RAK Properties and the Al Hamra Group are two leading property development companies in the Emirate, being responsible for the successful development of the Al Hamra Village and Mina Al Arab developments respectively.

Al Hamra Village

RAK Properties

Ceramics, Cement and Quarrying

RAK Ceramics operates 9 factories in the Emirate, with plants in Bangladesh, Slovakia and China. Exporting to more than 135 countries on 5 continents, RAK Ceramics is one of the top three ceramic manufacturers in the world. 

The company produces 200,000 square metres of ceramic and gees porcellanto tiles everyday, also producing special items such as decors, listellos and skirting. RAK Ceramics


Given the Emirate’s high quality limestone deposits, RAK’s large limestone quarries support the construction, steel and cement industries in the U.A.E.

Stevin Rock


Cement & building materials forms one of the most important local industries in Ras Al Khaimah. Local stone, quarried from the mountains, is used to produce a variety of building materials. RAK is the only emirate in the UAE to produce oil-well cement, white cement and lime, and is a major domestic supplier and exporter of these much-needed products. 

A brief overview of the major cement companies in RAK is set out below:

Union Cement Company 

Union Cement Company was the UAE’s first cement producer, established in 1972 in the Khor Kuwair Industrial area in the north of the Emirate. UCC operates one of the biggest cement kilns in the world.

Gulf Cement Company

GCC is the largest cement producer in the UAE and a leading regional and international cement exporter with an annual production capacity of 2.6 million tons of cement and 1.3 million tons of clinker.

Pharmaceuticals and Technology
Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar)

The Julphar Group has developed into an international industry leader in the white labelled pharmaceutical market. It has 7 manufacturing plants: 5 in the UAE, with additional plants in South America and Europe.

Producing a wide range of pharmaceutical products catering to a large spectrum of therapeutic needs, Julphar has a strong presence in all major therapeutic segments and produces about 400 formulations under 120 brand names. Julphar


Falcon Technologies International (FTI)

Falcon Technologies International is a leading high-tech company with its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Ras Al Khaimah. The company's activities are focused on Digital Data Storage Media manufacturing for clients such as Phillips, Sony and TDK. 

Falcon RAK

Glass Industry

Guardian, one of the world's largest manufacturers of float glass and fabricated glass products, has a large plant in Ras Al Khaimah.


Arc International

Arc International, one of the world's leading glassware companies, has recently set-up a plant in Ras Al Khaimah as well. With brands like Luminarc, Cristal d'Arques Paris, Arcoroc, Chef & Sommelier and Pyrex, Arc International is a leading glass industry player.



Ras Al Khaimah's rapidly developing tourism industry has resulted in the Emirate partnering with a number of leading hotel operators, such as Hilton, Banyan Tree and Rotana, to manage some of the Emirate's world class hotels.

waldorfastoria Ras Al Khiamh

Rixos Bab Al Bahar RAK

Marjan Island Resort

Banyan Tree Al Wadi

Double Tree by Hilton

The Cove Rotana Ras Al Khaimah

Al Hamra Residence and Al Hamra Village Hotels

Hotels soon to be open in Ras Al Khaimah:

Santorini Hotel

Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah

The Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) is mandated to develop and promote the Emirate's tourism infrastructure both domestically and abroad, and to establish the Emirate as a premier affordable luxury destination for leisure, adventure and business travel / 

Press Releases

In this section, you’ll find links to the latest press releases about RAK-IDO and updated information on our latest activities / projects.

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Economic Overview

The Government of Ras Al Khaimah oversees a diversified and rapidly expanding economy, with full autonomy over its internal affairs, fiscal policy and economic development.

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Useful Links

This section provides you with all the links you need to get up-close-and-personal with Ras Al Khaimah.

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