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Ras Al Khaimah is gaining a global reputation; with companies from across Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia registering their business in RAK, this free trade zone has now registered more than 4500 companies worldwide.

Ras Al Khaimah, located only 45 minutes from Dubai, offers a range of business opportunities for both new and established companies. With a fast growing economy, this is a stable jurisdiction. This is fast becoming a popular investment destination with global investors. Within less than ten years of its formation, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAKFTZ) has already developed into an exceptional business destination.

Ras Al Khaimah is strategically positioned close to Sagr Port allowing this free trade zone easy access to all northern Emirates, and is the closest Emirate to all the northern markets such as Iran, Pakistan, India and markets further afield including China and the Far East.

DWC Free Trade Zone

Initiated by the Dubai government, Dubai World Central (DWC) is the world’s first aerotropolis. Strategically located between the East and West and within close proximity to Jebel Ali Sea Port, DWC is a strategic initiative that confirms the emirate as a world renowned international trade centre. DWC has been created because of the world’s thriving aviation industry, though it should be noted that like most Free Trade Zones in the UAE, it is possible to establish companies with varying trading activities, including consultancy and trading activities.

DWC is structured around the Al Maktoum International Airport (AMIA), but is also comprised of several other key components including the Aviation District, the Logistics District, the Golf District, the Commercial District, the Residential District, the Business Park, the Exhibition District and the Humanitarian District.

Setting up a business in DWC comes with amenities that other jurisdictions do not possess. The business park is the perfect location to establish your business to the international community and has an innovative, modern architectural design.

Of course, there are many financial incentives to establishing your business in DWC. With its location within close proximity to Jebel Ali Airport and JAFZA, DWC is an independent free zone. Companies can benefit from advantages that come with a free trade zone including 100% tax free operation, no corporation tax, competitive rates and more.

To find out more about setting up a business in DWC, contact a member of the Charterhouse Team.

UAE Residence Visa

Once charterhouse have established your Free Trade Zone company, we are able to assist clients in the processing of their UAE residence visa which is a pre-requisite should you wish to live and work in the UAE. Our service includes a complete turnkey solution, from collecting you from your accommodation, taking you for your medical and finger printing, processing of your Emirates Identity Card, collecting medical results, and delivering your passport back to you complete with your 3 year residence visa. To maintain your tax free residency in the UAE, it is necessary to be present in the country for one day every 180 days.

With our established network of banking contacts, we can also assist in the opening of bank accounts in the UAE for both your newly incorporated company and you personally.

For more information about setting up a company in Ras Al Khaimah free trade zone, contact a member of the Charterhouse Lombard team.