Setting Up

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Licensing Packages

Companies operating in Masdar City do so in accordance with the Masdar City Companies Registration Regulations. Masdar City facilitates quick and straightforward incorporation services to businesses, allowing them one of the following three types of legal structure:

  • A Free Zone Limited Liability Company with corporate and/or individual shareholders
  • A Branch of a foreign / offshore company
  • A Branch of a UAE-based company (including companies incorporated in other UAE Free Zones)

    Masdar City also provides companies with a number of licensing tariff options. Depending on the company’s activities and financial plan, one can choose from the following licensing tariff options.

    PackageNo. of ActivitiesLicense Fee
    Start Up210,000
    Mid - Range515,000
    Wide - Range1020,000
    UAE Nationals & Khalifa Fund510,000

    *All prices in AED

    • Association (Non-Profit Organization) AED 10,000
    • Single Activity from General Segments (1.11, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3) for AED 10,000
    • License Tariff fee is capped at maximum 15 activities per License, from all segments, for AED 30,000
    • All Tariff Fees are on an annual basis.

    Licensing Segments

    There are a wide range of business categories for which a license may be issued at Masdar City. The business segments for which license applications are accepted in Masdar City include:

    • Renewable Energy
    • Clean Tech & 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