Dubai Free Zone Company Setup

UAE AND DUBAI FREE ZONE COMPANY SETUP

DUBAI AND UAE FREE ZONES ARE SEPARATE AREAS CREATED FOR TRADING, PROFESSIONAL OR INDUSTRIAL COMPANIES.

Dubai has become an excellent business environment for international investors because it have some of the most liberal and attractive operating conditions around the world.

There are seven Emirates in the UAE and five of these emirates have active free zones. All UAE Free Zones are fully equipped and welcome foreign businesses setup.

The big number of Free Zones operating in Dubai and along the UAE bring to the  investors the possibility of choosing the most beneficial form of Dubai free zone company setup.

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FREE ZONE COMPANY FORMATION

SINCE NO LOCAL SPONSORSHIP OR STAFF IS IMPOSED IN FREE ZONES, THE FOREIGN INVESTOR HAS THE COMPLETE OWNERSHIP OF THE BUSINESS.
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UAE and Dubai Free Zone Company Setup enjoy special conditions such as:

  • No taxes
  • 100% ownership of business
  • 3 years visas for foreign investors, staff and family
  • Import-export activities
  • Easy to employ workforce (no mainland labor rules)
  • Fast document clearance
  • Different legal forms: FZE – 1 owner, FZC – 2-5 owners, Branch of foreign company

WHICH FACTORS TO CONSIDER CHOOSING A UAE AND DUBAI FREE ZONE COMPANY SETUP?

FREE ZONE LOCATION

Some of the Dubai and UAE Free Zones are located close to ports and airports, or even the Free Zone is part of the port. Others Free Zones have a good road access to the main emirates.

FREE ZONE LICENSING PROCESS

In some of them you can get the license within a few days only, in others you need between 30-40 days. Sometimes Free Zones have some requirements about capital, sometimes they have no requirements.

INFRASTRUCTURES AND FACILITIES

Free Zones offer different facilities and infrastructures for investors. In some of the Free Zones it is possible to live and work.

FREE ZONE PRESTIGE

Dubai Free Zones are more prestigious but also more expensive than others. Some remote Free Zones are also very popular, and cheaper.

DUBAI FREE ZONES

With a Dubai free zone company setup you will have an office in Dubai, the center of the economic life of the UAE. Dubai has more than 20 different free zones, each one has its own regulations and licensing body.

DMCC – DUBAI MULTI COMMODITIES CENTER

This Free Zone was formerly called JLT Free Zone. DMCC is a good fit for companies with any activity from trading to consultancy. This Free Zone follows same license activities as Department of Economic Development. DMCC is very popular for businesses related with precious stones and metals trading.

TECOM INVESTMENTS

This one includes 11 different Free Zones such as Healthcare City, Dubai Media City, Internet City, Knowledge Village and many others. A Dubai Free Zone company setup at TECOM brings you the possibility of a prestigious office location in Dubai’s city heart.

DUBAI WORLD CENTRAL – DWC FREE ZONE

DWC is a new Free Zone located near the newly opened Dubai World Central Airport. DWC brings a strategic location, because it is the place where will take place the EXPO 2020. Dubai Free Zone company setup at DWC brings reasonable prices in combination with a great location.

DUBAI AIRPORT FREE ZONE

A Dubai Free Zone company formation at Airport’s Free Zone is a good option for companies dealing with logistic, aircargo or trading of goods which need a fast custom clearance.

DUBAI SILICON OASIS

Dubai Silicon Oasis is a good choice for companies related to IT sector, engineering, high-tech, consulting and trading. This Dubai Free Zone is located in 15 minutes drive from Downtown. It offers good offices for really affordable prices.

JAFZA – JEBEL ALI FREE ZONE

JAFZA was the first Free Zone in UAE. It has a big territory and great infrastructure. It is located in easy access by car or metro. JAFZA offers different infrastructures and facilities like flexi-offices, warehouses, executive offices, plots of land and the biggest port in UAE.

OTHER UAE FREE ZONES

Economical Free Zones are located in Northern Emirates. These Free Zones offer different activities and cost-efficient office solutions.

AJMAN FREE ZONE

AJMAN Free Zone is located in 30 minutes drive from Dubai. This Free Zone offers the cheapest General Trading license of all the UAE. AJMAN is the only Free Zone that offers multiple installment payment plans. AJMAN is a good option for trading and small industrial businesses. Facilities and infrastructures include warehouses and sea port.

FUJAIRAH CREATIVE CITY FREE ZONE

Fujairah Creative City Free Zone is the best option for artistic and creative freelancers. This Free Zone has a big variety of activities not offered by any others. The offered activities are related to art, design,  media, sport, IT,  education and other creative sectors.

RAK FREE ZONE

RAK is located in 90 minutes drive from Dubai. This is a very popular Free Zone next to RAK sea port and airport. RAK is a good option for industrial businesses. This is the only Free Zone that offers a Real Estate Consultancy license.

