Opening of the Company in the FEZ

If you do not want to be limited to the strict framework of the legislation of your country, you are running international business, then you are surely considering options for entering the markets of various jurisdictions.

Perhaps, the United Arab Emirates, which are famous for the large number of free zones (FZ) of doing business with their differences by industry, location and cost, are considered to be one of the most promising and profitable areas.

Main Benefits of the Company in the FEZ
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Over 27 FEZ in the UAE
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100% Company Ownership
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Description FEZ

Company in the Free Zone.

There are about 27 free economic zones in the UAE, more than half of which have their own direction. Such zones represent a certain part of the state territory within which special conditions of taxation, visa support, etc. Special economic zones may differ by type of license, the cost of annual license renewal, the amount of required share capital during company registration, the number of documents requested, requirements for the leased area and its cost, as well as the range of services provided.

A company registered in the Free Zone allows you to own 100% of the company without a local partner. Companies located in the Free Zone can conduct business with companies from other freezons, as well as with local (there are restrictions) and foreign companies from their office, factory or factory. However, it should be understood that in order to carry out its activities, each company must obtain the appropriate license.

When choosing a free zone, one should take into account its location, prestige, infrastructure, facilities, peculiarities of the company's registration procedure for the chosen type of activity and much more.

Free zones provide packages for business registration,

which may have significant differences. In some of them, license prices are lower, but office costs are higher. To choose the most economical option, you need to compare the costs and benefits included in the common packages of each zone. You should also consider the overall suitability of the location of the zone for doing business separately from costs.

Compared to local LLCs, the main disadvantages are the relatively high cost of renting offices and storage facilities, as well as a ban on independent import of goods into the UAE market. Import of goods to the UAE market is possible in cooperation with a local distributor. At the same time, customs duties should be paid, which is 5%.

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List of FEZ in the UAE

Emirate Abu-Dhabi:
+ Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ)

The Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone is a comprehensive business park being developed by Skycity, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), on an area of over 12 square km. near Abu Dhabi International Airport. Abu Dhabi Airports Freezones is located next to Abu Dhabi International Airport, offering wide range of facilities to satisfy immediate business requirements through its business parks, logistics park and business center at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain International Airport and Al Bateen Executive Airport.

With its investment incentives and strategic geographical location within Abu Dhabi International Airport premises, the Airport Free Zone has become a flourishing business centre that attracts and promotes private sector investments.

Major types of licenses

  • Aviation License
  • Trading License
  • Service License
  • Industrial License
+ Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi

The Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) is Abu Dhabi’s first integrated trade, logistics, industrial and free zone, offering outstanding market access, lower operating costs, and greater ease of doing business in the region and globally.

KIZAD’s major success lies in supporting these infrastructural advantages with utilities, solutions and world-class end-to-end support services in a fertile, business-friendly, tax-free environment.

It is also developing Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD), Khalifa Port’s trade and logistics hub. With 90% of global trade travelling by sea, Abu Dhabi Ports plays a key role linking Abu Dhabi to global markets and facilitating the diversification of the Emirate’s economy by enabling economic development and the movement of goods, equipment and materials

Located near Khalifa Port – one of the world’s most advanced deep-sea ports with world-class infrastructure – KIZAD enables multimodal connectivity via sea, air, road and rail networks.

Major types of licenses:

  • Trading
  • General Trading
  • Services
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
+ Masdar City Free Zone

Masdar City was established in 2006, 6 kilometers away from the emirate of Abu Dhabi, close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The word Masdar is an Arabic which means ‘The Source’, which is the right word for the place as it is a project by Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (a subsidiary concern of Mubadala Development Company) and is supported by the government of Abu Dhabi to make area energy-efficient. It is an emerging global hub for clean technologies and renewable energy that is totally depended on renewable energy.

Masdar City is a global hub for companies that have their operations in generating, discovering, manufacturing, and developing energy products and future green technology products in the Middle East. It has the most efficient and business-friendly policies and top-notch research facilities in order to make Abu Dhabi the global hub for renewable energy. Masdar City Free Zone is a prominent spot which provides a business-friendly, commercial, and entrepreneurial environment to companies associated with clean technology and renewable energy, and bestows upon them all the benefits associated with free zones.

