Welcome to the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah
United Arab Emirates
Ras Al Khaimah, located at the mouth of the Arabian Gulf, has always been perched at the crossroads of history. For centuries, RAK prospered from the trade routes that linked east and west, and it continues to be defined by cultural exchange, commerce and innovation. This tradition has been most recently embodied by the many exciting reforms designed to promote growth and investment in the Emirate.
Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ras Al Khaimah's government has forged ahead with an ambitious program to empower the private sector and improve the lives of its residents.
With his own health failing, His Highness Sheikh Saqr Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the world's longest serving ruler, named his son Sheikh Saud Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler in 2003. Since that time, His Highness Sheikh Saud has fostered a diversified, open economy regulated by transparent and stable institutions. His efforts have enjoyed striking success, and RAK's economy has grown 200% over the past decade.