Category: Free Zones

Setting up a company in Fujairah Free Zone Authority

If you’re looking to start a business in the UAE, chances are the country’s free zones are already on your radar. In truth, they are pretty difficult to miss. Offering 0% corporate and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption – well, it’s little wonder they are so popular. So, if you’re sold on the idea of setting up a business in one of the UAE’s free zones but are still unsure on exactly which one, here are 10 benefits to help you decide whether setting up in Fujairah Free Zone is the right option for you.

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Inspecting the SME playing field in the UAE

There are lots of compelling statistics about small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UAE: one recent report puts the overall number as high as 350,000, accounting for 94% of companies. However, according to the Khalifa Fund for Enterprise Development (KFED), set up 10 years ago to champion the cause of SMEs, the failure rate of UAE-based startups is around 30-40%. What are the reasons behind the failures? And how can you make your SME a success?

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How to set up your company in Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

The UAE’s free zones are well-known around the world – and it’s not hard to see why. With 0% corporate and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption on offer to those who set up within them, free zones in the UAE offer one of the most attractive environments in the world to do business. If you’re still considering your options when it comes to where to set up your company, our article on DMCC will help you decide whether this is the right free zone for you. 

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Setting up a company in Jebel Ali Free Zone

Anyone with even a passing interest in setting up a UAE company will be familiar with free zones. Each free zone offers up its own range of perks that differ slightly from others in the country. So in this week’s free zone spotlight, we look at Jebel Ali Free Zone. Located in the west of Dubai, Jebel Ali Free Zone is the oldest free zone in the UAE, having been established in 1985. It is also one of the most popular. Here are eight benefits to help you decide if Jebel Ali Free Zone company setup is right for you.

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Company formation Dubai

There has never been a better time for company formation in Dubai. That’s a statement that would probably have held true at any time in the past decade or so but right now the signs are particularly promising. According to the IMF, the UAE is expected to lead economic growth in the Arabian Gulf in 2017, increasing by 2.5%. If you’re thinking of setting up your company in the UAE, the good news is that it’s a relatively simple and speedy process with strong incentives, notably in the form of the country’s free zones. So how do you go about it?

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Setting up a company in Dubai Airport Freezone

Free zones are widely credited as playing a huge part in both the diversification of the UAE’s economy and the country’s rise to becoming one of the world’s leading business hubs. This week we look at Dubai Airport Freezone Authority. If you’re sold on the idea of setting up in a free zone but are still considering your options, here are six key benefits of Dubai Airport Freezone to help you decide whether it’s the right fit for your business.

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Setting up a company in Dubai South Free Zone

Free zones are widely credited as playing a huge part in both the diversification of the UAE’s economy and the country’s rise to becoming one of the world’s leading business hubs. This week we are going to look at Dubai South Free Zone. If you’re sold on the idea of setting up in a free zone but are still considering your options, here are eight key benefits of Dubai South to help you decide whether it’s the right fit for your business.

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Setting up a company in Fujairah Creative City Free Zone

Located, as the name suggests, in the emirate of Fujairah, on the east coast of the UAE, Fujairah Creative City Free Zone offers all of the usual free zone benefits, along with a host of its own unique advantages. So, if you’re sold on the idea of setting up shop in one of the region’s free zones and are considering your options, here are 10 reasons why Fujairah Creative City Free Zone could be the right fit.

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Benefits of setting up a company in Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

Free zones are tempting propositions for anyone starting a business in the UAE. But that’s not to say that every free zone is the same. Located in the emirate of Umm Al Quwain (in the north of the UAE), this free zone serves up the key benefits that you would expect – offering 0% corporate and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption within the free zone. But Umm Al Quwain also offers entrepreneurs a range of benefits that differ slightly from others in the region. So, if you’re sold on the idea of free zones and are considering your options, here are seven key benefits of Umm Al Quwain to help you decide whether it’s the right fit for your business. 

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Nine reasons for entrepreneurs to set up in UAE free zones

The UAE has been offering a valuable head start to entrepreneurs for many years in the form of ‘free zones’. Each of these sector-specific business areas is governed by its own regulatory authorities. These free zones were designed with the goal of diversifying the UAE economy, making the region more attractive to foreign investment and offering a wealth of benefits to those who choose to set up shop there. And they’ve certainly succeeded in this goal.

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