• Strategic location between Eastern & Western Countries.
  • Faster Visa and other applications' processing time.
  • No Local-Citizen-Sponsor required. Government becomes the Sponsor.
  • 100% ownership of the business.
  • Easy accessibility to Arabian Sea Port and International Airport.
  • 100% Tax-Freedom for owner, employees and Company.
  • 100% repatriation of capital & profits allowed.
  • 100% exemption from payment of custom duty for imports and exports. If you sell in U.A.E.
  • main-city outside the Free Zone, 5% custom duty has to be paid.
  • No currency and recruitment restriction.
  • Licensing & most of administrative work under one roof.
  • Freedom to operate your business round the clock.
  • Freedom to stay in any EMIRATE outside Free Zone.

Time to Establishment Business

Once all the documents required (refer FAQs for details) are submitted and the office space is available with the Free Zone, it takes around one week to ten days time to setup business in Free Zone. One cannot start business unless one has office space.

List of Options to Set-Up Free Zone Business in U.A.E.

  • Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SIAFZ)
  • Hamriyah Free Zone (Sharjah)
  • Ajman Free Zone
  • Ras Al Khema Free Zone
  • Fujairah Free Zone
  • Jabel Ali Free Zone (Dubai)
  • Dubai International City (Under Jafza)
  • Dubai Airport Free Zone
  • Dubai Knowledge Village (Under TECOM, Dubai)
  • Dubai Internet City (Under TECOM, Dubai)
  • Dubai Media City (Under TECOM, Dubai)
  • Dubai Health Care City
  • Dubai Multi Commodity Center
  • Dubai Gold & Diamond Park
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis

Types of Licences Business Activities Allowed

  • GENERAL TRADING (Many Items can be traded) Fees Highest
  • COMMERCIAL LICENCE (Limited Items Trading is Allowed) Fees Low
  • INDUSTRIAL LICENCE (Manufacturing Activity is Allowed)
  • SERVICE LICENCE (These Services are Governed by Department of Economic Affairs)

The above information is for guidance only and therefore the material contained herein should not be regarded, viewed or considered as an advice. You should contact your tax or professional adviser/s for appropriate detailed professional advice. We accept no liability for the accuracy of the information contained herein, nor any loss arising from reliance on it.

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