STARTING YOUR BUSINESS IS AS EASY AS 1, 2, 3

We let you experience ease of doing business right from the start with our simplified business set-up process. In just three easy steps, you’ll have your licence in only a matter of days.

Step1

CUSTOMISE YOUR PACKAGE

With the help of our Business Development professionals, you will select your suitable legal entity, licence type and facility.

LICENCE TYPES

RAKEZ offers a wide variety of business licences covering an array of activities:

  • COMMERCIAL

  • EDUCATIONAL

  • E-COMMERCE

  • GENERAL TRADING

  • INDIVIDUAL/PROFESSIONAL

  • INDUSTRIAL

  • MEDIA

  • PROFESSIONAL

  • SERVICES

  • FREELANCER PERMIT

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LEGAL ENTITIES

Our multi-sector investment hub offers the choice of setting up free zone or non-free zone entities, depending on your requirements.

  • FREE ZONE ENTITY

  • NON-FREE ZONE ENTITY

  • BRANCHES

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FACILITIES

Customised to your business needs

  • FLEXI FACILITIES

  • SHELL & CORE OFFICES

  • STANDARD OFFICES

  • WAREHOUSES

  • EXECUTIVE OFFICES

  • LAND FOR DEVELOPMENT

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Step2

SUBMIT APPLICATION & DOCUMENTS

Our Business Development professionals will guide you from filling out your application all throughout submission, ensuring that all requirements are met.

FILL OUT THE APPLICATION FORM AND SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS

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RECEIVE YOUR INVOICE

The invoice will be sent to your email or you can also collect it from our office.

PROCEED WITH PAYMENT

Payment can be completed through any of the following methods:

  • Cash

  • Cheque

  • Bank transfer

  • Online

Step3

RECEIVE YOUR BUSINESS LICENCE

Your licence along with your registration set and bank letter will be issued upon completion of the licensing formality, then the visa application process will start.

LICENCE TYPES

We offer a wide variety of license types covering an array of activities:

Setting up a company and carrying out any business in UAE requires you to obtain a valid business license. Similarly, to set up a company in Ras Al Khaimah, you need to obtain a business license in the emirate. Before applying for a business license, however, you need to decide on the activities you will be conducting through your company and the type of structure you need to incorporate – sole establishment, Limited Liability Company (LLC) or holding company.

Whether you are a startup or an established company willing to expand your business in Ras Al Khaimah, or an entrepreneur who wants to diversify your products and services under one entity and operate freely across the country, there are business licenses which allow you to carry out more than one business activity. For instance, the RAKEZ Dual License has the provision to combine commercial and professional activities under one business license. With this, you can seamlessly operate your business in UAE, on the mainland as well as in free zones. The RAKEZ dual business license includes a UAE free zone license as well as a UAE free zone company branch business license.

If you need any support with choosing the right business license, or the business set-up process including compiling and submitting required documents or making payments, the company formation experts at RAKEZ will assist you through the entire journey of obtaining your business license and carrying out your business activities in UAE.

Listed below are the various types of business licenses issued by RAKEZ:

We offer a wide variety of licence types covering an array of activities:

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    Free Zone
    Non-Free Zone
  • COMMERCIAL

    Trading in services and goods
     
     
  • EDUCATIONAL

    Opening An education-related institution or consultancy company
     
     
  • E-COMMERCE

    Trading in goods and services via electronic means
     
     
  • GENERAL TRADING

    Trading in multiple goods
     
     
  • INDIVIDUAL / PROFESSIONAL

    One owner with one activity in a specific specialty or expertise
     
     
  • INDUSTRIAL

    Manufacturing, importing, packaging and exporting products
     
     
  • MEDIA

    Operating media-related business activities
     
     
  • PROFESSIONAL

    For individuals who provide professional services
     
     
  • SERVICE

    Conducting services or consultancies across any industry
     
     
  • FREELANCER PERMIT

    For media, education, IT and analysts professionals
     
     

