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Dubai Airport Free
Zone (DAFZA)


Address: Al Quds Street,
DAFZA, Dubai


Highlight: 1 st global
rating
by Foreign Direct Investment
Magazine Global Free Zones
Awards 2012/2013


Website: <ahref="https://www.dafz.ae/">https://www.dafz.ae/

Dubai Auto Zone (DAZ)


Address: Ras Al Khor
Industrial Area 1, Dubai


Highlight: Most all-inclusive

marketplace for the auto
industry managed by JAFZA


Website: http://www.jafza.ae/

Dubai Car and Automotive
City Free Zone (DUCAMZ
)
Address: 15A Street, Ras Al Khor
Industrial Area 3,
Dubai

Highlight: Biggest free zone for the
used car industry managed by JAFZA

Website: http://www.jafza.ae/
Dubai Biotechnology & Research
Park (DuBiotech)

Address: Al Barsha South,
Dubai

Highlight: Specializes in science
biotechnology and the
pharmaceutical industry

Website: http://www.dsp.ae/
Dubai Design District
Address: Hai d3,
Al Khail Road,
Dubai

Highlight: UAE’s first and
biggest district focusing
on the art, design, and
fashion industry

Website:https://dubaidesigndistrict.com/
Dubai Gold and Diamond Park
Address: Al Quoz Industrial
Area 3, Sheikh Zayed Road,
Dubai

Highlight: Largest free zone
specializing in gold and diamond
business

Website: http://www.goldanddiamondpark.com/

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)


Address: Oud Metha
Road,
Bur Dubai,
Dubai


Highlight: UAE’s largest fully
integrated healthcare
free zone


Website: http://www.dhcc.ae/

Dubai Industrial City (DIC)
Address: Sheikh Mohammed
Bin Zayed Road, Dubai

Highlight: Designated industrial
district within the wholesale city

Website: http://dubaiindustrialcity.ae/
Dubai International Academic
City (DIAC)

Address: Academic City, Dubai

Highlight: World’s largest free zone
dedicated to higher education

Website: http://www.diacedu.ae/
Dubai International Financial
Centre (DIFC)

Address: Trade Center,
Sheikh Zayed Road,
Dubai

Highlight: Leading financial
center based on English Law

Website: https://www.difc.ae/

Dubai Internet City 


Address: DIC Building 4,
Al Sufouh 2,
Dubai


Highlight: Biggest Information and
Communications Technology (ICT)
infrastructure in the Middle East and
North Africa


Website: https://dic.ae/

Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP)


Address: King Salman
Bin Abdulaziz
Al Saud Street, Al
Sufouh 2,
Dubai


Highlight: Only free
zone in the world
that specializes
in the development of
knowledge economy and human resource
management


Website: http://www.dkp.ae/

Dubai Media City (DMC)


Address: CNN Building,

2 King Salman Bin
Abdulaziz Al Saud Street,
Dubai


Highlight: MENA’s biggest media
hub hosting the largest local and
international brands


Website: http://dmc.ae/

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
(DMCC)

Address: 1 st Floor, Almas Tower,
Jumeirah Lake Towers

Highlight: Commodities development
hub and three times award winner of
Global Free Trade Zone of the Year by
Financial Times Magazine

Website: http://www.dmcc.ae/
Dubai Outsource City (DOC)
Address: Manama Street,
Academic City,
Dubai

Highlight: World’s first free zone
specializing in the outsourcing industry
related to HR, back-end support, and
call center operations.

Website: https://dubaioutsourcecity.ae/
Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)
Address: DSO Headquarters Building,
Dubai Silicon Oasis,
Dubai

Highlight: The first smart city with
a tech park catering to modern
technology-based industries

Website: https://www.dsoa.ae/ddp
Dubai Science Park (DSP)
Address: Al Barsha South,
Dubai

Highlight: The first free zone
in the Middle East focusing on
science-related sectors

Website: http://www.dsp.ae/
Dubai Techno Park
Address: Mina Jebel Ali,
National Industries,
Dubai

Highlight: First information technology-based
free zone that caters to technology, innovation,
and tech-research centers

Website:http://www.technopark.ae/

Dubai Textile City


Address: Casco 7, Al Awir Road,
International City,
Dubai


Highlight: Largest textile centers in
the UAE established as a joint venture
between TEXMAS, Dubai Port, and
Customs Authorities


Website:http://www.texmas.com/

International Humanitarian City (IHC)


