Some Free Zones are located in close proximity to ports and airports, or even are part of the port; others have good road access to the main emirates.
In some Free Zones you can get the license within a few days only, in others – 30-40 days. Sometimes Free Zones have capital requirements, sometimes – not.
Some Free Zones offer excellent infrastructure for investors. For example, you can live and work in the same Free Zone.
Free Zones located within Dubai are more prestigious but also more expensive. However, some remote Free Zones are very popular too.
Dubai has more than 20 free zones, each of which has its own licensing body. If you open a company in Dubai Free Zone, you will have your office in Dubai – center of economic life in UAE.
Former JLT Free Zone. Will suit companies with any activity from trading to consultancy. DMCC follows same license activities as Department of Economic Development. Popular with businesses dealing in precious stones and metals trading.
Includes 11 Free Zones such as Dubai Media City, Healthcare City, Internet City, Knowledge Village and others. If you need a prestigious office location in the heart of Dubai, TECOM is your choice.
A new Free Zone located right next to the newly opened Dubai World Central Airport. It is a strategic location, because this is the place where EXPO 2020 will take place. Very reasonable prices in combination with its location in Dubai make this Free Zone increasingly popular.
Suitable for companies dealing with aircargo, logistics or trading of goods which need quick custom clearance.
Deals with companies related to IT sector, high-tech, engineering, trade and consulting. Located in 15- minutes drive from Downtown, it offers great offices for affordable prices.
The first Free Zone in UAE. It has vast territory and great infrastructure. Located in easy access by car or metro. It offers flexi-offices, executive offices, warehouses, plots of land and biggest sea port in UAE.
Inexpensive Free Zones are located in Northern Emirates. They offer various activities and cost-efficient office solutions.
Located in 30-minutes drive from Dubai. Offers the cheapest General Trading license in all UAE. The only Free Zone which offers multiple instalment payment plans (if UAE bank cheque book is available). Trading, professional and small industrial businesses. New warehouses and sea port.Setup Ajman Free Zone company
Perfect Free Zone for professionals, artistic people or creative freelancers. Has very big choice of activities not offered by any other Free Zone. Activities are related to media, IT, design, sport, education and other sectors.Setup Creative City Free Zone company
Very popular Free Zone with good reputation. Located in 90-minutes drive from Dubai, next to RAK sea port and airport. Good solution for industrial businesses. The only Free Zone which offers “Real Estate Consultancy” license.
If you want low-budget licensing solution and maximum visas, this Free Zone is what you need. Located in 40- minutes drive from Dubai, has its own sea port. Instead of flexi-desk, investors are getting 10 sq. meters separate office with any license.
Each Free Zone has its own types of licenses. Often only the names of the licenses are different but the activities you can carry out are the same. For example some Free Zones differentiate “Trading” and “Commercial” licenses, but others combine them under one name “Trading”.
You can do import, export and trading. You cannot trade directly with UAE market. In order to do it you have to appoint a distributor or agent registered in the UAE. For such sales import tax will be applied. You can be engaged in activities such as contracting, repairing, maintenance, renting, shops, restaurants and others.
You can carry out professional services specified in the Trade license. It can be any type of management, business, industrial consultancy or professional services including even real estate consulting in some Free Zones. Also you can do such activities as advertising, event or exhibition organization, cleaning services and many others.
An Industrial License allows you to import raw materials, carry out the manufacture of specified products and export the finished product. In addition, there is also the National Industrial License, issued for manufacturing companies with at least 51% Arabian Gulf Co-operation Council (AGCC) ownership. This license allows the holder the same status as a local or AGCC inside the UAE.
You can engage in e-commerce business such as online trading or online services.
A Logistics License allows you to engage in logistic services such as Cargo (sea, land, air), warehousing, storage, packing, transshipment and distribution.
A Freelance permit offers you the opportunity to operate as a freelance professional. The Permit identifies you as a sole practitioner and enables you to carry out business in your own birth name instead of a brand.
|PARTICULARS||SERVICE/ PROFESSIONAL||1 ACTIVITY TRADING||GENERAL TRADING||OUR SETUP FEES|
|Umm Al Quwein||20 500 AED||20 500 AED||27 500 AED||5 900 AED|
|Ajman||24 550 AED||21 950 AED||27 150 AED||4 900 AED|
|RAK||23 400 AED||19 900 AED||39 500 AED||7 500 AED|
|Hamriyah||25 000 AED||25 000 AED||35 000 AED||7 500 AED|
|Creative City Fujairah||25 000 AED||-||-||4 900 AED|
|DMCC||50 000 AED||50 000 AED||82 000 AED +office||12 500 AED|
|Dubai World Central||30 000 AED||30 000 AED||20 000 AED + office||9 500 AED|
|Jebel Ali||41 000 AED||38 500 AED||63 000 AED||12 500 AED|
Please note: All License Packages include Flexi-office facility. In case of General Trading in DMCC you need to rent executive office.
Most Dubai Free Zones require capital, but most Northern Emirates Free Zones have canceled this rule.
|FREE ZONE||NUMBER OF VISAS WITH FLEXI-DESK||NUMBER OF VISAS WITH OFFICE||GOVERNMENT FEES INCLUDING DEPOSIT||OUR SETUP FEES|
|Umm Al Quwain||2||-||2 500 AED||950 AED|
|Ajman||2||5||4 750 AED||950 AED|
|RAK||1-2||2-3||7 000 AED||950 AED|
|Hamriyah||4||6||4 950 AED||950 AED|
|Creative City Fujairah||3-6||12||6 150 AED||950 AED|
|DMCC||3||depend on office size||7 000 AED||950 AED|
|Dubai World Central||2||depend on office size||3 500 AED||950 AED|
|Jebel Ali||2||depend on office size||7 000 AED||950 AED|
Please note: All approvals are subject to discretion by immigration. We do not take any responsibility if the application is rejected.
you get a competent dedicated manager for the whole set up process
no hidden fees – we will give you all government receipts
we will find the best solution to fit your requirements
all your personal information is strictly confidential
one company for all your needs – license, visa, bank account, governmental approvals, ect.
We do complete company registration from A to Z including visas for the owners. You also get business support services such as marketing, web-designing, consulting on any issues related to business or life settlement in the UAE.
It depends on the Free Zone. We can register a company in some Free Zones without your presence, but we need to have a copy of a recent entry stamp to UAE from your passport. Another way to register a company without personal presence – Power of Attorney, enabling us to act on your behalf.
From 1 to 30 days depending on the Free Zone
In this case we will return you a part of your payment. We will hold only the amount of to cover the work that has been done by us up to the point when the process stopped by some major force reason not depending on us or you.
Yes, we can. We can help you to prepare all the necessary documents and go to the bank with you.
In this case we will return you a part of your pre-payment. We will hold only the amount of to cover the work that has been done by us up to the point when the process stopped by some major force reason not depending on us or you.
You also can get business support services such as: