I recently used Nexus Partners to incorporate my business in Dubai and obtain visas, and I couldn't be more pleased with the experience. From start to finish, their team was knowledgeable, responsive, and dedicated to ensuring that everything was done correctly and efficiently.The process of incorporating a business in a foreign country can be daunting, but Nexus Partners made it easy. They took the time to explain everything to me in detail and answered all of my questions thoroughly. Their expertise and attention to detail were invaluable in navigating the complexities of the Dubai business landscape.The same can be said for their assistance with obtaining visas. Nexus Partners was proactive and made sure that all of the necessary paperwork was submitted on time and in the correct format. They kept me updated every step of the way and were always available to answer any questions or concerns.Overall, I highly recommend Nexus Partners to anyone looking for professional, efficient, and knowledgeable assistance with incorporating a business in Dubai or obtaining visas. Their expertise and commitment to client satisfaction are truly outstanding. Thank you, Nexus Partners!
Max OscroftMax Oscroft
11:35 02 Feb 23
After setting up several entities over the years in Dubai, with different agencies, Nexus have given the best service by far. Very clear communication while simply navigating the complexities of business creation in the Middle East. The team held my hand through the process and made it feel like a concierge service. They always contacted me with information rather having to chase them up which also made life far easier. Their additional services also mean that I can concentrate on driving the business forward, while they take care of the bits I don’t particularly want to do. I’ve recommended them to my close network, and everyone has had nothing but good things to say.
10:28 29 Jan 23
I found Nexus Partners details online and have been extremely impressed with their professionalism, patience, communication throughout the whole process in assisting with establishing my company in UAE.I highly recommend this company if you want to expand your business and require help with forming a company, residency, bank account opening.....
Tim MorganTim Morgan
06:37 16 Jan 23
I arrived in Dubai with very little idea about how to set up a company, open a corporate bank account and apply for UAE residency. Nexus Partners (and in particular Paul and Abdelrhman) have looked after my wife and I every step of the way. We are now fully operational and I could not recommend them highly enough. I would certainly use them again and recommend them to my friends and business associates.
02:49 19 Dec 22
Initially the premise of opening a small e-commerce company in Dubai sounds relatively simple. The online ads from all the corporate service providers make it seems like it's smooth and quick. But unless you have a team of lawyers handling things for you, in truth there are multiple challenges and obstacles, especially if you plan on also opening a local bank account.The process of opening a company in UAE is NOT anything like that of jurisdictions like Delaware. You're not just going to provide some details on a webpage, pay $200 and be done. You are going to need someone to guide you along the way.Nexus Partners and Mina in particular patiently assisted us from start to finish where other corporate service providers either demanded extra "consulting" fees or refused to contact us via any other method outside of WhatsApp. When presented with difficult or detailed questions, plenty of these providers with shiny website and normally quick call backs chose to simply ghost us.Working with Mina, all of our questions were answered as he guided us through the company formation process. He was extremely responsive, be it by phone, text, or email. He was also very knowledgeable, helping us to secure a trade license where other providers wanted huge fees in advance in order to cover their "exploration" fees.Overall, highly recommended for anyone looking for a bespoke company formation specialist in UAE.

Free zone company setup is ideally suited to those enterprises engaged in manufacturing/trading internationally, providing professional services, or engaged in e-Commerce.

With UAE free zone company formation, you get to enjoy lower levels of regulation than mainland and gain advantages like:

Unlike most International business jurisdictions, in UAE you must specifically detail your area of activity.

This depends on whether they serve a general or specific area of business (for example Dubai Healthcare City or Dubai Design District have more specific lists) therefore the rules and activities available for each free zone are often different.

Setting up a free zone business in UAE

There are over 50 different free zones available across the UAE. Most free zones will award you the certificate you ask for, but getting the right one for your business setup is critical to your budget and overall business success.

Certain free zones will require you to rent physical office space (this must be within the free zone itself), and others may require you to deposit a paid up share capital sum of 50,000 AED.

Beyond the cost of the license itself, the total cost of operating in different free zones are very different. Different free zones also have different reputations with UAE banks, and one must take this into account when selecting the right free zone for you.

The right solution for you will depend on a number of factors; which is why our starting point will always be a conversation with you to understand the specifics of your business plans and then assemble a solution that works for you now, and as your business grows.

UAE free zones for business setup

  • Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) – Commodities Trade and Exchanges
  • Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) – Trading, General Trading, Service, Logistics, and Industrial
  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) – Banking, Financial Services, and Legal
  • Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA)
  • Dubai World Central (DWC) – Aviation, Logistics, Light industry, and Ancillary Services
  • Dubai Knowledge Park (DKP) – Human Resources Management, Training, and Personal Development
  • Dubai Internet City (DIC) – Internet, and Communications Technology
  • Dubai Media City (DMC) – Media related activities
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) – Information Technology, Telecom, Electronic, and Engineering
  • Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) – Healthcare, Medical Education, and Research, Pharmaceuticals, and Medical Equipment
  • Ras Al-Khaimah (RAK) – Trading, General Trading, Service, Industrial, and Educational
  • Fujairah Creative City (FCC) – Media, Consulting, Communications, Design, and Technology
  • Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZA) – Industrial, commercial and professional
  • Fujairah Free Zone (FFZA) – Accessibility, Connectivity & Economy
  • Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) – Supporting startups, entrepreneurs, SMEs and industrialist
  • Sharjah Media City Free Zone (Shams) – Best for creative and media businesses
  • International Free Zone Authority (IFZA)

  • Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)

UAE free zone company formation with Nexus Partners

Setting up a new business in a new country with its own evolving rules and regulations could be intimidating, hard, and risky. Which is why relying on business setup services, is often the risk-free way to go.

Our UAE business setup services can include all the necessary items you might need:

At Nexus, we offer free zone business setup across the UAE with a choice of many different zones. Our business setup consultants can also answer any questions or concerns you might have:

  • Not sure which free zone to choose?
  • Not sure which company type to register in the free zone?
  • Not even sure whether to set up your business in UAE free zones or mainland?
  • Need to know about FZCO or FZE company types and business setup?

We understand the confusion. Just ask for a free call from our business setup consultants to get all the advice you need.

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