The head of the department, Sheikh Salem bin Sultan al-Qassimi, said details of a plan to create a Ras al-Khaimah Government Cargo Company would also be announced soon. Sheikh Salem said Ras al-Khaimah should become a transit and re-distribution point to serve the regional and international businesses. ‘The airport is currently negotiating with three major Iranian travel agencies so that the airport is given the right to issue Iranian visas,’ he said.

Ras Al Khaimah National Travel Agency, he said, has won government approval to issue visit visas to all UAE residents irrespective of their income.