WHY US

We help our clients to fast-track their business setup process. We also offer many free value added services to our clients. You will save a lot of money and time by using our services.

Free Bank Account

We will assist you to open account with one of the local banks in the UAE free of charge. We have contacts in many of the banks to help fast-track your application.

Free Website

We will create a free website for your business plus a free domain name and 100 email accounts @yourcompany.com. You can upgrade and scale-up anytime you want.

Free Airport Pickup

We will pick you up and drop you at the airport during and after business setup free of charge. Just send to us your itinerary and one of our agents will take good care of you.

Free Client Support

We will assist you in filling forms and submitting your applications. We have done it many times so we fully understand the process and all the legal requirements.

Free Logo and Stamp

We will design a professional looking logo for your established business and create a complimentary stamp to jump-start your business with less stress and worries.

Residence Visa

One of our agents will take care of your residence visa application to make sure all requirements are met before submitting to avoid being denied by the immigration.

Company Formations

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

This is a type of company formation where there is only one owner which can be a natural person or a company.

Free Zone Company (FZ-LLC)

This is a type of company formation where there are 2 or more shareholders. Owners can be natural person or company.

Establishment (EST)

This is a non-free-zone type of company formation that requires a UAE citizen as sole-owner and operator of license.

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

This type of non-free-zone company formation requires 2 or more shareholders, 51% share-capital must be owned by a UAE citizen.

Branch of a Local Company

This formation is for branch of a domestic company located in the UAE. The parent company should be older than one year.

Branch of a Foreign Company

This formation is for branch of a company located outside the UAE. The parent company should be older than one year.

LICENSES

If you want to establish an import-export company in the UAE, then this license is the best option for you. This license will allow you to trade in not more than 2 different activities with some exceptions.

Commercial Licenses are available with most of the facilities and they are the most cost-effective way to set up your business in the UAE.

If you will be dealing with more than 2 different types of products then General Trading will be the right option for you. General Trading license allows you to trade in almost any kind of products with some few exceptions.

We will help you in choosing activities for your company after analyzing your business requirements and needs.

The Services license is catered for consultants and companies that are not dealing with trade of physical goods. This license is the ideal way to launch your own accounting firm, audit firm, management consultancy, and so many other activities.

This license may require some educational qualification depending on the type of activity.

If you want to set up a manufacturing company or a packaging company that requires a warehouse or land, then Industrial license is the option for you. With the license you can hire hundreds of employees and build your own staff accommodation.

Industrial license may require approvals from other government agencies before issuance.

Educational license is for institutions willing to open a campus or branch of an existing institution or even a brand new institution in Ras Al Khaimah. This license category also covers consultants dealing in Education services.

Educational license may require approvals from other government agencies before issuance.

Professional license is for individuals working in a specialized industry like clinics, sports coaching, life coaching, financial manager, and so many other individual activities. This license is ideal for people who works alone without the need for additional support.

Professional license may require educational qualifications and approvals from other government agencies before issuance.

If your intention is to launch your own E-Commerce store, this is the ideal license option. With E-Commerce license you can trade in goods or services on the internet, from home-made products to imported products, or start your own drop-shipping business.

E-Commerce license gives you the legal platform to start your own online business.

Media license is for companies wishing to operate a TV station, radio station, advertising agency, or publish magazines and other publications. Media license is also ideal for consultants offering services in the media and publication industries.

Media license may require approvals from other government agencies before issuance.

Freelance permit is for individuals with a specialized skill in Media such as graphics designer, photographer, public speaker, and in Education services such as admissions counselor, students adviser, and other related skills.

Freelance permit holder must have his residence visa on the permit to be issued by RAKEZ Authority.

FACILITIES

Flexi Desk

  • Furnished Workstations
  • Business Center Services
  • Dedicated Phone Number
  • UAE Residence Visa

Flexi Office

  • Furnished Office Space
  • Business Center Services
  • Dedicated Phone Number
  • UAE Residence Visa

Standard Office

  • Furnished Private Office
  • Business Center Services
  • Dedicated Phone Number
  • UAE Residence Visa

Executive Office

  • Private Office
  • Business Center Services
  • Dedicated Phone Number
  • UAE Residence Visa

Warehouse

  • Sizes starting from 150 sqm
  • Private Office inside warehouse
  • Fully Customizable
  • UAE Residence Visa

Land

  • Sizes starting from 1000 sqm
  • Develop up to 60% of total area
  • Fully Customizable
  • UAE Residence Visa

Requirements

These are the initial requirements, application will be subject to approval by the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone Authority.

