Free zones in Abu Dhabi provide a conducive business environment to support local and foreign entrepreneurs. The jurisdictions offer a variety of incentives for investors setting up a business such as pre-built advanced infrastructure, business-friendly legal framework, company laws and several others.
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The Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone aka ADAFZ is an economic zone located close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport. It was developed by Skycity, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC).
ADAFZ mainly targets aviation, aerospace, airport services, logistics, cargo and freight sectors. Some of the facilities and infrastructure ADAFZA provides include commercial offices, plots of land for development, warehousing units and logistics services.
Masdar City, the flagship project of Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company (Masdar), operates as a special economic zone with a focus on clean technology and renewable energy. Masdar City is Abu Dhabi’s fastest growing free zone offering several advantages for establishing clean energy startups, including a service which facilitates easy registration, licensing and recruitment procedures, and 100% foreign ownership. The City’s accessibility will be further enhanced with the introduction of future public transport and metro networks.Learn More
This dynamic media free zone provides the infrastructure and 360 support services for international, regional and local media businesses. Twofour54 is a destination for creative companies in Media, Broadcast, Gaming and Communication. It offers everything from customizable office space, world-class production facilities and services, talent development initiatives, and training to business support services.Learn More
KIZAD offers world-class transportation infrastructure including sea, air, road and rail networks and easy access to local, regional and international markets. The free zone is linked to Khalifa Port - one of the world’s most advanced deep-sea ports and the region’s first semi-automated port. They offer a wide range of business solutions that are suitable for all types of business activities such as manufacturing, logistics, trade and distribution.Learn More
Abu Dhabi Industrial City which is sometimes referred to as the Industrial City of Abu Dhabi is an industrial economic zone that provides support and infrastructure for business activities related to engineering, construction materials, oil and gas, and many others.
It is managed by ZonesCorp, the largest operator of purpose-built industrial zones in the UAE which also oversees the Al Ain Industrial City.
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is an award-winning international financial centre, located in the heart of the Emirate. Being a free zone it is ideal for investors looking to set up a company in the financial sector, particularly private banking, wealth and asset management. The Abu Dhabi free zone offers a well-organised and favourable business environment for companies operating in the finance industry.Learn More