List of UAE Freezones and their career websites

Free zone areas in Dubai UAE

Did you know that UAE is home to more than 40 Free zones? Highest number of these free zones are located in Dubai. Free zones offer companies to keep the ownership of the companies with themselves without the need to have a UAE national partner. Whereas for an LLC company you require a UAE national as a majority partner, Free zone companies do not require a UAE national as a partner.

Free zones in UAE are also a generator of huge employment opportunities for the population of UAE, both Nationals and Expatriates. So it makes sense to provide you the list of the UAE Free zones and their career websites. Now, the career websites mentioned in the below list is of the respective free zone authority.

There may be thousands of companies within the Free zone. You might need to get into the particular company website to apply for vacancies within the companies. Thousands of jobs are available in the free zones. It is advised that every job seeker should apply at relevant companies within the Free zones.

What exactly are Free Zones?

Free Zones offer 100% ownership of the company. Unlike in the mainland in UAE (LLC companies), where you will require UAE National partner to hold 51% of the company’s shares, in Free Zones, you can be 100% owner of your company. Free zones is also an area in which goods may be landed, handled, manufactured or reconfigured, and reexported without the intervention of customs authorities. (Wikipedia Link)Opens in a new tab.

Advantages of having a company in Free Zone

Free zones in Dubai and UAE offer following advantages or benefits:

  • Free zone company allows 100 per cent foreign national ownership of the company with no requirement of local sponsor or local service agent. (UAE National)
  • There are no corporate taxes or there are minimal corporate taxes in Free Zones in Dubai.
  • There are no personal taxes or any kind of taxes in Free Zones if the goods are not imported into Dubai or any other emirates. However, there may be port handling fees etc.
  • Free zones in Dubai offer very minimal paper work and documentation.
  • You could lease a land on a very long term basis for your business requirements in Free zones.
  • You have access to talents (employees) which can be acquired faster and there are minimal interference of Authorities.
  • Free zones in Dubai offer legal, housing, immigration, labour and other facilities which are easily available.
  • It takes minimal days to start your company in Free zones and start doing business.
  • You have freedome to transfer your funds.

List of free zone areas in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, RAK, Fujairah UAE

Free Zones in UAEWebsites
Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (Business City)http://www.adac.aeOpens in a new tab.
Abu Dhabi Global Marketshttp://www.adgm.com/Opens in a new tab.
Abu Dhabi Ports Companyhttp://www.adpc.aeOpens in a new tab.
Ahmed Bin Rashid FZNo Website
Ajman Free Zone Authorityhttp://www.afza.gov.ae/en/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Airport Freezonehttp://www.dafz.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Auto Zonehttp://www.ezw.aeOpens in a new tab.
Dubai Biotech Research Parkhttp://www.dubiotech.aeOpens in a new tab.
Dubai Design Districthttp://www.dubaidesigndistrict.com/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Flower Centrehttp://www.dubaiairport.com/en/cargo-logistics/dubaiflowercentre/pages/home.aspxOpens in a new tab.
Dubai Gold and Diamond Parkhttp://www.goldanddiamondpark.com/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Healthcare Cityhttp://www.dhcc.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Industrial Cityhttp://www.dubaiindustrialcity.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai International Academic Cityhttp://www.diacedu.com/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai International Financial Centrehttp://www.difc.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Internet Cityhttp://www.dubaiinternetcity.com/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Knowledge Parkhttp://www.dkp.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Knowledge Villagehttp://www.kv.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Logistics CityNo Website
Dubai Maritime City Authorityhttp://www.dmca.ae/en/default.aspxOpens in a new tab.
Dubai Media Cityhttp://www.dubaimediacity.com/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Multi Commodities Center (JLT)http://www.dmcc.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Outsource Zonehttp://www.doz.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Production Cityhttp://www.dpc.ae/about/index.phpOpens in a new tab.
Dubai Science Parkhttp://www.dsp.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Silicon Oasishttp://www.dsoa.aeOpens in a new tab.
Dubai Studio Cityhttp://www.dubaistudiocity.com/Opens in a new tab.
Techno Park Dubai (National Industries Park)http://nationalindustriespark.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Dubai Textile Cityhttp://texmas.com/Opens in a new tab.
Fujairah Creative Cityhttp://www.creativecity.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Fujairah Free Zonehttp://www.fujairahfreezone.com/Opens in a new tab.
Hamriyah Free Zone Authorityhttp://www.hfza.aeOpens in a new tab.
International Humanitarian City (Dubai)http://www.ihc.ae/Opens in a new tab.
International Media Production Zonehttp://www.impz.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Jebel Ali Free Zonehttp://www.jafza.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Khalifa Industrial Zonehttp://kizad.com/enOpens in a new tab.
Masdar Cityhttp://masdarcity.ae/en/Opens in a new tab.
RAK Free Trade Zonehttp://www.rakftz.com/enOpens in a new tab.
RAK Investment Authority Free Zonehttp://rakia.ae/Opens in a new tab.
RAK Maritime Cityhttp://www.rakmaritimecity.ae/Opens in a new tab.
Sharjah Airport Free Zonehttp://www.saif-zone.com/Opens in a new tab.
twofour54 (Abu Dhabi)http://twofour54.com/Opens in a new tab.
USA Regional Trade Centrehttp://www.usartc.com/Opens in a new tab.
Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Authorityhttp://uaqftz.com/Opens in a new tab.
ZonesCorp (Industrial City of Abu Dhabi)http://www.zonescorp.comOpens in a new tab.

