A free Zone usually offers a number of facilities, most common will be office spaces, which may be empty, partly or fully furnished. The facilities are usually “packaged” to make it more attractive and cost effective. Generally there are some similarity on the packages. Here are some of the possible packages to be offered:
Smart offices packages
Smart offices are suitable as a smart investment for start-ups and entrepreneurs. Cost can be kept low and business can start immediately, usually this type of product will be given a certain allocation of working visa. Eg. Two visa.
What is usually included in the package?
- Rent for the Smart Office,
- License for the respective category,
- Maintenance of the office,
- General Services,
- Sign Board, and
- Sewage Charges.
Note: For Visa application, an Establishment Card for Immigration and initial Telephone Connection (Usage and monthly billing will be undertaken directly between client and the telecom services provider).
Executive offices packages
Similar to the Smart Office, the executive office give you the same facilities albeit with option of choosing the size of your office. This type of package would allow you to be eligible for a bigger quota of visa and usually the office is much more strategically located. You can administer your business using these offices. These executive offices have excellent facilities, easy parking and security.
The prices would depend on the size of office required, type of license and method of payment. The fees greatly varies. As a benchmark the price ranges from 20% more for the smallest executive office with the same type of license and method of payment of smart office package. As for the biggest executive office, it would be approximately 175% more.
Business Centre Packages
There are also Business Centre Packages where privileges services would usually include:
- Fully connected work station
- Hospitality area
- Free Wi Fi
- Access card
- Business centre Usage – 10 hours per week
- Inclusive of all utility charges
Companies operating in the business centre will have the opportunity of utilizing state of the art facilities with secured access via access cards. However, clients operating in the business centre are not eligible for:
- Establishment Card
- No Visa
What is included in the package?
- Rent of Hot Desk,
- License fees,
- General Services,
- Chamber of Commerce Certificate,
- Tenancy Contract.