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RAK Bank: Bolder, far-reaching reforms for businesses

The UAE’s banking sector is quite solid and diversified, with the market currently being served by 23 domestic banks and 28 foreign banks. Considering the ambitious outlook of the economy and the expected growth in demand across the country, is the UAE’s banking sector robust enough to support the said pressure? In an exclusive interview with the Robust RAK, which …

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Armouring the desert trails


In an exclusive interview with the Robust RAK, Rajiv Gupta, chief executive officer of the Mahindra Emirates Vehicle Armouring, shared his valuable insights on how the company started up in 1947 by assembling Willis Jeeps in India and graduated into a full-fledged innovative protection vehicles giant. Much has changed since then, the company has grown leaps and bounds to achieve …

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Moulding the young minds

High-quality educational programs are great economic and social equalisers —these provide children with appropriate mentoring, encouragement and support, which is so essential for living a quality life. In an interview with Robust RAK’s Samar Manzar, Prof. Hassan Hamdan Al Alkim, president of the American University of Ras Al Khaimah, said that children in their university develop foundational skills on par …

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The returns of RAK Airways

Sustained revenues from the region’s oil exports, long distances between its major cities and mediocre surface transportation are some of the factors that led to the phenomenal expansion of the aviation industry in the Middle East. In today’s scenario, the connectivity of Gulf with rest of the world has significantly improved with more than 85 percent of the world’s population …

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1. What are your initial reactions after taking over as Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ)? How does it feel? It was a great honour to be entrusted by His Highness Shaikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi with the responsibility of managing one of the region’s fastest-growing free zones, RAK FTZ. The free zone has been …

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Towards sustenance and development

Q. How long is your association with RAK FTZ? A. I’ve been with this project since 1998. I came from an IT background and was invited to join this project, a concept that was unheard of in Ras Al Khaimah. The research and preliminaries associated with setting up this project had begun in late ‘96. We began the process by …

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