Major types of licenses:

  • Renewable Energy
  • Clean Tech and Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
  • Marketing and Events
  • Human Resource Development
  • Energy Industry
  • Healthcare Services
  • Service Providers
  • Property Development Services
  • Regional Headquarters, Trading, and Holding Companies
  • Business Centre and Data Centers
  • Community Services (Retail, Food & Beverage outlets)
  • Oil and Gas Services
+ twofour54

Twofour54 is Abu Dhabi’s government initiative and an integral part of its 2030 plan, which seeks to diversify the emirate’s economy and open the emirate as the cultural capital of the Middle East.

Twofour54’s goal is to create a stable Arab entertainment and media content industry in Abu Dhabi, to make it a world-renowned regional center of excellence. The goal is to stimulate creative and professional partnerships in the areas of television, radio, films, publishing, online, mobile, in the fields of music, games and animation. The free zone provides a collaborative and supportive ecosystem that will create a world-class media industry for the Middle East and North Africa region.

Major types of licenses:

  • Media
Emirate Sharjah:
+ Hamriyah Free Zone Authority

HFZA is the primary hub for major industries in the UAE - in oil and gas, steel, petrochemical, timber, food and packing sectors.

With its central coastal location, Sharjah’s road network connects Hamriyah Free Zone with key highways to six other emirates, in addition to providing direct access to Oman, Bahrain and beyond. Ongoing and planned infrastructure projects will further enhance the movement of goods in and out of the emirate.

Major types of licenses:

  • Commercial
  • Service
  • Industrial
+ Sharjah International Airport Free Zone

Sharjah Airport International Free Zone provides some of the most enticing business incentives in the region, including speed of service and simplicity of process. The perception of lengthy and highly bureaucratic procedures to set up in the Middle East can be a serious barrier to potential investors but SAIF-ZONE has a 24 hour licensing service which enables businesses to be up and running sooner than has ever been possible before. The customer base is among the largest in the world from one central hub, with access to more than 2 billion people within a four hour flight and as one of the most dynamic Emirates in the UAE, Sharjah accounts for over a third of the country’s industrial activity.

Versatility has always been one of SAIF-ZONE’s prime objectives. From a single office space to entire manufacturing facilities and everything in between, the options are designed to accommodate every business and every scenario. Warehouses, storage areas, container parking, bunkers and labour housing are all available at the lowest costs and highest quality. SAIF-ZONE’s offers an unlimited workforce to support your business along with sponsorship and visas for in-house staff to make the transition to a new workplace as smooth as possible.

Major types of licenses:

  • Commercial
  • General
  • Trading
  • Service
  • Industrial
+ Sharjah Media Zone

Sharjah Media City Free Zone is located in the emirate of Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE. SHAMS was launched in January 2017 with the goal of becoming a world-class center for creative and media projects in the region.

SHAMS makes creative entrepreneurship affordable and seeks to stimulate business growth in the region. The mission of Sharjah Media City is to make creative entrepreneurship accessible to all start-up start-ups, small and medium-sized companies and companies seeking to develop their business both locally and globally.

Major types of licenses:

  • Service
  • Trading
  • Media
Emirate Fujairah:
+ Creative City Fujairah (CCFZ)
+ Fujairah Free Zone Authority

Fujairah Free Zone is adjacent to the Port of Fujairah. Companies established here have easy access to all Arabian Gulf ports, the Red Sea, India and Pakistan on weekly feeder vessels. Mainline services arrive from Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Far East and North America on a weekly basis, and services leave twice weekly to the Far East and once a week to North America. Fujairah Free Zone is also close to Fujairah International Airport which is the only airport serving the UAE East Coast as well as northern Oman.

A fortunate combination of geographic location, with access to world's major shipping routes, a fine port & airport, and streamlined procedures, make the Free Zone of Fujairah an ideal place for business.

Investors benefit from the triple Fujairah Free Zone advantage, namely the ACE -Accessibility, Connectivity & Economy.

