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Business Setup in Abu Dhabi Masdar City Free Zone

Company Formation in Abu Dhabi Masdar City

Masdar is a free zone and a subsidiary that is exclusively owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It is known to be about energy and sustainable technologies. This free zone was established in 2006 and it has been focusing on meeting the needs and requirements of businessmen for their companies.

Efforts to Make Abu Dhabi an Excellent Choice

For many years, it remains to stay on its course in making Abu Dhabi a leader in renewable energy and clean technology. People regard Masdar City as among the world’s exhilarating eco-developments because of what it offers and what it wishes to accomplish as a free zone. One of the benefits that it poses is the fact that is close to the Abu Dhabi International Airport and a few kilometers away from downtown Abu Dhabi.

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  • Following industries you can setup in Abu Dhabi Masdar City

    We covers all the following industries, even if your industry not in list you can consult with us we can help you setup.

  • Benefits of Business Setup in Masdar City

    Masdar has business-friendly features that are solely made for the purpose to help companies to grow their business with not much difficulty. The environment that Masdar creates for businesses that come in and stay in their location are satisfactory as this free zone meets the requirements of companies. Aside from the top-of-the-line infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, there are distinctive benefits that Masdar offers:

    Quick and Easy Set Up: Masdar makes everything smooth and fast for their clients by ensuring that the procedures would not take them that long to deal with. This free zone offers a one-stop-shop department that handles everything from registration to government relations to visa processing.

    Beneficial Location: This has an accessible location for all markets in the Middle East and Asia as it is surrounded with logistics and transport. As mentioned above, it has close proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport as well as Khalifa City and Yas Island. In addition, they are 40 minutes away from Dubai, helping them to be easy to reach.

    Research and Development Hub: Masdar is also considered as a research and development hub because it has its own research university called Masdar Institute of Science and Technology. This is focused on the fields of energy and sustainability.

    Other benefits in Masdar City are listed below:

    • 100% foreign ownership
    • 100% exemption from corporate and personal income taxes
    • Freedom of repatriation of both capital and profits
    • One of the world’s most sustainable living and working business clusters
    • Highly cost-effective licensing and office space
    • 0% import tariffs
    • Launching point into local, regional and international markets
    • Critical mass of sector knowledge and talent
  • Business Setup Requirements & Procedure

    Basic Requirements for Business Registration in Masdar City  Abu Dhabi:

    • Trade name reservation certificate
    • Initial Approval from Abu Dhabi Masdar City Authority
    • Shareholders’ passports (copies)
    • Resume and passport copy of appointed manager
    • Contract for the lease of a business facility
    • Personal information sheet (for shareholders and company director)
    • Power of Attorney (notarized and attested) to appoint a legal representative for Abu Dhabi Masdar City company formation

    For a corporation or representative office, additional requirements include:

    • Legal corporate documents (MOA and AOA)
    • Certificate of registration – if applicable
    • Board resolution indicating plan to establish in Abu Dhabi Masdar City

    The procedure of processing your business setup in Twofour54 Abu Dhabi will range from 2 to 4 weeks.

  • Support Services Offered in Masdar City

    FAR Consulting Middle East is one of the leading consulting companies in Abu Dhabi that deals with company formation Abu Dhabi and other things that a firm may need. We assist people who have questions about how to start a business in Abu Dhabi and anything that they are keen to know.

    Our service for Abu Dhabi Masdar City business setup include:

    • Application for the processing of a business trade license
    • Ministry of Labor account opening
    • Account opening with Ministry of Interior
    • Assistance in acquiring an address for the business
    • PRO Services – for processing of business setup requirements

    FAR Consulting Middle East’s business setup consultants in Abu Dhabi are experienced in completing the entire business setup process for its clients. Call us to speak to our team.

  • Business Setup Cost in Masdar City

    Masdar City is presented as a green city of the various Free Zones across UAE, and encourages business activities relating to renewable energy and sustainable living. Business setup consultants at Farahat & Co can assist in formation of a company in the Masdar City. The fee table below explains the fees to setup your company in Masdar City free zone. You may contact us for any further information required about business setup and business formation cost in Masdar City.

    Cost for Business setup in Cost in Masdar City Costs

    Business Registration and Licensing CostFees
    Registration FeeAED 5,000.00
    Knowledge Fee & Innovation FeeAED 20.00
    Cost by Trade Licence Type (Select one of the following)
    Light Manufacturing License FeeAED 20,000.00
    General License FeeAED 10,000.00
    Non-Profit Organization (NPO) License FeeAED 10,000.00
    Service Providers License FeeAED 10,000.00
    Consultancy License FeeAED 10,000.00
    Regional Head Quarters License FeeAED 10,000.00
    Setting up a branch office (Starting from)AED 10,000.00
    Setting up a Branch of a Foreign Company (Starting from)AED 10,000.00
    Package A (2 from any segments*)
    *Except segments: Non-Profit Organisations, Service Providers, Consultancy and Regional Head Quarters
    AED 10,000.00
    Package B (5 from any segments*)
    *Except segments: Non-Profit Organisations, Service Providers, Consultancy and Regional Head Quarters
    AED 15,000.00
    Package C (10 from any segments*)
    *Except segments: Non-Profit Organisations, Service Providers, Consultancy and Regional Head Quarters
    AED 20,000.00
    Additional Fees for Business Registration
    Establishment CardAED 1,500.00
    E-Channel RegistrationAED 2,320.00
    E-Channel Refundable DepositAED 5,000.00
    Visa Processing Cost
    Bank Guarantee / Employee Visa depositAED 2,500.00
    Medical TestAED 250.00
    Emirates ID applicationAED 370.00
    Employment/Residence Visa (Select one of the following)
    Investor/ Partner/ Employment / Residence Visa – In CountryAED 3,350.00
    Employment / Residence Visa – Out of the CountryAED 3,350.00


    All fees for government and related authorities are an estimation only, as of on 21st September, 2019. The exact government fees will be determined at the time of submission of the applications. We are obligated to provide our clients with all receipts of government and related agencies against the amount that will be paid. Every amount that will expense for your business registration will be supported by documents. In case of shortage, the client has to repay us. In case of excess, we have to refund the client.

    Our professional fee covers consultation, drafting of legal documents, introducing reliable local citizen service-agent when required, assisting in document notarization from the local notary public, assisting in local bank account opening, and applying to the concerned authorities on your behalf.