UAE Free Trade Zones
Companies established in the free trade zones of the United Arab Emirates are 100% exempt from any and all taxes, including the income tax, property tax and capital gains tax provided that they conduct their activities abroad or within the free zones. Licensed free zone companies and their shareholders are considered resident for tax purposes.
The majority of UAE free zone companies entitle their members to resident visas which are issued for 3, 5 and 10 years and can be renewed as long as the company remains active.
UAE free zones are equipped with state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities to satisfy the most demanding entrepreneurs and to enable any business to grow and thrive.
Ajman Media City
Ajman Media City is one of the youngest UAE free zones that made a splash in 2018 thanks to its innovative approach to company formations.
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
Five times crowned “Global Free Zone of the Year” by the Financial Times’ fDi magazine, DMCC has everything to satisfy the highest business demands.
Dubai International Financial Centre
Throughout its existence, the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) which was founded in 2004 gained a reputation of a leading financial hub recognized at the international level.
International Free Zone Authority
The International Free Zone Authority (IFZA) is currently the youngest UAE free zone. It was founded in autumn 2018 reflecting the ever-present demand of the international investor community for entrepreneurial ecosystems with zero taxation.
Jebel Ali Free Zone
Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) is the oldest UAE free zone, established in 1985 in Dubai. In over 3 decades, Jebel Ali has grown from 19 companies in the year of its incorporation to over 7,600 today.
Fujairah Free Zone
Fujairah Free Zone which was established in 1987 is situated on the eastern coast of the UAE. The Emirate of Fujairah is almost on the border with Oman.
RAK Economic Zone
Over 14,000 free-zone and non-freezone companies are now registered in RAK Economic Zone (RAKEZ).
Sharjah Airport International Free Zone
SAIF Zone was established in 1995 and there are currently over 6,000 companies registered here.