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I have recently arrived in Dubai as my wife has taken a job over here with al-futtaim.

i am looking to set up an e-commerce site that sells goods (non-food) to the UAE market. is it feasible to do this from a free-zone or would this need to be an LLC company with a local partner? Selling into the use clearly needs an LLC for retail, but i wondered if the rules differ for online sites.

i'd appreciate anyone's help or previous experience on the matter.
 

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E-commerce is fine under a Freezone license providing you use a third party for the actual deliveries.
Hi,

By that do you mean courier company or manufacturer/local agent for the product?

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Courier company if you are importing goods yourself, as technically shipping from the freezone to the UAE is the same as shipping from say the UK to UAE. However you/your customer is then liable for import duty etc in the same way.

If you are using a local manufacturer or goods already imported into the UAE by an LLC then it's not so important.
 
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