"Take advantage - without boundaries."
According to occupation, companies need a licence e.g. for trading oil, general trade, metal production and a good deal more.
Companies within the United Arab Emirates Free Trade Zones are allowed to be 100% foreign ownership.
These companies may transact business within and outside the borders of the United Arab Emirates (within the UAE only via sales agents) and are recognized as internationally accepted.
In order to attract foreign companies, several Free Trade Zones have been created. The companies, which settle there, need a Free Zone Establishment Licence. These may claim to be 100% foreign ownership and are exempted from any corporation tax. Capital- and profit transfers are free and 100% subject to the double taxation agreement.
Headquartier of the Company may be in the United Arab Emirates or abroad.
Free Zone Establishment (FZE) - one Shareholder, may be a natural or legal entity.
Free Zone Company (FZCO) - at least two Shareholders.
Different ways in which companies within a Free Trade Zone may be established
All necessary Licences
of the Proper Authority
Certificate Representing Shares
Office Address / Representing Address
Virtual Office Services
(phone number, fax,...)
Residence- / Work Permit for Owner and Employees
Assistance with Administrative Formalities e.g. Applying for VISA
(for Manager or Employees)
Organization of necessary Medical-Examination Appointments
Transfer and Hotel for the Stay, which is required for the Foundation Process
Opening Bank Accounts
in the United Arab
Emirates and/or the European Union
Complete On-Site Support during the Foundation and Afterwards
Assistance with Double Taxation