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Good News: UAE No Longer on European Union Blacklist

22 February 2018

The European Union recently removed several countries, including the UAE, from its “blacklist” of Uncooperative Tax Havens. The move is due to the country’s improved tax transparency. In addition, 113 more agreements between the UAE and EU were set down to avoid the double taxation problem, including 8 that would mean greater tax information exchange.[...]

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Benefits of Setting Up a Shams Free Zone Company In the United Arab Emirates

15 January 2018

Globalization has meant that if you wish to set up a new company, such as an Ecommerce, consultancy or trading business, you don’t have to sieve through commercial property pages in your local area. With places like Dubai around, you can save yourself a lot of dollars by taking your business there, as the Shams Free Zone offers a lot of concessions to businesses...

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Our Commitment

  1. Your Company in Jebel Ali Free Zone formed within 15 working days. *
  2. Competitive and transparent pricing
  3. Complete confidentiality
  4. UAE Residency Visa for you and family members
  5. Setting up your company with a bank account including eBanking and debit card
Jebel Ali Free Zone Company

Jebel Ali Free Zone Company Main Characteristics:

Company typeFree Zone Company
Governing corporate legislationJebel Ali Free Zone Authority
Information published relating to company officersNo names are disclosed
ConfidentialityComplete confidentiality
Accounting requirementEvery company shall keep accounting records; accounting and auditing are mandatory
TaxationNo corporate taxes
LegislationJebel Ali Free Zone Legislation
Standard currencyUAE Dirhams pegged to USD
Time to form15 working days
CommunicationEfficient communication
Local sponsor requirementNot needed
Foreigner ownership100%
Residence visa issuanceResidence Visa issued
Number of directors neededDepends on the license in question

Licensing types:

  • Trading License

    A Trading License allows the holder to import, export, distribute and store items specified on the license. In addition to this, there is a General Trading License which allows the holder access to a wider range of activities and a broader range of items on the license.

  • Service License

    A Service License allows the holder to carry out the services specified on the license within the Free Zone. A Logistics License allows firms to engage in logistic services such as cargo (sea, land, air), warehousing, storage, packing, transshipment and distribution.

  • Industrial License

    An Industrial License allows the holder to import raw materials, carry out the manufacture of specified products and export the finished product. In addition, there is also the National Industrial License, issued for manufacturing companies with at least 51% Arabian Gulf Co-operation Council (AGCC) ownership. This license allows the holder the same status as a local or AGCC inside the UAE.

The types of companies that can be registered:

JAFZA is dubbed the largest free zone in the world; it is definitely the most successful and talked about. With many other new free zones in the region, JAFZA has still maintained this title. The options available to our clients are as follows:

  • Free Zone Company (FZCo); for two to five shareholders.
  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE); for single shareholders.
  • Branch; for existing companies wishing to establish a base in JAFZA.

Information concerning JAFZA


The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority is the oldest and most respected of the free zones that have been allowed to operate in the emirate of Dubai. This type of incorporation is allowed to trade internationally and is allowed to own property in the emirate of Dubai.

Corporate shareholders are permitted. Should the incorporator lease an office space within JAFZA, they will then be entitled to one director residence visa. As usual with all UAE incorporations, this entity is also allowed to own and operate a Dubai bank account. The JAFZA free zone company allows the incorporator to enjoy 100% repatriation of capital and assets, with no limits on foreign exchange or capital movements inside or outside the country.

* Please refer to our Terms & Conditions