masdar freezone business setup

MASDAR City Freezone Business Setup

A place where businesses can thrive and innovation can flourish, Masdar City is a modern Arabian city that, like its forerunners, is in tune with its surroundings. As such, it is a model for sustainable urban development regionally and globally, seeking to be a commercially viable development that delivers the highest quality living and working environment with the lowest possible ecological footprint.  It is an emerging global clean-technology cluster that places its resident companies in the heart of the global renewable energy and clean tech industry including other services.

Serviced Office Space: whereby clients can lease a ready-to-go office to operate from.

Office / retail space (Core & Shell): whereby client can lease the office/retail space and carry out the fit-out works that suit their operational requirements.

Licensing Segments

Masdar City License Categories Decision outlines the wide range of business categories for which a license may be issued at Masdar City.


As a free zone, Masdar City offers, amongst other benefits, a rapid set-up process, reduced tax footprint and pro-business environment.

Economic benefits include:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% exemption from corporate and personal income taxes
  • 0% import tariffs
  • Freedom of repatriation of both capital and profits
  • One of the world’s most beautiful and sustainable living and working business clusters
  • Launching point into local, regional and international markets
  • Proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport, Khalifa City, Yas Island; and just 40 minutes away from Dubai.