Address: DIC Complex, Building 4,
Sheik Mohammed Bin Zayed Road,
Dubai


Highlight: Global humanitarian and
aid center


Website:http://www.ihc.ae/

Jebel Ali Free Zone
(JAFZA)

Address: Mina Jebel Ali,
Dubai

Highlight: Oldest flagship free
zone of Dubai Ports (DP) World

Website:http://www.jafza.ae/

Dubai
Aviation City Corporation (DACC)


Address: Dubai South, Dubai

Highlight: The first integrated purpose
-built-e-commerce
logistics platform in the world
that links all transport
modes and services

Website: https://www.dubaisouth.ae/

Dubai Production City
(formerly known as IMPZ)

Address: Sheikh Mohammed
Bin Zayed Road, Dubai

Highlight: Leading integrative
media production ecosystem
and entertainment hub

Website:http://www.dpc.ae/
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA)
Address: Ground Floor,
Maritime Business Center, Dubai

Highlight: First authority to specialize
in the maritime industry in the UAE 

Website:http://www.dmca.ae/
DUQE Free Zone
Address: Quarter Deck Queen
Elizabeth 2 Ship, Port Rashid, Dubai

Highlight: A free zone on a ship that
offers disruptors and other forms of
companies access to the global market

Website: http://duqe.ae/
Dubai Studio City
Address: Al Qudra Road,
Dubai

Highlight: An international hub
that focuses on production, broadcasting,
entertainment

Website:http://dubaistudiocity.ae/
Meydan Free Zone
Address: Meydan Hotel,
Nad Al Sheba 1,
Dubai

Highlight: Prime location offering
a variety of investment opportunities
to businesses from all over the world

Website:https://www.meydanfz.ae/

Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (ADAFZ)


Address: Terminal 3, Abu Dhabi International Airport

Highlight:  Comprehensive business center offering various investment incentives

Website: https://www.adafz.ae/english

Abu Dhabi Global Markets (ADGM)


Address: ADGM Authorities Building,
ADGM Square, Abu Dhabi


Highlight: International financial center
for local, regional, and global organizations


Website:https://www.adgm.com

Masdar City Free Zone
Address: Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi

Highlight: Special innovation cluster
supporting clean-tech industries, and
renewable energy

 Website:https://masdarcityfreezone.com/
Twofour54 (Media Free Zone)
Address: Yas Creative Hub, Abu Dhabi

Highlight: Creative local, regional, and
global media center in the UAE

Website:https://www.twofour54.com/en/

Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD)


Address: Al Samha, Abu Dhabi,
UAE


Highlight: Integrated trade, logistics, and
industrial hub at Khalifa Port


 Website: https://www.kezadgroup.com/

Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZA)
Address: Al Hamriyah, Sharjah

Highlight: Second largest industrial
free zone catering to six divisions related
to manufacturing, logistics, oil and gas,
engineering, and other industrial sectors.  

Website:http://www.hfza.ae/
Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIFZ)
Address: Al Dhaid Road,
SAIFZ Authority,
Sharjah

Highlight: Largest customer base
in the world with global companies

Website: http://www.saif-zone.com/
Sharjah Publishing City Free Zone (SPC)
Address: Al Zahia Area,
Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road,
Sharjah

Highlight: First printing and publishing
free zone catering to the media industry
and other sectors

Website:https://www.spcfz.ae/
Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS)
Address: Al Messaned,
Al Mutsannid Suburb,
Sharjah

Highlight: First-class innovative
hub with specialized facilities in
the media and creative industry

Website:https://www.shams.ae/

Sharjah Healthcare City Free Zone (SHCC)


Address: Al Rahmaniya, Mazairah, Sharjah


Highlight: Exceptional healthcare hub with holistic solutions and investment opportunities in related fields


Website:https://shcc.shj.ae/

Sharjah Research Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP)
Address: University City, Sharjah

Highlight: Innovative ecosystem
promoting Research and
Development and different sectors

Website:https://srtip.ae/

Ajman Free Zone Authority (AFZ)


Address: Sheikh Rashid Bin
Saeed Al Maktoum Street,
Ajman


Highlight: One of the oldest and
largest industrial development
free zone


Website:https://www.afz.ae/en/

Ajman Media City Free Zone (AMCFZ)


Address: Al Ittihad Sreet,
Ajman


Highlight: Media-related free zone
with innovative and flexible business
establishment
process


