Company Formation in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)

Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) is a free economic zone located in the Jebel Ali area at the far western end of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, near Abu Dhabi. Created under a Ruler’s Decree, Jafza commenced operations in 1985 with standard size office units and warehouses to provide ready-built facilities to customers. It is one of the fastest-growing Free Zones in the MEASA region, which gives you direct access to a market of over 2 billion people.

Today, Jafza is a dynamic base for thousands of businesses, from over 100 countries, sustaining over 144,000 jobs and attracting more than 32% of the UAE’s foreign direct investment; all the while exceeding 50% of Dubai’s total exports, with a phenomenal value for a trade of $87.6 billion.

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    Types of business setup in JAFZA

    The number of shareholders determines the formation type for the companies being established in Jebel Ali Free Zone

    1. Multiple shareholders– Two to 50 shareholders can set up a Free Zone Company (FZCO) in Jebel Ali Free Zone.
    2. A single shareholder– Whether an individual or a company, a single shareholder can register a Free Zone Establishment (FZE) in Jafza.
    3. Branch Company in Jafza

    Types of licenses in JAFZA

    • Trading License: to carry out trading activities.
    • Industrial License: to carry out manufacturing activities.
    • Service License: to carry out services activities.
    • E-Commerce License: to carry out buying and selling of goods and services over electronic networks via any electronic means.
    • National Industrial License: to carry out manufacturing activities where at least 51% of the ownership is of national(s) of an AGCC country.
    • Innovation License: to carry out the development of new products and services.

    If you need additional assistance or have any questions, please contact the following:
    Tel: +971 4 343 8022