FREE ZONES

Establishing a business entity in a Free Zone can be an attractive option for foreign investors and businesses. Free Zones contribute to and simulate the economy by attracting foreign direct investment, generating thousandsof jobs, increasing non-oil exports, encouraging the setting up of ancillary industries, and helping in the transfer of knowledge, expertise and technology to the country.

  • 100 per cent foreign ownership
  • 100 per cent import and export tax exemptions
  • 100 per cent repatriation of capital and profits
  • No corporate taxes, no personal income taxes
  • No employee recruitment restrictions

LIST OF FREE ZONES

Salient Features:

» Facilities are available in different sizes.
» Sublease of leased land is allowed for sister company(s) provided the existing company or shareholder is the major shareholder in the sub-lessee company. JAFZA charges an annual fee of AED 10,000 for sub-lease.
» Warehouse units and buildings constructed on leased land are subject to a Public Health Levy which is charged at 2% on annual rental at a maximum of AED 10,000.
» 5% of office and warehouse rental is charged as one time deposit.
» Up to 60% of the allotted land can be leased for construction.
» Industrial Effluent Disposal fee is applicable for factory units.
» Industry specific zones have been created in free zone south viz., Dubai Distribution Centre, Digital Valley, Construction Square, Pharma-Med Park, Chemical & Plastic Field, Paper Pack Zone, Fragrance & Beauty Park, and Food & Beverage Park.
» The Establishments, Companies, Persons and Workers shall be exempt from all taxes, including income tax, in relation to their operations within the Free Zone. Such exemption shall apply for a period of fifty (50) years from the date on which such establishments, companies, persons or workers commence work in the Free Zone. The exemption period may be extended for similar periods.
» Power Tariff: AED 0.44/kwh.
» Water Tariff: AED 10.79/m3.
» Desk facility in Business Centre allows 2 visas

Operation Since 1985
Legislation Law No. 1 of 1980
Owned by Economic Zones World (EZW)
Segments Trading, Manufacturing, Assembling, Logistics, Service
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Establishment (FZE) / Free Zone Company (FZCO) / Branch of Local Company Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital FZE: AED 1,000,000
FZCO: AED 500,000
Branch : N/A
No. of Share Holders FZE: One
FZCO: Minimum 2 and Maximum 5
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Office, Warehouse, Light Industrial Unit, Land, Showrooms
Size of Facilities Office: 27 sq. meters and above Warehouses: 333 sq. meters and above Land: 5000 sq. meters and above
Lease Period Office & Warehouse : One Year; renewable
Rental Office:
AED 1,500 onwards
Business Centre: AED 5,000- 10,000 per month (rate varies according to lease period and is negotiable) Warehouse:
AED 600 onwards
Land: AED 35 onwards
Fees Formation (One Time) FZE: AED 10,000
FZCO: AED 15,000
Branch: AED 5,000
Fees: Licence [Annual] Trading & Industrial:
AED 5,500 up to 7 products from One Group
AED 9,000 up to 12 products from Two Groups
Service : AED 8,000 General Trading, Logistics : AED 30,000
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

DAFZA was established in 1996 within the boundaries of Dubai International Airport, and is considered as one of the fastest growing Free Zones in the region. DAFZA is a strategic gateway for developing Dubai as a successful centre for business, trade and investment. The Free Zone provides all facilities required by multinational companies worldwide to establish their regional offices, capture business opportunities available in the neighbouring markets.

Salient Features:
» Facilities are available in different sizes
» No General Trading Licence is issued
» Companies can opt renewing the licence for a period of one or three years subject to payment made full in advance
» Application for Land is considered on case-to-case basis and the terms and conditions are subject to the approval of the Management
» Up to 60% of the allotted land can be used for construction
» The Establishments, Companies, Persons and Workers shall be exempt from all taxes, including income tax, in relation to their operations within the Free Zone. Such exemption shall apply for a periodof fifty (50) years from the date on which such Establishments, Companies, Persons or Workers commence work in the Free Zone. The exemption period may be extended for similar periods.

Operation Since 1996
Legislation

Law No. 25 of 2009 (amended)
Managed by Investment Corporation of Dubai
Segments Trading, Light Industry, Assembling, Services, Logistics
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
Free Zone Company (FZCO)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) FZE: AED 1,000,000
FZCO: AED 500,000
Branch : N/A
No. of Share Holders FZE: One
FZCO: Minimum 2 and Maximum 5
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Office, Warehouse, Light Industrial Unit, Land
Size of Facilities Office: 50 sq. meters and above Warehouses: : 350 sq. meters with mezzanine facility
Lease Period Office & Warehouse : One Year; renewable
Land: Fifteen Years; renewable
Rental Office: AED 1,950 + 12.5% service charge Warehouse: AED 1,000 + 10% service charge
Fees Formation (One Time) FZE: AED 10,000
FZCO: AED 15,000
Branch: N/A
Fees License (Annual) AED 10,000 [for 3 related activities] 2 more activities can be added by paying AED 3,000 per activity
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC), was established in 2002 to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai. DMCC performs several roles which have firmly established Dubai as a regional and international trading hub. DMCC regulates, promotes and facilitates trade across a range of commodities sectors, including gold, diamonds, pearls, precious metals, tea and cotton.