Major types of licenses:

  • Trading
  • General Trading
  • Consulting
  • Services
  • E-commerce
  • Shipping
  • Marine Services/Consulting or Trading
  • Logistics
  • Maintenance Services
  • Special Licenses
  • Trading/Consultancy or Service in Oil/Petroleum Products
  • Investments
  • Alcohol Products
  • Educational
  • Manufacturing
  • Holding Company
+ International Free Zone Authority
Emirate Ajman:
+ Ajman Free Zone Authority

Established in 1988, Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) offers outstanding investment opportunities to both local and foreign businessmen and investors. AFZ provides multiple attractive investment opportunities to all investors. We offer flexible investment models suitable for all business entities across a variety of sectors with varied specifications and objectives.

Major types of licenses:

  • Service
  • General Trading
  • Ecommerce
  • Trading
  • Industrial
Emirate Umm-Al-Quwain:
+ Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) is located in Umm Al Quwain, a friendly, progressive and prosperous emirate with modern infrastructure. Renowned for its desert landscape and unique flora and fauna, it is also a popular leisure destination within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is located just 45km from Dubai.

Major types of licenses:

  • Commercial (Trading)
  • Industrial
  • Service
  • Consultancy
  • Freelance permit
Emirate Dubai:
+ Dubai Design District

Dubai Design District (d3) has been developed through careful consultation with the design community to provide a creative ecosystem that surpasses the expectations of a typical creative neighbourhood. d3 forges the inspiring, authentic, and relevant ideas shaping Dubai’s future as a leading destination of design, art, and culture. It has its own beating heart, its own spirit and its own very personal style.

d3 is home to the region’s growing community of creative thinkers. It is being built as part of the Dubai Plan 2021 using the Smart City principles which offer digital connectivity to create an innovation-led economy.

Major types of licenses:

  • Marketing
  • Fashion
  • Luxury
  • Interior, Furniture, Objects
  • Design
  • E-Commerce
  • Ancillary Services
  • Beauty Care
  • Art
  • Freelancer
  • Marketing Services
  • Event Management
+ Dubai International Academic City

DIAC is the world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education and the pursuit of intellectual growth.

Launched in April 2007, DIAC was designed to cater to the needs of the region’s growing and diverse academic community. Home to numerous regional and international colleges and universities, it serves over 24,000 students from all around the world. With more than 400 undergraduate and post-graduate programs currently offered to students, DIAC continues to expand and grow as per the needs of its robust and talented academic community.

Major types of licenses:

  • Higher Education Provider
  • Non-Academic Services Provider
  • Educational Support Services
  • School
  • Early Learning Centre
+ Dubai International Airport City

Major types of licenses:

  • Trading
  • Service
  • Industrial
+ Dubai Financial Centre

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a special economic zone in Dubai covering 110 ha, established in 2004 and a financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) markets. DIFC has its own independent, internationally regulated regulator and judicial system, common law framework, global financial exchange, tax-friendly regime, and a large business community. The district houses hundreds of financial institutions, including wealth funds and private investors, but it also hosts multinationals, retail outlets, cafés, restaurants, residential space, public green spaces, hotels and art galleries.

DIFC is one of Dubai's independent free-zones; it offers companies 100% ownership without the need for a local partner. The district is governed by a common-law framework distinct from the UAE legal system, with laws and regulations issued in English. DIFC offers clients a 50-year guarantee of zero taxes on corporate income and profits, complemented by the UAE’s network of double taxation avoidance treaties.

Major types of licenses:

  • DIFC companies can now obtain Dubai Economy Dual licenses to operate across Dubai.
+ Dubai Internet city

Dubai Internet City (DIC) is an information technology park created by the government of Dubai as a free economic zone and a strategic base for companies targeting regional emerging markets.

The economic rules of DIC allow companies to avail themselves of a number of ownership, taxation and customs related benefits which are guaranteed by law for a period of 50 years. One model of operation includes 100% foreign ownership, similar to those prevailing in other designated economic zones in the United Arab Emirates.

