This zone which started in the early 90’s today stands out as a leading business hub of the Middle East. The main focus of JAFZA is on long term customer relationships, fostering alliances with global investors by providing them world class infrastructure supported with quality driven value-added services and incentives, enabling them to capitalize on huge business opportunities in the region..

JAFZA’s vision:

JAFZA is determined to be tagged as the most powerful location whose main aim to get business opportunities so that it soar grandeurs of fame and success.

The new developments at the Jebel Ali Free Zone and the surrounding region are designed to make JAFZA one of the most efficient sea-air hubs, completed with a 6-lane highway that will help keep goods custom-bound (helping to minimize processing time) as they are transported from port to cargo aircraft in just 20 minutes.

JAFZA has always been responsible to drive the economic growth of the entire Dubai and UAE over the years.

Formation types:

The number of shareholders of any company, business determine 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. These shareholders can be individuals and it is iessential that they are of a limited entity.

Two to 50 shareholders can also set up a Public Listed Company (PLC) within the Free Zone. These shareholders can be individuals (two to 50 people), non-individuals (2 to 50 companies) or a combination of both. A PLC is essentially a Limited Liability Partnership within the Free Zone, with the liabilities of the company limited to the paid-up capital.

  1. Any existing established entity

Any business branch within the Free Zone can be registered under any entity already established outside Jebel Ali Free Zone. A branch is considered a legal entity of its parent company; is 100% owned by the parent company, operates under the same name and conducts the same business.

License Types:

  • Trading License: This is requires to simply carry out trading activities like export, import and many more.
  • Industrial License: This is used to carry out manufacturing activities.
  • Service License: This is obtained to carry out services activities.
  • E-Commerce License: To be issued to carry out buying and selling of goods and services over electronic networks via any electronic means.
  • Innovation License: To carry out development of new products and services.

Offshore Registration: to establish an offshore company with limited liability.