Salient Features:
DMCC Trade Flow: DMCC Tradeflow was introduced in 2012 as an electronic system that provides access to the central registry of ownership for commodities stored in Dubai. Its novice legal framework, combined with the DMCC’s role as the platform registrar, stimulates commodity trade by offering enforceable collateral based trade finance solutions for regional and international financiers. Through the online platform, owners of goods stored in rated warehouses can request warehouse keepers to issue “DMCC Tradeflow Warrants” that represent the ownership of their goods. These warrants can be used by the owners to pledge beneficial ownership or transfer title of the stored goods to financiers as collateral in return for working capital. All features of the platform have been developed according to international trade finance and banking best practices, in addition to facilitating financial institutions’ compliance with Basel III stipulation.

Key Features of DMCC Trade Flow:
» Access to finance for commodity traders and asset owners
» Warehouse Ratings and Inspection Programme
» Global reach
» Web-based and user-friendly systems
» Secure Platform

Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange
The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX), is the leading commodity and currency derivatives exchange in the Middle East. It is an initiative of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), Financial Technologies (India) Limited and the Multi Commodity Exchange of India Limited (MCX). DGCX provides platform for electronic trading accessible from anywhere in the world.

Operation Since 1996
Operation Since 2002
Legislation Decision by Chairman of PCFC dated 1 May 2002
Managed by DMCC Authority
Segments Commodities, Gold, Diamond, Pearl,Tea, Cotton, Metals, Minerals
Type of Legal Entities DMCC Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 200,000
No. of Share Holders Minimum one;
No Maximum (Subscription must be AED 50,000 over and above the standard minimum capital)
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Office, Land, Light Industrial Units (Jewellery and Gemplex)
Size of Facilities Different Sizes
Lease Period Companies registered in DMCCcan operate out of the propertiesdeveloped by private developers
Rental AED 400 800
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 5,010
MOA Fees (One Time) AED 2,010
License Annual AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange
General Trading Licence may be issued to an investor subject to the following conditions:
» Minimum paid up capital of the proposed entity must not be less than AED 1,000,000
» Sufficient office space must be leased or owned in JLT Free Zone for the use of proposed entity
» The activity should not compete directly with the DMCC specified activities
Annual fee for licence shall be AED 50,030.

Business Centre/service office facility
Flexi Desk Part time: Size of Facility 20-30 sq.m, Annual Rent: AED 16,000 No. of visas: 3
Flexi Desk Full Time A: Size of Facility 30 sq.m, Annual Rent: AED 22,000 No. of visas: 3
Flexi Desk Full Time B: Size of Facility 50-80 sq.m, Annual Rent: AED 25,000 No. of visas: 4
Flexi Office Small: Size of Facility 80-100 sq.m,Annual Rent: AED 30,000 -35,000, No. of visas: 4
Flexi Office-Medium: Size of Facility 170-190 sq.m, Annual Rent: AED 35,000-42,000, No. of visas: 5
Flexi Office-Large: Size of Facility 200-265 sq. m Annual Rent: AED 42,000-45,000, No. of visas: 6
Security deposit, fee for installation of telephone lines etc. shall also be payable wherever applicable.

Operation Since 2002
Legislation Decision by Chairman of PCFC dated 1 May 2002
Managed by DMCC Authority
Segments Trading & Services
Type of Legal Entities JLT Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) Individual shareholder AED 50,000
Corporate shareholder AED 100,000
No. of Share Holders Minimum one;
No Maximum (There is no maximum number of shareholders for a JLT Company. However, each shareholder must subscribe to a minimum capital of AED 50,000)
Facilities Offered Office, Land
Size of Facilities Varied
Lease Period Companies registered in JLT Free Zone can operate out of the properties developed by private developers
Rental AED 400-800
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 10,010
Documentation Fee (One Time) AED 2,010
License (Annual) AED 20,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

DSO is a Free Trade Zone and an advanced technology park established in Dubai in 2004, provides both a living and working integrated community. The Zone offers advanced telecommunication, fibre optic network, tier 3 data centre with 120 high capacity racks and high-tech utility infrastructure.

Salient Features:
» Facilities are available in different sizes
» Investor is required to pay security deposit depending on size of the facility leased
» Number of shareholders in FZCO can go up to 10 provided that the value of capital and/or number of shares are increased accordingly
» Administrative Zone in DSO: There are freehold & leasehold areas in DSO which are developed by private developers. These projects are not owned by Dubai Silicon Oasis
Authority and are sold/leased/managed directly by the developer or their chosen provider. If an investor wishes to operate from a property that is not directly owned by DSO, then the investor needs to apply to DSO’s freehold licencing section pursuant to the business set up pro- cess for the Administrative Zone.
» Business Operation Permit: This is a special permit for companies operating in the Administrative Zone of DSO (areas owned by private developers) using a licence issued by Dubai Economic Department (DED). This licence is issued based on the licence issued by Dubai Economic Department. No share capital is required for this type of licence.
» Entrepreneurial Business Licence (EBL): An EBL licence is designed to accelerate the successful development of young entrepreneurs and their businesses through an array of support resources and services. This licence is only available for members of DSO’s incubator program and involves a low cost licence in return for a small stake in the business.

