UAE Free Zones - an Overview of the Star Players

A range of concentrated areas enabling company visions and driving business growth, UAE Free Zones are the global commercial playgrounds of forward thinking entrepreneurs.

The UAE is home to over 40 Free Zones that individually contribute to its economy. Known as a magnet for foreign direct investment, UAE Free Zones provide job opportunities, drive economic diversification and support the transfer of knowledge to the Emirates. Of the many industry-specific Free Zones, we highlight some key players:

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

DIFC is the financial hub of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, providing a world-class platform that connects the region’s markets with the economies of Europe, Asia and the Americas. Located in the heart of Dubai, DIFC is a one-stop-shop for visas, work permits and other requirements related to international policies and regulatory processes.

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

Crowned ‘the Global Free Zone of the Year’, DMCC offers industry-specific market infrastructure, available on a freehold or leasehold basis, for gems, energy and other commodity industries. From access to low energy tariffs to a pool of highly skilled workers, DMCC offers business incentives and services housed in purpose-built towers and on land allocated for specialised operations.

Dubai Media City (DMC)

DMC is home to prestigious media organisations such as The Financial Times and The Times. The Free Zone is a thriving, creative hub for the region’s creative industry. Strategically located along Sheikh Zayed Road, DMC has easy access to Jebel Ali, Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai’s central business district. With modern infrastructure, top quality office space, efficient transport links and competitively priced utilities, DMC has everything creative companies need to flourish.

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)

Aimed at modern tech-centric industries, DSO offers world-class telecommunications infrastructure, fibre optic networks and affordable utility provisions. Located close to Dubai Al Ain Road, DSO is a 30 minute drive from Jebel Ali Port and Port Rashid, adding to its overall accessibility. Here at Europe Emirates Group, we suggest the perfect Free Zone for your business and construct an accessible, affordable and sustainable framework for implementation in a rapidly changing marketplace. Whether it be access to low energy tariffs or world-class infrastructure, Europe Emirates Group ensures the right Free Zone to transform your business idea into a global success.


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