Ras Al Khaimah: Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) successfully participated in the second edition of Ministry of Industry and Advanced Technology’s (MoIAT) prestigious 'Make it in the Emirates' forum held recently, which brought together industry leaders, government officials, and prominent stakeholders to discuss the role of industrial zones in driving economic progress.

The forum aimed to position the UAE as a preferred hub for emerging industries on a global scale and promote local production by attracting investors, innovators, and developers, who can enjoy a world of perks and opportunities provided within the UAE ecosystem.

RAKEZ Group CEO, Ramy Jallad, participated as a panelist in the ‘Make it in the Emirates’ forum, discussing the role of industrial zones in attracting local and foreign investors. He also shared insights and forward-thinking perspectives on leveraging industrial zones to propel the growth of the UAE's manufacturing sector.

Highlighting the country’s unique value propositions, Jallad said, “The UAE's secret formula is a blend of ambition, strategic positioning, and unwavering support for businesses. We have built a business-friendly ecosystem, quickly customising solutions for both SMEs and large manufacturers. Our approach is diligent and understanding, aiming for transparency, ease of regulations, and a plug-and-play environment.”

During the engaging panel discussion, Jallad emphasised on the vital role that industrial zones play in economic diversification and their potential to attract local and international investments. “Specialised industrial zones are ideal incubators for industrialists driving the UAE's non-oil economic transformation. RAKEZ supports industrial companies by offering robust infrastructure, access to global supply chains through logistical hubs and ample growth opportunities in a business-friendly ecosystem,” he said.

Jallad highlighted the economic zone's agility in packaging all the right elements that investors need for their business set-up, operational sustainability and growth in the region. He also commented, “Investors today are smart and very much capable of conducting their own research when it comes to where and how to set up. Our role here is to market what the UAE has to offer to the industrialists, simplify their navigation and welcome them into our supportive business community.”

RAKEZ’s participation in the ‘Make it in the Emirates’ forum further solidified its commitment to the national industrial strategy ‘Operation 300bn’ of facilitating business growth and driving economic diversification. By engaging with fellow industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and government officials, RAKEZ explored new collaborative opportunities to advance the UAE's industrial sector and promote the country as a thriving business destination.

For more information, please contact:
Cleo Eleazar, Public Relations & Events Manager, RAKEZ
Email: c.eleazar@rakez.com

About Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ):
RAKEZ is a powerhouse business and industrial hub established by the Government of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates. It currently hosts over 18,000 companies coming from over 100+ countries and operating in more than 50 industries.

RAKEZ offers entrepreneurs, startups, SMEs and manufacturers a wide-range of solutions, including free zone and non-free zone licences, customisable facilities, and first-class services provided in a one-stop shop. Furthermore, RAKEZ has specialised zones that are tailored to specific needs of investors: Al Nakheel and Al Hamra Business Zones for commercial and service companies; Al Ghail, Al Hamra and Al Hulaila Industrial Zones for manufacturers and industrialists; and an Academic Zone for educational providers.

A leading economic zone, RAKEZ aims to continue attracting diversified investment opportunities that will contribute to the economic growth of Ras Al Khaimah.