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Is there any difference in which UAE Free Zone to open a company?

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Today, there are more than 35 free trade zones (FTZ) in the UAE. Each of them has its certain specialization, requirements and conditions for opening the companies.

The right choice of the free economic zone is the basis of the comfortable work and success of the business. Therefore, everyone who wants to open a company in the UAE first of all asks the question: is there any difference where to register the business?

Choosing the Free Zone in the UAE

Making the decision in what free economic zone to open a business largely depends on the area of activity.

For example, if your company is related to the agricultural, food, pharmaceutical industry, biotechnologies, manufacturing and supplying of the medical equipment, then the Dubiotech (Dubai) free zone is at your service. It offers everything necessary for the successful operation of the companies of the above mentioned areas: a unique complex of the ultra-modern laboratories, vast storage facilities (of 5 thousand square feet per unit), offices and land plots for construction.

For registration of the telecommunication or IT company, the Dubai Internet City is the best choice. Here such global giants as Siemens, Microsoft, Dell, Sony Ericsson, Oracle, Cisco, Logica, and IBM are already present. The basic areas of activity of the companies, which are registered in this Free Zone, are the maintenance and repairing of the computer equipment, eCommerce, software development, marketing, software, internet business.

Clarify the cost of opening company, corporate or personal bank account, obtaining a residence visa, or another question regarding business in Dubai, UAE:

Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, IMPZ free zones are created in Dubai especially for the advertising and media business. These FEZs are designed for the companies which are involved in printing, publishing, film industry, music industry, mass media and marketing.

Are you planning to open a recruiting company or an educational institution? Then you should pay attention to the Dubai Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Village Free Zones.

Choose the Dubai Healthcare City for opening the wellness centers and medical institutions. The territory of this Free Zone is 4100 square meters, in which there are two hospitals, and also the number of laboratories and outpatient centers, which are provided with the modern equipment.

Besides, there are several free zones with the widespread orientation. These include:

  • Ahmed Bin Rashid (Umm al-Quwain);
  • Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone;
  • Ajman Free Zone;
  • Jebel Ali, Dubai Airport (Dubai);
  • Sharjah Airport, Hamriyah (Sharjah)

In these and other available free zones with different specialization one can register companies in different areas of activity: starting with the pharmaceutical and aviation and up to the jewelry, electronics, manufacturing, logistics, trade, etc.

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