The Dubai Airport Free zone Authority (DAFZA) deals with import and export trades and services. Since 1996 DAFZA remains the governing body that administers trade licenses and visas to international companies wanting to do business from Dubai within the free zone.

The process of setting up your business is easy. It requires minimal paperwork and a set fee, and the processing time is fast. We are here to help you with every step of the way.

Benefits of Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority

  • DAFZA ensures 100 % foreign company ownership
  • 100 % repatriation of capital and profits
  • 100 % corporate tax exemption
  • Strategic location in the heart of Dubai next to the airport
  •  No currency restrictions
  • 24/7 customs services and rapid cargo clearance



Welcome to Creative City. Since the company launch in 2007, Creative City has been providing thousands of clients with reliable services in a successful business environment. Creative City sets up professional environment for individuals and businesses working in a broad spectrum of business fields including media, events, consulting, education, communication and marketing, music and entertainment, design and technology complementing existing media clusters in the region and further facilitating creativity in all fields.

Benefits of Fujairah Creative City Free Zone

  • 100 % foreign company ownership
  • Low license renewal fees
  • Physical presence in the UAE not required to incorporate your new company
  • No Paid up Share Capital or Annual Audit
  • Company Incorporation takes in 2 days
  • Allocation of 6 UAE Residency Visas



Dubai South is a fully integrated ecosystem suited to every business and industry. Being a city of 145 sq. kms, Dubai South has the critical mass to sustain a broad, innovative and flourishing platform that supports every conceivable enterprise and industry in the most strategic location in Dubai – a vital connecting point between East and West

Dubai South is your preferred gateway to the emerging and dynamic markets of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia – a region with a GDP projected to reach $12.8 trillion by 2022-23. The Logistics Corridor, running across a 200km sq. custom bonded zone, connects air, land and sea, setting a new global standard for goods handling – 4 hours from sea to air.

Benefits of Dubai South Free Zone

  • 100% tax free operations for Dubai south free  zone.
  • 100% foreign owner ship
  • 100% repatriation of capital as well as profits is allow in Dubai south free zone.
  • 0% tax as well as no duty tax for import and export.
  • flexible commercial lease terms
  • wide range of business activities are available free zone clients.
  • Also minimum documentation to setup business in Dubai south free zone.
  • A direct access to Jebel Ali Sea Port and also to Al Maktoum Airport
  • No proof of share capital as well as no currency restrictions
  • Competitive rates for set up company in Dubai south free zone.



More than 13,000 companies call DMCC home, ranging from multinational corporations to start-ups. A further 170 companies join us every month, 95% of which are new to Dubai. Whatever their size and status, every member company is united in benefiting from unparalleled access to world-class business services, connections and infrastructure.

Benefits of DMCC Free Zone

  • 0% personal and corporate income tax
  • 100% business ownership and capital repatriation
  • Network with 13,000 member companies representing 170+ countries and 20+ business sectors
  • Situated in the heart of Dubai, DMCC is within fast, easy reach of both airports, Jebel Ali Port and the Expo2020 site.
  • Live and work in one vibrant community, a home of nearly 92,000 people
  • Flexible office solutions, from plug and play flexi-desks and serviced offices to multi-storey offices for lease or sale
  • Online portal for all services from any device, anytime and anywhere in the world



Fujairah Free Zone is adjacent to the Port of Fujairah. Companies established here have easy access to all Arabian Gulf ports, the Red Sea, Iran, India and Pakistan on weekly feeder vessels. Mainline services arrive from Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Far East and North America on a weekly basis, and services leave twice weekly to the Far East and once a week to North America. Fujairah Free Zone is also close to Fujairah International Airport which is the only airport serving the UAE East Coast as well as northern Oman. A fortunate combination of geographic location, with access to world's major shipping routes, a fine port & airport, and streamlined procedures, make the Free Zone of Fujairah an ideal place for business.