Operation Since 2004
Legislation Law No. 16 of 2005
Managed by Investment Corporation of Dubai
Segments Microelectronics: Integrated Circuit Design, EDA Tools, Nanotechnology, Photovoltaic Industry, Semiconductor Industry.
General Activities: Information Technology, Telecommunication, Electronics, Computer Hardware, Software Development and Solutions, Electrical Appliances & Equipment
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
Free Zone Company (FZCO)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital FZE: AED 100,000 [represented by 1 share]
FZCO: AED 100,000, Branch: N/A
No. of Share Holders FZE: One
FZCO: Minimum 2 and Maximum 10
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Pre-furnished Office, Light Industrial Unit (LIU), Land
Size of Facilities Office: 80 sq. metres and above LIU: 700 sq. metres with office facility Land: 5,000 sq. metres and above
Lease Period Office & Warehouse : Two years; renewable,
Land: Fifteen Years; renewable
Rental (Per sq. metre) Office: AED 1,475 Warehouse: AED 575 Land: AED 80
Fees Formation (One Time) FZE: AED 8,000
FZCO: AED 12,000; Branch: N/A
Fees Licence [Annual] AED 12,000
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Office Buildings equipped with an exceptional Building Management System (BMS) which offers a wide range of integrated services, including energy saving and security systems
» First Step Business Centre allows companies to lease short term office spaces, while exploring business and market opportunities. First Step Business Centre offers an enabling combination ofa comprehensive working area, which includes a fully furnished office along with administrative services and an advanced infrastructure.
» The First Step Business Centre facilities include Executive Desk and fully furnished Executive Office with capacity to accommodate 2 to 7 staffs
» DIC offers variety of modern meeting and conference room facilities.
» Application for Land is considered on case-to- case basis and the terms and conditions of lease, rental, term etc. are subject to Management decision. However, lease period may vary from 30 to 50 years.

Operation Since 2004
Legislation Law No. 1 of 2000
Owned / Managed by TECOM Investments
Regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA)
Segments Software, Internet and Multimedia, Telecommunication and Network, IT Services
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) FZE: AED 50,000
Branch : N/A
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Fifty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Commercial Offices
First Step Business Centre
Land
Size of Facilities Offices: 70 sq. meters and above
Lease Term Commercial Office: One year and up to three years subject to approval; renewable
First Step Business Centre: One year
Rental (Per sq. metre) Commercial Office: AED 160
First Step Business centre: Executive Desk : AED 2,500 per month
Executive Office : AED 10,000 per month; however, varies according to number of visas available
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Media Business Centre offers fully furnished, serviced and spacious business units ideal for media professionals looking to operate out of Dubai with maximum ease of doing business.
› Services included in the annual fees:
› Guest reception service
› Office management & maintenance
› Air-conditioning, lighting and power
› 24 hours security
› Daily housekeeping service
› Daily collection and distribution of mail and faxes
› Access to local daily Arabic & English newspapers
› Access to meeting rooms

» Freelance Permit in DMC offers an investor the ability to operate as a freelance professional. The Permit identifies the investor as a sole practitioner and enables him to conduct the business in his birth name as opposed to a brand name.

Operation Since 2004
Operation Since 2001
Legislation Law No. 1 of 2000
Owned / Managed by TECOM Investments
Regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA)
Segments Advertising and Communication, Media and Marketing Services, Media Support Services, Event Management, Event Support Services, Media Consultancy, New Media, Freelancers and Non-Profit Association
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 50,000;
AED 2,500,000 for activities within
Broadcasting TV Segment and Broadcasting
Radio Segment (except IP Streaming)
Branch : N/A
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Fifty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Commercial Offices, Media Business Centre
Size of Facilities Commercial Offices 60 sq. meters & above
Lease Term Commercial Office: One year and up to three years subject to approval; renewable
Rental (Per sq. metre) Commercial Offices : AED 1,600 (including service charge)
Media Business Centre : AED 75,000 p.a.
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» The DKV Business centre offers a selection of products and services ranging from hot desk to fully furnished complete office environments.
› Hot Desk - A hot desk is a shared office space that can be used by more than one investor. A hot desk is suitable for Freelancers.
› Open Office - Open offices are furnished with one executive desk and chair, a storage pedestal and cabinet with key.
› Executive Office - An executive office is a furnished office with typical sizes that range from 100 to 250 sq. ft.
› Executive Suite - The executive suite offers a full-fledged furnished office environment, which includes an executive office, a private reception area and a small meeting room for six persons.

» Knowledge Village Freelancer: Individuals are permitted to practice as freelancers at Knowledge Village as ‘Trainer, eLearning Advisor, EducationAdvisor, Researcher, Executive Coaching, Mentoring, Speech-language Pathologists.

» Executive Recruitment:Investors can now set up Recruitment Company in Knowledge Village, Dubai. Companies that specialize in attracting and sourcing talented individuals in leadership, executive or professional roles and delivering best practice retainer-based search on behalf of client organizations.It is to be noted that activity of such companies shall be restricted to assist organizations in sourcing executive level talent for placement in key positions rather than supplying normal employees.

Operation Since 2003
Legislation Law No. 1 of 2000
Owned / Managed by TECOM Investments
Regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA)
Segments Human Resource Management, Executive Search, Content Development Centre, Assessment and Testing, Linguistics, Research & Development, Academic Service Provider, Human Resource Consultancy
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 50,000
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Fifty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Commercial Offices
Size of Facilities Commercial Office: 50 - 60 sq.meters
Lease Term One year and up to three years subject to approval
Rental (Per sq. metre) Commercial Office AED 1,600
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Facilities are available in different sizes.
» Rental rate may vary according to the size of the facility leased and for the number of years lease contract is to be signed.
» Application for Land is considered on case-to- case basis and the terms and conditions of lease, rental, term etc. are subject to management decision. However, lease period may vary from 30 to 50 years.

