Freezone Company Formation

The UAE business environment is divided into two sectors: onshore and offshore. Its onshore sector is dominated by local business interests, with restrictions on foreign ownership while the offshore sector consists of free zones that are open foreign investors. Our line of business setup services in Dubai provides foreign investors with the help they need in forming their business on Dubai’s free zones.

There are no taxes to speak of, on or offshore, but 100% foreign ownership and customs privileges make the free zones the most favorable locations in the Middle East for international operations. We offer our professional Dubai free zone company formation services and expertise to clients who wish to set up their business in the following areas:

  • Dubai Airport Free Zone
  • Jebel Ali Free Zone
  • Dubai Internet City
  • Dubai Media City
  • Dubai Auto Zone
  • Dubai Biotechnology & Research Park
  • Dubai Flower Centre
  • Dubai Gold and Diamond Park
  • Dubai Healthcare City
  • Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Dubai Knowledge Village
  • Dubai International Academic City
  • Dubai Logistics City
  • Dubai Maritime City
  • Dubai Multi Commodity Centre
  • Dubai Outsource Zone
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • Dubai Studio City
  • ZonesCorp
  • International Media Production Zone
  • International Humanitarian City [IHC]
  • Techno park

Free Zones offer the following incentives to investors:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Freedom to repatriate capital and income
  • No personal income tax
  • Full exemption from import duties
  • No currency restrictions
  • No bureaucratic red-tapism
  • No recruitment problems
  • Modern efficient communication
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • Abundant Energy
Key Benefits Investors Enjoy by Setting up a Business in Dubai Free zone:
  • 100% Foreign Ownership
  • 100% Repatriation of Capital and Profits
  • 0% Corporate, Personal Tax
  • Exemption from all Import and Export Duties
  • Free Zone Company Formation is Quicker than Incorporation outside of the Free Zones
  • Inexpensive Workforce and Easy Recruitment Procedures
  • Typically, no restrictions on recruiting labour
  • ‘One-stop-shop’ for Administration Services
  • On-site Customs Inspection

Free Zone Limitations

A Free Zone Company is not allowed to trade directly with the UAE market. The Free Zone Company can undertake the local business only through locally appointed distributors. Even though all free zones provide many attractive schemes for the benefit of the investors, not all are the same when we consider the facilities offered by them. Therefore it will be worthwhile to have a glance over the facilities offered by each, one by one. The details mentioned below are for the guidance of the investors, and the facilities may be subject to change from time to time when such decisions are being taken by the Free Zone Authorities.

Documents Required for Registering a Business in the UAE Free Zones

There are some similar formalities to be completed with regards to the documents which are submitted to each free zone depending upon the type of business an investor chooses. In general, the following are the main options:

  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE) (One individual shareholder).
  • Free Zone Company (FZCO) (More than one member).
  • Branch Office

All of the above types may not be available to every free zone, therefore an investor should seek the advice of a consultant to finally arrive at whether his choice is possible in the concerned free zone and also to know about the details of documents needed.

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Dubai Internet City (DIC)
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Dubai Media City (DMC)
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Dubai Auto Zone
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Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech)
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Dubai Flower Center Freezone (DFC)
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Dubai Gold & Diamond Park
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Dubai Health Care City (DHCC)
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Dubai International Financial Center [DIFC]
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Dubai Knowledge Village [DKV]
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Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)
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Dubai Logistics City [DLC]
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Dubai Maritime City
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Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
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Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority [DSOA]
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Dubai Studio City [DSC]
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ZonesCorp in Abu Dhabi
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International Media Production Zone [IMPZ]
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International Humanitarian City [IHC]
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Techno Park [TP]