Free Zones are a great place to start a business in UAE, though each free zone has different start-up procedures and fees. Some free zones require a minimum amount of capital while establishing a company or enterprise in the free zone as opposed to just opening a branch of an existing company.
Cost is incurred in sponsoring your employees and providing them with the necessary visas and paperwork to allow them to reside in the country. Moreover, there will be future costs if your business involves importing goods to the country. Costs like customs fees are less expensive if your company is into trading within the GCC, thanks to the newly established GCC common market.