Website:http://www.amcfz.ae/

Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)
Address: Al Mamourah Street,
Ras Al-Khaimah

Highlight: Leading authority to
provide global access to multiple
economic zones

Website:http://www.rakez.com/
RAK Maritime City Free Zone Authority (RMCFZA)
Address: SAQR Port,
Khor Khwair,
Al Rams Road,
Ras Al Khaimah

Highlight: International gateway to
ports for industrial and infrastructural
development

Website:http://rakports.ae/

Fujairah Free Zone Authority (FFZA)


Address: Sakamkam-1,
Fujairah

 Highlight: Excellent connectivity to
ports and airports with the biggest
oil storage space
in GCC

Website:http://www.fujairahfreezone.com/

Creative City Free Zone Authority (CCFZ)


Address: Creative Tower,
Hamad Bin Abdulla Road,
Fujairah
 

Highlight: Creative media
and innovation cluster
with flexible procedures

Website:https://www.creativecity.ae/

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQFTZ)


Address: One UAQ,
Al Barqaa,
Umm Al Quwain


Highlight: Investor-friendly free zone
attracting SMEs and
micro-business establishment


Website:
https://www.uaqftz.com/

Ras Al Khaimah International Corporate Center (RAK ICC)


Address: Al Riffa,
Ras Al Khaimah

Highlight: International companies
registry with on-shore, off-shore, and free zone solutions

Website:https://www.rakicc.com/

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ABOUT
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Do you want to start your business in one of the UAE Free Zones? With more than 50 Free Zones to choose from, you take hold of the numerous opportunities available in the region. Each Free Zone offers an array of perks and value-added services, such as business set-up support, residency permits, and tax incentives, that make it an attractive option for entrepreneurs all over the world.

Multiple factors need to be considered when choosing a Free Zone, such as the cost of setting up a business and the type of activities that are involved. Also, the jurisdictions or location of the Free Zone matters. With a range of activities, including trading, manufacturing, logistics, and more, companies have the flexibility to combine them to suit their requirements.

Located in strategic areas near ports, airports, and corporate hubs, Free Zone provides access to world-class infrastructure and facilities that allow companies to establish their presence in the UAE. As a global gateway to the world, companies can reduce their operating costs and expand their venture into new horizons.

For businesses of all kinds and sizes from different parts of the world, Free Zone licenses can be highly beneficial. Their fast and easy setup process creates an ideal environment for a hassle-free business establishment. Having a multitude of perks to offer, it’s no wonder that Free Zones are a popular choice for investors and entrepreneurs. With so much to offer, there is sure to be a Free Zone that meets your needs!

BENEFITS OF SETTING UP A UAE FREE ZONE COMPANY

Quick and Stress-free Company Setup

100% foreign ownership

100% tax-free environment

100% repatriation of profits

Zero personal and corporate taxes

No currency restrictions

Easy access to the global market

Preferential trade terms

Relaxed visa requirements

Multiple economic incentives

DUBAI

FREE ZONE

Dubai is the first emirate in the UAE to establish a free zone authority. With more than 20 free zones in Dubai alone, each free zone caters to a specific sector that is established according to the requirements of the business owners. Being strategically located in different areas, these free zones offer an array of options for investors and entrepreneurs.

Meydan Free Zone

Meydan Free Zone boasts of a prime location close to Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City in Dubai. As a lucrative logistics gateway, Meydan is a corporate-focused free zone that offers state-of-the-art facilities and world-class infrastructure with numerous lifestyle benefits.

DUBAI MULTI COMMODITIES CENTER FREE ZONE

DMCC is centrally located in Jumeirah Lake Towers and enjoys a special place among the free zones as it was presented the “Global Free Zone of the Year” award three times in a row by Financial Times Magazines. Created for trading and commercial activities, DMCC offers customized business solutions with global service resolutions in a lively community with advanced with advance facilities.

DUBAI COMMERCITY

Dubai’s CommerCity is strategically located between the trade routes and is the first ecommerce-free-zone that caters to the Middle East, North Africa, and South Asia. With distinctive developmental phases, Dubai CommerCity has been divided into three strategic clusters that exemplify environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility.

Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA)

DAFZA is located next to Dubai International Airport and is one of the fastest-growing free zones in the region that provides a unique gateway to the Middle East, Europe, India, and the far east. Ranked as the First Global Free Zone by Foreign Direct Investment Magazine, DAFZA has received several awards for its exemplary service, outstanding procedures, and innovative strategies.

