Ras Al Khaimah


Ras Al Khaimah takes the industrial route to economic development 

Originally published with the August/September 2010 issue of fDi Magazine

Sponsored by Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority. Reporting and editing carried out independently by fDi

From Locations

Easy business

The companies that led the way in setting up shop in RAS Al Khaimah are now thriving, taking full advantage of the support given by The Emirate’s investment agency, and, crucially, the absence of red tape. Tom Blass reports

From Locations

RAK carves out its own identity

Ras Al Khaimah is moving out of the shadow of its powerful neighbours by playing to its strengths: outstanding transport links, an excellent location, and an extremely welcoming environment for investors. Tom Blass reports

From Locations

Looking after the labour

Ras Al Khaimah’s construction projects rely on an army of hardworking guest labourers, many of them from South Asia. Tom Blass reports on their ‘home from home’ in RAK city and on conditions in their labour camps

From Locations

RAK looks to the sky, the roads, the rail...

Ras Al Khaimah lies at the heart of ancient shipping routes and has traditionally drawn its strength from its four sea ports. But, says Tom Blass, RAK’s sea power is now being reinforced by improved air, road and rail links

From Locations

Build it, and they will come

The Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authotity had a plan: construct the necessary infrasctructure to attract investors and then keep them for the long term. Now, reports fDi magazine, the emirate’s diverse economy demonstrates that this strategy is bearing fruit

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