5 years ago when I relocated to Ras Al Khaimah, there were only a few things we can do, you can go on a walk to the beach and watch the most beautiful sunset in the country, then go back home with nothing more to do or see, there were only a few shopping malls, hotels are not many, but in the past 2 to 3 years everything begin to change, new malls, hotels, attractions, are everywhere, roads are being expanded, people are relocating from other neighboring emirates due to the affordable housing here, and retail businesses are opening their branches here due to the booming population and ease of setting up a business.
There are so many things that can be attributed to this booming growth of Ras Al Khaimah, and one of them is the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ). There are over 13,000 companies that call Ras Al Khaimah home, RAKEZ has made setting up a business in RAK easier. You can basically setup and start your business within 5 working days with no headaches. RAKEZ has also established a one-stop shop for their clients, you can find so many government offices within the RAKEZ offices saving you lots of time and energy of going from one office to the other.
Another contributing factor to Ras Al Khaimah’s growth is the RAK Tourism Development Authority. They have recently pushed up their efforts in attracting tourists into this hidden gem, they opened the longest zip-line in the world at Jebel Jais (Via Ferrata) that earned a Guinness record, in addition to so many other efforts like free bus transit from UAE airports to the major hotels in Ras Al Khaimah.
Business Setup in Ras Al Khaimah is easier than you might think, and much more cost-effective than many other places, you can even choose to pay your fees in installments! There are so many facilities to choose from ranging from shared workstations, standard offices, executive offices, to warehouses and lands, which are all customizable to your taste and requirements. You can use this pricing tool to check exactly the cost of setting up business in UAE.