The Ras Al Khaima Free Zone (RAKFTZ) has built its infrastructure after careful research, planning and development, resulting in the introduction of unique and ambitious three park concept that did not exist previously in the UAE or even within the region. These parks are the Business Park, Industrial Park and Technology Park and the advantages of each are the following
The Rak Free Trade Zone Business Park is centrally located in the heart of Ras Al Khaima’s vibrant business district, between the industrial park, 20 km to the north, and the technology park,15km to the south. The business park is also just a short walk from the 1600 sq meter Eras Al Khaima’s exhibition hall.
There are also modern shopping malls, entertainment centers, and a five star hotel in close proximity-roughly as five minutes walk away. The offices are equipped with state of the art communication links, and all utilities and cleaning services. Rak Free Trade Zone is always on hand to provide local and international marketing knowledge, support, and service to assist with an investor, business development.
The Rak Free Zone Industrial Park is located along the Ras Al Khaima coastal raod aproximately 15 km north. Ras Al Khaima and immediately adjacent to Hulaylah Island, which is approximately 6 km from port Saqr to preserve the ecological heritage of the area, the industrial park is surrounded by the protected and native mangrove trees providing an ecologically–friendly environment in which to operate.The industrial park is sub divided to provide a variety of plot sizes, ranging from 1000m2 to over 10,000 m2, and fully serviced with water, electricity and telecommunications utilities. In addition, labour accommodation is providing rates for investors who desire to set up their own factories. There is an administrative and service support centre located within the park.
The Rak Free Zone Technology Park is intended to accommodate international service, consulting, investment and trading companies as well as capital intensive high technology manufacturing and assembly companies. The technology park is located in the area of Ras Al Khaima that is not only developing as a manufacturing area, but also has a recreational tourist area. The 71 hectare park is adjacent to the Ras Al Khaima Ceramics and other light manufacturing businesses. The proximity of the technology park to the Emirate highway makes it readily accessible to the city centre, international airport, Port Saqr, and destination south ward, such as Dubai. The Al Hamra development located across the Emirates highway is a water front recreational development that includes a hotel waterfront villas, marina and golf course.
The technology park provides investors with plot configured to accommodate their specific needs. Plots may be further subdivided or consolidated to meet development requirements. Plots will be fully served with water electricity, telecommunications and labour accommodations.
Ras Al Khaima Emirate also has developed port facilities (Port Saqr) and an international airport. Ras Al Khaima International Airport is a modern and efficient airport who’s facilities include a duty free shop, restaurant and a snack bar. Destination which are served by direct flights are Muscat, Bahrain, Doha, Cairo, Al Ain, Qeshm, Meshad, Uzbekistan, Krasnodar, Kozhicode, and large number of destination located in Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) destination serve via connecting point include Colombo, New Delhi, Mumbai, Karachi, Tehran, Thiruvanpuram, Chanai, Tiruchirapali, manila, and others.
The Saqr Port authority is ideally situated close to the major shipping lines and the Strait of Huruz. Saqr Port was built by order of H.H sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammad Al Qassimi, supreme council member and ruler of Ras Al Khaima.
Additional ports are being developed at Khor Khuwair and Jazirat Al Hamra Port would be made into a special port dedicated for Yachts-the first of its kind in the UAE. The new facilities is part of major plan for the development of island.
Despite the abundance of Free Zone in the UAE, the geographic location and proximity of the Port Saqr position Ras Al Khaima free trade zone as the first port of call for all northern emirates an efficient attention to administration procedure insures ease of trans shipment and swift access to countries around the world. Port Saqr is closer to the main shipping lane traversing the stairs of Pakistan, India and within easy reach of China and the Far East.
The industrial park is located six kilometers from Port Saqr.
The business park is close to the Manar Mall and culture centre. RAKFT is the first trade free zone to offer per motion and service centers at Dubai and Abu Dhabi
The procedure for establishing a business in the Ras Al Khaima free trade zone are very straight forward and can be completed in a short space of time (it can be within one day) especially if there are no environment issues involved.
The business park is located in the central business district of the city, close to the modern RAK Exhibition Centre, Hilton Hotel and Beach club Manar mall shopping and entertainment complex. Ras Al Khaima city offers a pleasant quality of life without the stresses and headaches of a large city yet it offers of the facility required by the international business: superior telecommunication offered by Etisalat, modern airport connections to 25 countries, excellent port facilities at Port Saqr-only 30 kilometers from Ras Al Khaima and is in close proximity to the Emirate of the Dubai and Sharjah. There are no recruitment problems since we assist investors with their labour requirement for hiring employees on either contractual basis or permanent basis.
