what makes us stand out

free zone status, with onshore benefits

If your business is set up at twofour54, you can also apply for an onshore licence from the Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development that gives you more freedom to do business and take part in more tenders for government and semi-government bodies. What’s more, licensing and registration fees by the Abu Dhabi government are waived, giving you more access to more business opportunities at a lower cost.

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why setup in an Abu Dhabi or UAE free zone?

financial benefits

  • 100% company ownership
  • Zero licence & registration fees by the Creative Media Authority*
  • 0% income tax
  • 0% corporate tax
  • Access to Abu Dhabi Film Commission’s 30%* cash rebate on production spend
  • No minimum share capital requirements

*Terms and conditions apply

convenient and cost-efficient

  • Quick and easy set-up, including support with visa and Emirates ID applications for your business and staff
  • Cost-effective office space solutions

connected business environment

  • Exceptional studios and post-production facilities
  • Highly skilled technical staff
  • Free zone status for easier access to government work
  • Strong IP protection framework
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure, uplink and fibre connectivity
  • Online Briefing Room, with access to exclusive briefs from partners and government entities
  • Freelance relations team to help you connect with over 500 media and entertainment partners


  • Located in Abu Dhabi, heart of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region
  • Direct access to the Arab world, one of the world’s fastest-growing media markets
  • Just 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi Airport with direct flights to the world’s major capitals
  • 50 minutes from Dubai

networking and business opportunities

  • Regular networking events with partners and stakeholders in Abu Dhabi
  • Community collaboration opportunities
  • On-campus seminars and roadshows
  • Marketing and sales support
  • Dedicated business development advisor for your business

licensing & regulation

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The Creative Media Authority – Abu Dhabi is one of the fastest growing creative markets in the world, and the Creative Media Authority is committed to the continued development of the creative media industries in Abu Dhabi. The Creative Media Authority is responsible for overseeing all regulatory and licensing aspects of the Creative Zone in Abu Dhabi, which includes developing and ensuring compliance with the Authority’s regulations, codes and policies and procedures; registering and licencing companies, branches and sole proprietors (freelancers); and providing content-related guidance to its licensees.

Abu Dhabi free zone licence cost

Set up your business with twofour54 and benefit from fully waived licence and registration fees for the first two years.

To find out more about living, working and setting up a business in Abu Dhabi, please visit findwonder.abudhabi

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