Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) is responsible for the establishment and registration of companies in TECOM Business Parks, with the exception of Dubai Industrial City, where the licensing is done by Dubai Department of Economic Development.
DTMFZA offers a choice of commercial license options:
A FZ-LLC is formed as a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or entities. Each FZ-LLC is required to have at least one director.
A branch of a foreign or a UAE company is not a legal entity separate from its parent but is considered a place of business that forms a legally dependent part of the parent company and conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent's business. No share capital is required.
You can set-up branch as:
The Freelancer Permit offers the ability to operate as a freelance professional i.e., as a sole practitioner that enables the individual to conduct business in their birth name as opposed to a brand name.