DOWNLOAD

  • Business Activity List - English
  • Business Activity List - Arabic
  • Freelancer Permit Profession List – English and Arabic
  • RAKEZ - Media Business Brief Form (Bilingual)

BENEFITS OF INVESTING AT RAKEZ

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

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    Free zone and non-free zone entity formations
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    100% foreign ownership
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    Fast and efficient business set-up processes
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    Wide-ranging business and industrial facilities
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    Provision to build on-site staff and labour accommodation
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    One-stop shop for all government services
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    Self-service customer portal
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    Connectivity to major logistical hubs and multilane super highways
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    Accessibility via an international spread of regional offices
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    Easy access to markets across MENA, Europe, and Asia regions

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS CHECKLIST

Finding what documents to prepare can be challenging, but at RAKEZ, we make it easy. Below is the checklist of documents you need based on your business type and legal entity:

  • Guideline for Trade Name Registration (Free Zone entities only)
  • Free Zone FZ-LLCNon-Free Zone IE or LLC
  • Application for Registration and Licensing
  • Application for Chamber of Commerce Membership
  • Application for Registration with Department of Economic Development
  • Visa copy / entry stamp of shareholders, general manager and director (if applicable)
  • Original No Objection Certificate for Shareholder(s) / General Manager (if UAE resident)
  • Family book and Emirates ID of UAE shareholder or local service agent (whichever is applicable)
  • Business plan (Only for specific activity)
  • Colour passport copy of shareholders, general manager, director (if applicable)
  • Emirates ID copy of Shareholders, General manager (if applicable)
  • UBO Declaration Form along passport Copy required. (A UBO is normally an individual who ultimately owns or exercises effective control over the company)
  • Free Zone UAE BranchFree Zone Foreign BranchNon-Free Zone UAE BranchNon-Free Zone Foreign Branch
  • Application for Registration and Licensing
  • Application for Chamber Of Commerce Membership
  • Application for Registration with Department of Economic Development
  • Colour passport copy of shareholders, general manager, director (if applicable)
  • Visa copy / entry stamp of shareholders, general manager and director (if applicable)
  • Original No Objection Certificate for Shareholder(s) / General Manager (if UAE resident)
  • Shareholders / board resolution resolving establishment of a company in RAKEZ and appointment of a general manager
  • Family book and Emirates ID of UAE shareholder or local service agent (whichever is applicable)
  • Business plan (Only for specific activity)
  • Copy of valid trade licence
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Commercial Register
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Certificate of Good Standing / extract from corporate register (whichever is applicable)
  • Certificate of Incumbency
  • Emirates ID copy of Shareholders, General manager (if applicable)
  • UBO Declaration Form along passport Copy required. (A UBO is normally an individual who ultimately owns or exercises effective control over the company)
  • Free Zone UAE BranchFree Zone Foreign BranchNon-Free Zone UAE BranchNon-Free Zone Foreign Branch
  • Application for Registration and Licencing of a branch entity (“Branch”)
  • Application for Chamber Of Commerce Membership
  • Application for Registration with Department of Economic Development
  • Colour passport copy of General Manager, director (if applicable)
  • Visa copy / entry stamp of general manager and director (if applicable)
  • Original No Objection Certificate for general manager (if UAE resident)
  • Shareholders / board resolution resolving establishment of a company in RAKEZ and appointment of a general manager
  • Family book and Emirates ID of UAE shareholder or local service agent (whichever is applicable)
  • Business plan (Only for specific activity)
  • Copy of valid trade licence
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Commercial Register
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Certificate of Good Standing / extract from corporate register (whichever is applicable)
  • Emirates ID copy of General manager (if applicable)
  • UBO Declaration Form along passport Copy required. (A UBO is normally an individual who ultimately owns or exercises effective control over the company)
  • Checklist for Obtaining a Legal Consultancy Licence from RAKEZ
  • Letter of Undertaking

UBO Declaration Form

  • UBO Declaration Form

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