HAMRIYAH FREE ZONE

Hamriyah offers a low budget licensing solution with maximum visas. This Free Zone is located in 40 minutes drive from Dubai and has its own sea port. Hamriyah offers a 10 sq. meters separate office, instead of flexi-desk, with any licensing.

CHOOSE LICENSE TYPE FOR UAE AND DUBAI FREE ZONE COMPANY SETUP

AVAILABLE IN DIFFERENT UAE FREE ZONES

Every UAE and Dubai Free Zone Company has its own types of licenses.

Sometimes the only difference are the name of the licenses because the activities they offer are the same.

Some Free Zones make a difference between “Trading” and “Commercial” licenses, but others combine both licenses under the term of “Trading”.

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TRADING & COMMERCIAL

This license allows you to import, export and trading. Directly trade with UAE market is not allowed. In order to trade with UAE you have to appoint a distributor or a registered agent. This kind of sales have to applied a sales import tax. You can run activities such as repairing, maintenance, contracting, renting, restaurants, shops and many others.

SERVICE / PROFESSIONAL

With this license you can carry out the professional services specified on the license. It can be any type of business, consultancy, management or professional services including even real estate consulting. You also can develop activities as event organization, advertising, cleaning services and others.

INDUSTRIAL

A Industrial License allows the importation of raw materials, the manufacturing of specified products and the exportation of a finished product. There is also a National Industrial License for manufacturing companies with at least 51% of Arabian Gulf Co-operation Council ownership. This  National Industrial License allows the owner the same status as a local or AGCC inside the UAE.

E-COMMERCE

This license allows you to operate e-commerce business like online services or trading.

LOGISTICS

This type of license allows you to run logistic services like Cargo (sea, land, air), storage, warehousing, packing, distribution or  transshipment.

FREELANCE PERMIT

The Freelance Permit allows you the possibility of working as a freelance professional. This permit identifies you as a sole practitioner and allows you to run business in your own name instead of a brand name.

STEPS FOR UAE AND DUBAI FREE ZONE COMPANY SETUP

THE FREE ZONE COMPANY FORMATION PROCESS AND REQUIREMENTS ARE ALMOST THE SAME IN ALL OF THEM.

STEP 1

You need to understand the purpose of your company creation.

STEP 2

Tell us all your requirements.

STEP 3

We will find the best solution according to your purpose and requirements.

STEP 3

We will do complete set up of your company and open visas.

COMPARE FEES FOR UAE AND DUBAI FREE ZONE COMPANY SETUP

MOST POPULAR FREE ZONES
PARTICULARS SERVICE/PROFESSIONAL 1 ACTIVITY TRADING GENERAL TRADING OUR SETUP FEES
Umm Al Quwein 20500 AED 20500 AED 27500 AED 12000 AED
Ajman 24550 AED 21950 AED 27150 AED 12000 AED
RAK 23400 AED 19900 AED 39500 AED  12000AED
Hamriyah 25000 AED 25000 AED 35000 AED 12000 AED
Fujairah Creative City 25000 AED 12000 AED
DMCC 50000 AED 50000 AED 82000 AED +office 12500 AED
Dubai World Central 30000 AED 30000 AED 20000 AED + office 12500 AED
Jebel Ali 41000 AED 38500 AED 63000 AED 12500 AED

Please note: All License Packages include a Flexi-office facility. In DMCC General Trading you need to lease an executive office. Almost all Dubai Free Zones require capital but Northern Emirates Free Zones do not require.

DUBAI FREE ZONE COMPANY VISA FEES

FREE ZONE VISAS WITH FLEXI-DESK VISAS WITH OFFICE GOVERNMENT FEES INCLUDING DEPOSIT OUR SETUP FEES
Umm Al Quwein 2 2500 AED 1500 AED
Ajman 2 5 4750 AED 1500 AED
RAK free trade zone company 1-2 2-3 7000 AED 1500 AED
Hamriyah 4 6 4950 AED 1500 AED
Creative City Fujairah 3-6 12 6150 AED 1500 AED
DMCC 3 Depend on office size 7000 AED 1500 AED
Dubai World Central 2 Depend on office size 3500 AED 1500 AED
Jebel Ali 2 Depend on office size 7000 AED 1500 AED

Please note: All approvals are subject to discretion by immigration. We do not take any responsibility if the application is rejected.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT UAE AND DUBAI FREE ZONE COMPANY SETUP

We do a complete company registration process including visas for the owners. You also get complete business support services such as consulting on any issues related to business in the UAE,  marketing, web design, etc…

It depends on the Free Zone. It is possible to register a company in some Free Zones without your presence. In these cases a copy of a recent entry stamp to UAE from your passport is needed. A Power of Attorney that enabling us to act on your behalf is another way to register a company.

In these cases we will return you part of payment. We will hold only the amount that cover the procedures that have been done.

Of course, we can. We can help you with all the necessary documents and go to the bank office with you.

The registration process could take from 1 to 30 days depending on the Free Zone you want to register on.

We also offer business support services such as:

  • Web-designing
  • Logo and brand-kit design
  • Marketing
  • Business events organizing

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