as Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) has upgraded the features of its BusinessWomen Package, the ‘first-of-its-kind’ women-focused product in the UAE, which was introduced on Emirati Women’s Day last year to empower more women to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.
Among the next level benefits added by the economic zone to both 1-Year and 3-Year BusinessWomen Packages are: two free additional activities and 25% reduction on employee and dependent visas, along with a range of value added services designed specifically for women in business.
“Over the course of a year, and since the initial launch of the RAKEZ BusinessWomen Package, we were honoured to take part in supporting more than 760 visionary women achieving their business aspirations. The RAKEZ BusinessWomen Package offered women the ideal opportunity to kick off their business with minimal burden,” said Ramy Jallad, Group CEO of RAKEZ. “The positive increase in female participation in the business landscape, has inspired us to further enhance the product and give even more to women leaders.”
With this package, the economic zone is continuously welcoming women entrepreneurs from UAE and all other countries, mostly coming from India, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, Philippines and France in different niche industries, such as cybersecurity and IT, e-commerce, lifestyle and development consultancy, interior design engineering, project management, and marketing management.
One of the ladies currently flourishing in RAKEZ’s ecosystem is Toshie Koyabashi, founder of Bella Tokyo, a fast-rising Japanese health and beauty products distributor in the UAE, who was previously registered in another jurisdiction. “RAKEZ’s special product for women entrepreneurs really spoke to me as it better caters to my long-term goals. Making the move was a big decision but it was worth it. Getting my e-commerce licence at RAKEZ was quick and easy, and it was very good that I could arrange everything online with RAKEZ Portal 360,” she said.
L de Lemos, owner of the clothing retail company Olika Trading, is another newcomer to RAKEZ who is impressed with her overall experience in the economic zone. She shared: “RAKEZ, as a whole, has exceeded my expectations in terms of customer service. Above all, its fees are reasonable and the incentives are very beneficial especially to women who are just starting their business.