RAK Digital Assets Oasis is unlocking a new era as the world’s first and only common law Free Zone dedicated to digital and virtual assets companies.
- RAK Digital Assets Oasis (RAK DAO) hosts an official Launch Event on Thursday, October 19th, 2023 at the Al Hamra International Exhibition and Convention Center, celebrating the start of RAK DAO’s journey as the world’s first and only common law Free Zone dedicated to global digital and virtual assets companies.
- The event brings together international visionaries, influential figures, and government dignitaries.
- The agenda of the day is packed with several panels featuring industry leaders.
Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. 19 October 2023 – RAK Digital Assets Oasis (RAK DAO) is proud to host its official Launch Event on Thursday, October 19th, 2023 at the Al Hamra International Exhibition and Convention Center. Held under the esteemed patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, the event marks a ground-breaking occasion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), celebrating the start of RAK DAO’s journey as the world’s first and only common law Free Zone dedicated to global digital and virtual assets companies.
RAK DAO empowers innovators in their journey to build the future of Web3 and blockchain technology across industries, promising to disrupt traditional business models and unlock the full potential of digital assets. The eagerly anticipated launch event for the Free Zone marks the start of a new era of Web3 collaboration in the UAE.
The RAK DAO Launch Event brings together international visionaries, influential figures, and government dignitaries, among others, addressing pivotal themes including the intersection of AI and digital assets, digital asset regulations, Web2-to-Web3 transition, CBDC’s, and blockchain's impact on traditional businesses.
Commencing with an opening speech from His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, followed by a historic MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) signing between RAK DAO and SCA (Securities and Commodities Authority), the event marks a significant milestone in the digital evolution of Ras Al Khaimah. The agenda of the day is packed with several panels featuring industry leaders, such as His Excellency Gabriel Abed (Ambassador of Barbados), Andrea Prazakova (Mastercard Foundry & ESG EEMEA), Pierre Samties (Roland Berger), Amy Oldenburg (Morgan Stanley), Alex Chehade (Binance FZE), Pascal Gauthier (Ledger), Yat Siu (Animoca Brands), and many others.
Commenting on the launch of the free zone, His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, said: "We are proud to welcome the companies of the future to the Ras Al Khaimah Digital Assets Oasis, which is a testament to our commitment to growth and innovation, further strengthening the UAE’s diversified economy. As we embark on this journey, we believe the launch of RAK DAO marks the beginning of a new era.”
The dynamic agenda for the Launch Event is made possible by a range of exhibition partners, including RAKBANK, HBAR Foundation, Binance, Solana Foundation, and several other supporting partners. They bring together various experiences to the event attendees, such as an immersive metaverse by Landvault and digital art VR activation by Arts DAO.
Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO of RAK DAO, expressed his enthusiasm stating: "RAK DAO represents a significant milestone in the evolution of Ras Al Khaimah as a global business-friendly hub. Our commitment to fostering innovation and facilitating international collaboration will create an unparalleled ecosystem in the free zone. We are immensely excited to bring together entrepreneurs and global experts to dive deeper into the future of digital assets, AI, and Web3 at our grand Launch Event."
RAK DAO aims to become the epicentre for digital asset innovation on a global scale. By attracting international partners and fostering collaboration in the free zone, RAK DAO strives to position Ras Al Khaimah as a leading hub for innovation and enhance its competitiveness as a global destination for business in the digital age. RAK Digital Assets Oasis will promote innovative business models for the future, tapping into the emerging markets in the region.
The conference will take place from 10:00 am until 7:00 pm.