What are the Free Zone Options in the UAE?
A foreign investor can set-up a company in the UAE either in one of the many Free Zones or in the UAE mainland. Free Zone Authorities are the government bodies that register and issue business licences to non-resident companies in the UAE free zone. Free Zones allow corporate structures to have a physical presence in the UAE, allows 100% foreign ownership and offers prebuilt facilities and modernised one stop-shop registration and administrative services.
UAE is one of the most progressive countries in the world, with happy and contented residents, as well as sustainable growth in many fields, including the economy, trade, investment, communications, information technology, tourism and infrastructure – no doubt why countless foreign investors aim to establish their companies here in no time.
Freezones are well known for its flexibility when it comes to setting up companies, especially when choosing the activities. A wide selection of activities are available in the fre zones but are subject to approval. Some free zones have recently confirmed to update their activity lists with more functional activities to help investors in choosing the right activity for their business.