UAE boasts of more than 45 Freezones that cater to the business needs of diverse industries. Freezones play an integral part in shaping the UAE’s growth trajectory by driving investments and attracting global businesses.

Incorporating a Freezone company offers the investor various benefits in terms of enabling 100% repatriation of capital and profit, single point of contact for administrative functions, logistical benefits, lack of visa related restrictions and more.

Business Setup in the Freezone

Free Zones are designated economic areas where goods and services can be traded at preferential tax and customs rates. Freezones gained prominence in the UAE to enhance international business by offering benefits such as 100% foreign company ownership.

Currently the UAE has more than 45 Freezones.

Wondering which one would be the best fit for your business?

Most freezones in the UAE efficiently meet the business needs of a particular business. For example, a Jebel Ali Freezone Authority (JAFZA) Offshore company would be setup to meet any of the following purposes - establish a holding company to invest in subsidiaries/ establish a holding company to invest in property in Dubai / establish a holding company to hold IP rights and own trademarks. 

Here are features specific to Freezones that enhance ease of doing business in the UAE:

  • Fast tracking business set-up and licensing
  • Cost-effective energy resources
  • Excellent support services
  • 100% foreign ownership & No requirement of UAE National as partner
  • 100% import and export exemptions
  • No Corporate taxes for many years. 5% VAT will be applied if supplies are taxable
  • No personal income tax or capital gain tax
  • No currency restrictions

Connect with our team of expert business consultants to assess the most favorable options to setup a company in the UAE. Based on the needs of your business, we help you decide whether to proceed with a single-shareholder Business license, a dual- (or more) shareholder Business license, or visas for employees or dependents.

Our team of business consultants carry decades of experience in helping clients gain insight into the working of freezones and help them identify the best jurisdiction based on capital requirements, incorporation costs and in terms of eliciting maximum business value.

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