Fujairah Creative City Free Zone
(FCC-FZ)

Fujairah Creative City was developed with the primary objective of providing a comprehensive zone for creative media and digital operations with cutting-edge digital infrastructure, world-class telecom connectivity, and high-tech communication links.

Fujairah creative city was established in 2005 under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Rashid Bin Hamad Al Sharqi. Fujairah Creative City’s free zone is located in Fujairah city, with the primary objective of providing a comprehensive zone for creative media and digital operations with cutting-edge digital infrastructure, world-class telecom connectivity, and high-tech communication links in the region. The Creative City is a designated free zone exempted from any forms of taxation, this new initiative from the Emirate of Fujairah attracts investors, businesses, and companies in the media sector from all over the world. The latest infrastructure, high-speed telecom links, state-of-the-art media innovation labs complement the other media hubs in the region such as the Dubai Media City and twofour54 of Abu Dhabi.

Since its launch, the Fujairah Creative City has been successful in providing top-class infrastructure to thousands of clients with a secure, reliable, and excellent business environment. The Creative City caters broad spectrum of business fields including consulting, media, education, events, marketing, communication, music, entertainment, and services fusing the existing media clusters in the regions and enhancing creativity in all the fields.

Business Activities in Fujairah Creative City Free Zone

Creative City Fujairah does not have any trading business activities at all.

It provides an impressive professional activities list with a broad spectrum of service and consultancy segments.

The business activities include the following:

  • Broadcasting
  • Media & Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Event Management
  • Media Support Services
  • Consultancy
  • e-Commerce
  • New Media Services
  • Business Information
  • Production
  • Music & Entertainment
  • Information technology
  • Design
  • Education

Some activities like broadcasting require pre-approval from the free zone management.

Why Fujairah Free Zone?

Fujairah Creative City Free Zone (FCC-FZ)

Benefits of Fujairah Creative City FZ

Different advantages of business setup in Fujairah Creative City free zone are –

  • 100% repatriation of profits and capital
  • You need not be physically present in the UAE
  • 100% full foreign ownership
  • Tax-free UAE economy
  • No paid-up share capital or annual audit
  • No NOC required
  • Allocation of five UAE residency visas
  • Multiple service activities in a license
  • No need to submit any education certificates
  • Strategic geographical location

How to set up a company in Fujairah Creative City Free Zone

One basic rule before plunging into the world of business is to do research. While shortlisting and exploring the different free zones in the UAE based on your needs, it’s almost impossible to miss Fujairah Creative City Free Zone.

Fujairah Creative City is one of the most established free zones in the UAE today. It was intentionally designed for the creative industry and its many facets as a way to promote innovation and collaboration. The Free Zone remains a popular destination for young and seasoned entrepreneurs. Why? Because setting up a company in Fujairah Creative City allows you to meet and work with like-minded, creative individuals.

So, if you’re looking for a suitable free zone to pursue your creative passion, Fujairah Creative City is definitely on top of our list. Here’s a quick guide on how to set up your business in the Free Zone:

  1. Define your business and choose your business activity. Knowing exactly what you want on the verge of formulating a unique proposition for your business will save you a considerable amount of time. A business plan is what you need to identify your business activity. A heads-up though—the Free Zone regularly updates the published and approved business activities. To make your life easier, seek the help of CREATIVE ZONE’s company formation specialists. They are constantly up to date with the latest free zone developments and regulatory changes. Working with a business setup expert will not only give you direct advice but ensures your company setup is on the right track. For the complete list of business activities in Fujairah Creative City, get in touch with one of our Business Setup Advisors.
  2. Determine the number of visas you need. Are you a single shareholder or working with a business partner? Will you be employing staff to work in the company? Your answers to these questions are relative to your need to apply for visas. The visas you require also contribute to the overall cost of your business setup. But don’t worry, there are packages designed for these specific needs. With CREATIVE ZONE as your preferred business setup company, you can even have access to unlimited visas which you can’t find anywhere else!
  3. Get in touch with your business setup expert. There is no problem with doing all the paperwork all by yourself. But, bear in mind that going through each of the processes takes up time, especially if you’re new to business setup. It can wear you out from just merely running here and there. So, to save you the trouble, it’s best to let go of the paperwork and work with a business setup advisor. Once you sign up with CREATIVE ZONE, you will only need to show up once or twice, and the rest can happen over email or phone. Our business setup advisors are the best source of information and professional advice. Not only are they efficient in the process but also knowledgeable in the field.
  4. Complete the paperwork. CREATIVE ZONE tailors a checklist for each of its clients along with realistic timelines that set your expectations. These are the documents required from your side, which you need to submit to complete the various government formalities and document legalities. Your business activity may also require external approvals, and this is where your company formation expert comes in to fully assist you. Once all your documents are ready, your business setup advisor takes over from there. You can now allocate your time on the more important matters of running your business.

