Setting up Your New UAE Company: Freezone, Offshore or Mainland?
Setting up Your New UAE Company: Freezone, Offshore or Mainland?

It is vital to get an informed advice from industry experts, to understand the basic differences between the three, as well as the key advantages for your particular business model.


Here are the key advantages of registering a Free Zone (FTZ) company:

  • 0% personal income tax
  • 0% corporate tax
  • No taxes on re-export
  • 100% ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capitals and profits
  • No custom duties when importing into FZ
  • More than 50 Free Zones to choose from


Opting for a Mainland company will allow you benefit from:

  •  0% corporate and personal income taxes
  • 100% repatriation of capitals and profits
  • Licenses available for a variety of business activities


  •  Standard LLC share capital is made up of 51% UAE National ownership (known as ‘local sponsorship) and 49% foreign interest
  • 100% foreign ownership is only possible when establishing a company under a Professional License


Registering an offshore company might be the right choice if you intend to operate outside UAE. The key features of an offshore entity include:

  • Quick and affordable company registration
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% tax and VAT exemption
  • No minimum share capital requirements
  • No publicly accessible records
  • No Requirements to file accounts or undergo audit

 VK Law Consultancy FZ-LLC, a UAE-based legal consultancy company under a corporate umbrella of Arnos Group, has got both experience and resources to analyze your business plan and activity type to provide you with the tailor-made solution to fully meet your business goals, budget and timeframe.

Please contact us to learn more or schedule a free consultation.

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