Category: Free Zones

Dubai International Financial Centre – set up in the UAE’s premier financial free zone

Dubai International Finance Centre (DIFC) is located in the heart of central Dubai, making it the ideal hub for businesses wishing to tap into the fast-emerging financial markets of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. The free zone’s internationally recognised and independent regulation, and enabling environment make it one of the least complex pathways into the heavily regulated financial industries. So, if you’re looking to make an impact in the money markets of the UAE, there are few better places to call home. With that in mind, let’s look at some of the key benefits on offer when setting up a company in DIFC.

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Dubai Silicon Oasis – the UAE’s high-tech business hotspot

Dubai has long caught attention due to its favourable conditions for entrepreneurs looking to make it big – but its free zones are truly the jewel in the city’s crown. It’s easy to see why. Benefits like 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of capital, zero income and corporate tax, plus no tax on imports and exports will make even the most hardened business people take a second glance. Take Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSOA), which, along with the headline benefits listed above, also affords business owners a host of support services and an affordable, fast and straightforward setup process. So if this sounds like the ideal environment to launch your company, here is everything you need to know about Dubai Silicon Oasis.

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Setting up a UAE business? Here are seven lessons from the services sector you need to hear

The UAE landscape is looking fertile for small and medium-sized businesses. In fact, some estimates put the total number of SMEs in the UAE at 350,000. Add to that the fact that the services sector in 2014 accounted for 37% of Dubai’s total GDP and it’s clear there are lessons here for any entrepreneur looking to set up in the UAE. So which are the leading service industries in the UAE, and what can future business owners learn from existing SMEs operating in them?

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Dubai World Trade Centre company setup

There are very few entrepreneurs in the UAE who haven’t at least considered setting up in one of the country’s free zones. This is particularly true of entrepreneurs from overseas – and it’s not difficult to see the reasons behind this. 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, free zones make for an attractive proposition. But these are just the headline benefits. Each individual free zone also offers a host of advantages that differ from others in the region. One such free zone is Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). 

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LLC company formation in Dubai and the UAE: Everything you need to know

Setting up a company anywhere in the world can be daunting, and the UAE is no different. While the business landscape here in the Emirates is certainly accommodating, the various types of companies that may be set up here can seem a little confusing, particularly for first time entrepreneurs. Today we look at one specific mainland option – the LLC. The LLC is the most common type of business in the UAE, an independent legal entity owned by multiple shareholders, established on the UAE mainland. It has low startup costs and full access to the wider UAE marketplace. If that sounds like you, here’s everything you need to know about LLC company formation in Dubai and the UAE.

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Dubai Knowledge Park company setup

Dubai Knowledge Park differs from other free zones (both in the UAE and beyond) as it is the world’s only free zone dedicated to human resource management and learning excellence. Located adjacent to Palm Jumeirah, DKP is home to hundreds of businesses including NGOs, HR management and consultancy firms and testing centres. So let’s take a look at the specifics to find out whether Dubai Knowledge Park company setup is right for you and your business.

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Dubai Internet City (DIC) company setup

If you’re thinking of setting up a business in the UAE, you’re likely to be familiar with the country’s many free zones. They catch the eye of entrepreneurs from all corners of the world as they offer a number of extremely attractive benefits – starting with 0% corporate and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, and 100% import and export tax exemption. And that’s just to name a few. So, if you’re interested in setting up in a UAE free zone and are considering your options, here is everything you need to know to decide whether Dubai Internet City is right for you. 

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Dubai Media City company setup

To paint a clearer picture of how free zones differ from one another, today we’re going to look at just one: Dubai Media City (DMC). Located at the heart of Dubai’s vibrant business district, it’s the perfect location for organisations and individuals aiming to do business in media and communications – in the region and beyond.

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Business setup in a Dubai free zone

If you’ve spent any time at all researching how to get your business set up in Dubai, you’ll be familiar with the city’s many free zones. Understandably, they tend to catch the eye of foreign entrepreneurs looking to set up here. Why? Well a host of benefits including zero corporation and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption certainly add to the appeal. If stats like these are tempting you to take the plunge and launch your own company in the UAE, here is everything you need to know to get your business set up in a Dubai free zone.

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Setting up a company in Ajman Free Zone

Any entrepreneur looking to set up a business in the UAE needs to equip themselves with a good working knowledge of the nation’s free zones. It’s true that they’re a pretty easy sell – zero corporation and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption. But there’s more. Because while all free zones may offer these benefits, that’s not to say all are the same. Each UAE free zone offers its own distinct advantages to the entrepreneurs and business owners who set up there. The emirate of Ajman is one such example.

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