One of the advantages of setting up a business in Fujairah Creative City is that company documentations are issued within days. It’s relatively quick, simple, and straightforward. To give you an idea, here’s a sample timeline of business setup in Fujairah Creative City:

Day 1

  • Submit application forms along with the signed Articles of Incorporation and Lease Agreement (if applicable) to CREATIVE ZONE and make payment. Pre-approval commences at this stage.

Day 2

  • Your dedicated phone number is activated, and the details are provided to you by the business center along with details of your address.
  • Trade License released by the Free Zone and scanned copy of the original will be sent to you via email. You may start operating your company from this point.

Day 3

  • Original Trade License, Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation, Share Certificate, Lease Agreement (if applicable) and Company Stamp are available for collection at CREATIVE ZONE.
  • Organize a meeting with a banker armed with your original company documents, passport, and company stamp. We can also help you in opening your company bank account by introducing you to our UAE bank partners.

Day 8

  • Your Pre-approval is granted, and we can now submit the application for your Company Immigration Card.

The rest of the process can happen within a 30-day period from Day 1 to the day your residence visa stamp is released. By working with a company formation specialist, you essentially eliminate the risk of trial and error. You can be assured of a well-executed business setup process that sticks to a promised timeline.

It’s easy to come across PROs that promise to help you with your company setup. But it’s rare to find a trusted firm like WIS Consultancy with competent team members who make business setup easy for every type of entrepreneur. With more than 36,000 clients grown since its inception, WIS Consultancy comes from a deep-rooted background of excellent customer service.

Business Packages Available in Fujairah Creative City

  1. Office Space

This package offers physical office space in the creative city at competitive rates. The services include:

  • Trade license valid for 1 year
  • Establishment card valid for 1 year
  • Availability of up to 12 visas
  • Processing time: 1-2 days
  • Office rent agreement at Fujairah Creative City Free zone for 1 year

 

  1. Baby Business

The baby business package is designed for small businesses to benefit from an easy company setup process with minimized overhead costs. Offering small companies with up to 6 visas. This package is aimed to help the small businesses operating in UAE. The services include:

  • Trade license valid for 1 year
  • Establishment card valid for 1 year
  • Availability of 6 visas
  • Processing time: 1-2 days
  • Flexi Desk facility (online support, internet access, signboard, P.O box, conference room, and PRO services)

 

  1. Commercial FZE LLC

This license package is designed for an individual without any visa requirement. The services include:

  • Trade License valid for 1 year
  • Processing time: 1-2 days
  • No visa availability

 

  1. Freelancer Company

This package is ideal for startups with 1-3 visa requirements. It offers all the advantages of a regular company setup. The services include:

  • Trade license valid for 1 year
  • Establishment card valid for 1 year
  • Availability of 3 visas
  • Processing time: 1-2 days
  • Flexi-desk facility (online support, internet access, signboard, P.O box, conference room, and PRO services)

 

  1. Commercial Plus One

The commercial plus one is the smallest company set-up available with one-visa availability and is suitable for the single individual owner. The services are:

  • Trade license valid for 1 year
  • Establishment card valid for 1 year
  • Availability of 3 visas
  • Processing time: 1-2 days
  • Flexi-desk facility (online support, internet access, signboard, P.O box, conference room, and PRO services)

 

Fujairah Creative City offers licenses to individuals as well as companies to operate within the free zone environment. The regulation and processing of all the government formalities, work permits, visas, and streamlined process for the business process are handled by the Creative City Authority which makes it easier for the business owners to set up business in the free zone. In addition to simplifying the process of setting up the business in the free zone the Creative City Authority also operates as a one-stop solution by offering a range of key services and facilities to all of its clients.

If you are planning to start your business in Fujairah Creative City, or need any further information on the company formation procedure here, do contact us. Our team of advisors at Business Setup Worldwide can guide you through your company formation journey in this unique free zone.

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