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UNIQUE ASSETS

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Culture

  • Archeological findings dating back to 5000 BC
  • Area continuously inhabited for 7000 years
  • 18 historic forts, castles and towers
  • Offers unique perspective of the UAE and Ras Al Khaimah heritage
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Mountains

  • Jebel Jais, the UAE’s tallest mountain at 1,934 meters
  • Offers views of the coastline and valleys
  • Up to 10°C temperature drop differential compared to the coastline
  • Offers hiking, rock-climbing, off-road trails and longest zipline in the world.
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Desert

  • One of the UAE’s most accessible and scenic desert landscapes
  • Easily accessible from both the beach and the mountains
  • Unique fauna and flora with dedicated nature reserves
  • Offers off-roading, camping and safari experiences
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Coast Line

  • A unique and striking coastline
  • White sand beaches and crystal-clear waters
  • Natural Mangroves
  • Offers water sport activities

INVESTMENT CLIMATE

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Political & Economic Stability

  • One of the most stable political systems in the greater Arab region
  • Strong economic growth
  • Diversified and business-friendly economy
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Geographic Advantages

  • Strategically located on the axis of the GCC, Asia and Africa.
  • Direct trade routes to growing GCC market as well as India and Africa.
  • Highly developed ports and access to major sea routes.
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Favorable Business Environment

  • The Middle East and Africa’s highest-ranked economy by the World Bank
  • Hosts 400 of the world’s Fortune 500 companies
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Modern Infrastructure

  • AHigh-end telecommunication facilities and IT Infrastructure
  • Premium logistics infrastructure
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FDI ADVANTAGES

We offer our investors a host of attractive benefits: 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, in addition to 100% utility availability. Investors also enjoy 0% corporate and personal tax, and VAT of only 5% (as of 2018).

100% Foreign
Ownership

100% Repatriation of
Capital & Profits

100% Availability
of Utilities

0% Corporate
Tax

0% Personal
Tax

5% VAT
as of 2018

FDI INFRASTRUCTURE

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Regulatory

  • Foreign ownership for free zone businesses
  • Freedom to source labor
  • Access to local market through a local agent
  • No stringent localization policies as compared to other GCC countries such as KSA.
  • Offers arbitration in DIFC Jurisdiction
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Service Level

  • One-stop shop for a comprehensive range of services, including registration, customs, construction and labor permits
  • Tie-up with DIFC for
    legal arbitration
  • Single point of contact for tenants through dedicated relationship managers.
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Cost Positioning

  • Competitive utility rates
  • Competitive labor costs
  • Competitive land lease rates, open to more attractive lease models
  • Options for on-site labor accommodation.
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Financial

  • No customs duty on re-exported goods for free zone businesses
  • Additional case-specific financial incentives (sign-on incentives)

Fitch A Rating

With an ‘A’ rating, Ras Al Khaimah continues to be a great investment option.
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RAS AL KHAIMAH – Ras Al Khaimah has had its ‘A’ rating with a stable outlook affirmed by the global agency Fitch Ratings.

Fitch has maintained Ras Al Khaimah’s ‘A’ rating for more than 10 years and the agency highlighted to Emirates’s low and declining Government debt burden and high GDP per capita as key rating drivers.

Fitch experts “the debt of the Government to fall to below 20% of GDP in 2019,” which is, “well below the ‘A’ category median,” based on sustained fiscal surpluses. The ratings agency forecasts a fiscal surplus of 2.7% of GDP in 2019.

This robs fiscal outlook is underpinned by prudent management as well as “a relatively diversified economy dominated by manufacturing and services”.

The full list of Fitch rating for Ras Al Khaimah is as follows: Long-Term Foreign-Currency IDR affirmed at “A’ Outlook Stable. Short-term Foreign-Currency IDR affirmed at “F1+”. Short-term Local-Currency IDR affirmed at “F1+”. Country Ceiling affirmed at ‘AA+’. Issue ratings on RAK Capital’s senior-unsecured foreign-currency bonds affirmed at ‘A”. – SG

key strategic partnerships

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