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Setup a Free Zone Company in Dubai in 2023​

If you’ve landed here, it’s likely because you’re eager to unlock the potential of establishing a corporate presence in Dubai. We are here to guide you through the strategic process that has empowered numerous companies to set up operations in the UAE seamlessly.

Our expertise extends beyond the basics, encompassing the acquisition of residency visas and the facilitation of personal and business bank accounts. Let’s delve into the intricacies of opening a free zone company, obtaining residency visas, and launching your business operations in Dubai.

Step 1: Choosing the Right Business Activities

At the heart of a successful corporate venture is the strategic selection of business activities. GenZone, with its seasoned team, can assess your corporate model and recommend suitable activities, whether they fall under professional, commercial, e-commerce, or trading licenses. This foundational step ensures that your business aligns perfectly with the opportunities in Dubai.

Step 2: Finding the Right Free Zone

Dubai boasts a plethora of free zones, each specializing in distinct business activities. The key is aligning your business operations with the specialization of the chosen free zone. By scheduling a consultation call with GenZone, we tailor our recommendations to your corporate needs, ensuring a harmonious fit and a streamlined setup process.

Step 3: Choosing Your Company Name

Within the free zone framework, companies can submit three preferred names. However, it’s crucial to exercise caution, steering clear of negative language or references to sensitive subjects. Our guidance ensures a smooth progression to the subsequent steps of the process.

Step 4: Processing Your Application

Initiating the application process involves submitting a comprehensive form, leading to the acquisition of vital documents like your trade license, memorandum of association, and share registrar. This phase typically takes four to five business days, establishing the legal groundwork for your corporation in the UAE.

Step 5: Applying for Visas

For companies with members outside the country, pre-arrival submission of the visa application is paramount. This strategic move facilitates the acquisition of the e-visa, serving as both the entry and employment visa. GenZone’s efficient process ensures a one-business-week timeframe for securing corporate e-visas.

Step 6: Completing Medical and Biometrics Testing

Upon corporate representatives’ arrival in the UAE, mandatory medical and biometrics testing is undertaken. Opting for the VIP option expedites the process, typically taking two to three business days. This step is crucial for meeting health and security screening requirements for corporate residency.

Step 7: Applying and Receiving Emirates IDs

The final phase involves applying for Emirates IDs, a process typically taking four to five business days. Once obtained, GenZone facilitates appointments for corporate and personal bank accounts, enabling the opening of the personal account in one visit and the corporate account within one business week


Within one month, GenZone ensures the completion of the entire process—establishing your company in the UAE, securing necessary residency visas, and setting up all required bank accounts. Your corporate journey from inception to full operation in Dubai is now accomplished. 

For a deeper understanding of the process and to tailor it to your corporate needs, book a call with GenZone via the link in the description below. Our team is ready to guide your corporation toward success in the dynamic business landscape of Dubai. We’ll see you there!

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