If you notice that some of the free zones are not mentioned do let me know through comments.

Deepak

Deepak is a passionate blogger with interests in bitcoin, online marketing, and writing.

19 thoughts on “List of UAE Freezones and their career websites

  1. HI, Can I work in Dubai If my visa is from Sharjjah free zone? do I need any special permission from Dubai authority?

    1. Legally you can’t work in mainland. Please request the HR for more clarification on this as it depends on your agreement.

  2. Hi, i just want to find out if Bait Al Mandi is a free zone company and if it is legal for one to work for over a week without any paperwork being signed

  3. Hey Sir,
    Pliz tell me about ServeU company. Is it a freezone company?
    And also, tell me about the Union Properties.
    Thanks.

  4. I have work in a free zone company for more than two years But due to personal reasons I need to leave the country immediately my contract says two month notice period to be given and so my company keep saying two months but is there any chance of letting me go earlier through the help of immigration or Labour ministry

  5. just to ask,

    How can do i know if my employment visa is on process

    Regards

    Paul maclie

  6. I just to ask,

    How can do i know if my employment visa is on process

    Regards

    Paul maclie

  7. Hey Deepak,
    The Dubai Design District Free Zone is not listed. Can you please give us some update on that.
    Manish

  8. Hy….its me suman.i have passed my one year from my company. its freezone.and i got job in next company.i gave resign already. should i go for exit or not? is it compulsary for exit….

  9. hi sir, I have worked 1 year in company, theyvr putting 1 year ban any way to remove ban n can change job

  10. hi sir,
    I got a offer in jafza company. This new jafza company said to exit to kish. 3rd of this month i leave uae and i am in kish . Now i talked with them they answered that they have applied on thursday for visa. up to now i am in kish . how many days it will take for approval form emmigration?

  11. Hi sir,
    I was working in freezone company here in abudhabi ang I will finish my 2years contract this coming sept. I want to ask if I can file a end service letter even my visa is 3 years? Do I need to pay for anything? Thank u and more power.

  12. Hi, my company want to charge me for my visa expenses, but nowhere in my contract is mentioned that. Do they have the right to do that? i have a free zone visa and the company is register under DMCC. i worked for them 5 months, when i resigned i was still under probation period. Thank you

    1. Cinderella,
      Free zone companies can adopt their own rules as they do not come under MOL.
      However, visa costs are not to be recovered from employees.
      Read: Visa cost recovery.

  13. dear Deepak,

    If I apply into a freezone company, can my present company impose a ban, I am currently working in a private company in dubai for 6 mos.

    thank you!

    Allen

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