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Dubai special economic zones

Dubai's free zones: something for everyone

Dubai’s free zones are drawing in businesses unfamiliar with the Middle East, thanks to a combination of an impressive infrastructure, sound business advice being on offer and low taxation. 

Dubai International Financial Centre

Zoning issues in the UAE

The United Arab Emirates has enjoyed an influx of foreign companies capitalising on the incentives of the country's free zones, and competition among the zones is intensifying. But with uncertainty surrounding the draft of a new company law, questions remain about the ease and efficiency of setting up shop in the UAE.

Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia

Turbulent times prove a boon for Air Arabia

Adel Ali, CEO of Air Arabia, explains how the global economic downturn has benefited the low-cost carrier, as the increasing number of passengers opting for a cheaper service has allowed it to increase its fleet and service more destinations, putting it on course for continued international expansion.

Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

Qatar Airways soars while competitors splutter

The aviation industry was one of the main casualties of the global economic crisis in many regions around the world, but in the Middle East its growth has continued unabated. Central to this growth has been the expansion of Qatar Airways, which, according to its CEO, has no plans to slow down.

Dr Khater Massad, CEO Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority

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

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.

RAK Ports: in the right place at the right time

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 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.

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.

Ras Al Khaimah

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.

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