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RAK FTZ wins the 'Global Free Zones of the Year' Award from fDi Magazine
fDi Magazine, a publication of the Financial Times, recently awarded RAK FTZ as Global Free Zones of The Year. RAK FTZ received several awards including the New Investment, Encouraging Excellence, Facilities Upgrades as well as the Start-Up Support awards.
Furthermore, MEA Market Magazine awarded RAK FTZ with the award Best Free Trade Zone.
RAK FTZ was truly honored to receive such awards since as the free zone’s officials pointed out, the competitions are becoming harder and tougher to compete as more and more free zones are launched across the Middle East and internationally.
The awards RAK FTZ received represent the free zone’s ongoing efforts to uphold its top-notch business friendly image and reputation as an idyllic investment centre across the region. RAK FTZ aims to continue providing exceptional business services and solutions to investors.
The initiation of a variety of programmes instigated by RAK FTZ, such as RAK FTZ Startup Champ Competition and RAK FTZ Business Excellence Awards have aided numerous corporations, enthusiastic businesspeople and SMEs gain recognition.
RAK FTZ is determined to continue delivering first-class services and excellent facilities to meet its clients’ needs and requirements. The prestigious awards RAK FTZ received serve as a boost and encouragement for the free zone to continue delivering excellent services and facilities, aiding their clients to expand and enter foreign markets.