how to set up a business at twofour54

We provide perfect location and business set up options for your business, big or small, to thrive and prosper

twofour54 Abu Dhabi –subsidiary of Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi (MZA), is a media free zone has been established to provide a business hub for local, regional and international media & entertainment companies; start-ups and media professionals.

Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi (MZA) approves the establishment and registration of companies in the media free zone and regulates all related procedures and matters.

Types of setup

twofour54 media and entertainment hub allows you one of the following types of setup:

Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)

A FZ-LLC is an independent legal entity, with individual shareholder(s), corporate shareholders or a mixture of both individual and corporate shareholders.

Branch

A Branch is a representation of an existing UAE-based or foreign company incorporated in another jurisdiction or free zone.

Freelancers (for individuals only)

The Freelancer Licensing offers individuals the ability to operate as a freelance media professional (sole proprietor) within the twofour54 media & entertainment hub.

Start-Ups

This option is only offered to content creation entrepreneurial start-ups which are in the business of digital content creation (mobile, online, device content) and A/V content production for TV, web and cinema.

Comparison chart

Types of Setup No. of Activities No. of Employee Visa License Fee Registration Fee (one-time only) Office Space
FZ-LLC Unlimited up to 24 AED 10,000 AED 2,500 Starting from AED 50,000 per annum **
25 - 99 AED 15,000
above 99 * AED 25,000
Branch Unlimited up to 24 AED 10,000 AED 2,500 Starting from AED 50,000 per annum **
25 - 99 AED 15,000
above 99 * AED 25,000
Hot-Desk (The Business Centre Facility) 1 2 AED 10,000 AED 2,500 AED 30,000 per annum
Emirati Entrepreneurs & Khalifa Fund 1 2 AED 10,000 AED 2,500 virtual
Freelancer (for individuals only) 1 1 6 months: AED 1,250 N/A virtual
12 months: AED 3,300

Applicable to all types of setup:

P.O. Box Min. Capital Requirement
AED 1,250 AED 1

Prices are in United Arab Emirates dirham (AED) and subject to confirmation & availability.
* Maximum visa entitlements are dependent upon the office size
** Depends on availability of desired office type/size at the time of application