Free Zones in the UAE were intended as international business centres for companies conducting business located outside the UAE, since they are not licensed to operate within the rest of the UAE. Although during the initial phase, most of the free zone companies were involved in import and re-export, at present most companies conduct business within the UAE and GCC through local distributors. Al Riyady can guide you upon setting up your business through UAE Freezones.


  • 100% ownership without the aid of UAE sponsor
  • Exemption from personal income tax and capital gain tax
  • Full repatriation of capital and profits from business
  • Minimal Import/Export duty
  • Zero percent corporate tax
  • Single window clearances for administrative services
  • No restriction on currency movements
  • Faster licensing and business set-up
  • Stable and transparent laws and regulations
  • Low start-up and operational cost
  • No visa restrictions for recruitment with liberal labour laws
  • Access to pool of skilled professionals
  • Pre-built structures- offices, factories, warehouses
  • Business support services with fast and efficient operations at the touch of a button
  • Additional services such as sponsorship, on-site housing and labour assistance
  • Modern IT infrastructure with multi-tiered data centre
  • Easy access to air, rail and road transport systems
  • Attractive working environment
  • 24/7 operational ability
  • Ready consumer market across MENA and Asia regions

We are registered business consultant with all major FREEZONEs in UAE