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Company formation in Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) Maritime, an overview.



RAKMC Maritime city was formed in 2009, it is a free zone which combines the best international port facilities with basic business benefits for companies seeking cost-efficient, secure, transparent and customisable business answers with outstanding in tax benefits.

RAK Maritime City is zoned into areas for specified use like:

  • Retail
  • Warehousing
  • General cargo handling
  • Industrial production and manufacturing
  • Tank storage and shipbuilding or repairs & etcetera

10 benefits of company formation in RAKMC

  1. 100% company ownership
  2. 100% repatriation of capital & profits
  3. 100% foreign investment
  4. Access to high-tech infrastructure and communication
  5. Access to world-class ports, logistics, and transportation
  6. Access to global market
  7. Easy business formation regulations
  8. Flexible policies for foreign hiring
  9. World class banking system

Permitted license and types of legal entity in RAKMC

  • Commercial license
  • Industrial license
  • General trading license
  • Free Zone Company (FZCO)
  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
  • Branch company

The Free Zone is divided into two types of plots, plots with a linear quay length as part of its boundary, giving exclusive use of that quay, and plots with no direct access to the water and located away from the harbour area.


And finally, what are the required documents?

  • License application form
  • Passport copy of owner/manager
  • Business plan
  • Company resolution
  • Registration certificate
  • Power of attorney
  • Memorandum and articles of association
  • Bank statement -proving a minimum account balance as per the capital requirement,
  • Bank statement and recommendation – not older than three months
  • Board decision of parent company to set up a branch
  • Good standing letter
  • Legal documents of parent company