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Flag-ship venture of the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)

RAKIA came into existence in 2005

Entrusted with establishing the region as a successful hub for purposes of trade and commerce together with the finest industrial manufacturing units

Advantage RAKIA

Single Window Clearance for all Permits & Consents

100 % Foreign Ownership

100 % Capital & Profit Repatriation

No Foreign Exchange Controls

No Restrictions on Hiring Foreign Employees

Low Rental Costs for Apartments, Offices, Warehouses, Land, etc.

Process to Setup Business In RAKIA


The conducive business climate makes setting up a business in RAKIA, extremely quick and easy


The entire process can be divided into Four Key Steps

Step 1 

Settle upon the nature of the business entity that is to be established


One can choose between a Free Zone and a Non-Free Zone setup

Step 2

Identifying the license category under which the business is to be setup

Licenses can be categorized further as: 

Industrial License: For manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging etc

Trading License For Import, export, distribution, warehousing, trading

General Trading For all kinds of trading, import, export, warehousing and distribution of goods

Step 2 (Contd.)


Commercial License For activities covering contracting, repairing, maintenance, renting, shops, restaurants etc


Consulting / Services License For any type of management, business, industrial consultancy or professional services including real estate consulting


Media License For all kinds of media and communication services

Step 3

Ideate upon the activities that the firm is going to be actively involved in

Provide 3 Naming options for the company and develop the company structure

One must decide between the following: 

An Establishment

A Branch of a UAE or a Local Company (BLC)

Limited Liability Company (LLC) or

the Branch of a Foreign Company (BFC)

Step 4

Work out the rest of the minor yet important details: 

Capital Required

Staff Accommodation

Working Visa requirements

Name and Number of Shareholders that have a stake in the Company, etc



All that remains is to make an online application and choose from the friendly setup packages on offer to complete the formation process


That’s it, YOU are now in the exalted company of 10000 satisfied investors, 5000 onshore companies and 900 industrial units, a number that is only bound to rise!


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