The Free Trade Zones in Dubai and the UAE were established in order to attract foreign investors to the country and to develop the business relationships of the United Arab Emirates with other countries.

The UAE boasts a multitude of free zones. The choice of the right free zone depends on the type of activity to be carried out and requirements in terms of facilities.

Dubai was the first Emirate to pioneer the free zone model offering foreign businesses attractive concessions and a number of investment incentives including 100 percent ownership of a subsidiary and zero taxation.

Benefits Of A UAE Free Zone Company
  • 100% company ownership by foreign shareholders / investors
  • Absence of tax for import and export of goods and services
  • Absence of VAT
  • Absence of income tax
  • Absence of any restrictions related to capital and profits repatriation
  • Inexpensive energy resources
  • Stable legislation
  • Stable political and economic situation
Main Types Of Free Zone Trade Licences
  • Commercial Trade License – for trading companies;
  • Service license – for provision of different services, for example, consulting;
  • Manufacturing / industrial license – for production facilities.

Our consultants will help you to choose the right form of the Free Trade Zone company, which suits best to your requirements and objectives, prepare and legalize all necessary documents required for the company incorporation.

Free Zone Special Approvals

Special approvals are required according to the activity of the company. Such approvals are issued by the Ministry / Departments related to such activities;

• Medical pharmacy – Medical council
• Food and beverages – Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority
• Air transport. air cargo – Ministry of Civil Aviation
• Financial institutions, Banks, money exchange – Central Bank
• Education, training – Abu Dhabi Education Council (ADEC)
• Agriculture, veterinary – Ministry of Agriculture and Department of Health

Customs clearance, freight forwarding, sea cargo – Abu Dhabi Customs Authority
• Telecommunications – Telecommunications Regulatory Authority
• Branch of foreign company, insurance company, chartered accountants firms – Ministry of Economy
• Oil and Gas – Supreme Petroleum Council
• Electromechanical Engineering – Abu Dhabi Distribution Company