Located in Jebel Area in Dubai, JAFZA (Jebel Ali Free Zone) is the world’s largest and fastest growing free trade zone with more than 7,000 global companies. Operational since 1985, every year it contributes 21% of Dubai’s GDP and is a leading paragon of a burgeoning economy. As the unique business hub, it is the best place for investors and thereby paved the way for endless employment opportunities that consequently ensure the need of all investors, stakeholders including clients and staff should be the forefront of their operations.
However, if you plan to start a business in Dubai, then the Jebel Ali free zone is an ideal place to meet your needs. Business Link UAE, the leading business consultant in Dubai, we assist entrepreneurs for starting all kinds of companies in Jebel Ali Free zone (JAFZA) and all UAE and try our level best with an amicable solution so that you can develop your business in one of the most attractive free zones in the Middle East.
To start your business, you first need to have a license. Here is a list for your guidance:
Types of License Available in JAFZA Free Zone
A. General Trading License
This license allows the owner to import, distribute and store all items according to the Jebel Ali free zone rules and regulations. Being costly, it gives access to a wider range of activities and a broader range of items.
B. Trading License
This license allows the holder to import, export, distribute and store items specified on the license.
C. Service License
This license allows the investor to carry out the services specified in the license within the Free Zone.
D. National Industrial License
This license is designed for manufacturing companies having at least 51% of ownership or shareholding with AGCC (Arabian Gulf Co-operation Council) nationals.
E. Industrial License
The owner has access to import raw materials, carry out the manufacture of specified products and export the finished products.
You must also, Know what type of Company you Can Setup in JAFZA Fres Zone and their Cost:
1. Free Zone Establishment (FZE):
Any individual (single shareholder) or a corporate (company) can open FZE at the registration cost of start AED 10,000. It is a Limited Liability Company within the Jebel Ali Free Zone.
2. Free Zone Company (FZCO):
2 or more (max. 50) shareholders are allowed in FZCO. These Shareholders can be individuals (people), non-individuals (company or companies) or a combination of both. The registration fee cost starts from AED 15,000 (One-time)
3. Branch of a Company:
A branch is treated as a legal entity of its parent company. An entity established outside of the Jebel Ali Freezone may set up a branch within Jebel Ali Free Zone. Its registration fee is starting from AED 10,000 only.
Documents required for setting up an FZCO (FREE ZONE COMPANY) in JAFZA
- Company Set up Application Form
- Original Passport and its copy and business profile of all individual shareholders
- Board resolution, power of attorney and specimen signature of manager, shareholders, and director, duly attested by JAFZA
- No Objection Certificate from Sponsor for each UAE Resident shareholder
- Project Summary
- EHS (Environment Health and Safety) Application Form
As the JAFZA business consultant, Business Link UAE provides the required support, and guidance to start a business in Jebel Ali free zone and grow it exponentially. In case you are puzzled about the type of license or want to know about other free zones in the UAE, please get in touch with us to help you out with your query or doubts.