Finding a job in Ras Al-Khaimah

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Updated 2021-11-15 06:48

Located in the northern region of the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah is becoming a popular city with expatriates, due to its rapidly developing economy. A lot of expatriates are choosing to move their offices here or to set up their business in this small emirate. 

It is strategically located in proximity to major routes linking to other emirates and is only a 45-minute drive from Dubai International Airport. It also has its own international airport.

It has a population of about 345,000 as of 2021 according to the Government of UAE. The number of visitors to Ras Al Khaimah is also on the rise, and tourism is its most significant economic sector.

Job hunting in Ras Al-Khaimah

If you wish to move to Ras Al Khaimah and work there, it is advisable to secure employment before proceeding, as this will make you eligible for a visa to stay and work there. Make sure you have the qualifications and skills required by the local labour market.

According to Salary Explorer, the salary average is around AED 18,700 per month. Typically, salaries range from AED 4,180 AED (lowest average) to AED 86,200 (highest average).

Find more information in the article Work in the United Arab Emirates.

Key industries in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al-Khaimah has seen an increase in tourism with its largest international markets from Germany, Russia, the United Kingdom, and India. It is establishing itself more and more as a leisure and adventure destination. Also, the production of construction materials (for export), manufacturing, high technology, real estate, and insurance and banking services are key sectors where you can find a job. Note that agriculture and fisheries also make a significant contribution to the local economy.

There are currently over 15,000 companies from over 100 countries based in Ras Al-Khaimah. Primary industries are tourism, oil, real estate, manufacturing, technology, agriculture and fisheries.

The development of the free zone also took its stride over the past few years, favouring the creation of more jobs in the region. This is mainly due to the country's economic growth and the tax benefits it provides.

Taxes in Ras Al-Khaimah

This emirate is a “no tax” emirate, meaning companies can enjoy zero income tax. Personal income is also tax-free for employees in the emirates. Furthermore, those who want to set up their businesses enjoy 100% foreign ownership. Inheritance tax need not be paid, and there is no limit on the number of shareholders a company can have.

Like with the rest of UAE, jobs are mostly found online like the government's recruitment website RAK Jobs as well as local UAE online job posting websites.

Good to know:

Ras Al-Khaimah is divided into four zones, including the industrial park, an industrial area, a technology park, and an academic area, all with modern infrastructure.

Tourism is its biggest economic sector due to the emirate establishing itself as a leading leisure destination surrounded by mountains and natural beauty, with a rich cultural heritage, warm hospitality, and beautiful beaches.

Useful links:

Ras Al Khaimah Official Portal

Ras Al-Khaimah Free Trade Zone

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