twofour54 Free Zone
‘twofour54’ is a media-based Free Zone in Abu Dhabi, located near to central Abu Dhabi, the international airport and Yas Island. Named after the geographical co-ordinates of Abu Dhabi (24° North, 54° East) it offers competitive economic benefits for companies such as simple licensing and business set-up services, and 100% company ownership in a stable environment.
The twofour54 Free Zone currently encompasses over 400 companies operating in the creative industries, from international brands such as the CNN, Sky News Arabia and Cartoon Network Studios through to a wide range of small to medium size companies.
The distinctive ‘Freelancer’ licence provides access to a vast pool of media professionals ready to add value to all businesses that setup in the Free Zone. The Free Zone now has a talent pool of around 4,000 professionals, including over 600 freelancers.
The twofour54 Free Zone offers a campus environment with facilitated business networking, state-of-the-art infrastructure, on-site vocational media training, world-class studio production and post-production facilities supported by technical staff, a strong IP protection framework and a critical mass of sector knowledge and talent.
The ‘twofour54 connect’ online portal provides the latest information about news and events at twofour54, facilities and services, as well as any new partners and freelancers that have joined. It is also home to the ‘twofour54 briefing room’, a free online service for matching and connecting clients with media agencies and specialists from the hundreds of expert service providers available at twofour54, as well as providing twofour54 partners with exclusive access to Abu Dhabi government contracts.
The Media Zone Authority is responsible for overseeing all regulatory and licensing aspects of the Free Zone, which includes developing, and ensuring compliance with, the regulations, codes and policies and procedures, as well as registering and licensing companies, branches and sole proprietors (freelancers). It further develops initiatives and events to facilitate business integration, networking and collaborative development.
Key features of twofour54 Free Zone
Types of business entity available for set-up
There are four options to set up in the twofour54 Free Zone: