Free zone is a geographically defined area between multiple countries mutually agree to create a free zone, a set of rules and regulations lifts all barriers to trade like duties and taxes. A free zone eases the movement of the goods.
Dubai offers over 50 free zones attracting companies from all over the world and encourages them to register new companies. Free zones are situated in proximity to airports, harbors. Lease pricing is quite competitive, so establishing a business would save a fortune of money.
By setting a business in a free zone, the investor reserves 100% ownership and control without having to partner with any locals. Get exemption on corporate and income tax, customs duties on import and exports, repatriate 100% of the profits from the business.
Check out our Free zone business setup offers
0% Personal income Tax, Corporate Income Tax, dividends tax
123 double tax treaties (dual taxation)
100% Repatriation of profits and capital to your home country
No custom duties within GCC
No minimum investment required
No local employee quota requirements
Local currency pegged to the USD since 1997
English is the business language
200 Nationalities Lives in Dubai
Easy requirements for resident’s visa
Central time zone means you can do business with east & west in one working day
UAE ranked third safest country worldwide
EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST IN COMPANY SETUP
We know your time is important. That is why, we have a fully digitalized the setup process, so you don’t need to visit Dubai to complete and open your own business – saving you time and money.
The entire company setup process will take around 2-3 weeks.
For an overview of the setup process, contact Smart Zones® UAE
0% Corporate and Personal Income Tax & 100% Foreign Ownership
A Network of over 23,000 Companies
One and Two-year Residential Visas Available
Accelerator Programmes available for Start-ups to apply
Start a new business with Smart Zones® UAE. We offer assistance in formation of mainland / LLC company in Dubai, as well as Free-zone and offshore company setup. We eliminate the burdens of extensive paperwork, legal complexities, and various expenses for UAE business set up.
Throughout the entire process, you will experience our exceptional level of service as Smart Zones® Dubai attentively cater to your specific requirements and offer comprehensive relocation programs, which even include assistance with residence visas.
Free zones offer entrepreneurs 100% ownership of their companies with no need for a local sponsor. As per the new update from the Department of Economic Development (DED), investors and entrepreneurs can setup their business in Dubai Mainland without a local sponsor and can 100% ownership of their mainland business. To setup your business in Dubai Mainland with 100% ownership
Yes, you can open a bank account in Dubai for your free zone company, but the process might require specific documents and compliance. Getting help from a professional business setup consultant in Dubai can make the process easier and hassle-free.
Yes, many Dubai free zones allow for the transfer of existing companies, subject to certain conditions and procedures.
Yes, you can trade internationally using a free zone license, but you can’t be able to supply product or services for mainland companies.
The procedure involves choosing a free zone, selecting a business activity, submitting required documents (passport copies, business plan, etc.), obtaining a license, leasing an office, and opening a bank account.
Costs vary based on the chosen free zone, business activity, and other factors. They can include license fees, visa costs, office rent, and initial capital. The cost to setup a free zone company in UAE typically vary between AED 12,500 to AED 30,000. This fee covers registering the company and obtaining the necessary business licenses.
A massive thank you to the Smart Zones® Dubai team who helped me get set up extremely quickly and professionally, I’m now all set up in the UAE for my new company.
Well reputed Expert, experienced staff. I recommended to you smart zones® UAE.
I was really impressed what Smart Zones® Dubai done is really amazing work. I received my 100 percent owned mainland LLC company registered with residency within 7 days as she promised.
Got my residence visa from Smart Zones® UAE in a very short span. Mr Malik and Mr. Sunny helped a lot. Communication was so convenient. They were available all the time also picked up calls late night.
Very professional, quick and transparent service and staff, I was dealing with Insia whom have guided me through the whole process, made it so easy and got the company up an running in no time.
It was a great experience working with Shobna and her team. They are very efficient and knowledgeable and they assisted me with my freelance license from A-Z in less than one month.
I was so uncertain for putting up a business because I thought there will some hassles with complying with the requirements and all. But, a friend suggested me Smart Zones® Dubai and I don't regret listening to him.
SMART ZONES® UAE is a best business Setup in UAE, to work with. I had an AWESOME experience with them from past 6 years and would definitely recommend to my all clients & colleagues.