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The MASDAR FREE ZONE is located in Masdar City, a world-renowned greenprint for sustainable urban development. 

The unique and modern architecture of the city embraces sustainability and creates a welcoming environment. its narrow shaded walkways naturally bring the temperature down and enhance the feeling of wellbeing.

The City already boasts a thriving and entrepreneurial business community which will count upon completion more than 50,0000 residents and 40,000 professionals and students.

Masdar City is strategically located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and provides a variety of low carbon transportation options for making getting around safe and convenient.  


Masdar Free Zone status gives tenants a range of advantages, including:

  • 100% foreign ownership

  • 100% exemption from corporate and personal income taxes

  • 0% import tariffs

  • Quick and easy set-up with a One-Stop Shop for registration, government relations and visa processing

  • Freedom to repatriate capital and profits

  • Launching point into local, regional and international markets

  • Critical mass of sector knowledge and talent

  • R&D hub partnering with Masdar Institute

  • Highly cost effective licensing and office space

  • Proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport and only a 40-minute drive to Dubai 


Whether you are a developer, an investor or an occupier, Masdar City offers a broad range of opportunities, from buying or leasing development plots, to creating bespoke office and retail spaces.

  1. OFFICE SPACE: Masdar City has office space that caters for all sizes of businesses from start-ups, to SMEs and multinationals. Options include Flexidesks in a shared workspace, serviced and executive offices and larger core and shell units that provide the opportunity to create a unique office environment. Whatever the chosen option, all office buildings in Masdar City are conveniently located to ensure easy access for both staff and visitors.

  2. LAND: Developers can choose between buying or leasing land (Musataha) to develop their own projects that enhance the City's theme of mixed-use community living, with sustainability at its core. The investment options include, but are not limited to, apartments, villas, townhouses, office buildings, schools, universities, retail outlets, light industrial facilities, research and development facilities, and hotels.

  3. BUILD TO SUIT: Large organisations can partner with Masdar City to engineer bespoke commercial, retail, residential, recreational, educational, healthcare and corporate spaces. The dedicated team at Masdar City can design and deliver a complete project within specific business, technical, and financial parameters.

  4. RETAIL SPACE: Retailers have the opportunity to lease space to house food and beverage and service outlets throughout Masdar City.


  1. Limited Liability Company (LLC): An independent legal entity with a mixture of both individual and corporate shareholders.

  2. Branch: A branch of an existing UAE-based or foreign company incorporated in another jurisdiction or free zone.

  3. Entrepreneur Support: Special licensing packages are available for new graduates and clean-tech start-up businesses.

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