UAE Free Zone Navigator

Latham & Watkins - Free Zone Navigator
Latham & Watkins, in partnership with VentureSouq, has developed the UAE Free Zone Navigator, an innovative online resource to help entrepreneurs, investors, and fast growth companies determine the most appropriate free trade zone when looking to establish a presence in the United Arab Emirates.

About Free Zones

UAE free zones are attractive jurisdictions for early and growth-stage companies. Free zones are designed to encourage startups and foreign investors through simpler processes and procedures, permitting 100% foreign ownership. However, the more than 45 free zones in the UAE each have their own authority and their own rules and regulations, so choosing the right free zone can be a complicated decision. The Free Zone Navigator can help.

The Free Zone Industry Matrix

The Free Zone Industry Matrix

Determine which free zones are applicable to a selection of industries, or what industries are allowed in a specific free zone.

The Free Zone Comparator

The Free Zone Comparator

Compare various components of multiple free zones, such as fees and share capital requirements, side-by-side to make an informed decision on the right free zone for a business.

Additional Resources


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Brian A. Meenagh

Latham & Watkins LLP

Eyad F. Latif

Latham & Watkins LLP