Operation Since 2004
Legislation Law No. 1 of 2000
Owned / Managed by TECOM Investments
Regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA)
Segments Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), HR Outsourcing, IT Outsourcing, Back Office and Call centre Operations
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 300,000
Branch : N/A
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Fifty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Commercial Offices, Land
Size of Facilities Commercial Offices 100 sq. meters and above
Lease Term Commercial Office: One year and up to three years subject to approval; renewable
Rental (Per sq. metre) Office : AED 1,200 (including service charge)
Land depends on size and area
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» DHCC is currently home to two hospitals, over 100 outpatient medical centres and diagnostic laboratories with over 3000 licenced professionals
» Centre for Healthcare Planning and Quality (CPQ) was established jointly with Partners Harvard Medical International, as the independent regulatory body responsible for implementing rigorous standards that are aligned with international best practice to ensure the highest quality care.
» The Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Academic Medical Centre (MBRM-AMC) is the academic and research arm of Dubai Healthcare City, and includes the following key components:
› University Hospital
› Khalaf Al Habtoor Medical Simulation Centre
› Dubai Harvard Foundation for Medical Research
› Al Maktoum Harvard Medical Library
› Boston University Institute for Dental Research & Education Dubai
› Boston University Dental Health Centre Dubai

Operation Since 2002
Legislation Law No. 9 of 2011 (amended)
Owned / Managed by Dubai Healthcare City Authority
Centre for Healthcare Planning & Quality
Segments Conventional Medical Services, Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Medical Education and Research, Healthcare Commercial Services, Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories, Support Services
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) Hospitals: AED 1,000,000
Clinical Outpatient Segment: AED 300,000
All other activities: AED 50,000
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Thirty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Commercial Spaces [Clinics, Offices, Retail Centres]
Size of Facilities Different Sizes
Lease Term One year; renewable
Rental (Per sq. metre) Clinics: AED 1,500
Offices: AED 1,800
Retail Centres: AED 2,000
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010 (also specialty fee, wherever applicable)
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Registration, Licensing and Visa formalities with respect to an entity are controlled by JAFZA
» Unlike other Free Zones, Gold and Diamond Park offers retail shopping facility.
» Gold & Diamond Park caters to the special needs of the gold and jewellery industry. The set-up includes workshop areas complete with the features and amenities specifically for the requirements of the jewellers.

Operation Since 2001
Legislation Law No 3 for 2001
Owned / Managed by Emaar Properties PJSC
Segments Trading, Designing, Manufacturing, Crafting of Gold and Diamond Jewellery
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Company
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 100,000 [if more than one shareholder, the capital can be divided as AED 50,000 each]
No. of Share Holders Minimum One
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Office, Jewellery Manufacturing Units, Showrooms/ Retail Units
Size of Facilities Office: 100 sq. meters and above Manufacturing Unit: 60 sq. meters and above.
Retail Showroom
Lease Term 1 5 years; renewable
Rental (Per sq. metre) Office : AED 800
Manufacturing Unit : AED 1,100
Retail Showroom: Rent decided by Emaar
Fees Formation (One Time) None
Fees License (Annual) AED 5,500
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
DUCAMZ is solely for the purpose of re-exporting cars to target markets.
The vehicles are categorized into the following groups:
1. Right-hand Drive Vehicles, mainly exported to India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and other African countries.
2. Trading in used cars, heavy vehicles, agricultural machinery, bikes, jet skis and recreational vehicles.
3. Left-hand Drive Used Vehicles, exported into the local markets and are subject to the local regulations prevalent in the UAE

Operation Since 2000
Legislation Registration, Licensing and Visa formalities with respect to an entity are controlled by JAFZA
Managed by Economic Zones World (EZW)
Segments Trading in Automotive
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Company
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 100,000 [if more than one shareholder, the capital can be divided as AED 50,000 each]
No. of Share Holders Minimum One
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Office, Showroom
Size of Facilities Facilities are available in various sizes
Lease Term One year renewable
Rental (Per sq. metre) Office : AED 300
Showroom : AED 700
Fees Formation (One Time) FZCO : AED 20,000
Branch : AED 10,000
Fees License (Annual) AED 12,000
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

The Dubai World Central logistics district is situated adjacent to the Al Maktoum International Airport and enables fast-cycle logistics businesses to better control their inventory and create greater efficiencies across their supply chain. With the necessary infrastructure, space, facilities and access in place, it is perfectly suited as an effective distribution or global supply chain hub for the Middle Eastern, Southeast European, CIS, Indian sub-continent and African market.

Salient Features: » Licences will be granted to companies who operate in the logistics business:
1. As an industrial or trading company with the need for multi- modal transportation;
2. As a logistics service provider or transport operator;
3. Selected companies, who provide amenities and ancillary services to Logistics District tenants.

Operation Since 2010
Legislation Law No 8 for 2006
Managed by Dubai Aviation City Corporation
Segments Logistics, Specified Light Manufacturing, General Trading, Service, Education (specific)
Type of Legal Entities DWC Limited Liability Company (DWC-LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital AED 300,000; value per share is AED 1.00 each
No. of Share Holders Minimum One; Maximum Five
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Offices in Business Park, Warehouses, Plot of Land
Size of Facilities Facilities are available in various sizes
Rental (Per sq. metre) Office Units : starting from AED 1300 (all inclusive)
Warehouse: AED 600 700
Land: AED 30 35
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 11,000
Fees License (Annual) General Trading : AED 20,000
Other Licences: AED 10,000
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Leveraging Al Maktoum International Airport, the Aviation District at Dubai World Central caters to MROs, FBOs, light aviation industries, R&D establishments, aviation support services including design and consultancies, education/academic institutions, and business aviation. Spanning 6.7 square kilometres, with state-of-the-art office buildings, airside and landside plots, MROs, and heliport hangars, it is a one-stop centre dedicated to meeting the demands of the many different aviation disciplines.

