twofour54 abu dhabi

twofour54 Abu Dhabi

Twofour54 is a media and entertainment free zone in Abu Dhabi. Company formation in twofour54 benefits corporations operating within the more creative industries. For companies established in the twofour54 free zone, they can benefit from having access to the capitals media and entertainment hub.

twofour54 Abu Dhabi

Twofour54 is Abu Dhabi’s media and entertainment hub which was established in 2008. As of May 2017, twofour54 encompasses 450 companies operating in the creative industries including international brands such as the CNN, Sky News Arabia and Cartoon Network Studios. It also has a talent pool of nearly 4,000 professionals including over 600 freelancers.

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License Types in twofour54

  • Commercial
  • Service/Professional

The twofour54 incorporation process typically takes between 6-8 weeks.

Document Requirements

Twofour54 Abu Dhabi document requirements

  1. Twofour54 Application Form
  2. Business Plan
  3. Company Incorporation Documents, such as the Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, and a Certificate of Good Standing (if applicable).
  4. Passport Copies: Submit passport copies of all shareholders, directors, and authorized signatories. These should be notarized and attested, if required.
  5. Visa Copies (if applicable)
  6. No Objection Certificate (NOC)
  7. Board Resolution
  8. Proof of Address
  9. Bank Reference Letter
  10. Business License Application Form
  11. Trademark Registration (if business involves intellectual property)
  12. Personal Information Form (PIF)

Twofour54 facilities

Twofour54 campus offers onsite facilities to encourage and connect individuals and businesses in the media and entertainment landscape in the UAE. 

Some of the core facilities include: 

  • Studios
  • 300,000sqm backlot
  • Screening rooms
  • Edit suites
  • Meeting rooms and co-working spaces

Freelance Visa with twofour54

If you are considering setting up a a freelancer in media, production or entertainment in the UAE, the twofour54 freelance visa is a good option. 

The steps to obtain a freelance visa in twofour54:

  1. An eligibility check to make sure the applicant has the relevant skill set or professional expertise in the media and creative industries.
  2. Providing your personal information, portfolio, and a summary of your skills and services.
  3. Submit project proposals to twofour54's clients or companies operating within the free zone. If your proposal is accepted, you will be offered contracts for your services.
  4. twofour54 sponsors freelancers directly which allows them to work legally in the free zone. The twofour54 freelance visa is valid for 2 years. 
  5. Submit required documents, including passport copies, visa application forms, and any additional documents requested by twofour54.
  6. Applicant will then complete a required medical examination and obtain an Emirates ID, as per the UAE's visa regulations.

Upon successful completion of the application process and verification of documents, twofour54 will issue the freelance visa, allowing you to work legally in the free zone as a freelancer.

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Does a freelance visa in twofour54 require health insurance?

The UAE government mandates that all residents, including those on a freelance visa, have valid health insurance coverage. Health insurance is essential to ensure that individuals have access to necessary medical services and healthcare while living and working in the UAE.

When applying for a freelance visa in twofour54, you will typically need to provide proof of health insurance coverage that meets the UAE's minimum requirements. This coverage should include both basic medical services and emergency care.

What is twofour54 best known for?

twofour54 serves as a vibrant media hub that provides a creative and collaborative environment for media and entertainment companies, freelancers, and startups.

Is twofour54 a free zone?

twofour54 is a bustling Abu Dhabi base media and entertainment free zone that offers state of the art facilities to companies and individuals in the media and entertainment industry. 

How did twofour54 get its name?

In 2008, twofour54 got its name based on it's geographical location coordinates in Abu Dhabi. It's symbolic meaning as the hub or center of media and entertainment for the Emirate. 

What are the benefits of twofour54 free zone?

The Abu Dhabi media free zone (twofour54) offers 100% foreign ownership, no minimum share capital requirements, a strong intellectual property framework, freelance visa for qualifying media and entertainment professionals and connected access between the two largest UAE cities. 

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