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Old 9th October 2011, 01:47 PM
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If anyone has I would appreciate some details. Myself and a friend are kicking an idea round at the moment but need to know where to start?!?

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A big subject, what do you want to know? PM me if you want.

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Hi,
I have been struggling with the same issue for setting up a business for printing services and printing or embroidery on Tshirts.

Did a lot of checking in and around Dubai and found costs to jump in range of 80k plus with a tiny office in Dubai.

As this was expensive for me, then a friend guided me to RAKIA, a free zone in Ras Al Khaimah, different than RAK Free zone and was very happy with what I found, ended up with a free zone licence with just an investment of 27k, small office, 2 visas and excellent support from them. The setup and co-operation was so easy, it feels like visiting friends, never a feel of being in a government kind of place.

I will suggest you have a look. their site is rak-ia dot com. If you need help, feel free to call me on xxxxxx. I'd be glad to help you avoid making some mistakes and delays I did as I had no one to guide me Sanjay


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I have been struggling with the same issue for setting up a business for printing services and printing or embroidery on Tshirts.

Did a lot of checking in and around Dubai and found costs to jump in range of 80k plus with a tiny office in Dubai.

As this was expensive for me, then a friend guided me to RAKIA, a free zone in Ras Al Khaimah, different than RAK Free zone and was very happy with what I found, ended up with a free zone licence with just an investment of 27k, small office, 2 visas and excellent support from them. The setup and co-operation was so easy, it feels like visiting friends, never a feel of being in a government kind of place.

I will suggest you have a look. their site is rak-ia dot com. If you need help, feel free to call me on xxxxxxxx. I'd be glad to help you avoid making some mistakes and delays I did as I had no one to guide me Sanjay
Hi Sanjaysm, I have also been looking into setting up a freezone company. After the initial 27k Investment do you also have to pay monthly fee's?


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Here a breakdown of costs for a media city llc for u to compare.

The smallest setup would be in the business centre, its essentially a desk but with a full llc licence and up to 2 visas.
Rent is 20k
Licence 15k
Monthly it package 750,-

Hope this helps
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Here a breakdown of costs for a media city llc for u to compare.

The smallest setup would be in the business centre, its essentially a desk but with a full llc licence and up to 2 visas.
Rent is 20k
Licence 15k
Monthly it package 750,-

Hope this helps
Hi Alex, thanks for the info.

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Hi Sanjaysm, I have also been looking into setting up a freezone company. After the initial 27k Investment do you also have to pay monthly fee's?
Hi R_Smithy,

There are no monthly costs, just the additional cost for visa, all year nothing more, very affordable for any start up company that needs support in initial period

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Here a breakdown of costs for a media city llc for u to compare.

The smallest setup would be in the business centre, its essentially a desk but with a full llc licence and up to 2 visas.
Rent is 20k
Licence 15k
Monthly it package 750,-

Hope this helps
Thanks Alex for the info but adding the cost incl monthly IT costs, it turns out to be 53000 while a similar General Trading company (FZC) is possible to be setup in Ajman Free zone with a smart office which is a sharing desk with 2 visas, 100% ownership. This is another option to start low. The smart office cost also includes water and electricity. Hope this helps someone looking to start new.
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Here a breakdown of costs for a media city llc for u to compare.

The smallest setup would be in the business centre, its essentially a desk but with a full llc licence and up to 2 visas.
Rent is 20k
Licence 15k
Monthly it package 750,-

Hope this helps


Hi, I would like to go for this. Could you give me the phone no, of the person in charge?

Thanks, Tony.

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If it is something where you can do most work remotely Virtual Zone is an inexpensive option
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