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Welcome to UAE Free Zones
A free zone is a geographical region allowed to perform a predefined business activity or set of business activities in the UAE. Businesses that wish to operate in the Dubai Free zone require a license. The free zone licenses are issued based on the type of business activity/activities an organization conducts.

Free Zone Authority (FA) is the governing body that regulates and is in charge of the pivotal activities connected with free zone operations and license issuance. Therefore, the commercial laws that govern the mainland companies in the UAE do not apply to the businesses that operate in the free zone.

When your business gets approved to perform in the Free Zone, the Free Zone authority will issue any of the Dubai Free zone licenses such as Trade License, Industrial License, Service License, or National Industrial License.

What are the free zones in the UAE?

Around 40 Free Zones are operating in the UAE, with more under construction. These free zones are designed around one or more commercial categories and only issue licenses to companies within those categories.

Out of the 40 free zones in the UAE, the principal Free Zones and their license activities include

- Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) – Healthcare, Medical Education and Research, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Equipment
- Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) – Banking, Financial Services, and Legal
- Dubai Internet City (DIC) – Internet and Communications Technology
- Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) – Human Resources Management, Training, and Personal Development
- Dubai Media City (DMC) – Media related business activities
- Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) – Commodities Trade and Exchanges
- Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) – Telecom, Information Technology, Electronic and Engineering
- Dubai World Central (DWC) – Logistics, Aviation, Light industry, and Ancillary Services
- Fujairah Creative City (FCC) – Media, Communications, Consulting, Design, and Technology
- Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) – Trading, Service, General Trading, Logistics, and Industrial
- Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) – Trading, Service, General Trading, Industrial and Educational

When selecting the right free zone for your business, the type of your business or business activity plays a crucial role. Generally, a business can form 3 types of business entities in a UAE free zone, such as,

- Free zone establishment (FZE) – has one shareholder
- Free zone company (FZC) – has two or more shareholders
- Branch of a business concern – A representative office of an existing or parent company based within the UAE or abroad

Key benefits a business that incorporates in a free zone area can avail includes,

- 0% corporate tax
- 100% foreign ownership
- Exemption from custom duties
- Exemption from import and export tax
- Exemption from value-added tax (VAT)
- Increase in the limit of foreign employees.

Obtaining a free zone license or any other free zone services requires proper planning, especially in analyzing the right free zone for your business. Along with that, the requirements, legal processes, and procedures for each free zone are different.

While this all can sound complex to understand, at Perfect Plus, we handle all the required Free Zone service on your company’s behalf – be it from determining what the best free zone for your business to obtaining appropriate free zone licenses is.

Perfect Plus has a thorough experience with all the major free zones in the UAE, and so we can save you the trouble and hustle of understanding and identifying the right free zone for your business. Should you have any questions regarding our free zone services, please fill the form below for a free consultation.

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    With the development of information and technology, and logistics network in the UAE, and the growing consumer demand for online shopping, UAE has been experiencing a consistent spike towards E-commerce licenses in the region.

    E-commerce businesses have now become a flourishing business model in the UAE, which has allowed e-commerce licenses to be one of the most in-demand business license categories for businesses with a sustainable growth opportunity.

    Many medium-large scaled businesses are continuously expanding their presence into the untapped online business space to establish their respective businesses into a linear growth curve. Further to this, the unstoppable internet adoption and change of consumer purchasing patterns have now made the E-commerce business sector a promising trading platform to invest in.

    Why E-commerce licenses are the most in-demand business license category in the UAE

    There are three key reasons as to why businesses are switching or heavily focusing on e-commerce licenses as part of their growth phase, which is are as follows:

    Growing demand for online shopping

    Research reveals that at least 91% of the population in the UAE has internet access. This has also increased digital literacy among customers. All these have successfully contributed to the increasing usage of the internet and favourable tax environment, reflecting E-commerce businesses to be significantly profitable in the UAE.

    Change of customer perceptions towards online shopping

    Convenience is continuing to become one of the key drivers of customer satisfaction and value perceptions. Customers are continuously opting for hustle-free shopping experiences. E-commerce has made things more relaxed and less time-consuming for people with access to the internet- as anyone can purchase anything from anywhere with a simple click of a button.

    Online business platforms are expected to grow significantly in the UAE

    The demand for online stores in the UAE is continuously rising. It is expected that the UAE E-commerce sector can hit $20 billion in 2021. This forecast is tremendous compared to 2014, where E-commerce was only at a profitable margin of $2.5 billion. This upsurge is mainly because E-commerce helps businesses to reach a wider range of target audiences without any blockades.

    Growing demand for online shopping

    Research reveals that at least 91% of the population in the UAE has internet access. This has also increased digital literacy among customers. All these have successfully contributed to the increasing usage of the internet and favourable tax environment, reflecting E-commerce businesses to be significantly profitable in the UAE.

    Options for E-commerce licenses in Dubai

    There are two main jurisdictions to set up your e-commerce business in the UAE: an E-commerce license in Dubai and a portal license.

    The department of economic development issues e-commerce licenses in Dubai (the respective free zone authority issues DED, and the free zone, i.e., the portal license.) The process of getting each of these e-commerce licenses varies depending on many factors of your business. At Perfect Plus, we make all the processes relevant to obtaining an E-commerce license for your business hustle-free and streamlined into one simple process. Should you have any questions about obtaining an E-commerce license in Dubai, please fill the form below for a free consultation.
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