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Free Zones in the United Arab Emirates


Have you ever thought of having a 100% ownership of your Business, in a foreign country? Have you ever thought of having a 100% ownership company in Dubai? If the answer is YES, go for a Free Zone registration. This type of company formation is designed to encourage foreign investment with easier start-up processes as well as lower overhead cost. Each free zone in Dubai and across UAE has its own authority and its own rules, which are applicable to investors looking for company formation in UAE Free Zones.

Setup Zone is ready to provide step-by-step assistance with the process involved to make it easy for you in setting up your free zone company in the UAE. For inexpensive Free Zones the Northern Emirates is your option. They offer various activities and cost-efficient office solutions.



  • 100% foreign national ownership with no requirement of local sponsor or local service agent.
  • Tax-Free.
  • Zero personal taxes as well as import and export taxes.
  • 100 % Capital repatriation (Revenue & Profit).
  • Recruitment and workforce processes are simplified, faster and cheaper.
  • Easy availability of legal, housing, immigration, labor and other facilities.
  • Fast Registration process.
  • 100% free transfer of funds.

List of the available Free Zones in the UAE


There are over 20 Dubai Free Zones alone. Each free zone has its own licensing body. Below are the most popular free zones in Dubai and the rest of UAE for company setup. Opening a company in Dubai Free Zone – means you will have an office in a global city and the business hub of the Middle East.

Ras Al Khaimah, UAE

Umm Al Quwain, UAE

Abu Dhabi, UAE

  • Abu Dhabi Airport Business City
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market
  • Abu Dhabi Ports Company
  • Higher corporation for specialized economic zones/ Zones Corp
  • Industrial City of Abu Dhabi
  • Masdar City
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