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Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)

JAFZA is the leading business hub of the Middle East. It focuses on long term customer relationships. It promotes alliances with worldwide investors by providing them world class infrastructure supported with quality driven value added services and incentives, empowering them to capitalize on huge business opportunities in the region, in the most systematic way.

Today, Jabel Ali Freezone is one of the strongest brands within the region and stands for excellence, innovation and the power of partnership. It is also world’s first free zone to win ISO certification in 1996.

Company Formation in JAFZA

Following documents are required to set up company in JAZFA:

  •   Application & EHS Application form (Typed)
  •   Passports copy of each Individual (Share Holders and Managers)
  •   Project Summary
  •   Letter from company to open branch company in JAFZA (In case of Branch Company formation)
  •   CV of shareholders
  •   NOC from sponsor for UAE residents applicants
  •   A one time non-refundable application fee of Dhs. 500

Legal Structure of JAFZA Companies

Free Zone Establishment (FZE) and Free Zone Company (FZCO): FZE and FZCO applicants can make use of Jafza’s unique offer of setting up a company as a separate legal entity. FZE can be formed with a single shareholders and an FZCO can be formed with 2 to 5 shareholders.

Special Status Non-Resident Offshore Companies: JAFZA permits setting up of offshore Company by people or corporate bodies, as a non-resident organization, having a corporate legal entity, under Jebel Ali Free Zone Offshore Companies Regulations 2003.

Types of Company Licences

Jafza issues various types of company licences

General Trading Licence enables the holder to import, distribute and store all items according to rules and regulations of Jafza.

Trading Licence enables the holder to import, export, distribute and store items specified on the license.

Industrial Licence enables the holder to import raw materials, do the manufacture of specified products and export the finished product to any country.

Service Licence enables the holder carry out the services indicated in the licence within the Free Zone. The kind of service must fit in with license of the parent company, issued by the Economic Department or Municipality of the applicable Emirate in the UAE

National Industrial Licence is intended for manufacturing companies with an ownership or shareholding of no less than 51% with AGCC (Arabian Gulf Co-operation Council) nationals/natives. The value added to the item in the Free Zone must add up to at least 40%. This company license enables the holder the same status as a local or AGCC inside the UAE.

Registration Fee

One time Fee in AED
Free Zone Company (FZCo)
AED 15,000
Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
AED 10,000
Branch of a Company
AED 5,000
* Memorandum and Article of Association: 200 AED ; Specimen Signature: AED 50; Board Resolution: AED 200; Application Fees: AED 500

License Fee

License Type
Annual Fee in AED
Trading License - Type 1
(7 products max from one group)
AED 5,500
Trading License - Type 2
(12 products max from two group)
AED 9,000
General Trading
AED 30,000
Service License (Branch from UAE based company only)
AED 8,000
Logistics License (Branch from UAE based company only)
AED 30,000
National Industrial License
AED 5,500
Industrial License
AED 5,500

Product Rates

Product Area (sqm) Annual Rent Sqm/Year (AED) Insurance/Year (AED)
Plots of Land Rents are decided as per the location of the land 40 - 80
Rate identified as per the location of the land
Warehouses & LIU
Warehouses LIU10 (57 KVA) 349.8 to 702 600 300
Warehouses (10 KVA) 669,619,556,556.2,545,313 450-700 300
Factory LIU (100 to 120 KVA) 555 & 619 500 to 650 300
Showroom A - 892sqm
B - 772sqm
600 to 800 1400
Showroom / Warehouse 348sqm 600 to 700 400
Showroom / Office 423sqm 800 to 1000 1000
Standard Office
26.88 2,000 100
JAFZA 14,15,16,17 as per request 2,000 4/sqm
JAFZA 18,19 as per request 1,800 to 2,000 4/sqm
Office in NIP Building as per request 1,000 to 1,400 4/sqm

Security deposit, Public Health Liability & Other costs

Plot of land
3% of the annual rent as PHL fees
Annually maximum 15,000
Warehouse & Showrooms
10% of annual rent as security deposit
2% of the annual rent as PHL fees
One time payment
Annually maximum 10,000
10% of annual rent as security deposit
One time payment
All facilities
AED 1,800 immigration card fees (CIC)

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