Company Name

Provide 3 proposed company name options

Business Activity

List out all your desired business activities

Contact Address

Provide your permanent contact address

Passport Copy

Provide data page copy of your valid passport

Visa Copy

Provide visa copy if you are inside UAE or entry stamp

Photo

Provide one passport size photo

About Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah, commonly known as RAK, lies at the northernmost part of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Over the years, the emirate has become one of the leading destinations for business setup in the UAE. The combination of Ras Al Khaimah’s business-friendly environment and cost competitiveness has helped thousands of investors gain a higher return on investment.

RAK is not all about business. It is also a great place for you and your family to live! Residents get access to high-quality yet affordable housing, shopping malls, premier educational institutions and advanced medical facilities. Also, living in the emirate is like being on an everyday vacation – you get to enjoy a relaxed seaside ambiance, year-round sunny weather, majestic mountains as well as a rich local culture and a welcoming atmosphere.

Why RAKEZ

  • No paid-up capital is required
  • No audit report is required
  • Free Zone and local company formation
  • 100 percent foreign ownership
  • Fast and efficient business set-up process
  • Wide-range of business activities and facilities
  • One-stop shop facility for government services
  • Self-service customer portal
  • Provision to build on-site staff and labour accommodation
  • Connected with major highways and ports
  • International regional offices
  • Access to Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Africa markets

Multiple Zones

  • RAKEZ Business Zone
  • Al Hamra Industrial Zone
  • Al Ghail Industrial Zone
  • Al Hulaila Industrial Zone
  • RAKEZ Academic Zone
  • RAKEZ Media Zone

STRATEGIC LOCATION

Blessed with a strategic location, RAKEZ connects investors to growing markets of the Middle East, North Africa, Europe as well as South and Central Asia.

Ras Al Khaimah is just 45-minutes drive away from Dubai International Airport and other major ports and destinations connected by the major highways, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is one of the safest and peaceful cities in the region, it is growing faster than many other cities in the region at the rate of 7% annually. There is still a big gap in the offering of businesses which translates to opportunities. RAK is also a booming hot-spot for tourism and retail with new hotels springing up. If you are looking for a cost-effective and conducive place to set up your business then RAK should definitely be at the top of your list.

Yes, your immediate family members such as your spouse, children, parents will get a UAE Residence Visa valid for 3 years.

In many countries where there are so many taxes like Personal Income Tax and Corporate Income Tax you do not need to renew your company registration every year, but in countries like UAE where there is no income taxes, the government earn its revenue from the renewal of licenses and other fees which is generally not related to your company’s annual income. If you fail to renew your license some penalties may apply, and make sure to cancel your license if you no longer wish to do business in the country.

Yes, absolutely, you can live and travel anywhere within the UAE with your RAK issued Residence Visa.

If all documentations are in place and pre-approval is obtained, the processing takes approximately 48 working hours, however some license categories may require approval from additional departments which may delay the process. You will be notified if your license category requires additional approvals. We advise all our clients to start the process before traveling to the UAE in order to save time and efforts.

There are two stages to the visa issuance, one is the entry permit which is received electronically and allow the holder to enter UAE, this process takes approximately 2 to 7 working days. The second stage is stamping the residence visa on the passport after entry, this process includes medical examination which takes at least 3 to 5 working days to get the result. All required documentations will then be submitted to the immigration for stamping. Overall the process may take up to 10 working days. 

Yes, you need to be physically present in the UAE during the signing stage of the process. Alternatively, you may assign someone with a Power of Attorney which is attested by the UAE Embassy in your home country. This person may sign all documents on your behalf and open bank accounts as well.

No, you don’t have to come all the way to RAKEZ headquarters to set up your company. You can finish all the paper works before coming to UAE, and do the documents signing in RAKEZ’s Dubai or Abu Dhabi office.

Yes, however if a Residence Visa is issued, you must visit the country at least once every 6 months else the visa will be canceled.

It is simple, we are based within the Headquarter of Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone, our operational cost is much lower than our competitors who are mostly based outside RAK, and we offer free value added services because we work with our parent company to provide such services without the need to hire additional staff.

Please refer to our pricing table for more information.

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