The twofour54 freelancer licensing guide
What is a licensed freelancer?
A licensed freelancer is a media professional who has been licensed by the Media Zone Authority – Abu Dhabi (Authority) to work within the media zone.
How much does it cost to become a licensed freelancer?
The 6 month licence is AED 1250 and the 12 month licence is AED 2500.
The sponsorship fee for non GCC nationals is approximately AED 3300.
What can a licensed freelancer do?
We have a wide range of media related activities which a licensed freelancer can carry out. Please tell us about what you would like to do in the media zone and we should have an activity to fit you!
Will the Authority sponsor licensed freelancers?
Yes, all non GCC national licensed freelancers must be sponsored by the Authority to work within the media zone. Please note, you cannot be licensed as a freelancer by the Authority whilst sponsored by another UAE company or authority.
How long is the licence term?
We offer 6 and 12 month sole proprietor business trade licences (licence), depending on how long you will be working in the media zone. If you choose a 6 month licence and want to extend it to 12 months, you simply need to pay the additional licence fee. Renewal periods are for 6 months (cost AED 1,250) or 12 months (cost AED 2500).