Afdal Group

Company Formation

Difference between freezone and mainland companies in Dubai

Ownership
Mainland 100% freezone 100%

Scope of business

■Mainland free to do business inside and outside the UAE
■Freezone only freezone and outside the UAE

Office space
■Mainland no need for first year for the most of commercial trade licenses
■ freezone virtual offices are allowed

Visa eligibility
■ mainland No restrictions connected with visa eligibility
■Freezone have restrictions connected with Visa eligibility

Company Audit
■mainland a financial Audit is a must
■freezone fze and fzco should prepare audit end of year , and some freezones are exempted from Audit preparation

approvals related to business setup
■ mainland need to get approvals from various government departments

■freezone each freezone has its rules and regulations