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Dr Khater Massad, CEO Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority

Ras Al Khaimah flexes its manufacturing muscle

Ras Al Khaimah's investment authority has played a key role in establishing the emirate as a manufacturing hub since it was founded in 2005. Its CEO, Dr Khater Massad, tells fDi how he is spreading the word about RAK's low-cost, high-quality business environment.

RAK Ports: in the right place at the right time

RAK Ports: in the right place at the right time

Ras Al Khaimah's five ports offer a varied and high-class service in an envious location near the entrance to the Persian Gulf. These factors have seen the emirate's maritime industry thrive amid uncertain global economic conditions.

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RAK Hospital's healthy start

As of five years ago, Ras Al Khaimah had no private healthcare provider, which was seen to be putting off investors from settling in the emirate. However, RAK Hospital has since filled this gap, and now has its sights firmly set on attracting international medical tourists.

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RAK Airways seeks major role in emirate's growth

John Brayford, CEO of RAK Airways, explains how Ras Al Khaimah's growing appeal as a tourist destination has given his company the perfect opportunity to expand, albeit at a steady pace.

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Ras Al Khaimah: desert dreams start to become real

As high-profile investors turn their attention to the rapidly growing economy of Ras Al Khaimah, the emirate is keen to ensure that it balances this influx of investment with the preservation of its natural landscape.

S&P warns MENA countries over eurozone instability

Ratings agency says downward ratings possible for many MENA countries due to weak economic growth.

View from the Middle East and Africa: April/May 2012

As political unrest continues to put off investors from some north African countries, it is 'business as usual' in the more stable Morocco.

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Negotiating the MENA sanctions stranglehold

As the EU imposes an oil embargo on Iran and the screws tighten on neighbouring Syria, foreign companies doing business with the affected countries are scrambling to stay on the right side of the law while hedging against their losses. 

Dubai Airport Free Zone looks to diversify and expand

The director-general of DAFZ says the zone is to focus on attracting companies from Far East.

Ras Al Khaimah offers shelter against regional turbulences

While volatility swirls around it in nearby countries, the quiet, stable emirate of Ras Al Khaimah is making a confident case that it can offer a port in the storm for companies looking to serve the Middle East and north Africa region -- and further afield -- from a reliable base.

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