Salient Features:
» Facilities in Aviation District include:
› Open areas (plots) for developers to design and build their required facilities
› Light Industrial Unit/ Light Maintenance Unit
› State of the art commercial offices
› High-tech research laboratories
› Training facilities
› Research & Development facilities
› MRO (Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul) hangars
› FBO (Fixed Base Operations)
› General hangars
› Helicopter hangars and landing spots
› Executive Jet terminal facilities
› Cost effective staff residences within the Dubai World Central project

Operation Since 2010
Legislation Law No 8 for 2006
Managed by Dubai Aviation City Corporation
Segments Specified Light Manufacturing, General Trading, Service, Education (specific), Consultancy
Type of Legal Entities DWC Limited Liability Company (DWC-LLC)
Branch of Local Company Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital AED 300,000; value per share is AED 1.00 each
No. of Share Holders Minimum One; Maximum Five
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Offices in Business Park, Light Maintenance Unit (LMU), Plot of Land
Size of Facilities Facilities are available in various sizes
Rental (Per sq. metre) Office Units : starting from AED 1,300 (all inclusive)
LMU: AED 74,000 per annum. Land: AED 200
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 11,000
Fees License (Annual) General Trading : AED 20,000
Other Licences: AED 10,000
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Easily accessible to seaports on the Gulf of Oman (Port Khor Fakkan) and the Arabian Gulf (Port Khalid)
» Close proximity to major UAE Airports and Seaports on the East Coast (Arabian Gulf) and 120 kms to the West Coast (Indian Ocean) of the UAE

Operation Since 1995
Segments Import, export, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging, distribution, consolidation, storage, international business consultancy and services
Type of Legal Entities Branch of foreign company
Including offshore company
Brach of UAE company
Free zone Establishment
Free zone companyFZC
No. of Share Holders Minimum 2 &Maximum 5
Facilities Offered Office, Warehouse, Land
Lease Term Office & Warehouse: One year, annually renewable (option for 25 years)
Up to 25 years renewable for similar period
Port Facilities Sharjah Airport, Port Khalid, Khorfakkan Port
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority was established by an Emiri decree issued in November 12, 1995. It is located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, which gives the free zone a unique geographic and time zone advantage backed by a secure and fully convertible currency and a multi-access to neighbouring and global countries through land, sea and air.

The free zone provides the following facilities:
» Access to 14 meter deep water port and 7 meter deep inner harbour
» Land lease for 25 years renewed for similar period
» Pre-built warehouses, factories and office units for lease
» Executive office suites in the International Business Centre for lease
» On-site accommodation for investors’ personnel including recreation centre and health club
» Transportation via road, 3 sea ports and Sharjah International airport
» Highly developed infrastructure and telecommunications links
» Abundant and inexpensive energy (Electricity: $0.05 per KWA, Water: $8.17 per 1000 Gallons)
» Liberty for personnel recruitment and economical workforce
» Affordable cost of living.

Operation Since 1995
Segments Import, export, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging, distribution, consolidation, storage, international business consultancy and services
Type of Legal Entities Branch of foreign company
Including offshore company
Brach of UAE company
Free zone Establishment
Free zone companyFZC
No. of Share Holders Minimum 2 &Maximum 5
Facilities Offered Office, Warehouse, Land, Harbour
Port Facilities Sharjah Airport, Port Khalid, Khorfakkan Port
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Competitive Advantages:
› Cheap energy
› The most economical wage structure and easy access to vast work force Total exemptions from all import and export duties
› Total elimination of all service charges and hidden fees
› Exceptionally low handling charges
› This 20 years land contract is renewable for another 20 years guaranteeing 40 years tax and customs free operations
› Low lease prices
› World-class infrastructure
› Lowest tariffs in the region

Operation Since 1988
Segments Import, export, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging, distribution, consolidation, storage, international business consultancy
Type of Legal Entities Branch of a foreign company
Including offshore company
Branch of a UAE company
Free zone establishment FZE
Free zone company FZC
No. of Share Holders Minimum 2 & Maximum 20
Facilities Offered Offices, Warehouse, Land
Types of License Trading, Professional / Service, Industrial, National industrial
Port facilities Ajman Port (Feeder vessel), ports in Sharjah, Ports in Dubai
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased
Segments Import, Export, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging, distribution, consolidation, storage, different kind of services
Type of Legal Entities Branch of foreign company (Including offshore company)
Branch of a UAE company
Free zone establishment FZE
Free zone company FZC
Type of License Issued Commercial (Maximum 7 similar line of products)
Commercial – General trading
Consulting Service
Real Estate license
Industrial
No. of Share Holders Min 2, Max 5
Facilities Offered Warehouse, Land, Offices
Lease Term One Year Renewable
Land- 5-15 years Renewable
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Competitive Advantages:
› Multi-access to neighbouring and global markets by land, sea and air.
› Variety of investment fields.
› Investor-oriented policies.
› Efficient and cost-effective investment facilitation.
› Full investment security.
› Served by Fujairah Port and the Fujairah International Airport.

Segments Import, Export, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging, distribution, consolidation, storage, different kind of services
Type of Legal Entities Branch of foreign company (Including offshore company)
Branch of a UAE company 
Free zone establishment FZE
Free zone company FZC
Type of License Issued Trading
General trading
Professional service
Industrial
National Industrial
No. of Share Holders Min 2
Facilities Offered Warehouse, Land, Offices
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

The Ahmed Bin Rashed Port & Free Zone is located on the West Coast of the United Arab Emirates, in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain (UAQ).

