Free Zones

  • UAE is base for entrepreneurs' global ambitions
    Aug 30, 2016 M Sen, Special to GN Focus
    The UAE is a start-up hotspot for firms looking to tap the wider region. We profile two entrepreneurs
  • Dos and Don'ts for UAE free zone start-ups
    Aug 29, 2016 Emma Procter, Special to GN Focus
    Acquiring a free zone licence can be that first step to being a successful entrepreneur. Just heed these dos and don’ts
  • Economic slowdown not to impact free zones
    May 08, 2016 By Keith J Fernandez | Editor, GN Focus
    Tech, health care and energy can fuel GDP growth, says Dr Mohammad Al Zarooni of the World Free Zones Organisation, ahead of the launch of a new programme today
  • Global free trade bodies hint at power nexus
    May 08, 2016 By Arno Maierbrugger | Special to GN Focus
    The TTIP and TPP lean towards US dominance in free trade, offering little for emerging economic powers
  • Meet the UAE’s newest entrepreneurs
    May 08, 2016 By M Sen, Special to GN Focus
    The UAE’s diverse population, business services and geographic location make the country an attractive start-up hotspot, say these entrepreneurs
  • 11 things on setting up business in the UAE
    Apr 03, 2016 By M Sen | Special to GN Focus
    From problems on operational finance to bureaucratic obstacles our 11 steps should help you set up shop
  • A free zone for... your business
    Apr 03, 2016 By Arno Maierbrugger, Special to GN Focus
    All free zones have advantages, but some in the UAE are better than others at catering to specific industries
  • Dos and don’ts: tips from Dubai SME founders
    Dec 17, 2015 By Emma Procter | Special to GN Focus
    If they had the chance, most start-ups would have done things a bit differently. Just so you get it right the first time, these local SME founders share some lessons
  • 10 apps to help you set up shop
    Dec 17, 2015 By Deepak Karambelkar | Special to GN Focus
    From updating schedules to handling critical project issues, these apps should have your dream venture sorted in no time
  • Help UAE SMEs survive
    Dec 17, 2015 By Imran Shafiq and Ali Iqbal Khan | Special to GN Focus
    Rising cases of credit defaults among SMEs in the UAE could possibly signal another exodus remeniscent of the 2008 downturn
  • UAE free zones primed for business
    Dec 17, 2015 By Arno Maierbrugger | Special to GN Focus
    Setting up a firm in the UAE’s free zones is easy on the pocket and lucrative as well