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Freedom is the Luxury Item of 2022

Updated: Feb 17, 2022

Trailblazing Icons Mimoun A. Assraoui & David Regueiro on Conquering the World

Written by Cristille Cruz Cabral

Everyone has their own story to tell. From life’s never-ending challenges to remarkable achievements, or even a simple day-to-day routine, every journey is unique. But there is one more thing that connects our lives to the driving force behind every person’s reason to tell their story - the road to success.

In today’s new-world generation full of unapologetic directives ran by social media trends, political diversions, gender and race-centric musings, and many more eccentric factors, the real meaning of success is different for everyone and is shown off in the most ostentatious manner. Whether by showing off your stay in a grand mansion of an heirloom estate, displaying designer brands from head to toe, giving center stage to your corporate office in the Burj Khalifa, or maintaining a well-curated Instagram feed with thematic images, how do these assets prove that you are truly successful?

Legendary high-end shoe designer from Spain with a five decade-strong brand reputation, Manolo Blahnik once said, “The greatest luxury is being free.”

Freedom, as a word, is defined as an exemption from external control, interference, regulation and the power to determine action without restraint. Only when your priority is having the courage to make your own decisions and take control of your own life, you can consider yourself free.

In the February edition of Dubai’s first homegrown society lifestyle magazine, Xpedition, we present the powerhouse duo Mimoun A. Assraoui & David Regueiro of RIF Trust and Latitude Group to share what gives every success-driven individual the greater freedom to delve into endless opportunities across the world. You will find out how seeking stability and sustainability in life, relates to the love of travelling and helps you to define success on your own terms.


Three things have solidified the bond of Chief Executive Officer Mimoun A. Assraoui and Chief Operating Officer David Regueiro as business partners in RIF Trust, a leading international Residency and Citizenship by Investment (RCBI) advisory firm in the MENA region—the obsession with underwater beauty through scuba diving, the enthusiasm in staying healthy and fit amidst a hectic work week, and most notably, the wanderlust to explore every country and immersing themselves in different cultures.

A quick visit to their Instagram profiles would lead you to one backdrop after the other, from the African wilderness to Italy’s iconic landmarks, Montenegro’s pristine beaches, Malta’s cruise coasts, and the first class life of their second home, the business capital of the Middle Eastern region, Dubai.

With its name inspired by the Moroccan cordilleras in North Africa, a mountainous region filled with a history of bravery throughout war and indigenous recognition of numerous tribes with high moral standards and desire to explore, RIF Trust was founded in 2013 in the cosmopolitan city of Dubai, where every day is a new opportunity for success.

For nearly a decade, this well-known investment migration firm has paved an extraordinary road to freedom, travel and international business expansion for high-net-worth individuals and their families. Having assisted a credible network of more than 2,000 clients, Mimoun and David have enhanced the investment industry by creating innovative programme solutions for obtaining a second citizenship and passport that allows you to travel to over 140 countries visa-free.

Your passport is your power. Your citizenship is your access to the world. A generation of the new elite has now arrived with the limitless ability to build connections and conquer the world through smart investments. By choosing RIF Trust, the new generation of entrepreneurs, influencers, and globetrotters that have been paralyzed by the waves of the COVID-19 pandemic will finally be able to enjoy the freedom of travel and a higher quality of life with high-ranking passports and permanent residencies in some of the finest destinations around the world.


The best way to experience the world is through the art of traveling. Throughout the many professional conquests and adventures that Mimoun and David have championed, giving back to the society and reaching out to the marginalized sectors is a vital part of their role as both an influential duo and a successful enterprise.

Social initiatives such as their support to the children in need of cleft treatment and therapy sponsorship with Smile Train Dubai, and the community development initiatives like their involvement in the annual Dubai Fitness Challenge for strengthening the overall health of the body, mind, and soul, have shaped their global outlook to being socially responsible for the advancement of the world. Mimoun and David are successful through travelling and investments, but also excel in contributing to the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives of the UAE by participating in many charity groups that they hold close to their hearts.


With an international presence across 19 countries, including Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, China, Egypt, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Nigeria, Russia, South Africa, KSA, South Korea, UAE, UK, and USA, RIF Trust is expected to expand further.

In an interview with Investment Migration Insider (, CEO Mimoun A. Assraoui said, “Our goal is to become the international leader of our industry and, with our current growth rate, we think we can achieve that status in very short order. We want to keep developing and winning mandates in our three market segments: B2C, B2B, and Government Advisory. We like to surround ourselves with like-minded colleagues and partners that help push our industry forward and bring innovative solutions to our esteemed clients.”

In line with company’s mission to lead by example by promoting transparency in the investment migration industry and uphold the ethics that the company is known for, RIF Trust has recently been appointed the Investment Migration Council’s Regional Representative Office (RRO) for the Middle East region.

As RIF Trust’s COO, David commented “We are honoured to be appointed as the IMC’s representative for the Middle East. The Middle East is one of the most active markets in the investment migration industry. As a proud IMC member, we have had the privilege of assisting thousands of investors and their families in obtaining alternative citizenship or residency by investment and have worked closely with the IMC for over a decade. We look forward to continuing to uphold the IMC’s values through maintaining the highest levels of service and best practices for our clients, partners and governments that we work with.”


With a minimum investment of only $100,000, the key to true freedom and luxury can be yours in as little as three to six months from the submission of your file. With a global network of partners and institutional relationships, RIF Trust promises to give you the best chance to experience the world and all it has to offer by supporting you throughout the entire residency or citizenship by investment process and helping you choose which programme is best suited to your personal goals and financial situation.

Mimoun and David’s reverberating passion for introducing the new definition of freedom is evident in their every move, from one country to another. You cannot put a price on this kind of freedom and when embraced by a future-ready spirit, a second passport is better than any kind of accessory or fashion piece. Investing in a second citizenship is the ultimate power move for every globetrotter, fashion guru, and influencer. You want to show off your success? Show off your passport and contact RIF Trust to learn how you can become a member of the truly elite.

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RIF Trust: Our clients expect the world, we deliver it. Say hello to freedom!


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