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For more information on Masdar City Free Zone, please scroll down to our Resources section. Here you will find general information about the Free Zone, as well as guides on registration and the regulations that govern Masdar City Free Zone. We’ve also included a thorough guide on our most frequently asked questions to assist you. If you have any further queries, please get in touch with our dedicated team on +971 2 653 3333.



Masdar Free Zone offers the following three legal frames:

  • Limited Liability Company – Corporate Shareholder.
  • Limited Liability Company – Natural Shareholder.
  • A Branch of A Foreign / UAE company – Branch.
  • There is no minimum capital requirement if you are merely setting up a branch of your company. However, for establishing an LLC, the minimum capital requirement is AED 50,000 (US$ 13,623.97).
    There is no compulsion to do so and you are free to hire staff from any country.
    A MC company as a legal entity can enter into partnership as a shareholder in another entity, whether inside or outside Masdar as permitted.
    No, 100 percent foreign ownership is permitted in Masdar free zone.
    Yes, any company can establish a branch in the Free Zone.
    Companies incorporated and registered in Masdar have their legal identity and have right to open branches outside the Free Zone subject to the approval of the concerned authorities.
    There is no restriction on the number of businesses one person can be involved in.
    Yes. The free zone allows unrestricted repatriation of capital and profits.
    Masdar Free Zone follows zero percent tax regime.
    The license issued by Masdar Free Zone is valid for operating your business only inside the free zone. Goods can be sold in the local market through distributors or agents
    Masdar Free Zone issues license to businesses, primarily to operate from within Masdar Free Zone precincts.

    As you are probably aware, acceptance of free zone licenses by companies in the UAE seems to be a tolerated practice. However, this acceptance does not mean that companies registered in Masdar Free Zone should not pursue other registrations/certifications as required by the various government authorities for them to conduct business in Abu Dhabi and/or the other Emirates.
    No, a company must lease a facility in order to receive a license.
    It will take 2 working days after submitting all legal documents and settling payment.
    Advance payment is required.
    All trading activities of specific products are allowed as long as they are not hazardous.
    Yes, click here to view schedule of fees.
    Licenses are valid for a period of one year and are renewable on an annual basis.
    Commercial licenses issued by Masdar Free Zone Authority are subject to leasing a facility within the Masdar City.
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    Post Box 54115

    Near Presidential Flight / Abu Dhabi International Airport

    Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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