UAE: Ras Al Khaimah

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In a bid to attract new foreign investment inflows across a host of high-priority sectors, the government of Ras Al Khaimah launched a number of new initiatives for prospective and existing businesses in 2014. The RAK Department of Economic Development (RAK DED) recently announced plans to work with the UAE’s Ministry of Economy (MoE) to...


Ras Al Khaimah holds a unique position among the seven emirates that make up the UAE. It has a rich and long history that revolves around trade, with its exports mainly driven by copper and pearl in the past. Making the most of its vast reserves of clay, limestone and sand found on the Hajar Mountains, RAK has built a flourishing manufacturing...


The push among GCC states to invest in Africa came about in earnest following the 2007-08 global food price crisis, and targeted agricultural land and strategic commodity production. Agribusiness, sovereign wealth funds and other agri-investment vehicles were the main players. Primarily state-led, the investments at that time centred on...

Chapter | Table of Contents from The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015

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Chapter | Guide from The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015

The Guide explores some of the cultural heritage on offer to visitors in RAK, as well as listings of leading hotels and resorts, and contacts for important government offices and services. It also contains useful tips and information for first-time or regular and business and leisure visitors alike.

Chapter | Tourism from The Report: Ras Al Khaimah 2015

Revenues for RAK’s tourism sector rose 44% in 2014 and the total number of overnight stays by guests grew by 72% to reach 2.14m.The tourism sector is estimated to support 307,000 jobs across the UAE, or 5.4% of total employment, which is expected to rise by 5.4% in 2015 and 2.6% per annum until 2025. Developers hope to see the area grow substantially in the next few years as the mixed...

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