The Free Zone complex consists of 845m of quay wall with 400m capable of handling ocean-going vessels, and 118,000m² of land reserved for light Industrial Development. Standard services of water, electricity, communications, and labour accommodation are all available. In addition, the Free Zone provides a comprehensive administrative and logistic support to the tenant.

Investment Incentives
» No Corporate Taxes for a minimum of 15 years.
» No Import Duties, No Export Duties.

License Issued:
» General Trading
» Management & Consultancy (except for shipping agencies)

TechnoPark is a purpose built facility to promote the commercial development of technology. TechnoPark is being built on 21 million square meters of land, and will house 60,000 permanent residents and employ over 133,000 people. The park shall function as a hub that enables research partners to access the resources of academic and research institutions, and international association.

Salient Features:
» Core focus on Water, Energy, Health, Engineering, Logistics and Mobility
» Research & Development: TechnoPark focuses on the research and development of ground breaking technologies that will drive industrial development. Researchers are able to easily access the resources of leading academic institutions and international associations.
» Water resources: Middle East is one of the world’s most water scarce regions, expected to invest almost$30 billion in desalination facilities over the next few years. Developing new ways of treating and monitoring water quality, TechnoPark businesses also provide consultancy to organizations in evaluating and selecting water technologies.

» Foreign Ownership: Companies involving in the activities where investment in intellectual faculties, or using acquired information or skills can take the form of civil partnership. A Civil Partnership Firm can be registered in accordance with the Federal Civil Transactions Law No.(5) of 1985 with its amendments. Foreign national can have 100% ownership in such entities.

» Power Tariff: AED 0.44/kwh

» Water Tariff: AED 10.79/m3

Operation Since 1985
Legislation Law No 1 of 2003
Managed by Economic Zones World (EZW)
Segments Industrial Activities, Professional Activities, Trading of specified items
Type of Legal Entities Limited Liability Company (as per UAE Commercial Companies Law) Sole Proprietorship (owned by GCC national)
Civil Partnership Firm
Branch of Free Zone entities
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital As per provisions of Commercial Companies Law or other applicable laws/regulations
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s), subject to the applicable laws
Facilities Offered Office, Land
Size of Facilities Office: various sizes Land: 5,000 sq. meters and above
Lease Period Office: One Year; renewable
Land: Fifteen Years; renewable
Rental Office: AED 1,500 onwards Land: AED 35 onwards
License Fees Trading & Industrial:
AED 5,500 up to 7 products from One Group
AED 9,000 up to 12 products from Two Groups
Service : AED 8,000
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Dubai Flower Centre (DFC) is a trans-shipment centre for cool chain processes that effectively safeguard product quality, maximize shelf life, thereby enhancing profitability. Dubai Flower Centre’s tightly controlled environment from plane to consignee prevents a break in the supply chain. The Flower Centre is capable of handling up to 150,000 tons of flowers and perishables. The DFC, developed and automated have a floor area of about 100,000 sq. Meters providing for export chambers and offices apart from product break down and build-up stations and automated sorting areas.

Salient Features:
» Companies wishing to set up at DFC can operate with licence issued by DAFZA or Department of Economic Development (DED)
» 5% service charge and 9% water and electricity charge on top of annual rent shall be applicable
» Warehouses are maintained at 15–180 C, and if a lower temperature is required, the tenant will be responsible for building and maintaining a separate chiller unit with the electricity charged individually
» Activity related to perishable items like floriculture, horticulture, fruits & vegetables etc. is licenced only by DED

Operation Since 2004
Legislation Law No. 16 of 2005
Managed / Owned by DAFZA /Dubai Airports
Segments Trading in cut flowers, plants, foliage and fruits and vegetables [items that require temperaturecontrolled environment can be handled in DFC] All related services
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
Free Zone Company (FZCO)
Limited Liability Company as per local laws (LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital FZE: AED 1,000,000
FZCO: AED 500,000
Branch : N/A
No. of Share Holders FZE: One
FZCO: Minimum 2 and Maximum 5
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Business Unit, Office, Warehouse
Size of Facilities Business Unit: 10-50 sq. metres Office: 50-170 sq. metres Warehouse: 120-480 sq. metres
Lease Period One year; renewable
Rental (per sq. metre) Business Unit: AED 1,278 Office: AED 1,825 Warehouse: AED 750
Fees Formation (One Time) FZE: AED 10,000
FZCO: AED 15,000
Branch: N/A
Fees License (Annual) AED 10,000
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Nucleotide Complex:
› Core and shell lab spaces, which can accommodate up to 160 laboratory units.
› The lab units are designed to meet up to Class III of Bio- safety Standards/Guidelines.
› All lab units have a dedicated space for Biological Safety. Cabinet with an exhaust system to enable air filtering.
› Air exhaust & ventilation system are provided to prevent cross contamination of air.
› Acid resistant drainage & pH neutralisation systems for safe chemical discharge/waste.
› Sterilized high quality stainless steel mechanical equipment’s are used to ensure high standards of hygiene.
› Emergency power system (Electrical & Air) is installed in case of main grid power failure.
› Lab facilities such as water systems, drainage systems and vacuum/air systems.

» Dubiotech Business Centre:
› Business centre offers contemporary state-of-the-art furnished offices and open space workstations that cater to small and medium sized companies and start-ups.
› Application for Land is considered on case-to- case basis and the terms and conditions of lease, rental, term etc. are subject to management decision. However, lease period may vary from 30 to 50 years.

