Free zone (FZC and FZE) companies are entities that meet the Free zone UAE Federal Law.

United Arab Emirates have created more than thirty Free zones, meeting the same trade laws. However, each Free zone offers specific advantages depending on the type of activity and the structure you want to develop.

A free zone company can be fully foreign owned but are restricted on some activities and their head office must in a free zone area.

Non exhaustive list of free zone areas in the United Arab Emirates

  • JAFZA, Jebel Ali Free zone: Import Export
  • Media City / Internet City: IT Business / Internet / Communications / Media
  • Jumeirah Lake Tower (DMCC, JLT): Trade of commodities, various
  • RAK or  Ras Al Khaimah Freezone
  • AFZ or Ajman Free Zone
  • SAIF Sharjah Airport Freezone
  • DAFZA: Dubai Airport Freezone

We work with all the Free zone authorities in the United Arab Emirates, and will be able to advise you which free zone according to your business and your needs.

HBS Consulting analyzes your needs, advise you on the type of structure and especially accompanies you for a period of two months to a year to assist you with various administrative tasks and you press during your startup phase. We take care as well the renewal and provide exhaustive services from phone and fax reception, mail forwarding…

If your looking to setup a free zone company in the UAE get advice and consulting services about Business setup in UAE, contact us now to get the professional service you deserve at competitive cost.

Free zone company are restricted to 5 types of activities:

  • Industry
  • Commerce (buying / selling merchandise)
  • Services (advice and services)
  • Import Export
  • Media (magazine, newspaper, internet business)
  • 100% shareholder of your company
  • Distribution of 100% of capital and profits
  • No corporation tax and income
  • Simplified accounting
  • Professional and personal bank accounts
  • No trade barriers or quotas
  • Imports / Exports untaxed
  • No restrictions on hiring expatriates
  • 3 year residency visa in the UAE
  1. Reservation of the company’s name and agreed in principle – from 1 to 7 business days
  2. Signing legal documents and obtaining the license – from 1 to 7 business days
  3. Opening a bank account (possible from obtaining the license).
  4. Company Registration at the immigration – from 5 to 10 business days
  5. Obtaining three years renewable resident visa – from 5 to 21 days
  6. * Medical examination, obtaining the ID card – from 4 to 10 days working

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Advice about the types of companies, setup and renewal with additional services for entrepreneurs


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Obtaining and renewal of licenses, research offices …

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Contact HBS Consulting

Our office is located on the corner of Burj Khalifa Boulevard and Al Abraj Street, opposite of the Renaissance Hotel

Opening time:
Sunday to Thursday from 8:30 to 6:00 p.m.


Westburry Office Tower,
Office 2509, 25th Floor
Business Bay, Dubai
United Arab Emirates


Office: +971-442-77-224
Mobile: +971-556-119-207
Skype: dubai.investissement

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