Masdar City

Setup Business in Masdar City
Masdar City

Masdar City Free Zone is a planned city project in Abu Dhabi. Its core is being built by Masdar, a subsidiary of Mubadala Development Company, with the majority of seed capital provided by the Government of Abu Dhabi. Designed by the British architectural firm Foster and Partners, the city relies on solar energy and other renewable energy sources.

Masdar is an emerging clean technology cluster that places its resident companies in the heart of the global renewable energy and cleantech industry, widely recognised as one of the world’s most exciting eco-developments.

Masdar takes a holistic approach to its organisation, with interconnected businesses focusing on clean energy deployment and sustainable real estate. Masdar Institute, an independent, research-driven graduate university, rounds out the organisation.

With each unit focused on a key component of the value chain, Masdar operates with the broad scope needed to meet the most pressing sustainability challenges of tomorrow. This keeps Masdar at the global forefront of the clean energy industry as it pursues pioneering and commercially viable technologies and systems.

Masdar allows two legal structures for conducting a business:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC): a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or corporates. The minimum capital requirement for incorporation depends on the business activity.

  • Branch of Foreign or UAE Company: a legally dependent entity that is part of the parent company. It conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business. Share capital is not required.

The license categories are three: Industrial, Trading or General Trading (depending on the total number of products traded) and Service.

Areas of Business:

  • Renewable Energy

  • Clean Tech and ICT

  • Marketing and Events

  • Human Resources Development

  • Energy Industry

  • Healthcare Services

  • Service Providers

  • Property Development Services

  • Regional Head Quarters, Trading and Holding Companies

  • Business Centre and Data Centres

  • Community Services (Retail, Food and Beverage Outlets), Oil and Gas Services

Masdar City Benefits:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption

  • 100% personal income tax exemption

  • 100% foreign company ownership

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • One of the world’s most sustainable living and working business clusters

  • Research and Development hub partnering with Masdar Institute

  • Highly cost effective licensing and office space

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