Masdar city

Designed to help businesses proliferate and grow.


The Jebel Ali Free Zone is considered to be the hub of trade and business with its ecosystem focused on the growth of business, allowing seamless and smooth business processes. The JAFZA is one of the most resource-rich Freezone with countless business opportunities.

JAFZA accounts for almost 24% of the total Foreign Direct Investment flow into the country. JAFZA also contributes almost the same percentage of Dubai’s GDP. When it comes to revenue generation, JAFZA is a mammoth. In 2019, it generated trade worth 99.5 billion USD. There is no lack of business opportunities in JAFZA and there’s no doubt that your business will prosper here.

Not just resources and opportunities, but JAFZA is strategically located and enjoys great air, sea, and rail connectivity. Along with logistics, JAFZA has some of the best residential apartments, schools and hospitals.

Here are some of the most enticing and beneficial factors for your business establishment in JAFZA:

Company setup process

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The Masdar City Companies Registration Managements allow companies to be set up in these three legal structures:

  • Freezone indebtedness company (FZ-LLC) with corporate and/or individual shareholders
  • Branch of a far off / offshore company
  • Branch of a UAE-based company
For establishing an FZ-LLC company, the minimum capital requirement is AED 50,000. For a fixing branch of your company, there is no minimum capital requirement.
Depending on the company’s budget and activity, Masdar City has come up with different licensing tariff options. These are:
  • Start-up ( two business activities) – AED 10,000
  • Mid-range (Five business activities) – AED 15,000
  • Broad-range (10 business activities) – AED 20,000
The sectors of business permitted in Masdar City Free Zone are:
  • Clean Tech & ICT
  • Renewable Energy
  • Marketing and Events
  • Human Resources Development
  • Energy Industry
  • Healthcare Services
  • Service Providers
  • Property Development Services
  • Regional Head Quarters, Trading and Holding Companies
  • Business Centre and Data Centres
  • Community Services (Retail, Food and Beverage outlets)
  • Oil and Gas Services
Along with business activities, there is a host of business spaces that are open to the public to be leased for business operations. You can lease an office space based on your requirements on either ‘ready-to-go’, ‘shell and core’, or ‘design-construct-lease’ basis.

A great, tech-oriented Freezone with the aim to grow more sustainable, Masdar City Freezone is Abu Dhabi’s most desirable place for entrepreneurs and businessmen alike. Get access to large and profitable markets in Europe, Asia, and Africa and enjoy high profits and high living standards. Make Masdar City Freezone in Abu Dhabi your business hub.


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