What Is The Difference between Free Zone & Onshore in Dubai?

Watch the video below to see Stuart Curtis explain the difference between offshore, onshore and free zone business structures in Dubai.





Interested in Company Formation in the UAE?


Synergy Gulf prides itself on providing impartial, efficient and exceptional service levels to ensure secure structures that match clients’ exact requirements are delivered quickly and efficiently. We specialise in the following service areas:


Company Formation in the GCC

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Free Zone Entity

Branch Office

Representative Trade Office

Commercial Agency

Professional Service License


Government/PRO services

Initial Approvals

Company Licensing

Labour Department Registration

Immigration Departure Procedures

Partner Visa

Identity Cards

Staff & Family Visas

Maids Visa


Local Partnership Services

One of the most frequently incorporated commercial entities in the UAE is a Limited Liability Company (LLC). Under the law, certain business activities must have one or more local partners (shareholders) who must be a UAE national or a UAE company. The local partners are required to possess a minimum of 51% shareholding in the LLC.