Legal Maxims help you with Free zone Company Setup / Free zone Business Setup in Dubai, UAE.
According to the laws in UAE, each Emirate can set up "free zones" for general or industry-specific activities to encourage foreign direct investment. The Free zone entities generally do not require any UAE nationals as owners. For each Emirate there are at least two free zones, while Dubai alone has more than 20. Each zone has its own laws and regulations, sometimes referred as "offshore" jurisdictions. In a free zone, entities can have 100% foreign ownership and there is no need for a local service agent for a branch or representative office.
The types of companies available within free zones differ, but some of the basic among them are:
Onshore zones are ruled by federal laws and regulations. The most common types of companies within the onshore jurisdiction for corporate clients are:
An LLC in the onshore jurisdiction requires a 51% local UAE shareholder. For a branch office, a representative office or a sole establishment in the onshore jurisdiction it requires a local service agent to be their representative