What is the difference between a free zone and the territory of the United Arab Emirates (UAE)?

The territory of the United Arab Emirates is defined as the area of each individual Emirate with the exception of the free zones. Depending on where you wish to incorporate your company, you have to observe the relevant legal framework. Differences between the territory and the free zones arise, for example, with regard to the requirements for acquiring a license, the permissible radius of action of the company and customs clearance when importing goods.

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