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What is the difference between Freezone, Offshore and LLC

February 26, 2018

The different types of companies available in United Arab Emirates are as follows:

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY(LLC):

  • Local & International Trade allowed
  • Office required
  • Visa provided
  • 51% shareholding held by local U.A.E. national except for professional licenses, where 100% shareholding is allowed

FREE ZONE COMPANY:

  • International Trade is allowed and local U.A.E. trade is possible only through a local distributor
  • Office or Virtual Office required
  • Visa provided
  • 100 % Foreign shareholding allowed and no local sponsor required

OFFSHORE COMPANY:

  • Only International Trade allowed
  • No office required
  • No Visa provided
  • 100% Foreign shareholding allowed and no local sponsor required