RAKFZ Authority has setup dedicated innovation and promotion centers in Dubai and Abu Dhabi to increase the awareness of the free zone. The innovation and promotion centers present investors with a sub spaniel scope for broadening their marketing and management operation, while continuing of this initiative, investors can also capitalize on all of the exhibitions, conference events and seminars being held in the Dubai, Abu Dhabi and other Emirates.
The innovation and promotion centers are located near the commercially important areas of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and the exact location ais:
Twin tower Daira – Dubai
Located in the heart of the city where business opportunities exist in abundance. Investors profit from advantages to promote their companies, hold business meeting and meet clients.
In the capital of the UAE, the Ras Al Khaima Free Trade Zone innovation and promotion centre is located within the prestigious Abu Dhabi mall. Equipped with the high profile office suites in the central business districts, the per motion centre connects investors to emerging business developments. Activities Allowed by the Free Trade Zone.
The RAKFTZ is unique in that it is comprised of three different business parks, both functionally and geographically, it is advantageous to tenants since each business chooses where they wish to invest based upon the type of activity in which it is involved :
Heavy industry where housing. The free zone industrial park is comprised of 117 Ha (47 acres) of land in close proximity to Port Saqr, this means that receiving or shipping is expended by the short drive to the port.
Light and “clean” industry. The Free Zone technology park is viewed as a light industrial zone, with 71 Ha(28 acres) consisting of developing plots that are dedicated to the activities requiring a clean production environment and/or close proximity to RAK international Airport or Dubai.
Trading and services. Located in the Al Nakheel business district of Ras Al Khaima city, the business park has fully – equipped offices complete with ample power points, internet and phone infrastructure, executive office space, and complementary service is such a cafeteria and bath room.
Phase one of the industrial park was developed for the light to medium industry and is associated with warehousing, storage, and transportation activities. As part of equipments for setting up manufacturing facilities, the applicants are asked for an environmental professional. in general, no activities will be approved that have detrimental impacts to the environment and /or the health and safety and or /to the general welfare of the public.
The following permitted uses are examples may be considered to operate within the industrial park:
The technology park is intended to accommodate manufacturing and assembling companies and RAKFTZ assumes that companies will incorporate capital-intensive and high technology applications in their manufacturing assembly and warehousing processes.
Industrial property development should be of high visual quality and having minimal environmental impacts. Building designs and constructions must ensure that company operations are empty from any effects on the environmental, health, safety, and general welfare of the public. Adverse impact include vibration , sound, electro mechanical disturbance, electro magnetic disturbance, radiation air and water pollution, dust, emission of odorous, toxic or non- toxic matter, or the creation of the potential for explosion.
The following uses are examples that may be considered to operate within the technology park boundaries:
The following operation and uses shall not be permitted on property within the industrial park boundaries:
As more and more free zones appear in UAE and throughout the region, RAKFTZ will continue with its policy of securing and attracting environmentally friendly, quality investors in the service, manufacture and industrial sectors. With high emphasis placed on attracting investors from technology industries
The RAK innovation and promotion centre (RAK IPC) is a free zone facility which allows different kinds of business enterprises to start free of unnecessary hassles. Some of the key features of RAK IPC are the serviced, fully-functional and ready-to-use offices, flexi-offices and flexi desks, plus a wide variety of service. All of these are offered at cost-effective rates.
The Executive offices are serviced, fully–functional and enclosed offices. The standard office range from 14 to 28m2 and are expendable as per client requirements.
Dedicated Fax number
Private email addresses
Shared printer (optional)
Shared P.O. Box (optional)
The flexi desk is a shared and network desk designed for signalperson user such as professionals, self –employees business of establishment.
Rules and regulation for Flexi–office and flexi–desk
The remote access desk will enable you to operate with all the advantages of a multinational cooperation’s will be registered with RAK free trade zone, but you will have flexibility and mobility for your company’s operations.
Contact centre service-your call will be answered by a receptionist in your company name and forward to your office, home, mobile or voice mail.
1 front desk services (Secretarial administrative service)
The contact centre will be an able you to receive your calls even when you are not in the office or site. The contact centre operator will receive and answer the call on your company’s behalf.
The conference room and facilities will be made available to both RAKFZ and non-RAKFTZ and non-RKAFTZ registered clients
Booking will be on first-come, first serve basis, by fax or email only priority will be given to RAKFTZ clients. Before and after using the facilities, the client shall ensure that all are in good working condition.
If there is any damage, this should be reported to the business centre before or after usage, as the case may be.
Cancellation of the facility should be done at least (2) hours before the reserved schedules, otherwise the client will be changed for the “book period”
RAKFTZ offers a world-class information technology (IT) system. A line up of the service is on the following page.
