Free Zone Locations
Home to over 40 free zones with 200,000 businesses across the UAE, free zones are an excellent business setup jurisdiction for both budding entrepreneurs and foreign investors.
Here is a detailed list of some of the well-known
free zones in the UAE
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
The world’s largest free zone for trading of precious metals and diamonds. It accommodates over 18,000 companies from various industries. DMCC issues a variety of business licenses for entrepreneurs too, like crypto and metaverse.
International Free Zone Authority (IFZA)
A rapidly growing free zone that offers a wide range of business activities and flexible company formation options, making it an ideal destination for entrepreneurs and investors looking to start or expand their businesses.
Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)
Sharjah Publishing City (SPC)
SPC is a specialized free zone that caters to the needs of the publishing and printing industries. It offers modern facilities, infrastructure, and a supportive business environment, making it an ideal location for businesses in publishing activities.
Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)
Also located in Dubai, DSO is a technology park and free zone that is designed to promote the development of technology-based industries. It is home to over 1,600 companies from various industries while offering incentives.
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
Located in Abu Dhabi, ADGM is a financial hub and free zone that offers a range of business and financial services to investors. It is home to over 2,700 companies from various industries.
Sharjah Media City (SHAMS)
Located in the cultural city of Sharjah, SHAMS is a free zone that is designed to promote the development of media, entertainment creative industries, offering very easy and cost-effective business licenses.
Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ)
Located in Ras Al Khaimah, RAKEZ is a leading free zone destination for foreign investment that offers a range of facilities and services to investors. Currently there are over 14,000 companies set up in RAKEZ.
Ajman Free Zone (AFZ)
AFZ is a dynamic business hub and free zone located in the coastal city of Ajman. It offers business friednly environment and state-of-the-art infrastructure and facilities and services to investors. AFZ offers exceptional business support.