Benefits of FFZA

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 0% personal and corporate income tax
  • Multi-access to neighboring and global markets by land, sea and air.
  • Variety of investment fields.
  • Investor-oriented policies
  • Efficient and cost-effective investment facilitation
  • Full investment security


Dubai Creative Clusters Authority regulates 7 industries across 9 Free Zone clusters.  These clusters are home to more than 4,500 businesses providing employment for more than 70,000 people.  The Free Zone hosts large established global companies in addition to innovative startups and talented freelancers. With its new mandate to develop Dubai’s creative industries to support the Dubai Strategy for Innovation, the Free Zone is increasingly attracting businesses and talented professionals from around the world.

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority has 9 Free Zone Clusters

  • Dubai Internet City
  • Dubai Media City
  • Dubai Knowledge Park
  • Dubai Studio City
  • Dubai Design District
  • Dubai Outsource City
  • Dubai Production City
  • Dubai International Academic City
  • Dubai Science Park



Jafza, the trade catalyst, has evolved into a unique trade ecosystem that reduces cost, while enabling new opportunities for growth.

Today, Jafza is a dynamic base for thousands of businesses, from over 100 countries, sustaining over 135,000 jobs and attracting more than 20% of the UAE’s foreign direct investment; all the while exceeding 50% of Dubai’s total exports, with a phenomenal value for trade of $69 billion.

Benefits of JAFZA

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 0% corporate tax for 50 years
  • (a concession that is renewable)
  • No restriction on capital repatriation
  • 0% import or re-export duties
  • 0% personal income tax
  • No currency restrictions
  • No restriction on foreign talent or employees
  • Ability to mortgage your premises to a bank or financing company
  • Onsite Customs



Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), a 100% government-owned free zone, was established following Law no 16 of 2005 of the Government of Dubai, with the Mission to "facilitate and promote modern technology based industries" thus supporting the region's demand for business expansion. A full package of incentives and benefits are provided to companies operating within the free zone. Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is a technology park and provides both a living and working integrated community.

DSO's urban master-planned community spans 7.2 million square meters and has been carefully divided into 5 main pillars based on industrial, commercial, education, living and residences, and public facilities. The technology park enjoys state-of-the-art utility infrastructure featuring advanced telecommunications, electricity, and road networks.

Dubai Silicon Oasis is designed as a hi-tech ecosystem which offers businesses a plethora of advantages including a state-of-the-art infrastructure, in-house business services and strong business support such as technology investment incentives for large enterprises, entrepreneurial support, an incubation centre and venture capital funding

Benefits of DSOA

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital
  • Zero income tax
  • Zero corporate tax
  • No import or export tax
  • Low cost of operations
  • State of the art IT infrastructure and facilities with tier 3 data centre
  • Fast-track business set-up & licensing
  • Dedicated business support services including integrated online E-Business system offering tenants fast and efficient services at the touch of a button
  • Access to regional pool of talented technical and engineering professionals
  • Stable and clear regulation
  • Access to consumer markets of 5 billion people (Middle East, North Africa and Indian subcontinent)



Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone is the perfect home for European investors who are looking to expand their operations into the Middle East. It is a cost-effective gateway to global markets, one of the fastest-growing free zones in the UAE, and the investment destination of choice for more than 8,000 companies from over 100 countries, representing more than 50 industry sectors. Established in 2000 with a mandate to provide custom-made business solutions, RAK FTZ furnishes its clients with 100 per cent foreign ownership, a completely tax-free environment, fast-track visas, freedom to source labour and materials globally, and ongoing business support services.

Benefits of RAK FTZ

  • 100% income and corporate tax exemption
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Simple and fast registration procedures
  • Expedited procedures to issue UAE visas/residencies
  • A wide variety of real estate facilities to meet individual start-up need
  • The Mazeed Services Desk offers a wide range of business support facilities – to cater specifically to the unique business needs of a diversified clientele. Affordable, value-added services include advertising, printing, procurement support, logistics, insurance and much more.
  • Being the UAE,the RAK FTZ also offers a strategic geographical location that is easily accessible to markets throughout Europe, North Africa, South and Central Asia and within the Middle East too



Based in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah and guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, United Arab Emirates Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) was established to oversee and consolidate the specialized parks and clients of both Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) and RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA).

