Ras Al Khaimah Media City Free Zone

About Ras Al Khaimah Media City Free Zone

Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Media City is a leading entertainment hub for all the companies that have operations in the media industry. It was launched in the year 2006 as an alternative to Dubai Media City and has been providing investment opportunities and benefits for media-oriented business owners and investors. RAK Media City is another RAK Free Trade Zone (RAKFTZ) which is controlled by the RAKFTZ authority. The increasing cost of living in Dubai free zones makes RAK Media City a low-cost alternative. Business owners are attracted towards this RAK FTZ due to its dedication towards providing world-class facilities, great business infrastructure, pre-built offices, and media-related business licenses.

Economically speaking, RAK Media City has been growing at an unprecedented pace in the past couple of years. Its business-friendly environment regulations, favorable towards media industries, have made it a fine destination for the media and entertainment sector to develop. The media companies receive complete freedom for producing their films, radio, and television shows.


Advantages of Business Setup in RAK Media City

  • Provision of 100% foreign ownership
  • Complete freedom of capital and profit retention
  • Exemption of customs duty on all import-export goods
  • Quick immigration process
  • No currency restriction
  • Tax exemption on both corporate and personal income


Types of Business Licenses in RAK Media City    

  • Publishing License; For publishing magazines, educational & professional books, consumer books, promotional content, e-books, directories & guides
  • Broadcasting License; For TV & radio broadcasting
  • Filmed Entertainment / Production & Post Production License; For the purpose of film production & distribution, media content management & provider, film content rights management, production, post-production and animation
  • Media & Marketing Services License; For direct marketing, promotional services, advertising/communication & public relations agency, intellectual property rights management, media placement, buying & selling, media representation
  • Business & Information Services License; For any news agency, media research & information services
  • Music & Entertainment License; For music production & recordings, music distribution, music publishing, music label & rights management, promotion & management, event management, theme parks management, sports management
  • New Media & Media Support Services License; For web designing & management, interactive services, media software development & integration, access spending, multimedia software development, digital media management
  • Service Provider License; Restaurant, stationary, medical clinic, beauty salon, bookstore, kiosk, banking services, interior & set decorator, music & video, travel agency, laundry, insurance service provider
  • Consultancy License; Legal consultancy, accounting/auditing consultancy, human resources consultancy, marketing, management, project management, marketing entire film and media city.


Source: www.commitbiz.com