Frequently Asked Questions
What are the advantages of establishing a business in the free zone?
The Government of Abu Dhabi provides tremendous support for businesses established within free zones in the form of incentives such as:
- 100% foreign ownership of companies (eliminating the need for a local partner)
- Low cost operational environment
- Full repatriation of capital and profits
- Exemption from import, export, corporate and personal taxes
Additional support is provided in the form of expedited approval process for obtaining necessary permits, licenses and clearances from relevant authorities, as well as assistance in finding skilled labor and suitable accommodation.
The Department of Economic Development is the government entity responsible for commercial licensing through the Abu Dhabi Business Center, which serves as a one stop shop for all your business needs. The ADIO team will help you every step of the way. For more information please visit: https://adbc.abudhabi.ae/citizenaccess
We will be by your side throughout the process of setting up your business and will provide you with the necessary assistance to make the process as smooth as possible.
We provide “After Care” services to ensure that our investors are satisfied and their business needs are being fulfilled. You can contact us at any point to avail our services.
The UAE works closely with The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and has been a member since 1974. For more information please visit: http://www.wipo.int/directory/en/details.jsp?country_code=AE
As part of our services, we can advise you on selecting a location for your business, including identification of potential office space or land.
We can provide you with any sector related data you may need, including analyst reports and statistics.
Yes, Abu Dhabi provides financial support to select companies that fall within Abu Dhabi’s focus sectors. Please reach out to our investment office if you feel your Company could benefit from expanding into or relocating to the Emirate.
We can also assist you with identifying trusted banks within Abu Dhabi.
ADIO can assist in finding the right business partner for you, as well as help arrange B2B meetings.
Yes, ADIO only operates in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.