Free Zone

  • 100 % foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits possible
  • No foreign exchange controls
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • No personal or corporate income taxes
  • No customs duties, import/export taxes exemption.
  • Shared services and synergies with other companies
  • Shared offices and virtual office facilities
  • A one stop shop facility for processing of all documentations

Free Zone Company formation in Dubai & UAE  

The introduction of Free Zones has led to the drastic transformation of the economic market of the UAE in the several years.  The pioneer in the Free Zone Empire in the UAE is Jebel Ali Free Zone, which was started in Dubai in 1985. It rapidly grew providing a powerful economic inspiration to the other Emirates, which later set up their own Free Zones to attract investment.

Success of any viable Free Zone largely depends on quality of service and facilities it offers and the UAE is a brilliant example of this hypothesis.

The benefits of UAE Free Zones:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits possible
  • No foreign exchange controls.
  • State of the art infrastructure
  • No personal or corporate income taxes.
  • No customs duties, import/export taxes
  • A one stop shop facility for processing of all documentation including immigration, registration and licensing.
  • Shared offices and virtual office facilities are provided by some of the free zones.
  • Shared services and synergies with other companies

UAE Free Zones are designed according to specific or different business industry categories and offer licenses to companies and entities within those classifications.

Each Free Zone is managed by separate Independent Free Zone Authority, which is responsible for issuing business permits and licenses, employee visas and regulating the business requirements.

Each Free zone has a unique rules and regulations. Provisions pertaining to Commercial Companies Law do not apply to Free Zones.With the number of Free Zones increasing, their impact on the UAE economy has deepened.

A free zone company is expected to do business within the respective free zones or outside UAE. If they intend to do business with entities outside free zone but within UAE main land, then they need to appoint an authorized agent (LLC or any other related entity) or open a branch of a Free Zone Company with the permission from respective departments.

Free Zone entities may trade, import/export with entities within the free zone or outside UAE. Free zone entities may buy from UAE, but, in case they need to sell goods to the main land of UAE they have to employ the services of a distributor or agent in the main land who will be liable to pay custom duty as if the purchase from the free zone entity constitutes an import into UAE. A free zone company cannot directly sell or provide any services to entities or other parties outside the free zone but within the mainland of UAE without an authorized agent or distributor in the mainland of UAE.

Types of Entities

In a Free Zone- all enjoy 100% ownership

Capital requirement:

Minimum capital is specific to each free zone depending up on the type of entity.

Facilities on offer at Free Zones:

  • Land for lease – for construction of ware house and office.
  • Pre-built ware houses and offices.
  • Offices
  • Executive offices
  • Serviced desk
  • Flexi offices
  • Virtual office

There are many choices of free zones in UAE.

They differ in terms of the location, cost, permitted activities, available infrastructure, number of visas allowed etc. The free zone to be chosen for a new company depends on the nature of business activity.

Our experts help new entrants into the country by offering compatible choices with optimum benefits.

Cost of formation of Free Zone companies in Dubai & UAE

The cost of formation of a Free Zone company and cost of office space etc differs from one free zone to another.

Some of the Free Zones have devised extraordinary cost effective packages with options like virtual offices with minimum number of visas. This is suitable for small and medium type startup companies.

We can provide the cost structure and the documents required to form a company in different Free Zones according to the proposed activities of the company.

We  can offer comprehensive services in all the aspect of company formation:

  • Advising of choosing the right free zone after evaluating the business activities and the requirement of the prospective investors.
  • Liaison with respective Free zone authorities in obtaining initial approval.
  • Preparation and drafting of legal and other documents for the formation of the company.
  • Assist in identifying the office space and other facilities.
  • Assisting in visa procedures.
  • Assistance in obtaining the approvals, clearances and license from the Free zone authorities.

Our services are available in all major  Free Zones of UAE :

  1. Dubai Multi Commodities Centre & Jumeirah Lake Towers (DMCC & JLT)
  2. Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone)
  3. Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ)
  4. Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority, Dubai (JAFZA)
  5. Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA)
  6. Dubai Internet City (DIC)
  7. Dubai Media City (DMC)
  8. Dubai Healthcare City (DHC)
  9. Dubai Studio City (DSC)
  10. Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)
  11. Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV)
  12. International Media Production Zone (IMPZ)
  13. Dubai Outsourcing Zone (DOZ)
  14. Dubai World Central (DWC)
  15. Dubai Gold & Diamond Park,(DGDP)
  16. Hamriyah Free Zone, Sharjah (HFZ)
  17. Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC)
  18. Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA)
  19. Sharjah Media City (SHAMS)
  20. International Free Zone Authority (IFZA)
  21. Ajman Free Zone Authority (AFZA)

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