Free Zone Packages
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UAE Free Zone is a separate area designed for trading, professional or industrial companies.

UAE and Dubai Free Zone companies enjoy special conditions such as:

  • 100% ownership of business
  • No taxes
  • Import/Export activities
  • 3 years visas for investors, staff and family members
  • Easy to employ staff – no mainland labour rules
  • Fast-track document clearance
  • You can choose following legal forms: FZE – 1 owner, FZC – 2-5 owners, Branch of foreign company

Which factors to consider choosing a UAE Free Zone?

Location
Some Free Zones are located in close proximity to ports and airports, or even are part of the port; others have good road access to the main emirates.

Licensing process
In some Free Zones you can get the license within a few days only, in others – 30-40 days. Sometimes Free Zones have capital requirements, sometimes – not.

Infrastructure and facilities
Some Free Zones offer excellent infrastructure for investors. For example, you can live and work in the same Free Zone.

Free Zone prestige
Free Zones located within Dubai are more prestigious but also more expensive. However, some remote Free Zones are very popular too.

Dubai Free Zones

Dubai has more than 20 free zones, each of which has its own licensing body. If you open a company in Dubai Free Zone, you will have your office in Dubai – center of economic life in UAE.

DMCC – DUBAI MULTI COMMODITIES CENTER

Former JLT Free Zone. Will suit companies with any activity from trading to consultancy. DMCC follows same license activities as Department of Economic Development. Popular with businesses dealing in precious stones and metals trading.

TECOM INVESTMENTS

Includes 11 Free Zones such as Dubai Media City, Healthcare City, Internet City, Knowledge Village and others. If you need a prestigious office location in the heart of Dubai, TECOM is your choice.

Dubai World Central – DWC Free Zone

A new Free Zone located right next to the newly opened Dubai World Central Airport. It is a strategic location, because this is the place where EXPO 2020 will take place. Very reasonable prices in combination with its location in Dubai make this Free Zone increasingly popular.

DUBAI AIRPORT FREE ZONE

Suitable for companies dealing with aircargo, logistics or trading of goods which need quick custom clearance.

DUBAI SILICON OASIS

Deals with companies related to IT sector, high-tech, engineering, trade and consulting. Located in 15- minutes drive from Downtown, it offers great offices for affordable prices.

JAFZA – JEBEL ALI FREE ZONE

The first Free Zone in UAE. It has vast territory and great infrastructure. Located in easy access by car or metro. It offers flexi-offices, executive offices, warehouses, plots of land and biggest sea port in UAE.

Other Free Zones in UAE

Inexpensive Free Zones are located in Northern Emirates. They offer various activities and cost-efficient office solutions.

AJMAN FREE ZONE

Located in 30-minutes drive from Dubai. Offers the cheapest General Trading license in all UAE. The only Free Zone which offers multiple instalment payment plans (if UAE bank cheque book is available). Trading, professional and small industrial businesses. New warehouses and sea port.
Setup Ajman Free Zone company

FUJAIRAH CREATIVE CITY FREE ZONE

Perfect Free Zone for professionals, artistic people or creative freelancers. Has very big choice of activities not offered by any other Free Zone. Activities are related to media, IT, design, sport, education and other sectors.

Setup Creative City Free Zone company

RAK FREE ZONE

Very popular Free Zone with good reputation. Located in 90-minutes drive from Dubai, next to RAK sea port and airport. Good solution for industrial businesses. The only Free Zone which offers “Real Estate Consultancy” license.

HAMRIYAH FREE ZONE

If you want low-budget licensing solution and maximum visas, this Free Zone is what you need. Located in 40- minutes drive from Dubai, has its own sea port. Instead of flexi-desk, investors are getting 10 sq. meters separate office with any license.

Choose License Type to Set up Business in Dubai or UAE Free Zones

Available in different UAE Free Zones
Each Free Zone has its own types of licenses. Often only the names of the licenses are different but the activities you can carry out are the same. For example some Free Zones differentiate “Trading” and “Commercial” licenses, but others combine them under one name “Trading”.

Trading & Commercial
You can do import, export and trading. You cannot trade directly with UAE market. In order to do it you have to appoint a distributor or agent registered in the UAE. For such sales import tax will be applied. You can be engaged in activities such as contracting, repairing, maintenance, renting, shops, restaurants and others.

Service / Professional
You can carry out professional services specified in the Trade license. It can be any type of management, business, industrial consultancy or professional services including even real estate consulting in some Free Zones. Also you can do such activities as advertising, event or exhibition organization, cleaning services and many others.

Industrial
An Industrial License allows you to import raw materials, carry out the manufacture of specified products and export the finished product. In addition, there is also the National Industrial License, issued for manufacturing companies with at least 51% Arabian Gulf Co-operation Council (AGCC) ownership. This license allows the holder the same status as a local or AGCC inside the UAE.

E-commerce
You can engage in e-commerce business such as online trading or online services.

Logistics
A Logistics License allows you to engage in logistic services such as Cargo (sea, land, air), warehousing, storage, packing, transshipment and distribution.

Freelance permit
A Freelance permit offers you the opportunity to operate as a freelance professional. The Permit identifies you as a sole practitioner and enables you to carry out business in your own birth name instead of a brand.

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