The UAE boasts a multitude of free zones. The choice of the right free zone depends on the type of activity to be carried out and requirements in terms of facilities.
Dubai was the first emirate to pioneer the free zone model, offering foreign businesses attractive concessions and a number of investment incentives, including 100% ownership of a subsidiary and zero taxation.
Despite the abundance of Free Zones in the UAE, the geographic location of Ras Al Khaimah is the closest Emirate to all of the northern markets.
Ras Al Khaimah: a gateway to a wider range of markets
If you are looking for an offshore location in the Middle East where you can register your LTD without too much cost or hassle, a rak offshore is the answer.
Less than one-hour drive from Dubai, RAK FTZ is one of the fastest-growing free zones in the UAE and it is the investment destination for more than 8.000 companies from over 100 countries, representing more than 50 industry sectors.
The Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone is a cost-effective gateway to a wide range of markets across Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. Its strategic geographical location to help companies easily to take advantages of the trade flows between East and West.
Ras Al Khaimah : the Concept of an Offshore Company
An offshore company is a legal entity which is incorporated in a particular jurisdiction.
Being a free zone, it is 100% tax-free, allows 100% foreign ownership, and provides award-winning service to its clients. Costs of living and doing business in Ras Al Khaimah are much lower than in other Emirates.
Along with providing commercial and general trading, consultancy, industrial, and academic licences, registering legal entities, warehouses and land, the RAK FTZ also provides value-added services such as advertising, event management, recruitment and training assistance.
Rak Al Khaimah: what are the real advantages
8,000 Clients from over 100 Countries
In the past 13 years, more than 8,000 entrepreneurs, investors and companies chose RAK FTZ as the place to start their businesses in the UAE and GCC.
100% Tax Free
Companies that register in RAK FTZ are not required to pay any corporate, income or other government taxes.
At RAK FTZ, foreign nationals have 100% guaranteed ownership of a company as opposed to non-free-zone business set-ups where partnership with a UAE national, with a stipulated minimum 51% majority share of the company, is a prerequisite.
RAK FTZ offers a wide range of support services that cater to the unique needs of its clients, including IT, marketing, creative assistance, procurement and human resources, designed to help clients with the steps necessary to set up and run a successful business.
Whether you just need a business licence in order to distribute your products or offer consultancy services, or you are looking for an office, warehouse or land for industrial activities, RAK FTZ has a range of customised solutions to match your requirements.