Ras Al Khaimah's desert dreams turn to reality

fDi cover RAK 2012

Originally published with the June/July 2012 issue of fDi Magazine

Sponsored by Government of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority

Reporting and editing carried out independently by fDi


RAK Ports: in the right place at the right time
From Locations

RAK Ports: in the right place at the right time

Ras Al Khaimah's five ports offer a varied and high-class service in an envious location near the entrance to the Persian Gulf. These factors have seen the emirate's maritime industry thrive amid uncertain global economic conditions.

RAK Airways plane

RAK Airways seeks major role in emirate's growth

John Brayford, CEO of RAK Airways, explains how Ras Al Khaimah's growing appeal as a tourist destination has given his company the perfect opportunity to expand, albeit at a steady pace.

RAK hospital

RAK Hospital's healthy start

As of five years ago, Ras Al Khaimah had no private healthcare provider, which was seen to be putting off investors from settling in the emirate. However, RAK Hospital has since filled this gap, and now has its sights firmly set on attracting international medical tourists.

Ras Al Khaimah
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Ras Al Khaimah: desert dreams start to become real

As high-profile investors turn their attention to the rapidly growing economy of Ras Al Khaimah, the emirate is keen to ensure that it balances this influx of investment with the preservation of its natural landscape.

Dr Khater Massad, CEO Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority
From Locations

Ras Al Khaimah reaps benefits of pro-business approach

Led by the efforts of the Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority, the emirate has made business attraction a priority. Investors who have heeded the call tell fDi about their experiences so far 

Dr Khater Massad, CEO Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority
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Ras Al Khaimah flexes its manufacturing muscle

Ras Al Khaimah's investment authority has played a key role in establishing the emirate as a manufacturing hub since it was founded in 2005. Its CEO, Dr Khater Massad, tells fDi how he is spreading the word about RAK's low-cost, high-quality business environment.

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