NORTHERN EMIRATES FREE ZONE CHART

SAIF

Sharjah Airport Free Zone (SAIF)

Free zone Overview

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF-ZONE) was set up in 1995 and is the premier business destination of the UAE. Covering a wide cross section of industry, companies include some of the biggest names in the field of IT services, media, consumer durables, light to medium manufacturing and a host of other companies.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • General Trading
  • Industrial

Share Capital requirements

Minimum AED 150,000.00, no requirement to pay up the capital (although recommended within 1-2 years)

Office requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Physical Offices
  • Warehouses

Audited Financial Report requirements

Required

Audited Financial Report requirements

04 – 06 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 02 – 03 visas per Smart Desk
  • 1 visa per 8-9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

RAKEZ

Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) – formerly RAKFTZ and RAKIA

Free zone Overview

Located in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, offering a cost-effective economic zone with customizable packages and services as well as state-of-the-art facilities.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • General Trading
  • Industrial

Share Capital requirements

Minimum AED 100,000.00, no requirement to pay up the capital (although recommended within 1-2 years)

Office requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Smart/Serviced Offices
  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)
  • Warehouses
  • Land

Audited Financial Report requirements

Not required

Audited Financial Report requirements

01 – 02 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 01 – 02 visas per Flexi Desk
  • 1 visa per 8-9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

UAQ FTZ

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ)

Free zone Overview

Located next to Umm Al Quwain port, respectively, the free zone hosts various trading, industrial and service companies and offer fast and low-cost service.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • General Trading
  • Industrial

Share Capital requirements

Minimum AED 300,000.00, no requirement to pay up the capital (although recommended within 1-2 years)

Office requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Smart/Serviced Offices
  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)
  • Warehouses
  • Land

Audited Financial Report requirements

Required

Audited Financial Report requirements

01 – 02 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 2-3 visas per Flexi Desk
  • 1 visa per 8-9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

FFZA

Fujairah Free Zone Authority (FFZA)

Free zone Overview

Fujairah Free Zone is adjacent to the Port of Fujairah. The free zone offers a unique Connectivity – logistic link to the world; by air through Fujairah International Airport, by sea through Fujairah Sea Port, and by road to Middle East & beyond. Investors benefit by way of faster transaction, accruing due to shorter delivery times.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • General Trading
  • Industrial

Share Capital requirements

Minimum AED 150,000.00, no requirement to pay up the capital (although recommended within 1-2 years)

Office requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)
  • Build to suit spaces i.e. warehouse, big offices, etc.
  • LandFlexi desks

Audited Financial Report requirements

Not required

Audited Financial Report requirements

01 – 02 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 2-3 visas per Flexi Desk
  • 1 visa per 8-9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

HFZA

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA)

Free zone Overview

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority was established by an Emiri decree issued in November 12, 1995. It is located in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The free zone is a fast becoming one of the cornerstones of the United Arab Emirates industrial development.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • General Trading
  • Industrial

Share Capital requirements

Minimum AED 150,000.00, no requirement to pay up the capital (although recommended within 1-2 years)

Office requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)
  • Build to suit spaces i.e. warehouse, big offices, etc.
  • Land

Audited Financial Report requirements

Required

Audited Financial Report requirements

01 – 02 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 2-3 visas per Flexi Desk
  • 1 visa per 8-9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

SHAMS

SHARJAH MEDIA CITY (SHAMS)

Free zone Overview

Sharjah Media City (Shams), is located in the emirate of Sharjah, the cultural capital of the UAE. SHAMS sets the benchmark for service and support to those wishing to set up and launch their business with specialized facilities for the creative and media industries.

Licences Types

  • Commercial/Trading
  • Professional/ Service
  • Holding
  • Industrial

Share Capital requirements

No minimum capital requirement and not required to pay up. Minimum AED 50,000.00 recommended

Office requirements

  • Flexi desks (at the moment as the free zone is still being developed)

Audited Financial Report requirements

Not required

Audited Financial Report requirements

01 week

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 1-6 visas per Flexi Desk

Website

CREATIVE CITY

Creative City Free Zone – Fujairah

Free zone Overview

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.

Licences Types

  • Commercial
  • Professional/ Service

Share Capital requirements

No minimum capital requirement and not required to pay up. Minimum AED 50,000.00 recommended

Office requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)

Audited Financial Report requirements

Not required

Audited Financial Report requirements

01 week

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • Flexi desks
  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)

Website

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