Initial Setup Basic Set up Package
|One Ip telephone number||Dhs 1, 500 (US$411)||For a new client (upon company registration)||Executive offices|
|One CISCO Ip telephone device||Dhs 1, 500 (US$411)||For a new client (upon company registration)||Executive offices|
|One facsimile number ( with line)||Dhs 1, 500 (US$411)||For a new client (upon company registration)||Executive offices|
|Internet connection @64 kbps||Dhs 1, 500 (US$411)||For a new client (upon company registration)||Executive offices|
|VLAN set up on one ! PC/laptop||Dhs 1, 500 (US$411)||For Existing clients (upon application for the telephone and fax number And email id)||Executive offices|
|One Email ID with 5 MB capacity||Dhs 1, 500 (US$411)||For Existing clients (upon application for the telephone and fax number And email id)||Executive offices|
|Charges per phone +Fax+ Email||Dhs 100 (US$28)||quarterly||All clients|
Additional Telephone/Fax/Email/Internet Connection
|Customer prime Equipment(CPE) for secure VLAN||Dhs 600||One time||Executive office|
|For second connection only||Dhs 250(US$69)||One time||All clients|
Additional Telephone/Facsimile Features
|Virtual private network-VPN (goes with soft phone)||Dhs1,500(US$411||One time||All clients this is a given feature for RAK clients|
|Soft phone(goes with VPN)||Dhs750(US$206)||One time||All clients 9this is a given feature for RAK clients|
|Voicemail||Dhs100(US$28)||One time||All clients|
|Fax to email||Dhs350(US$96)||One time||All clients|
|Additional soft ware (Exclusive of the soft ware license)||Dhs250(US$69)||One time||All clients|
CISCo Phone Upgrading (Deposit Only)
|CISCO IP phone 7912||Dhs1,000(US$ 274)||All clients|
|CISO IP phone 7940||Dhs1,5000 (US$411)||All clients|
|CISCO IP phone 7970||Dhs3,000 (US$ 822)||All clients|
|Reserve telephone numbers||Dhs25 (US$7)||Quarterly||All clients|
|Additional email address||Dhs35( US$9.6)||Annual||All clients|
|Email address with antispam /antiviruse||Dhs120(US$33)||Annual||All clients|
|Increase email storage from 5-MB to 15-MB||Dhs1,000(US$274)||Annual||All clients|
|In-office wireless connection||Dhs1,000(US$274)||One time||All clients|
Internet Connection Upgrading
|@256 kbps||Dhs200 (US$55)||Monthly||Exec.Office|
|Real IP address(Block of four)||Dhs2,500 (US$685)||Monthly||All clients|
Support Service ( per unit of Pc)
|Bronze support Telephone/Email support for any system/ network-related issues||Dhs100(US$28)||Quarterly||Exec . Office|
|Limited application support-MS office Silver support Telephone email support for any system/network-related issues Monthly date back up-50-Mb capacity||Dhs150(US$41)||Quarterly||Exec . Office|
|One free it visit/Consolation per month||Dhs150(US$41)||Quarterly||Exec . Office|
|Telephone/Email support for any system/network-related issues||Dhs200||Quarterly||Exec.Office|
|Preventive maintenance( two free It visit/consultation)||Dhs200||Quarterly||Exec.Office|
|Fortnightly data back ups||Dhs200||Quarterly||Exec.Office|
IT Consultation/ Visit
|Golden silver/ bronze members||Dhs50 (US$14)||Per visit||As indicated|
|Non members||Dhs100 (US$28)||Per visit||As indicated|
|Back up file restoration||Dhs100 (US$28)||Per visit||All clients|
|Disaster recovery/re installation||Dhs150 (US$41)||Quarterly||All clients|
|Back up service||Dhs100 (US$28)||Quarterly||All clients|
|Anti virus /Firewall service||Dhs100 (US$28)||Quarterly||All clients|
|Contact centre services(RAK site)||Dhs350 (US$96)||Monthly||All clients this is a free feature RAK clients|
|Hosted mail server with 50- MB space||Dhs1,200 (US$329)||Annual||All Clients|
|Hosted web server with 100-MB space||Dhs1,800 (US$494)||Annual||All clients|
|Audio conference||Dhs50 (US$14)||Every 30 minute||All clients|
|Setup(Excluding call charges)||Dhs200( US$55)||Every 30 minute||All clients|
|Audio –visual equipment for conference||Dhs75 (US$21||Hourly||All clients|
|Additional training on It/IP telephony usage||Dhs100 (US$28)||Hourly||All clients|