Operation Since 2005
Legislation Law No. 1 of 2000
Owned / Managed by TECOM Investments
Regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA)
Segments Therapeutics, Diagnostics and Analysis, Agricultural, Forestry, Horticulture, Food, Environment, Speciality Supplies, Life Science Consultancy, Life Science and Biomedical Associations (Non Profit)
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) General Activities:AED 50,000
Manufacturing/Production:AED 300,000
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Fifty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Warehouses, Commercial Office Spaces and Labs in Nucleotide Complex, Business centre (Executive Offices), Land.
Size of Facilities Warehouses: 500 sq. meters,
Nucleotide Complex: Facility for Labs in various sizes.
Dubiotech Business centre: Different sizes
Lease Term Warehouse: One year and up to three years subject to approval
Facility for Lab: One year and up to three years subject to approval
Executive Offices in Business Centre : One year and up to three years subject to approval
Rental (Per sq. metre) Warehouse: AED 550
Facility for Lab: AED 1,500
Commercial Space: AED 1,100
Executive Offices: AED 3,000
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

» Salient Features:
Boutique Studios are an unique advantage of DSC which will attract talents from the region. The layout of the Boutique Studios Phase 1 organizes 18 office/studios around a small, shared, central open space and access road, with at grade parking around the perimeter of the campus.

» Key features:
› Direct Entrance from Lobby
› Regular Rectangular Shape
› Loading Access to outside (2 meters wide loading doors)
› Floor to ceiling height: 7.7 meters (excludes any false ceiling; 6.2 meters with false ceiling)
› Air conditioning provided through district cooling system
› Insulated flooring, ceiling, walls
› NC 25 Noise Criteria
» Soundstages:The first phase of the Dubai Studio City film complex will include:
› One 15,000 sq ft Sound Stage andproduction support office
› Two 25,000 sq ft Sound Stage andproduction support offices
› Interconnectivity between the stages via a 30 meters elephant door
› 2 nos. Indoor water tanks
› Soundstage Specifications
› Column free structures
› Complete grid and cat-walk system
› Adequate electrical power and cooling tonnage
› Clear height is 12.5 -15 meters
› Elephant doors for ease of moving equipment’s and sets
» Support spaces will accommodate
› Art department rooms
› Hair and make-up room
› Dressing rooms & rehearsal rooms
› Suites for actors & editing suites
› Support offices for staff

Operation Since 2004
Legislation Law no. 1 of 2000
Owned / Managed by TECOM Investments
Regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA)
Segments Broadcasting TV, Broadcasting Radio, Broadcast Support Services, Broadcast Service Providers, Animation, Film Support Services, Production (Film/TV and Radio), Music & Entertainment, Themed Amusement and Recreation activities
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ- LLC),
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 50,000;
AED 2,500,000 for activities within Broad- casting TV Segment and Broadcasting Radio Segment
Branch : N/A
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Fifty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Boutique Studios and Commercial Spaces
Size of Facilities Boutique Studios: 900 sq. meters onwards,
Commercial Spaces - 50 sq. meters and above
Lease Term Boutique Studios: 1 year
Commercial Spaces: 1 year
Rental (Per sq. metre) Boutique Studios: AED 1,000
Commercial Spaces: AED 900
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is the world’s only Free Zone dedicated to Higher Education.
» Plots of Land are allotted for:
Educational: These plots are meant for building educational institutions (i.e. universities, vocational colleges, etc.)
› Mixed-Use: Mixed-use plots can be used for building residential apartments or for any mixed use applications.
› Student Accommodation: Student Accommodation plots are for building accommodation and dormitory facilities for universities and colleges.
› DIAC Business Centre offers a selection of products and services ranging from hot desk to fully furnished complete officeenvironments:
› Hot Desk - A Hot desk is a shared office space that can be used by more than one investor. A hot desk is suitable for Freelancers.
› Executive Desk: Executive Desks are furnished with one executive desk and chair, and a storage pedestal and cabinet with key. Executive Desk clients are eligible for 2 visas per desk. Typical desk cabin size is approximately 100 sq.ft.
› Executive Suite Offices - The Executive Suite offers a full-fledged furnished office environment, which includes once executive table with chairs, visitors couch, a storage cabinet and pedestal. Typical desk cabin size is 281 sq.ft.
› Fitted Out Commercial Space: A Fitted out Commercial Space offers the upper end for a business environment. From open areas fitted with desks, chairs and table, to projectors and audio visual systems.

