Set Up Your Business in RAK DAO

To set up your business in RAK DAO, you will need a license.

Apply for your RAK DAO free zone license in 3 steps


Choose your
business type

Submit your
application & documents

Receive your
business license

Step 1 - Choose your business type

Decide on the company you will establish.

To establish a digital assets company/permit, select type of registration.

  • Freelance Permit
  • Digital Nomads License
  • Standard Company

Step 2 - Submit application and necessary documents

Through the submission process, you will be required to:

  • Select your license type
  • Choose your business activity from the activity group.

  • Submit the necessary documents
  • Provide the required documents

  • Provide personal information for the applicants
  • You must disclose information about every major shareholder to register your company. The information should incorporate input from shareholders, directors, managers, secretary (if applicable), nominee(s), POA holders, and other relevant parties. The registry must document this information to comply with applicable laws, rules, and regulations.

  • Customise your package
  • Customise your package

  • Complete the payment of the application fee
  • Pay the application fee

Step 3- Receive your license

*Before you begin your application, please review our Rules and Regulations.*

Once you have submitted your application, we will review and process it. We will assess your business plan, financial documents, and compliance with regulations. Once approved, you will receive your license and will be able to commence operations in RAK.

As a RAK DAO license holder, you can access our facilities, infrastructure, and business support services. This includes assistance with visas, permits, and other administrative requirements.

Once you have obtained your license, you can establish your presence in RAK, hire employees, lease office space, and conduct business activities. To learn more about the resources and support available to you, we advise exploring information on our partners and services at this stage.

  • Corporate
    • Certificate of Registration
    • Certificate of Good Standing/Extract Commercial Register (as applicable to the
    • Incumbency Certificate or equivalent (issued within the last 3 months)
    • Valid trade license (if applicable)
    • Memorandum and Articles of Association or equivalent
    • UBO Declaration
    • Board/shareholder’s resolution
  • Individual
    • Valid Passport Copy
    • Copy of Residency Visa (for UAE residents) or entry stamp and signature pages
    • Copy of Emirates ID (as applicable)
    • Business Plan
    • Power of Attorney (if applicable)
    • Source of funds (not required at the initial stage but might be requested during
      processing the application)

Let’s do Business!

Apply for a RAK DAO Free Zone license.

Set Up Your Business