These freedoms have led many global information technology firms, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, Dell, Intel, Huawei, Samsung, SAP, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle Corporation, Tata Consultancy, 3M, Sun Microsystems, Cisco, HP, Nokia, Cognizant and Accenture, as well as UAE based companies such as Ducont, to move their regional base to the DIC. DIC is located adjacent to other industrial clusters such as Dubai Media City and Dubai Knowledge Village.

Major types of licenses:

  • Internet and Multimedia
  • Software
  • Telecommunication and Network
  • IT Service
  • Freelancer
+ Dubai Knowledge Park

The world’s only free zone dedicated to Human Resource Management and learning excellence.

Established in 2003 as part of TECOM Group, Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) aims to develop the region’s talent pool and establish the UAE as a knowledge-based economy. DKP is a unique hub that offers the best selection of programmes in Human Resource Management (HRM), Consultancy, Training and Personal Development. Students receive diplomas and certificates of the highest calibre from DKP’s top-class Business Partners.

With the provision of quality training institutes and recruitment consultancy firms, DKP is helping to meet the needs of business by offering required training and skills development programs to professionals and by providing a home of recruiters who will then match these new skills with employers.

Major types of licenses:

  • Computer Training
  • Language Training
  • Fine Arts Training
  • Tutoring Services
  • Technical & Occupational Skills
  • Professional & Management Development Training
  • Child Skills Development Training
  • Human Resources Consultancy
  • Exe. Search Research & Development/
  • Content Development
  • Assessment & Testing
  • Freelancers and Association (Non-Profit Organizations)
+ Dubai Media City

Strategically located in Dubai at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Dubai Media City (DMC) has rapidly emerged as a global media hub. DMC provides an advanced infrastructure and supportive environment for media-related businesses to operate globally out of Dubai.

Since its official launch in 2001, Dubai Media City (DMC) has rapidly emerged as a global media hub, providing an advanced infrastructure and supportive environment for media-related businesses to operate in and out of Dubai.

DMC is a place where various media businesses can operate jointly, including media and marketing services, printing and publishing, music, film, new media, leisure and entertainment, broadcasting and information agencies. The DMC community includes global media giants such as Reuters, CNN, CNBC, MBC, Sony, Showtime and Bertelsmann.

Dubai Media City has also set up Media Business Centers to promote talent and entrepreneurship in the region. These unique facilities are targeted at freelancers and independent media professionals.

Major types of licenses:

  • Advertising and Communication
  • Media Consultancy
  • New Media
  • Event Management
  • Event Support Services
  • Media and Marketing Services
  • Media Support Services
  • Freelancers and Associations (Non Profit)
+ Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority was established in 2002 as a strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai with a mandate to provide physical, market, and financial infrastructure required to set up and operate a thriving commodities marketplace, today DMCC is officially recognized as the largest Free Zone in the United Arab Emirates with over 9,700 registered companies.

Major types of licenses:

  • Trading
  • Service
  • Industrial
+ Dubai Outsource City

With outsourcing's continuous growth, the next wave of outsourcing is moving towards higher-level business processes with knowledge as a key component. With this in mind, Dubai has set its sights on joining the ranks of the world's leading knowledge-based economies.

Dubai Outsource City (DOC) was launched in 2007 to cater to the market demand for outsourcing companies, becoming a performing business park, dedicated to local and international outsourcing companies.

DOC supports Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), HR Outsourcing, IT Outsourcing, back office and call center operations.

DOC provides comprehensive, purpose-built infrastructure for companies who want to establish themselves within an UAE free zone.

Some of the free zone benefits extended to DOC Business Partners include 100% business ownership and tax-free income, as well as value-added services such as networking opportunities, venue management, industry awareness programs and government services.

DOC offers state-of-the-art office space, robust telecom infrastructure, facilities management services and a 24-hour security service.

