Free Zones in Abu Dhabi

Incorporation Duration Price (AED)
Starts from
Company Type Accounting Corporate
VAT Visa
Women Entrepreneurship License 2 Weeks 9,000 Free Zone No* 0% -- Yes
Professional License 2-3 Weeks 10,000 Mainland (DED) No* 0% 5% Yes
Commercial License 2-3 Weeks 10,000 Mainland (DED) No* 0% 5% Yes
Kizad Free Zone 3 Weeks 11,550 Free Zone No* 0% -- Yes
Branch of a foreign firm 2-3 Weeks 24,000 Mainland (DED) Yes 0% -- Yes
ADGM 4-6 Weeks 27,000 Free Zone Yes 0% -- Yes
TwoFour54 Free Zone 4-6 Weeks 31,000 Free Zone Yes 0% - Yes
ADAFZ 3-6 Weeks 35,660 Free Zone Yes 0% 5% Depends on office size

*Audited financials are not an explicit requirement during renewal. However, it is to be produced upon request by relevant authorities.

**Both Masdar and Kizad have got differend packages that offers diifferent visa allocation - please contact us to know more about it.

Abu Dhabi is the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of the 7 emirates, occupying more than 80% of the country’s total land. There are several free zones in Abu Dhabi, which offer a favourable environment for business setup in the Emirates and provide a gateway for foreign investors to tap its full potential.

Abu Dhabi free zones are a part of the Emirate’s economic diversification initiative to boost the local economy and promote foreign investment. Business setup in free zones comprises primarily media and light companies, logistics companies, and medium & heavy industries. There are many incentives and facilities that shareholders receive by setting up a company in Abu Dhabi free zones, which is the key driving force behind company formation in Abu Dhabi.

List of Free Zones in Abu Dhabi

Most of the UAE emirates have set up free zones to boost the economy in the region, promote foreign investment, and drive growth. Free Zone Authority is the government body that registers and issues business licenses to non-resident companies in UAE free zone. There are 8 free zones in Abu Dhabi: