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List of free trade zones in UAE

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List of UAE free zones and free trade zones

Free zones in the UAE (sometimes called a free economic zone, duty free zone, tax free zone, trade free zone or free trade zone) allow 100% foreign ownership and have no taxes - usually guaranteed for 15 or 50 years. Each free zone has its own specific requirements regarding minimum office or warehouse space, and permitted activities. Companies outside the free zones require a local (Emirati) sponsor and allow maximum 49% foreign ownership.

Abu Dhabi free zones

  • Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (ADAFZ)
  • Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
  • Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (HCSEZ)
  • Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD 1 and 2)
  • Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)
  • Khalifa Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ)
  • twofour54 (Two Four Fifty Four / 54) media and production free zone, tel +971-2-4012454, toll free 8002454, fax +971-2-4012345, email info@twofour54.com. Where the twofour54 tadreeb institute is.

Dubai free zones

Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ)
  • Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ), tel +971-4-2995555, fax +971-4-2995500, email invest@dafza.gov.ae
  • Dubai Car and Automotive City Free Zone (DUCAMZ), tel +971-4-3335000, +971-4-3335777, email mktg@jafza.co.ae
  • Dubai Flower Center Free Zone - at Dubai International Airport.
  • Dubai Gold and Diamond Park, +971-4-3477788, fax +971-4-3473206, email gdp@emaar.ae.
  • Dubai Health Care City (DHCC), tel +971-4-3245555, fax +971-4-3249000.
  • Dubai Industrial City (DIC)
  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) - financial services, located off Sheikh Zayed Rd near the Dubai World Trade Center.
  • Dubai Internet City (DIC), tel +971-4-3911111, fax +971-4-3919000, email opportunities@dubaiinternetcity.ae.
  • Dubai Knowledge Village (KV) (DKV)
  • Dubai Media City, tel +971-4-3914555, email talktous@dubaimediacity.co.ae or sales@dubaimediacity.ae.
  • Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), tel +971-4-3903899, fax +971-4-3903897, email office@dmcc.ae.
  • Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) - part of DMCC.
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis
  • Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone (TECOM) - includes DIC, DMC, DKV.
  • Economic Zones World (EZW) - includes Techno Park, Dubai Auto Zone, Jafza International, JAFZ.
  • Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ)

List of free zones in Dubai planned or under development

  • Dubai Aid City
  • Dubai Auto Parts City
  • Dubai Biotechnology & Research Park (Dubiotech or Dubai Biotech)
  • Dubai Carpet Free Zone - Deira.
  • Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC)
  • Dubai Maritime City
  • Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ)
  • Dubai Studio City - Dubailand
  • Dubai Techno Park (TP) - under development, tel +971-4-3328835, fax +971-4-3328853, email info@tp.ae
  • Dubai Textile Village - Al Awir, scheduled completion October 2005?
  • eHosting Data Fort
  • Heavy Equipment & Trucks Free Zone
  • International Media Production Zone
  • Mohammad Bin Rashid Technology Park - Jebel Ali Area

Ajman free zones

  • Ajman Airport Free Zone (AAFZ) - might be part of the new Ajman Airport development but no information provided yet.
  • Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) - tel +971-4-7425444, fax +971-4-7429222.
  • Ajman Free Zone Authority (AFZA)

Fujairah free zones

  • Fujairah Free Zone (FFZ), tel +971-9-2228000, fax +971-9-2228888, email freezone@emirates.net.ae
  • Fujairah Creative City - tel +971-9-2244100, fax +971-9-2244101

Ras Al Khaimah free zones

  • RAK Free Trade Zone (RAKFTZ or RAK FTZ) - tel +971-7-2041111, fax +971-7-2280859, email inquiry@rakftz.com.
  • RAK Investment Authority Free Zone (RAKIA FZ) - tel +971-7-2447253, fax +971-7-2445270, email enquiry@rakinvestmentauthority.com.
  • Ras Al Khaimah Media Free Zone (RAKMFZ) - RAK Media City - tel +971-7-2445125, email enquiries@rakmediacity.com.
RAK free trade zones being considered or under development
  • RAK Center for Business Excellence or RAK Training Center for Business Excellence.
  • RAK Education Zone.
  • RAK Financial Center.
  • RAK Industrial and Technology Park.

Sharjah Free Zones

  • Hamriyah Free Zone - tel +971-6-5263333, fax +971-6-5263555, email hfz@hamriyahfreezone.ae
  • Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF) - tel +971-6-5570000, fax +971-6-5571131, email info@saif-zone.com

Umm Al Quwain free zones

  • Ahmed Bin Rashid Free Zone (ABRFZ), tel +971-6-7655882, fax +971-6-7651552, email abrpaftz@emirates.net.ae
Last update Tuesday 04-Mar-2014
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