The United Arab Emirates has announced that it is to launch a “Digital Assets Oasis” in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. It will be the world’s first free zone dedicated to digital and virtual asset projects.
We are proud to further the UAE’s position as a primary destination for innovation with the launch of RAK Digital Assets Oasis. We are building the free zone of the future for the companies of the future. As the world’s first free zone solely dedicated to digital and virtual asset companies, we look forward to supporting the ambitions of entrepreneurs from around the world with our progressive, supportive, and quick-to-adapt approach, and our innovation-enabling environment.” – Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi, Chairman of Ras Al Khaimah Digital Assets Oasis
Dr Sameer Al Ansari has been appointed CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Digital Assets Oasis. He commented that the implementation of the project would have the “forward-thinking” qualities that have become synonamous with Ras Al Khaimah. The scope of the project would be to promote innovation in the upcoming and emerging sectors of technology.
The United Arab Emirates already has an established reputation for innovation. The project will bring the country to the forefront of innovation and guarantee its place as a world-class business centre. It will be a unique hub for entrepreneurs, start ups and established businesses. The purpose built business city will offer a home for non-regulated activities in the virtual assets sector. It will be the only free zone in the world that will be dedicated solely to developing metaverse, blockchain, tokens, NFTs, virtual asset wallets, DAOs and other Web3 related businesses.
Applications for interested parties will open in the next few months.
We look forward to welcoming the world’s brightest Web3 minds with their most disruptive ideas that uncover new approaches to creating a better future. We are committed to empowering the next generation of global entrepreneurial talent to build transformative solutions and create impact, while shaping the future of businesses and economies,” Dr. Sameer Al Ansari, CEO Ras Al Khaimah Digital Assets Oasis.
The oasis will champion remote and hybrid workspaces, start up incubators, sandboxes, venture capital funding and an environment that will flourish imagination, creativity and collaborations.
Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah is a welcoming and liberal emirate. With over 7,000 years of fascinating history, traditions and culture, Ras Al Khaimah promises an authentic and easily accessible Arabian experience. The Emirate features pristine beaches, lush mangrove trees and terracotta dunes, as well as fertile, green oases and the dramatic, awe-inspiring vistas of the majestic Hajar mountains, including the UAE’s highest mountain peak – Jebel Jais – where temperatures are around 10 degrees lower than sea level. Inland, there are plenty of other leisure opportunities, from golf and authentic desert camp experiences to mountain trips.
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