Business Setup in Dubai Free Zone

We offer expert guidance and support throughout the business setup process in Dubai Free Zones. Our services cover all aspects, including licensing, company registration, visa processing, and ongoing compliance requirements.

Major Regions in Dubai Free Zone:

We provide information on the major Free Zones in Dubai, including:

• Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)

• Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

• Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

• Dubai Internet City (DIC)

• Dubai Media City (DMC).

Each Free Zone has its own unique advantages and industry focuses, and we help you select the most suitable Free Zone for your business.

Types of Licenses in Dubai Free Zone:

• Trading License:

Allows companies to import, export, distribute, and sell goods within the Free Zone and internationally.

• Service License:

Enables companies to provide specific services within the Free Zone.

• Industrial License:

Permits manufacturing, processing, assembling, and packaging activities within the Free Zone.

• Freelancer Permit:

Designed for individuals offering professional services as independent contractors.

Types of Businesses in Dubai Free Zone:

Dubai Free Zones accommodate a wide range of business activities, including:

  • Trading
  • Consulting
  • IT services
  • E-commerce
  • Media
  • Advertising
  • Manufacturing
  • Logistics
  • Healthcare
  • Education

We assist in determining the most suitable business activity and license type for your specific business requirements.

Documents Required for Business Setup in Dubai Free Zone:

To start a business in a Dubai Free Zone, you will typically need the following documents:

  • Passport copies of shareholders and managers.
  • Business plan.
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association (MOA and AOA).
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC) (if applicable).
  • Bank reference letter.
  • Power of Attorney (if using a representative). Additional documents may be required based on the specific Free Zone and business activity.

Dubai Free Zone Company Formation Procedure:

We guide you through the company formation process, which typically involves:

  1. Name reservation and initial approvals.
  2. Leasing office space.
  3. Signing legal documents.
  4. Paying fees.
  5. Obtaining licenses.
  6. Initiating visa processes. Each step is carefully managed to ensure a smooth and efficient setup process.

Business Setup Consultants in Dubai Free Zone:

Our experienced consultants provide personalized assistance and expert advice throughout the business setup journey. We handle the complex procedures, documentation, and interactions with Free Zone authorities, allowing you to focus on your core business activities.


1. Can I have a mainland business and a Free Zone business simultaneously in Dubai?

Yes, it is possible to have both a mainland business and a Free Zone business simultaneously in Dubai. Each business will operate under different legal frameworks and have distinct advantages and limitations. It is important to consult with experts, like TAX DXB, to understand the specific requirements and implications of operating multiple businesses in different zones.

2. What are the tax benefits of setting up a business in Dubai Free Zones?

Businesses established in Dubai Free Zones enjoy numerous tax benefits, including:

  • 100% foreign ownership.
  • Exemption from corporate and personal income taxes for a specific period.
  • No customs duties on imports and exports within the Free Zone.
  • Repatriation of capital and profits without restrictions.
  • No currency restrictions.

1. Can I hire employees from outside the Free Zone?

Yes, businesses in Dubai Free Zones can hire employees from outside the Free Zone. However, there are certain procedures and visa requirements to be fulfilled. TAX DXB can assist in navigating the employment and immigration processes, ensuring compliance with the applicable regulations.

2. Is it mandatory to have a physical office space in Dubai Free Zones?

Yes, it is generally mandatory to have a physical office space within the Dubai Free Zone to establish a business. The specific office requirements, such as size and location, may vary depending on the Free Zone and the type of license. TAX DXB can help you find suitable office spaces within the Free Zone and assist with the leasing process.

3. Can TAX DXB assist with visa and residency-related matters for Dubai Free Zone companies?

Yes, TAX DXB can provide comprehensive assistance with visa and residency-related matters for Dubai Free Zone companies. We have expertise in the visa application process, including employee visas, investor visas, and dependent visas. Our team can guide you through the documentation requirements, medical examinations, and other necessary procedures to obtain visas and ensure compliance with immigration regulations.

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