Why the Masdar City Free Zone?

The Masdar City Free Zone is the most sustainable free zone and business community in the UAE.

In addition to offering 100 percent foreign ownership, 0 percent import tariffs, cost-effective licensing, and seamless business support through the One-Stop Shop, we offer the opportunity to network and grow within a thriving ecosystem of more than 1,000 local and international companies of all sizes, including Siemens Energy, the Mohamed Bin Zayed University of Artificial Intelligence, the International Renewable Energy Agency, Masdar, G42 Healthcare, and many others. We’re also home to hundreds of start-ups, as well as the region’s only venture investor focused on clean-tech, The Catalyst, which is a joint venture between Masdar City and BP.

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A strategic location

Masdar City is the ideal location for your business to enter and scale within the MENA region. It is strategically located five minutes from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, and 45 minutes from Dubai.

A greener work environment

In addition to business benefits, we offer companies the opportunity to lower their carbon footprint by leasing cutting-edge and sustainable office space—we’re home to one of the largest clusters of LEED Platinum buildings in the world, with several net-zero energy buildings underway. Professionals at Masdar City also benefit from a walkable downtown core and several electric transportation options.

Build to suit

Bespoke spaces crafted to your specifications in partnership with Masdar City to accommodate your unique business, such as corporate, retail, residential, recreational, educational, and healthcare spaces.

Office Space

Tailored workspaces designed to match your needs, nestled within a likeminded sustainable ecosystem, creating the ideal environment for your business to thrive whether you’re a start-up or an SME.

Retail Space

Exceptional spaces for restaurants, cafes, or shopping outlets, set within a sustainable community, offering an ideal environment for your retail business to flourish.


A sustainable canvas for a variety of land uses, from commercial to residential and light industrial, within a thriving, eco-friendly urban landscape.

Masdar city free zone benefits

A home to more than 1,000 companies working across key sectors

Masdar City provides a dynamic ecosystem of education, R&D, innovation and technology

Being part of Masdar City’s Free Zone offers tenants access to a unique business community that inspires innovation and future thinking through regular networking events, introductions, and referrals to other free zone companies.

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100% Foreign ownership

100% Exemption from corporate and personal income taxes

0% Import tariffs

Freedom to repatriate capital and profits

Quick & easy set-up with a One-Stop-Shop services

Critical mass of knowledge and talent

Cost effective, dual licensing and office space

A launch point into local, regional and international markets

Reduced tax footprint

Professional access to R&D partnerships

One-Stop shop services

Tenants benefit from a wide variety of support services provided by Masdar City Free Zone’s One-Stop Shop team, including:

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Registration, licensing, and leasing

Dependents sponsorship

Emirates ID card processing

PO box set-up

Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce membership

Meeting room and conference facilities

Visa services, including medical checks

Document authentication

Facilities and property management