Ras Al Khaimah

Among what makes Ras Al Khaimah, affectionately known as RAK, an attractive proposition for investors are its bustling international airport, four seaports, maritime free zone, and efficient highway network. Relatively cheap utilities and human resources also curb operational costs, making Ras Al Khaimah a viable alternative to some of its fellow Emirates.

Sneak peek at what's inside:

TBY ANALYTICS Ras Al Khaimah 2018:

TBY Analytics reviewed all of the interviews conducted for The Business Year: Ras Al Khaimah 2018 and examined trends and sentiment among the Emirate's business leaders.

What are Ras Al Khaimah's primary import sources?

  • 25% Free Zones
  • 8% Mozambique
  • 8% South Africa
  • 7% Japan
  • 7% US
  • 7% Bahrain
  • 6% India
  • 6% Iran
  • 6% Germany
  • 5% China
  • 15% Other


Key players in the industry sector highlight the Emirate's dedication to quality and healthy competition. In the industry chapter, we talk with several of them:

  • Imad Kokash, General Manager, Kludi RAK
  • Laura Clerici, Managing Director, Italfood
  • Fady I. Shmaysani, Managing Director, RAK Petropack
  • P. Haridasan, Manager, Eurocap
  • Tameem Al-Tameemi, Board Member, Turbotim
  • Abdallah Massaad, Group CEO, RAK Ceramics
  • Mohit Malhotra, Senior Executive Director & CEO, Dabur International
  • Tapas Ranjan Nayak, Plant Head, Ashok Leyland
  • Julia Malofeeva, CEO-MEAI, ARC Middle East
  • Thierry Paresys, Plant Manager, Saverglass



"Ras Al Khaimah has a strong trading heritage and an extraordinary geographical location at the mouth of the Arabian Gulf."
- Abdulrhman Al Shayeb Al Naqbi, Director General of the Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development (RAK DED)