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
percent import tariffs, cost-effective licensing, and seamless business support through
One-Stop Shop, we offer the opportunity to network and grow within a thriving ecosystem
more than 1,000 local and international companies of all sizes, including Siemens
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
To explore the directory of registered companies in our Free Zone, click here.
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.
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.
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:
Registration, licensing, and leasing
Emirates ID card processing
PO box set-up
Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce membership
Meeting room and conference facilities
Visa services, including medical checks
Facilities and property management