Free Zone Setup

For you If:

  • You want UAE Residency
  • You want to rent office space
  • You want to hire employees
  • You want to trade with other Free Zone companies

Free Zone Company Setup in UAE

UAE has over 4 dozen Free Zones, offering specialised environments (ie: Internet City, Media City, Health Care City, Knowledge Village etc) and more generalised environments such as DMCC, RAK Investment Authority, SAIF Zone, DWC, Jebel Ali Free Zone and many more. Business establishments like Jebel Ali Free Zone companies grant investors well-established, reputable and widely recognised investment opportunities for commerce, trading, industrial, service and consulting activities.

Freezone companies in Dubai permit 100% foreign ownership, and may engage in a wide range of activities but trading within the UAE is not permitted unless done through a locally licensed distributor or agent. Such companies are considered resident in UAE for Double Tax Treaty benefits, can apply for residency visas, lease premises within the economic zone and hire staff.


Step 1

Consultation with Alpha Management; we will help you decide the best jurisdiction and structure for your Free-zone company.


Step 2

Choose what type of license you would like to apply for, depending on the activity of the company.


Step 3

We will get approval from the Free-zone for you company name and license


Step 4

We will prepare all the company documentation for you to sign once we have the necessary compliance items.


Step 5

We will handle the whole submission process and form your company!


Step 6

Once the company is formed, we will guide you through the Visa process, including medical tests, driving license applications and office lease contracts.

Key considerations regarding RAK and Dubai freezone companies​

Furthermore, freezone companies in Dubai may establish Branch or Representative offices, provided they are also active within the freezone area and utilize the services of a local service agent. Freezone companies benefit from full banking facilities including credit / ATM cards. Being considered as a UAE resident company, they offer more credibility to the outside world and send a serious message about your presence in the UAE. It is important to note that businesses like Jebel Ali Free Zone companies are more expensive to set up and maintain, starting at approx. 45,000 AED to form. The cost of renewal is dependent on license costs and office space leased. If you want a more economical alternative, companies in Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone make for a viable choice. The companies in Ras Al Khaimah Free Zone enjoy the same benefits as Dubai freezone companies, but setup comes at a lower cost. While RAK does not enjoy the level of connectivity that Dubai offers, it offers reduced setup and operation costs.

Banking and Residency Options for Dubai and RAK Freezone companies

Freezone companies in Dubai, RAK and the other emirates are entitled to open bank accounts with full facilities anywhere in the UAE and worldwide. As it is an on-shore entity, cheque books and debit/credit cards can be issued in the name of the company. For obtaining residency, the system in the UAE is probably one of the simplest and least expensive in the world. Here you simply incorporate a Free-zone Company, lease some space starting from a desk (for one residency visa) and apply for a 2 to 3 year (renewable) residency visa. Thereafter you need only visit the UAE for a minimum of 24 hours once every six months. Alpha Management Limited can handle the entire process, including the company incorporation, office lease, visa application, and opening bank accounts, whether you want to establish in RAK or Dubai. The costs vary depending on which Free-zone we select based on client preferences and start at Dhs 34,000 for the company and Dhs 7,000 per visa. It is usual for the client to sponsor the family once the main investor residency visa is issued.

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