Co Formation

Ras Al Kaimaih Company Formation

Ras Al Khaimah is part of the United Arab Emirates, a constitutional federation of seven emirates located along the south eastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula. Qatar lies to the west, Saudi Arabia to the south and west and Oman to the north and east. The Federation was formally established in 1971.


R.A.K. is a strategic location to establish a business in UAE. Setting up an offshore company there is straightforward and simple.


Advantages of A RAK Company

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Registered address in Dubai, international financial centre
  • Identity of shareholder is kept confidential
  • Tax free
  • No foreign exchange control


RAK Company Is A Good Vehicle For

  • Trading 
  • Consulting
  • Investment /joint investment co
  • Intellectual Property


Three Simple Steps For Incorporating A RAK Company

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Documents Required For Setting Up A RAK Company

  • Notarized passport copies (if we cannot meet in person) of all the directors/ shareholders/beneficial owners.
  • Residential address proof or certified copies of all the directors/ shareholders/beneficial owners (must be in English or English translation).
  • Our due diligence form.


Attractive Cost For R.A.K. Company Formation


RAS Company Formation Fee

From US$3600


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R.A.K. Company Fact Sheet




Type of Company.  The International Company (IC) is the most popular option for foreign companies seeking to establish a presence in the UAE.


Restrictions on Trading.  Can only operate within the activities detailed on the Memorandum.


Powers of Company.   Companies Law stipulates that an IC may engage in any lawful activity except for insurance, banking and the investment of money for others and restrictions apply to conduct local business.


Language of Legislation and Corporate Documents.  English.


Name Restrictions.  Any name that is identical or similar to an existing name. Any name of a major international corporation where written consent to incorporate in not available. Any name that contains a registered trademark not owned by the company. Any name that the registrar may find undesirable, offensive or misleading.


Language of Name. English.


Names Requiring Consent or a License.  In certain circumstances, the prior consent of a Federal Ministry or competent local authority will be required. These activities include: Oil & Gas, Banking & Investment, Financial Services, Insurance, Media, Transport, Construction, Telecommunications, Real Estate Management, Architectural and Engineering Consulting, Tourism, Shipping, Civil Aviation, Legal Services, Medical Services, Education. Any name that contains the words: state, government, municipal etc. and may wrongfully suggest a patronage of such.


Registered Office Required.  Yes, must be maintained in RAK.


Suffixes to Denote Limited Liability.  Ltd or Limited.


Disclosure of Beneficial Ownership to Authorities.  Yes.


Authorized and Issued Capital.  The minimum requirement for authorized capital is DHs 1,000 which must be fully paid up.


Classes of Shares Permitted.  May neither be negotiable or divisible. Ordinary shares, preferred shares, deferred shares, and shares with or without voting rights.


Directors.  Minimum one. Powers and duties to be specified in the Memorandum. Corporate Directors are permitted.


Shareholders. Minimum of one.


Taxation.  No Corporate, Withholding or Personal taxation.


Double Taxation Agreements.  None.


Financial Statement Requirements. Yes.


Procedure to Incorporate

The following steps are required to establish an International Company in RAK:

1.   Select a name for the company and have it approved by the RAK authority.

2.   Draw up a proposed memorandum including share capital, share value, power of Directors and object of the company and have it notarised by a Notary Public in the UAE Courts.

3.   Confirmation whether the share capital has been paid in cash or kind.

4.   Copies of the Memorandum & Articles of Incorporation and Certificate of Incorporation (if a company) is to be a participant duly notarised & Apostilled and legalised at the UAE Embassy.

5.   Board Resolution of each corporate shareholder approving the taking up of shares in the new company duly notarised & Apostilled and legalised at the UAE Embassy.

6.   Details of Company Auditors together with a letter confirming their appointment, if applicable.

7.   Bank Certificate confirming deposit of the minimum share capital.

8.  Seek approval from the RAK authority. Once approval is granted, the company will be entered in the Commercial Register and the licence will then be issued by the RAK authority.


Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the details contained herein are correct and up-to-date, it does not constitute legal or other professional advice. We do not accept any responsibility, legal or otherwise, for any error omission.


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Ras Al Kaimaih Frequently Asked Question

How can a foreigner register a RAK company ?

A foreign entrepreneur will be required to reserve the company name prepare articles of association and submit the notarized documents to the authorities when registering a RAK company.

What are the benefits of incorporating a RAK offshore company ?

An offshore RAK company allows foreign entrepreneurs to pay no corporate tax and no customs duties.

What is the Economic Substance Requirements (ESR) in R.A.K. ?

In January 2018, the UAE government passed new Economic Substance Requirements (ESR) for a Ras Al Kaimah (RAK) free zone companies and RAK companies which are engaged in “Relevant Activities”:


The new rules apply to RAK companies engaged as

1.   Banking

2.   Insurance

3.   Investment fund management

4.   Lease-finance business

5.   Distribution and service centres

6.   Holding company

7.   Headquarters

8.   Intellectual property

9.   Shipping


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