Free Zones are economic areas where one can carry out trade at preferential tax and customs rates. Free Zones were originally formed to boost international business in the region by offering benefits such as 100% foreign company ownership.
The UAE has over 50 free zones with some offering generic activities for all industries, whereas others are industry-specific.
The cost of setting up a free zone company starts from AED 5750 depending on the business activity, number of visas, etc.
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No NOC (No Objection Certificate) required from current employer
No paid-up share capital required
Option to incorporate a company under common law
Physical office space not mandatory
0% corporate and income tax
Option to incorporate remotely
Flexibility to incorporate in jurisdictions where employee health insurance is not mandatory
The UAE consists of seven emirates: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Ras Al Khaimah with free zones specific to each emirate. Check the advantages and location of each and pick the one best suited to your business needs:
Choose business activity
Finalize company name
Complete incorporation paperwork
Open company bank account
Receive immigration card
Process residence visa