RAKEZ is committed to its promise of empowering clients and investors by offering a cost-effective and world-class economic zone with customizable packages and services as well as state-of-the-art facilities.

Benefits of RAKIA

  • Free zone and non-free zone company formation
  • 100 per cent foreign ownership
  • Fast and efficient business set-up processes
  • Wide-ranging business and industrial facilities and value-added services
  • Provision to build on-site staff and labour accommodation
  • One-stop shop facility for services
  • Self-service customer portal
  • Connectivity to major logistical hubs and multilane super highways
  • Accessibility via an international spread of regional offices
  • Easy access to markets across the Middle East, Europe, North Africa and Asia regions



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 neighboring and global countries through land, sea and air. Hamriyah Free Zone is fast becoming one of the cornerstones of the United Arab Emirates industrial development. As the Next Generation Free Zone, Hamriyah Free Zone is ensuring that its management is flexible and dynamic besides being an investor oriented free zone.

Benefits of Hamriyah Free Zone

  • Access to 14-meter-deep water port and 6-meter-deep inner harbor
  • On-site accommodation for investors’ personnel
  • No corporate or income tax applied to companies or to individuals



Sharjah Airport International Free Zone provides some of the most enticing business incentives in the region, including speed of service and simplicity of process. The perception of lengthy and highly bureaucratic procedures to set up in the Middle East can be a serious barrier to potential investors but SAIF-ZONE has a 24-hour licensing service which enables businesses to be up and running sooner than has ever been possible before. The customer base is among the largest in the world from one central hub, with access to more than 2 billion people within a four-hour flight and as one of the most dynamic Emirates in the UAE, Sharjah accounts for over a third of the country’s industrial activity. Its links to the rest of the world are accessible and immediate and regardless of where your customers are based, SAIF-ZONE provides you with all the benefits of a personal and corporate tax-free income with no import export duties.

Benefits of Sharjah Airport International Free Zone

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 100% exemption from income and corporate taxes
  • License issued within 24 hours
  • On site labor accommodation
  • Global and regional communications with excellent air, land and sea links



Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ) is located in Umm Al Quwain, a friendly, progressive and prosperous emirate with modern infrastructure. Renowned for its desert landscape and unique flora and fauna, it is also a popular leisure destination within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is located just 45km from Dubai.

UAQ FTZ is an ideal location for Micro Businesses, SME’s and Conglomerates to do business in a safe and secure free trade zone environment and it is one of the most attractive places for your effective investment in the region. Registration and licensing process is quick and easy.

Benefits of Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone

  • 0% corporate and personal tax
  • 100% company ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No currency restrictions
  • 100% import and export tax exemption within the free zone
  • No audit report required for renewal



Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) was established in 1988, leading to massive industrial development in Ajman by attracting a great number of companies to benefit from the investment privileges, thereby strengthening industry and trade and the financial sector in the UAE.

AFZ provides competitive privileges and facilities allowing companies to get a considerable return on their investment. AFZ continues to develop its infrastructure, spending millions of Dirhams along its free zone area of more than one million square meters.

Benefits of Ajman Free Zone

  • 100% ownership of establishment/company
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Easy transfer of capital and profits
  • Exemption from personal income tax
  • Exemption from import and export duties
  • Exemption from other taxes
  • Competitive prices on facility usage
  • Competitive prices for power/electricity
  • Competitive prices on leasing
  • Easy access to low cost labour
  • Well-developed infrastructure
  • One-stop counter service for effecting transactions (Residency, visas…etc.)
  • Fast and easy procedures and in most cases get the license within 24 hours

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