Company Formation & Business Setup in Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone reduces business setup fees

The Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone (ADAFZ) has reduced by more than 65% the fees associated with setting up a business. Aside from reducing setup costs and waiving fees, companies in the free zone will also benefit from tax exemptions

Step-by-step procedure to form a company in Abu Dhabi

If you are planning to start a business in Abu Dhabi, you need to know the following in order to know where to start.

Step 1: Decide the legal form and activities of the business
Step 2: Register the trade name and obtain the initial approval
Step 3: The nature of the activity and licence required.
Is it a commercial, industrial or service-oriented
Step 4: Arrange an office lease
Step 5: Apply for a trade license and regulatory approvals
Step 6: Obtain the DED Trade Licence
Step 7: Register the Company with Labour and Immigration
Step 8: Open a business bank account
Step 9: Apply for employee visas

Different Types of Company Formation in Abu Dhabi

As a business investor, there are different possibilities to incorporate a company in Abu Dhabi. In Free Zone company incorporation, the business owner can have 100% of the firm or an organization where they can have a local partner. For a local partner, only 49% of the company will belong to the foreign business investor.

These are the available registration process in Free Zone area

Other types of companies open for registration in Abu Dhabi are

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Frequently Asked Questions about Company setup in Abu Dhabi

1. Can I start business without a license in Abu Dhabi?

No. You can’t start your business without a license in abu dhabi.

2. Can I start a new business in Abu Dhabi without having any office setup?

Yes, you can start a business in Abu Dhabi or in any Emirates in UAE without having any office setup. There are many options for you to setup your business in any of the Free zones under UAE. There are many benefits of business setup in Dubai or Abu Dhabi Free zone.

3. Which is the best free zone in UAE?

Abu Dhabi airport Free zone (ADAFZ) is a strategically and financially prominent free zone in UAE. DAFZA (Dubai), SAIF (Sharjah), RAK Freezone (Ras Al Khaima) and Ajman Free Zone (Ajman) all can be considered offering the similar services. The cost of setting up your company is in descending order, with Ajman Free Zone costing the least. Most investors with smaller capital make a choice between RAK, SAIF and Ajman Free zone. Jebel Ali Free Zone in Jebel Ali, Dubai is the most expensive in the UAE and suitable for big capital projects.

4. What is the minimum investment needed to do start business in Abu Dhabi?

It is completely depends on what kind of business you are planning on start. Starting a business in Abu Dhabi oor in any Emirates of UAE requires a lot of money. Like processes such as Company Registration, Immigration Expenses etc require a lot of investment. For more information about how to set up a company in Abu Dhabi, please CALL US on +971 56 808009 or email

5. How can I get business license in Abu Dhabi?

You can get a general trading license for AED 30000 to AED 40000 depends upon the office which you rent to start your business. You need a local partner if you are setting up your office in mainland Dubai. If you choose freezone then local partner is not required.

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