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Ras Al Khaimah Business, Taxation and Offshore Information

Ras al-Khaimah (the alternative, more accurate transliteration is Ra’s al-Khaymah) includes the northernmost part of the in the UAE, on the triangular Musandam peninsula. This is reflected in its name, which means ‘top of the tent’.  The emirate has 65 kilometres of Gulf coastline and has an area of 1,680 square kilometres. It is the fourth-largest emirate with an estimated population of 300,000, of which about 50% are UAE citizens. Arabic and English are the dominant languages.

The UAE economy has been dominated by petroleum. With few oil and gas deposits, Ras al-Khaimah’s wealth has largely been built on manufacturing. The emirate is one of the region’s largest producers of cement and it exports ceramic products to more than 135 countries. Other indistries include ceramic tile production and fishing.

Ras al-Khaimah is strategically placed between Africa and the Middle East and between the Far East and Europe, making it a gateway to over 1.5 billion consumers in countries in the surrounding area. More »


Ras Al Khaimah Knowledge Base

Ras Al Khaimah: Country and Foreign Investment
A quick overview of Ras Al Khaimah - its history, geography, and business advantages.
Ras Al Khaimah Executive Summary »
Ras Al Khaimah Geography »
Ras Al Khaimah Population, Language, and Culture »
Ras Al Khaimah Government »
Ras Al Khaimah Economy and Currency »
Ras Al Khaimah Entry and Residence »
Ras Al Khaimah Business Environment »
Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone »

Ras Al Khaimah: Types of Company
A look at various types of company in Ras Al Khaimah, providing options to suit different business needs.
Ras Al Khaimah Company Introduction »
Ras Al Khaimah Limited Liability Company »
Ras Al Khaimah Branches and Representative Office of Foreign Commercial Companies »
Ras Al Khaimah Joint Venture Company »
Ras Al Khaimah Public and Private Shareholding companies »
Ras Al Khaimah Public Joint Stock Company »
Ras Al Khaimah Private Joint Stock Company »
Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone Company »
Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone Establishment »
Ras Al Khaimah International Business Company »

Ras Al Khaimah: Offshore Legal and Tax Regimes
This section looks at available offshore operations in Ras Al Khaimah and the criterion required for obtaining offshore tax status.
Ras Al Khaimah Offshore Introduction »
Ras Al Khaimah Forms of Offshore Operation »
Ras Al Khaimah Tax Treatment of Offshore Operations »
Ras Al Khaimah Taxation of Foreign Employees of Offshore Operations »
Ras Al Khaimah Exchange Control »
Ras Al Khaimah Employment and Residence »

Ras Al Khaimah: Tax-Efficient Sectors
These pages examine tax-efficient sectors in Ras Al Khaimah, in order to identify which business forms have available tax incentives.
Ras Al Khaimah Tax-Efficient Introduction »
Ras Al Khaimah Banking and Finance Sector »
Ras Al Khaimah FTZ »
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority Free Zone »
Ras Al Khaimah Shipping »

Ras Al Khaimah: Law of Offshore
A hub for information about the main laws and statutes affecting offshore and non-resident businesses in Ras Al Khaimah.
Ras Al Khaimah Table of Statutes »
Ras Al Khaimah Intellectual Property Law »
Ras Al Khaimah Money-Laundering Law »
Ras Al Khaimah Banking Law »
Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone Law »
Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority »

Ras Al Khaimah: Labour Regulation
An analysis of employment law, industrial relations, and social security schemes in Ras Al Khaimah.
Ras Al Khaimah Regulatory Environment »
Ras Al Khaimah Visas and Permits »

Ras Al Khaimah: Domestic Taxation
A guide detailing the scope and rate of taxes affecting individuals and companies in Ras Al Khaimah.
Ras Al Khaimah Personal Taxation »
Ras Al Khaimah Corporate Taxation »
Ras Al Khaimah Customs Duties »
Ras Al Khaimah Double Tax Treaties »

Ras Al Khaimah: Related Information
Other useful information pertinent to Ras Al Khaimah.
Map of Ras Al Khaimah »