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Business Environment in UAE

UAE is the second largest economy is the Middle East with GDP of over 400 Billion dollars. UAE is a developed and tech savvy nation bolstered by strong economic growth. Though oil has been a major contributor towards UAE’s economy, in recent years has diversified its economy to focus more other sectors attracting foreign investments. With its political friendly atmosphere and strong visionary leadership undoubtedly UAE is the most business friendly nation in the world. Strong economic and Diplomatic ties with North American, European and Asia Pacific nations has put UAE on the business map with top companies around the globe making a foothold to deliver their services throughout middle east.

Business setup in UAE

With options to setup your business in the mainland or Free Trade zones explore the best location to start your business. Explore the best opportunities for business across the UAE for a global imprint.

Mainland business setup

For starting a business in mainland you need a UAE national as a local sponsor or also called “sleeping partner” holding 51% of the shares of your company. For professional license, investor has 100% ownership but still needs a local service agent.

Free Zone business setup

Special Economic zones offering 100% ownership without the requirement of local sponsor. If you are a multinational company with international operations can look for free zones to setup their office. They do not come under UAE jurisdiction and are governed by the respective free zone laws and regulations.

Offshore business setup

This is a special type of free zone completely tax free falling under the UAE offshore jurisdiction. With 100% foreign ownership offshore companies can enjoy the benefits like protections of Assets to tax free trading. Offshore companies are not permitted to trade within UAE but can own properties or real estates through permission from the respective authorities of UAE.

Doing business in Dubai freezone? Here are list of Free zones in UAE

Abu Dhabi

  • Abu Dhabi Airport
  • Abu Dhabi Ports Company
  • Industrial City of Abu Dhabi
  • Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KIZAD)
  • Twofour 54 Media and Production
  • Masdar City


  • Dubai Airport Free Zone
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • Dubai South
  • Jebel Ali Free Zone
  • Dubai Multi Commodities Center
  • Dubai Creative Clusters Authority
  • Dubai Biotech Research Park
  • Dubai International Financial Centre
  • Dubai Logistics City
  • Dubai Maritime City
  • Dubai Flower Centre
  • Mohammad Bin Rashid Technology Park – Jebel Ali Area
  • Heavy Equipment and Trucks Zone (HETZ)
  • Meydan FZC
  • Dubai Car and Automotive City (DUCAMZ)
  • Dubai Health Care City (DHCC)
  • Dubai Technology and Media
  • International Humanitarian City
  • Dubai Carpet Free Zone
  • International Media and Production Zone
  • Dubai Industrial City (DIC)
  • Dubai Textile Village
  • Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC)
  • JLT Free Zone (JLT)
  • Economic Zones World (EZW) – Jafza International, Techno Park, Gazeley, Dubai Auto Zone
  • Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ)
  • Dubai Media City (DMC)


  • Sharjah Airport Free Zone(SAIF ZONE)
  • Hamriyah Free Zone
  • Sharjah Media City Free Zone (SHAMS)


  • Ajman Free Zone Authority

Umm Al Quwain

  • Umm Al Quwain Free Zone

Ras Al Khaimah

  • RAK Free Zone
  • RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA FZ)
  • RAK Media Free Zone (RAKMFZ)
  • RAK Industrial and Technology Park
  • RAK Maritime City
  • Injaz Training Centre
  • RAK Education Zone
  • RAK Financial Centre
  • RAK Industrial and Technology Park


  • Fujairah Free Zone
  • Fujairah Creative City

Why choose Alliott Management Consulting for your business setup in UAE?

  • Advise the right location for your business for profitable results
  • Assist in searching the right sponsor partner for your business.
  • Cost-effective services
  • Lifetime support
  • Assistance in paperwork and company registration
  • Certifications
  • Assistance to choose your banking partner for company and employee accounts.
  • Assistance for multi-currency bank account