This chapter includes the following articles.
RAK is home to thriving cement and ceramics industries, and in 2014 manufacturing – the emirate’s main employer – accounted for 25.1% of total GDP. The emirate’s free trade zones have been key to driving this expansion. The FTZs offer international companies 100% ownership and allow them to take full advantage of the GCC’s free trade laws. Meanwhile, the emirate’s retail offering continues to grow as malls press ahead with expansion and upgrade plans.
This chapter contains an interview with Yousef Obaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ras Al Khaimah Chamber of Commerce and Industry.