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Abu Dhabi is the capital and the second-most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. It is also the largest of the UAE’s seven emirates. Most of the city and the Emirate reside on the mainland connected to the rest of the country. As of 2020, Abu Dhabi’s urban area had an estimated population of 1.48 million, out of 2.9 million in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, as of 2016.

Abu Dhabi houses local and federal government offices and is the home of the United Arab Emirates Government and the Supreme Petroleum Council. The city is home to the President of the UAE, who is a member of the Al Nahyan family. Abu Dhabi’s rapid development and urbanization, coupled with the massive oil and gas reserves and production and relatively high average income, have transformed it into a large, developed metropolis. It is the country’s center of politics and industry, and a major culture and commerce center. Abu Dhabi accounts for about two-thirds of the roughly $400 billion UAE economy.

Located on the North-East coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Abu Dhabi offers a strikingly contrasting landscape, from sandy beaches to green oases, and from skyscrapers to rolling desert dunes. Its coastline is home to nearly 200 islands offering fascinating scenery of untamed beaches.

Until the discovery of oil, the Emirate was little more than a coastal trading community, but home to one of the biggest pearling fleets in the Gulf.

Free Zones in Abu Dhabi
  • Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (ADAFZ)
  • Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)
  • Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad)
  • Masdar City
  • twofour54
  • ZonesCorp

Frequently Asked Questions

Free Zone Companies are registered and listed with a Free Zone Authority (e.g DMCC). A DMCC Free Zone Company does not require you to have any Local UAE Citizen Partner and can be 100% owned by any foreign citizen and/or company.

 

DMCC Free Zone companies can be registered as an Individual, Branch, and/or Subsidiaries of Local UAE or Foreign Companies.

Yes, you can choose any name yourself. However, the registration will go through the DMCC Authority and Dubai Economic Department approvals.

The number of employees you can hire depends on the Office Space you lease. If you require more visas than the allocated number, additional fees are applicable. At Mayfair Executive Office, you get 3 Visas and 1 PIC per office, regardless of the size.

It is mandatory to acquire a facility upon issuance of the License. You can either rent or buy a Flexi Desk, Serviced Office, Physical Office, Retail Space and Warehouses or Open Land for Industrial Units.

Having an office facility is a mandatory. DMCC Free Zone companies are only allowed to have an Office Facility inside DMCC Free Zone in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT).

DMCC provides three types of visas: employment visa, dependents residence visa, and business visit visa.

The amount of the Share Capital varies depending on the chosen activity. A minimum required Share Capital for a Service/Commercial Trading License is AED 50,000; and AED 1 Million for General Trading. This amount must be deposited in the company’s bank account and once Share Certificate is issued by the bank, money can be withdrawn thereafter.

Yes, you can and there is a wide variety of good banks to choose from.

Yes, you are allowed to trade locally and internationally but subject to the Rules and Regulations of DMCC Free Zone.

The documents and the company setup costs will depend on the activity chosen. To get a better idea about the costs involved, click here.

Company formation in DMCC has a minimum processing of 3-6 weeks. However, the speed of approvals will depend on the chosen activity, certification and attestation requirements.

Yes, Park Avenue Offices has a team of professionals well versed with the DMCC rules and regulations and will help you with all documentations and procedures.

 

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