Investment Incentives in the U.A.E.
United Arab Emirates: Investing
Incentives or guarantees
- Forms of Aid
- As it is, there are no incentive schemes for investments. Only the proliferation of free zones can be perceived as a will to attract foreign capital.
- Privileged Domains
- No special aids.
- Privileged geographical sectors
- The oil activity sector, ship yards and also restructuring of public sectors (water and electricity distribution d).
- Privileged Geographical Zones
- Many advantages are given to foreign companies which are established in free zones. These are not subject to requirement of a local majority shareholder. Foreign investors can hold 100% of the Capital. Moreover, there is no customs duty on imports. Finally, waiver of corporate tax or income tax if the local authorities decide to create and ensure it.
- Country Risk
Tax incentives offered to foreign investors
- Special tax treatments
- The UAE offers several free trade zones with renewable 50-year tax holydays. For more information on tax incentive programs you can consult the Department of Economic Development website.
- Useful Links
Abu Dhabi Investement Authority
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