Dubai Media City (DMC)

Dubai Media City is a global media hub that offers a wide range of professional activities with state-of-the-art amenities for freelancers, independent media professionals, and established companies. With up-to-date technology and cutting-edge infrastructure, numerous mediarelated businesses, from attention-worthy start-ups to internationally renowned media giants, operate in this zone.

Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

JAFZA is located at the Jebel Ali Port and has the largest harbor in the world. As the biggest free zone in the MENA region, it is the first free zone to be given an ISO certification that establishes the free zone’s credibility in the region. Connected to several ports, JAFZA is quickly expanding and providing vast opportunities for industrial development to billions of people from all over the world.

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC)

DWTC is located at the heart of Sheikh Zayed Road that provides exceptional opportunities to SMEs and MNCs who aim to establish and expand their businesses locally, regionally, and internationally. With the support of the DWTC Authority, the companies in the free zone enjoy a flexible and autonomous corporate, financial, and administrative system that allows them to operate without any complications.

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA)

DSOA is a globally recognized free zone and an integrated technology park that provides numerous incentives and benefits including fully serviced offices, mixed-use warehouses, manufacturing facilities, and other modern logistical requirements. As a free zone authority located in a masterfully designed community, DSO offers various commercial incentives, up-todate technology, and in-house corporate services.

SHARJAH FREE ZONE

Sharjah is the third largest emirate in the UAE which offers a favorable environment for business establishment. Sharjah Free Zones are welcoming all kinds of enterprises and are transforming the commercial, industrial, and educational landscape of the city. With technological advancement, cost-cutting strategies, and entrepreneurial development, starting a business in Sharjah is an easy process where numerous benefits are offered for economic improvement.

Sharjah Media City (SHAMS)

SHAMS is located at the media complex of Sharjah and is a world-renowned creative and media hub with an array of specialized amenities for startups, SMEs, and other established companies. As a dynamic and evolving entity, SHAMS has a cohesive system combined with an all-inclusive progressive community with a wide variety of activities for creative entrepreneurs.

Sharjah Publishing City (SPC)

SPC is located at the heart of Sharjah and is one of the most favored destinations for local, regional, and global businesses since it provides easy access to seaports and international airports. With a strategic location, exclusively designed plans, and contemporary infrastructure, SPC provides a sustainable business environment with a strong regulatory framework.

Sharjah Research Technology & Innovation Park (SRTIP)

SRTIP is located in the cultural center of Sharjah and has created an inventive network with the private, public, and academic sectors that encourage research and development initiatives and commercial activities. Intending to transform Sharjah into an innovative and creative hub, SRTIP offers an idyllic atmosphere for future development and growth.

ABU DHABI
FREE ZONE

Abu Dhabi Free Zones are well-connected to international markets which makes them an ideal hub for trade, industrial, and commercial development. As one of the first semi-automated joint industrial divisions, Abu Dhabi Free Zones have global visibility which accelerates their growth and diversification process. Free Zones also provide great options for reducing operational costs and increasing returns. By combining investor support programs with cost-efficient processes, Abu Dhabi offers top-notch corporate incorporation arrangements.

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)

KIZAD is an industrial city of Abu Dhabi that has revolutionized and industrialized the trade and logistics sector of the Khalifa port. Having an array of benefits, KIZAD offers excellent transportation and infrastructure facilities to all its investors.

Abu Dhabi's International Financial Centre (ADGM)

ADGM is a prestigious free zone that is part of the International Financial Center of Abu Dhabi. Governed by three independent authorities, ADGM has an appropriate regulatory framework, legal jurisdictions, and an attractive corporate-friendly environment, which allows them to play a central role as an extended arm for local, regional, and global organizations.

RAS AL
KHAIMAH 

Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) boasts of a strategic location with connectivity to the economic and financial centers of Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Being the fourth largest emirate and one of the fastest emerging business hubs in the region, its favorable tax regime, low-cost living, advantageous corporate environment, availability of skilled labor, and political stability make it a lucrative destination and an attractive option to do business for the accumulation of more assets.

Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)

RAKEZ is at the epicenter of Ras Al Khaimah which serves as a global logistic, trade, and industrial hub. As an integration of two free zones, RAK Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) and RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA), RAKEZ is a huge freehold that creates customized solutions and packages, provides infrastructural support, and offers exceptional facilities for existing and upcoming businesses.

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