Dubai Free Zone Company Setup

If you are considering physically moving (part of) your business to the UAE, a Free Zone company is the obvious choice. You will have a local presence and do business from the booming UAE. You can rent an office space and obtain visas for you and your staff easily.

The free zones each have their own free zone authority. These are profit making entities; their main source of income is often derived from renting office space, collecting license fees, and providing services to the companies operating in the free zone. All share the features outlined above but differ along the following lines:

The main advantages of setting up in one of the free zones in the UAE are:

  • 100% foreign ownership is allowed
  • Renting of offices and flexi desks
  • Obtaining residence visas
  • No tax
  • Easy to hire the staff you need
  • Guarantee for 15-50 years against the future imposition of corporation tax
  • Import duty free (duty is 5% on most goods), if the goods are not supplied to the local market
  • Focus of the free zone; often attracting businesses from a particular sector although there is considerable flexibility
  • Office rent:Rents outside Dubai are significantly lower
  • Minimum office space required
  • Support facilities provided by the free zone
  • Annual license fees
  • Capital requirement
  • Number of visas allocated per square meter office space

Our Services

Our corporate consultants will undertake the review of your proposed structure, proceed with the incorporation with the incorporation of the entities whilst complying with the applicable legislation and best corporate practice. We assist in registering companies in Dubai and the UAE local limited liability company (“LLC “ ) , Free zone entity ( “ FZE”) and International Business Company (“ IBC”)

Our firm can also provide full range of corporate administration services in UAE :

  • Organising and managing board of directors and shareholders’ meetings
  • Corporate compliance
  • Secondment of staff for short-term company secretarial projects
  • Annual renewal of trade/business licences
  • Provision of a registered offce
  • Winding up and liquidation
  • Preparing the minutes of directors’ and shareholders’ meetings
  • Issuing and safekeeping of share certificates
  • Opening and monitoring bank accounts
  • Handling correspondence with third parties and various authorities
  • Monitoring local compliance with statutory requirements and filings

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