Operation Since 2007
Legislation Law No. 1 of 2000
Owned / Managed by TECOM Investments
Regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA), Ministry of Higher Education, Knowledge and
Human Resource Development Authority
Segments Higher Education Provider, Online University, Education Service Provider, Non-Academic Service Provider, Branch School, Boarding School, Freelancers
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 50,000
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Fifty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Land, Commercial Floor Space, Business Centre
Size of Facilities Different Sizes
Lease Term Commercial Floor Space: One year and up to three years subject to approval; renewable Facilities in Business Centre : One year and up to three years subject to approval; renewable Land: 30 to 50 years; renewable
Rental (Per sq. metre) Commercial Floor Space: AED 1,300/sq meter
Business Centre :
- Executive Office: AED 3,000/month
- Open Desk : AED 20,000/year Land: AED 120/sq meter
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased
Operation Since 2005
Legislation Law No. 1 of 2000
Owned / Managed by TECOM Investments
Regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA)
Segments Printing Machinery and Printing Consumable Manufacturing, Printing Press, Packaging, Packaging Machinery and Consumable Manufacturing, Publishing, Graphic Arts Support Services, Storage, Designs
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC) Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 300,000 other than given below
AED 50,000 for Graphic Arts Support Services
AED 500,000 for companies from Printing Machinery and Printing Consumables Manufacturing and Printing Press segments
AED 200,000 for Publishing
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Fifty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Pre-built warehouses and showrooms [with office facility],
Commercial Offices, Industrial Land
Size of Facilities Pre-built warehouses and showrooms: 768 to 1428 sq. meters
Commercial Offices: 58 – 929 sq. meters
Industrial Land: 5,946 to 11,148 sq. meters
Lease Term Pre-built warehouses and showrooms: One year and up to three years subject to approval; renewable
Commercial Offices: One year and up to three years subject to
approval; renewable
Industrial Land: 30 to 50 years
Rental (Per sq. metre) Pre-built warehouses: AED 450
Showrooms: AED 500
Commercial Offices: AED 1,000
Industrial Land: AED 50
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Since Enpark is also part of the Science Cluster, companies to be set up under Enpark are offered the facilities mentioned for Dubiotech as well.
» Nucleotide Complex: Commercial office spaces are available in the complex and the investor can lease it as per the prevailing lease terms.
» Business Centre: Business Centre offers contemporary state-of-the-art furnished offices and open space workstations that cater to small and medium sized companies and start-ups.
» Application for Land: It is considered on case-to-case basis and the terms and conditions of lease, rental, term etc. are subject to management decision. However, lease period may vary from 30 to 50 years.

Operation Since 2006
Legislation Law No. 1 of 2000
Owned / Managed by TECOM Investments
Regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA)
Segments Energy, Energy Efficiency and Green Building, Recycling and Solid Waste sectors
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 300,000 : General Activities
AED 50,000: Associations (Non-Profit Organizations)
No. of Share Holders Minimum One and Maximum Fifty
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Warehouses, Nucleotide Complex, Business Centre(Executive Offices), Land
Size of Facilities Warehouses: 500 sq. meters
Nucleotide Complex: Commercial spaces of different sizes
Executive Offices: Different sizes
Lease Term Warehouse: One year and up to three years subject to approval
Commercial Space: One year and up to three years subject to approval
Executive Offices in Business Centre : One year and up
to three years subject to approval
Rental (Per sq. metre) Warehouse: AED 550
Commercial Space: AED 1,100
Executive Offices: AED 3,100
Fees Formation (One Time) AED 3,510
Fees License (Annual) AED 15,010
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

Salient Features:
» Investors intend to set up an entity in Dubai Textile City must have formed a Limited Liability Company in Dubai and obtained membership in Textile Merchants Group (TEXMAS) before applying for a licence. » The application for registering a company in Textile City shall be reviewed by TEXMAS and the admission shall be subject to its decision. » Warehouse facilities in Textile City are owned by private individuals (TEXMAS members)

Operation Since 2003
Legislation Registration, Licensing and Visa formalities with respect to an entity are controlled by JAFZA
Managed by TEXMAS
Segments Textiles and Readymade Garments
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Company (FZT)
Minimum Capital (Physical) AED 100,000 (since minimum 2 shareholders are required, the share capital is divided as AED 50,000 each)
No. of Share Holders 2 to 5
Shareholding Structure Natural Persons and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Warehouses (with office facility)
Size of Facilities 300 -1,100 sq. meters
Lease Term 15 to 30 years
Rental (Per sq. metre) AED 5,000 to 7,000 per month, however, varies according to size and market conditions
Fees First year Formation & License AED 30,000
Fees License (Annual) AED 10,000
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased

International Humanitarian City enables humanitarian organisations through its global reach, infrastructure and custom designed services to facilitate aid and development efforts across the globe. Acting both as an operational platform and a physical and virtual meeting place, IHC provides non-profit organisations, companies, donors, volunteers, governments and those striving to save lives with a common ground for collaboration.

Salient Features:
» International Humanitarian City is:
› A community of local and international humanitarian non-profit and commercial suppliers
› A fully integrated one-stop-shop, with access to procurers, suppliers and business partners and fast multi-modal logistics capabilities
› Office, warehousing and meeting facilities
› A platform for humanitarian information and knowledge exchange
› A socially responsible operating environment

Operation Since 2010
Legislation Law No 6 for 2007 [Amended by Law No 1 of 2012]
Managed by IHC Authority
Segments Non-Profit Organizations (NPO):
United Nations Agencies, Specialized Agencies, Non-governmental Organizations, Charities, Foundations, News, Research and Educational institutions of the United Nations Agencies
Commercial Companies (CC):
Manufacturers and suppliers of goods and services to the humanitarian agencies
Type of Legal Entities Free Zone Entity (FZE)
Free Zone Company (FZCO)
Branch of Local Company
Branch of Foreign Company
Minimum Capital (Physical) FZE: AED 1,000,000
FZCO: AED 500,000
Branch : N/A
No. of Share Holders Minimum One; Maximum Five
Shareholding Structure Natural Person(s) and/or Corporate(s)
Facilities Offered Offices, Warehouses
Size of Facilities Facilities are available in various sizes
Rental (Per sq. metre) Office Units : NPO - AED 430; CC - AED 807
Warehouse: NPO - AED 270; CC - AED 380
Fees Formation (One Time) FZE: AED 10,000
FZCO: AED 15,000
Branch: AED 5,000
Fees License (Annual) AED 5,500
No. of Visa Depends on facility leased