There are mainly three types of entities, namely, offshore companies (IBC), companies in the free zones (Free Zone) and industrial areas (that is to say, non-free zone).

In EPZs, businesses, local or foreign individual or legal person, may form a corporation to a sole shareholder, limited liability company commonly called Free Zone Establishment (FZE) or more shareholders in the form of a limited liability company called Free Zone or Free Zone Company Limited Liability company (or FZ LLC FZC).

Any company established in Ras Al Khaimah whether free zone or not, must have a valid license RAKIA and have a well-founded lease for business premises, this is not the case for Offshore Companies (IBC). RAK Incorporation can provide you economic solutions to welcome you in this space. Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone and Industrial Zone are distinguished primarily by the incentives.

Companies located in Free Zone can be fully owned by foreign companies’ not Free Zone must be 51% owned by a local partner.

Forme juridique Industrial Comm / Trad. General Trad. Consulting / Serv.
Offshore (IBC) Not required Not required Not required Not required
Free Zone Limited Liability (FZ LLC)
+AED 100.000 /partner beyoond 2
AED 200.000 Not required Not required Not required
Free Zone Establishment (FZE) AED 150.000 Not required Not required Not required
Free Zone Branch (FZB) Not required Not required Not required Not required
Non Free Zone L.Liability (LLC)
+AED 100.000 / partner beyond 2
AED 200.000 AED 150.000 AED 500.000 AED 150.000
Non Free Zone Establishment (IE) AED 150.000 AED 100.000 AED 250.000 AED 100.000
Non Free Zone Branch Not required Not required Not required Not required

Entities established in free zones can also sell products in the UAE by a distributor or an authorized agent in the UAE.

In this case, the rights of 5% are levied.

Companies established in non-Free Zone areas can sell locally or export without law, but must be owned 51% by a local partner.