About Free Zones
United Arab Emirates free zones are attractive jurisdictions for early and growth-stage companies. Free zones are designed to encourage startups and foreign investors through simpler processes and procedures, permiting 100% foreign ownership. However, the more than 45 free zones in the UAE each have their own rules and regulations, so choosing the right free zone can be a complicated decision.
Latham & Watkins, in partnership with VentureSouq, has developed the UAE Free Zone Navigator, an innovative online resource to help entrepreneurs, investors, and fast growth companies determine the most appropriate free trade zone when looking to establish a presence in the United Arab Emirates.
The UAE Free Zone Navigator compares 11 popular free zones across 19 industries, from e-commerce to gaming and augmented reality.