Launched in 2009, Masdar City Free Zone in Abu Dhabi brings a whole new meaning to free zone operations and sustainable development. The mixed-use development welcomes both established and new companies to set-up shop within its precincts, which afford an idyllic setting with beautiful and futuristic architecture, a unique streetscape as well as attractively priced setup and operating cost structure. Masdar City Free Zone’s Grade A offices are equipped with the latest technology – offering its tenants a seamless, and healthy indoor and outdoor environment.
Establishing a corporate presence at Masdar City Free Zone offers a number of benefits, such as 100 percent foreign ownership of commercial license, custom duty and corporate tax exemption, and 100 percent capital repatriation. Processes such as visa applications for your staff can be entrusted with the development’s innovative One-Stop-Shop business center – speeding up business time to operation times.
The Masdar City Free Zone is strategically located to make business a seamless process. It is just five minutes away from Abu Dhabi International Airport, 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and just a 45 minutes’ drive from neighboring Dubai. As a result, Masdar City Free Zone has been able to attract leading technology and energy companies—companies such as Siemens, GE, Schneider, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Gurndfos have already joined.
The prestigious address also allows you tick off the box for corporate social responsibility as it welcomes businesses that incorporate sustainability into their operations. Within the development, strict building codes mean all facilities utilize significantly less water and electricity as compared to conventional spaces. Most buildings within Masdar City have a minimum of 3-Pearl rating.
Masdar City provides a ‘green print’ for cities of the future, and has a capacity to host up to 40,000 residents and 50,000 commuters. The thoughtfully put together commercial lease packages and investment opportunities make Masdar City Free Zone the ideal home for contemporary organizations that go beyond profitability.