Ras Al Khaimah Department of Economic Development (RAK DED) today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with talabat UAE in a ceremony held at the department’s head office, as part of its continuous efforts to support Emirati home projects in the emirate.
The collaboration will allow “Al-Ghad” license holders to display and sell food items on talabat, enabling them to expand their business by increasing their online visibility and reach through direct access to the platform’s large customer database and logistics network.
“This partnership is aimed at paving the way for home business owners in Ras Al Khaimah to further grow and contribute to bolstering the emirate’s economy. By signing an MoU with talabat, RAK DED is forging stronger partnerships with private entities in order to improve the ease of doing business and support entrepreneurs and home business owners in the F&B sector”, said Mohammed Mahmood Mohammed Al Mahmood, Assistant Director General, Director of Business Development Department at Ras Al-Khaimah Department of Economic Development.
He continued: “This is in line with the ongoing digital transformation programme in the Emirate, that reflects His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah’s commitment to support local businesses by facilitating trade and promoting the progression of various vital economic sectors, ensuring that Ras Al Khaimah’s economy continues to flourish and maintain its competitiveness across all areas.”
Jérémy Doutté, Vice President UAE at talabat, commented: “As the leading online food delivery and q-commerce platform, talabat shares the UAE government’s vision and commitment to support local entrepreneurs and drive sustainable economic growth in the country. We are proud to partner with RAK DED and develop a specialised onboarding programme for “Al-Ghad'' license holders in the emirate to help them accelerate their online commerce and increase their visibility and order volume."
He added: “At talabat, we believe in empowering the communities we operate in, that is why we work closely with government entities to harness technology for good by enabling small and medium businesses to connect with a larger number of customers online and prosper. We also work tirelessly to advance the online food delivery sector across all Emirates by extending our knowledge and expertise to our partners, which is reflected in talabat’s significant growth of over 100% in Ras Al Khaimah compared to the same period last year. This shows the great potential for businesses to thrive in the emirate and we look forward to continuing working with RAK DED to help local traders chart their path to success.”
By bridging the gap between the governmental and private sectors, RAK DED is propelling the growth of small and medium businesses in the emirate.
The “Al-Ghad” license can be obtained through Ras Al Khaimah’s Government website using the digital ID (UAE PASS) of the license owner to log in. Applicants can select the services of the Department of Economic Development and follow the steps provided on the website. This license is a household license issued to UAE citizens in Ras Al Khaimah who are over 18 years-old, allowing them to engage in business from home. “Al-Ghad” license applicants should not have any previous business licenses as it should be their first project. Recruitment is not allowed under this license.
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