Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) was established in 1985 and has since then become a home for some of the biggest businesses and companies in the UAE today. At the time of its launch, Jebel Ali free zone was home to only 19 Jebel Ali Free Zone companies. As of today, it is the operational base for more than 7,100 companies from over 100 countries and has opened nearly 135,000 jobs. 

More than 20% of the foreign investment and over 50% of total exports from Dubai are from the Jebel Ali free zone, which gets to show its immense importance as a dynamic business hub. As of today, the Jebel Ali free zone is valued at $69 billion in trades alone. 

Jebel Ali free trade zone is located at Jebel Ali Port, the largest harbor in the world that is connected to all ports worldwide. It has the capacity to accommodate more than 15 million containers per year via 170 shipping routes. 

The strategic location of Jebel Ali free zone directory means that it has access to most of the markets globally while Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Cargo Airport are close by. Jebel Ali Free Zone offers a single customs service that connects these two airports, providing hassle-free air cargo process. If you are looking to start a new business venture in Dubai, then the Jebel Ali free zone may be suited to your needs. 

With Business Lex Group, you get the best solution to develop your business in one of the most attractive free zones in the Middle East.

BENEFITS OF BUSINESS SETUP IN JEBEL ALI FREE ZONE

Onsite customs

No currency restrictions

0% personal income tax

0% personal and income tax

One of the top 10 free zones in the world

Land, warehousing, and office space available

Business friendly environment and regulations

100% foreign ownership with no capital repatriation restrictions

Type of License

Each activity of a company, falls under a specific type of License. Below is list of license types available in JAFZA.

TRADING LICENSE
• MAX. 7 PRODUCTS FROM ONE GROUP
• MAX. 12 PRODUCTS FROM 2 GROUPS

GENERAL TRADING LICENSE

SERVICE LICENSE (branch of UAE based company only)
LOGISTICS LICENSE (branch of UAE based company only)
INDUSTRIAL LICENSE

• MAX. 12 PRODUCTS FROM 2 GROUPS

Type of Registration
Fee per each company registration depends on the proposed structure of the company as follows:
Type of Company
One-Time Fee
Free Zone Company (FZCO) – 2 or more shareholders
Free Zone Establishment (FZE) – 1 shareholder
Branch of a Company

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