Prime Tower, Office# 2707, Business Bay, Dubai, UAE
Abu Dhabi Airport Business City (Business City) operates Airport Free Zones, a Logistics Park, Business Parks, Business Centres and One Stop Shop Services. These underpin Abu Dhabi’s plans to establish itself as a dynamic business centre in support of the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision. Its jurisdiction spreads across more than 10.6 square kilometres around Abu Dhabi International Airport covering five commercial districts: Logistics Park, Business Park, Destination Village, Al Falah District and Airport City.
Business City promotes Abu Dhabi’s economic development by offering numerous benefits for investors such as tax exemptions and 100% foreign company ownership. The creation of the Free Zone marks a milestone in Abu Dhabi’s plans to establish itself as a dynamic business centre. The Free Zone also ensures that Abu Dhabi International Airport will become a thriving cargo and business hub as well as ensuring increasing non-aeronautical revenues.
Business City offers its customers the full spectrum of Free Zone services, including company registration, licensing, leasing and rapid visa processing for employees, and many other high quality services within a One Stop Shop environment. Business City provides a wide range of facilities and infrastructure such as warehousing units, commercial offices, furnished facilities within a fully serviced business centre, plots of land for development and a full range of essential ancillary amenities to serve everyday business needs.
The Free Zone at Abu Dhabi Airport Business City provides comprehensive warehousing and fully serviced office solutions to a broad spectrum of business sectors, including:
The launch of twofour54 has created new industry opportunities for the region, by providing a collaborative and fully-equipped centre that brings together local, regional and international companies from across the breadth of the film, broadcast, digital, publishing and music industries. With some of the world’s leading content companies already onboard and announcing major plans, twofour54’s advanced ecosystem offers production facilities, infrastructure, training and a new business incubator - all on one site - for the development of World class Arabic content by people from the Middle East region for its 300 million Arab audience. twofour54 is based near Khalifa Park in Abu Dhabi. A 200,000 sq.m waterfront site in the Mina Zayed area of the city has been earmarked for twofour54’s permanent campus, which should be completed within five years. twofour54 is built around four pillars located within a campus style environment that promotes cooperation and creative partnerships amongst the companies involved.
Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi (MZA) is responsible for the establishment and registration of companies in twofour54 Abu Dhabi, media and entertainment hub.
KIZAD is an integrated trade, logistics and industrial hub in Abu Dhabi. KIZAD is an integral part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 – a roadmap for sustainable growth of the emirate’s economy and the prosperity of its people. KIZAD is earmarked to set new standards for industrial zone infrastructure, environment and operation.
Located near Khalifa Port – one of the world’s most advanced deep sea ports with world-class infrastructure – KIZAD enables multimodal connectivity via sea, air, road and rail networks. KIZAD’s masterplan envisages a 410 sq.km. Greenfield development that is designed for socio-economic sustainability and long-term industrial growth.
With trade & logistics, and manufacturing at the core, KIZAD creates value through integrated service offerings that span aluminium, steel, metal products, paper & packaging, food processing, pharmaceutical & healthcare equipment, polymer converting and automotive spare parts. KIZAD offers a hybrid model of free zone and non-free zone solutions, including land leasing, pre-built warehouses, free zone offices, pre-built light industrial solutions and business district centres.
KHALIFA PORT FTZ
Since businesses are expanding rapidly there is a growing demand for more free zone space. That’s why KIZAD added the new Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ) to its world-class infrastructure portfolio. Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ) is a next-generation platform for trade, logistics and manufacturing.
Khalifa Port FTZ offers a competitive operating cost environment and a meticulously designed setting that makes it easier than ever to do business. Investors choosing the Khalifa Port FTZ are provided with an array of business set-up services that streamline their registration and licensing processes, while offering them executive offices and flexible workstations/ dedicated desks, as a complementary offering to the overall value proposition of the industrial zone.
Khalifa Port FTZ boasts a wide portfolio of investment sectors including aluminium, automotive, engineered metals, port logistics, food processing, pharmaceuticals, packaging, polymer converting and other industries that rely on Khalifa Port. Also in place is a flexible master plan that is capable of accommodating more industries in the future from a land-use perspective. Combining the legacy and success of KIZAD’s onshore structure with the traditional benefits of an offshore free zone, Khalifa Port FTZ is set to become the future hub for trade, logistics and manufacturing, and is primed to change the way business is done in the region.
ZonesCorp established as a government-backed higher corporation for specialized economic zones, is directly responsible for the establishment, management and operation of specialized economic zones in Abu Dhabi. ZonesCorp is committed to developing the industrial infrastructure in the capital, cultivating a business climate conducive to growth and driving the diversification of the economy.
ZonesCorp has much to offer to businesses in the way of value propositions and operational incentives. With specialized zones in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi boasting of state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge utilities, logistics capabilities, advanced communication infrastructure and workers residential cities, investors can easily set up their businesses in the country’s capital and set their industrial projects in motion in a matter of a few weeks.
Their Unique Value Proposition aims at building a solid diversified economic base for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. It is based on two core competencies:
Note : It is pertinent to note that ZonesCorp is not a free zone. A minimum of 51% UAE shareholding needs to be maintained.
Masdar City is the first global cleantech cluster to be located in one of the most sustainable cities in the world. It is home to the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).
The 6-sq km. city, located near Abu Dhabi International Airport and 17 km from downtown Abu Dhabi, is emerging as a global centre for the sales, marketing, servicing and demonstration of renewable energy and sustainability technologies, as well as research and development, and investment in these fields.
As a business cluster, Masdar City provides firms with an environment that inspires innovation, offers business development opportunities, provides a living lab and test bed for new technologies, encourages informal knowledge sharing among likeminded professionals and serves as a magnet for world-class cleantech talent.
The city will be home to numerous companies, from Fortune 500 multinationals to start ups and the most cutting-edge technology firms, bringing these businesses close to fast-growing markets of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia – regions hungry for clean technology and renewable-power products and services, driven by strong economic and demographic growth and increasingly supportive regulatory environments and government-level policy commitments to sustainability goals.
from corporate tax
Possible to operate from UAE
No Capital requirements
No currency restrictions
Employment visa processing made simple
Repatriation of profits and capital
No audit requirements
Minimum responsibility and maximum benefits
2 Persons can open up an LLC
The maximum number persons or employees an LLC can have is 50
If you want to open an LLC in Dubai then you have to invest a minimum of AED 300,000/- or USD 81,744/- which is abysmally when compared to the higher forms of organization set ups.
If you want to open an LLC in emirates other than Dubai, then the capital requirement is further down to AED 150,000/- or USD 40, 872/-.
The DED is the vital government body for registering and licensing companies who intend to do business in the mainland of Dubai. The DED recently has been updating its rules and regulations to act as a one stop shop service centre for all licenses in mainland Dubai. Today DED provides fast track services compared to most of the government authorities in other emirates or neighbouring Gulf countries.
Draft the MOA and AOA
Help in obtaining approval from DED
Registering the company name
Acquiring out an office space
Apply for a trade license
Submit docs and pay license fee
Obtain license & start business operationbr>