RAKEZ hosts Workshop for its clients in Defence Business

RAKEZ Workshop: Your Ticket to Success in Defence Business

Discover the key takeaways from the recent RAKEZ workshop, where strategic government partners joined forces to empower businesses in the defence sector.

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In the heart of the United Arab Emirates, the defence sector has emerged as a powerhouse of innovation, resilience, and national security commitment. To ensure the continued growth and prosperity of businesses in this sector, the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) recently organized a workshop in collaboration with its esteemed government partners. This workshop, a vital platform for knowledge exchange, provided insights into various facets of the defence industry. Let’s delve into the highlights of this event and uncover the essential knowledge that can shape the future of businesses in the defence sector.

A Strategic Gathering

The RAKEZ workshop brought together key players in the defence industry, including the Ministry of Defence, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Executive Office for Control & Non-Proliferation, and the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation. The synergy of these strategic government partners demonstrates a shared commitment to the growth and success of businesses in this sector.

The Defence Sector: A Pillar of UAE’s Economy

Over the years, the defence sector in the UAE has not only grown but also excelled. It stands as a symbol of the nation’s commitment to safeguarding its security interests. As we explore this dynamic sector, it’s clear that the UAE has carved out a unique space for itself in the global defence landscape.

RAKEZ’s Dedication to Growth

RAKEZ, as a driving force behind the workshop, underlines its unwavering commitment to supporting businesses across all sectors. Their mission is clear: to foster an ecosystem where innovation, growth, and prosperity thrive. Let’s hear from Ramy Jallad, RAKEZ Group CEO, on the importance of this workshop.

“At RAKEZ, we are dedicated to fostering an ecosystem where innovation, growth, and prosperity flourish. Our collaboration with esteemed ministerial, federal, and local government entities is pivotal in achieving this objective. We believe that by empowering our clients with the right knowledge and resources, we can contribute to their success and the growth of the nation,” he said.

Navigating the Changing Landscape

Staying ahead of the curve is paramount in today’s rapidly evolving world. The workshop organized by RAKEZ is a testament to their commitment to equipping businesses with the tools they need for the future. Let’s explore the key insights shared during the workshop that can empower businesses in the defence sector.

RAKEZ Workshop: Your Ticket to Success in Defence Business

Licensing and Regulatory Insights

Understanding the Regulatory Framework

Navigating the defence industry requires a comprehensive understanding of the regulatory framework. Experts at the workshop provided in-depth insights into this sector’s legal and compliance aspects.

Licensing Requirements Demystified

One of the critical aspects discussed was licensing. Obtaining the necessary licenses is a fundamental step for businesses in the defence industry. The workshop highlighted the intricacies of acquiring these licenses and complying with the industry standards.

Exporting and Importing Military-grade Products

The defence sector often involves international trade. During the workshop, participants learned valuable about the processes, regulations, and best practices associated with exporting and importing military-grade products and equipment.

Collaborative Partnerships

The Power of Collaborative Partnerships

In the defence industry, collaboration is key. The workshop highlighted the significance of forming partnerships with government entities such as the Weapons and Hazardous Substance Office and the Ras Al Khaimah Customs Department. These collaborations can streamline operations and facilitate growth.

Key Takeaways from Government Officials

Insights from His Excellency Talal Al Teneiji

His Excellency Talal Al Teneiji, Director of the Executive Office for Control & Non-Proliferation, shared valuable insights during the workshop. His expertise shed light on the government’s perspective on control and non-proliferation in the defence sector.

Brigadier General Yacoub Yousef Al Hammadi’s Perspective

Brigadier General Yacoub Yousef Al Hammadi, Director of the Directorate of Industrial Security and Licensing, offered his perspective on industrial security. His insights into licensing and security aspects are invaluable for businesses in the sector.


The RAKEZ workshop, in collaboration with esteemed government partners, provided a platform for businesses in the defence sector to gain invaluable insights and knowledge. From licensing and regulations to collaborative partnerships and government perspectives, this workshop has equipped participants with the tools they need to thrive in this dynamic industry. As the defence sector evolves, staying informed and connected will be paramount for success. RAKEZ’s commitment to fostering growth ensures that businesses in this sector have the support they need to excel nationally and globally.

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