with 24 hours security.
5.Total number of visas is linked to the nature of the activity