Major types of licenses:

  • Customer Care
  • Transaction Processing
  • Third Party Administrator (TPA)
  • Document Management
  • Information Technology Management
  • Disaster Recovery Centre
  • Operations Support
+ Dubai Production City

DPC was launched in 2003 as the first dedicated community aiming to advance the development of the production industry in the region. Dubai Production City is a leading business hub enabling the global and local publishing, printing and packaging industries to excel. Home to qualified business professionals from around the globe, Dubai Production City is a holistic community offering business, retail and residential lifestyle. DPC benefits from free zone privileges and regulations that facilitate the ease of business and operations, a unique and vibrant community supporting and fostering the growth of media production

Major types of licenses:

  • Printing Packaging & Machinery
  • Printing Consumables
  • Printing Press
  • Signage & Exhibition (except Fabrication and Production)
  • Signage & Exhibition Fabrication and Production
  • Packaging (except Paper Packaging and Recycling Product Manufacture)
  • Packaging (Paper Packaging and Recycling Product Manufacture)
  • Publishing
  • Publishing Support Service
  • Promotional Services
  • General Warehousing
+ Dubai Science Park

Dubai Science Park (DSP) is a business community in Dubai that serves the entire science sector and supports entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs as well as multinational enterprises, offering the first private laboratories in the region. Located approximately 30 minutes from the Dubai International Airport, DSP has grown into a science-focused hub with more than 350 companies, employing more than 3,600 professionals in the life sciences, energy and environmental sectors.

Major types of licenses:

  • Therapeutics
  • Life Science services
  • Renewable Energy
  • Energy Efficiency Equipment
  • Air and Environment
  • Green Building
  • Organic Products
+ Dubai South Freezone

Billing itself as the ‘City of You’, Dubai South is built around Dubai’s Al Maktoum International Airport. Given its location by an airport, it’s no surprise the free zone focuses on supporting logistics and aviation companies, although it also caters to more general commerce and the humanitarian sector.

Это исключительное глобальное направление включает 8 интегрированных районов, что делает Dubai South идеальным местом для выхода на развивающиеся рынки Ближнего Востока, Африки и Азии. Dubai South также является площадкой для проведения выставки «Экспо-2020» (Expo2020), которая, как ожидается, привлечет 25 миллионов посетителей, 70% из которых будут приезжать из-за пределов ОАЭ.

This extraordinary global destination comprises 8 integrated districts, making Dubai South the ideal getaway to the emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Dubai South is also home to Expo 2020 Dubai, which is expected to attract 25 million visitors, 70% of whom will originate from outside the UAE.

Excellent location for businesses with a focus on aviation and logistics – with direct access to Jebel Ali Sea Port and Al Maktoum Airport

Major types of licenses:

  • General Trading
  • Commercial
  • Service
+ Dubai Studio City

Launched in 2005, Dubai Studio City (DSC) is a global business community that provides cutting-edge facilities and services to companies across the broadcasting, film production, TV, music, and entertainment sectors. Dubai Studio City provides an all-in-one solution to facilitate an easy, efficient and innovative production process. DSC meets your creative needs by offering outstanding production services, the largest Sound Stages in the region, backlots, sets, water tanks, production offices, recording studios and offices.

Major types of licenses:

  • Broadcasting TV: TV Station – Satellite
  • Broadcating Radio
  • Broadcast Support Services
  • Broadcast Service Providers
  • Digital Content Creation
  • Film Support Services
  • Production (Film/TV and Radio)
  • Production Support Services
  • Music and Entertainment
  • Themed Amusement and Recreation Activities
+ Jebel Ali Free Zone

Jebel Ali Free Zone – “Dubai Logistics Corridor” attracts foreign investors for its brand-new well-developed logistics services (direct access to the region’s extensive highway network, to Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum International airport), great warehouse facilities, proximity to Dubai city.

Perfect 1-stop-shop solution for conducting trade, service and industrial businesses. Close to Expo2020 site.

Etihad rail (Union rail) will soon link JAFZA to the entire Arabian Peninsula.

Major types of licenses:

  • Trading
  • Service
  • Industrial
Emirate Ras Al Khaimah:
+ Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone

The Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) was established in 2017 through the consolidation of the Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) and Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA). RAKEZ is now one of the largest economic zones in the region, covering approximately 33 million square metres of land and housing over 13,000 companies serving a global range of markets. Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) is a nurturing hub for startups and SMEs operating in commercial, service and consultancy businesses, and home to leading global manufacturers in Ras Al Khaimah.

Major types of licenses: