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)
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 UAE||Websites|
|Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (Business City)||http://www.adac.ae|
|Abu Dhabi Global Markets||http://www.adgm.com/|
|Abu Dhabi Ports Company||http://www.adpc.ae|
|Ahmed Bin Rashid FZ||No Website|
|Ajman Free Zone Authority||http://www.afza.gov.ae/en/|
|Dubai Airport Freezone||http://www.dafz.ae/|
|Dubai Auto Zone||http://www.ezw.ae|
|Dubai Biotech Research Park||http://www.dubiotech.ae|
|Dubai Design District||http://www.dubaidesigndistrict.com/|
|Dubai Flower Centre||http://www.dubaiairport.com/en/cargo-logistics/dubaiflowercentre/pages/home.aspx|
|Dubai Gold and Diamond Park||http://www.goldanddiamondpark.com/|
|Dubai Healthcare City||http://www.dhcc.ae/|
|Dubai Industrial City||http://www.dubaiindustrialcity.ae/|
|Dubai International Academic City||http://www.diacedu.com/|
|Dubai International Financial Centre||http://www.difc.ae/|
|Dubai Internet City||http://www.dubaiinternetcity.com/|
|Dubai Knowledge Park||http://www.dkp.ae/|
|Dubai Knowledge Village||http://www.kv.ae/|
|Dubai Logistics City||No Website|
|Dubai Maritime City Authority||http://www.dmca.ae/en/default.aspx|
|Dubai Media City||http://www.dubaimediacity.com/|
|Dubai Multi Commodities Center (JLT)||http://www.dmcc.ae/|
|Dubai Outsource Zone||http://www.doz.ae/|
|Dubai Production City||http://www.dpc.ae/about/index.php|
|Dubai Science Park||http://www.dsp.ae/|
|Dubai Silicon Oasis||http://www.dsoa.ae|
|Dubai Studio City||http://www.dubaistudiocity.com/|
|Techno Park Dubai (National Industries Park)||http://nationalindustriespark.ae/|
|Dubai Textile City||http://texmas.com/|
|Fujairah Creative City||http://www.creativecity.ae/|
|Fujairah Free Zone||http://www.fujairahfreezone.com/|
|Hamriyah Free Zone Authority||http://www.hfza.ae|
|International Humanitarian City (Dubai)||http://www.ihc.ae/|
|International Media Production Zone||http://www.impz.ae/|
|Jebel Ali Free Zone||http://www.jafza.ae/|
|Khalifa Industrial Zone||http://kizad.com/en|
|RAK Free Trade Zone||http://www.rakftz.com/en|
|RAK Investment Authority Free Zone||http://rakia.ae/|
|RAK Maritime City||http://www.rakmaritimecity.ae/|
|Sharjah Airport Free Zone||http://www.saif-zone.com/|
|twofour54 (Abu Dhabi)||http://twofour54.com/|
|USA Regional Trade Centre||http://www.usartc.com/|
|Umm Al Quwain Free Zone Authority||http://uaqftz.com/|
|ZonesCorp (Industrial City of Abu Dhabi)||http://www.zonescorp.com|
If you notice that some of the free zones are not mentioned do let me know through comments.