setting up at twofour54

setting up at twofour54

your five step guide to setting up business in twofour54

  • step 01 - connect with us

    If you are planning to start or setting up a business, or expand one in the Middle East, then we invite you to consider twofour54 as your destination. We are your first point of contact in creating & setting up a creative business in Abu Dhabi.

    You can call us on +971 2 401 2454 from outside the UAE, or 800 2454 from within the UAE. Alternatively email us at here and we can set up a time to discuss your plans with our Business Development team.

  • step 02 - define your business

    Our business development team will assess your business setup plans and advise you on details like office space, IT services and any production facilities you may require. We can outline the benefits of incorporating your company or establishing a branch office with the Media Zone Authority (such as allowing 100% foreign ownership and tax free benefits), and of joining twofour54’s content creation community whilst introducing you to our incorporation and business licensing procedures.

  • step 03 - finalise your requirements

    Once company registration and licensing has commenced we will agree the terms for the office space you need, which will be reserved for four weeks whilst negotiations are finalised. The options are:

    • Fully serviced: Available immediately.
    • White label: Basic fit-out, with companies providing furniture and equipment. 
    • Shell and Core: Full fit out required.

    For the Shell and Core office spaces, our property managers will work with you to provide guidance on contractors, timelines, regulations and approvals.

  • step 04 - company registration and business licensing

    You will apply for a Business Licence and, if required, a Dissemination Licence as you register your company. We can assist you and your legal advisors with this legal process which is administered by the MZA licensing team of the Media Zone Authority, to ensure that the required documentation is submitted correctly. As part of the application process, the Media Zone Authority assists the new company with the opening of a bank account in the UAE.  Once established and licenced by the Media Zone Authority, the new company can start operating in twofour54.

  • step 05 - move in and get started

    Now you can focus on making your business a success! twofour54 tawasol can help you acquire everything your staff will need to begin life in Abu Dhabi, from visas, medical cover and bank accounts; to support with your housing and travel arrangements. Once you have moved in, you can use our studios and post production facilities, kick around ideas with your neighbours at networking events and access twofour54 tadreeb’s alumni base.

questions? please contact us