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Freezone Setup Dubai



The UAE offers investors more than 40 different free zones where expatriates and foreign investors have 100% control of their companies.

A company registration in a free zone (free trade zone) allows you to do international business and interact with all 40 free zones. The marketing of your products and services in the UAE outside the free zones is not possible but requires a Mainland company set up.

Is a Freezone Company the right solution for me? 

Opening a Free Zone Company is ideal if you are planning international activities (e.g., internal consulting activities, licensing business, international trade) or to work in an industry-specific free zone (e.g., medical practice in Dubai Healthcare City, film production in Dubai Media City, etc.). 

By purchasing a Free zone license, you will enjoy the following benefits: 

  • 0% corporate tax

  • 0% VAT

  • 0% income tax 

  • 100% ownership 

  • No deposit of share capital necessary 

  • Permanent residence for the holders (every 6 months, you should travel to Dubai) 

  • Company and private accounts are subject to local banking secrecy

  • In most cases, no accounting obligation or simplified accounting (depending on the free zone) 

  • Low bureaucracy (entrepreneur friendly) 

  • Unrestricted activity with all 40 free zones, as well as international 

  • Can participate in companies at home and abroad

  • May own intellectual property (trademarks, patents, licences) 

How long does the company formation take? 

A free zone company formation can usually be completed in a few days, up to a maximum of two weeks, provided that all necessary documents are available.  

The setup of a company can easily be initiated by post or email.

For the finalization and to activate your bank accounts, it is necessary to enter Dubai once.

How much does it cost to start a company in Dubai?

The start-up costs of a company in a free zone depend on various factors. It is therefore important to discuss the following points in advance:

  • Type of free zone (There are over 50 free zones in the UAE)

  • Type and number of activities

  • Number of Shareholders

  • Number of visas required

  • Type of office (virtual or physical)

We recommend a personal meeting to discuss your individual requirements and make you a suitable offer.

How Flag Strategies supports you! 

Our team of experts has over a decade of experience in company setup and has successfully founded more than 1,000 companies since 2009.

We handle everything from A-Z: Your company foundation and company and private account openings and take care of you to ensure your successful start in the United Arab Emirates. 


In addition to founding a company, we offer our clients further consulting services: 

  • Market entry studies

  • Business Development Strategies 

  • Access to our network in the Middle East 

  • Investor search (M&A) 

  • Scale and expand

  • Office, warehouse, and factory leasing 

  • Staff procurement

We would be happy to advise you in a free personal meeting to understand your individual needs and to be able to offer you a tailor-made solution.

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