DAFZA Free Zone
Dubai is one of the world's most diversified cosmopolitan cities and has evolved into a regional trade and economic hub. It was ideally placed between the east and west regions, with easy access to key growing economies. By showing its booming and varied economy, it draws investors and entrepreneurs.
Dubai has more than 30 free zones, making it a worldwide economic powerhouse. Each of the free zones is distinct from the others. DAFZA is one of the most important free zones, providing world-class infrastructure, business-friendly government regulations, and venues for international events.
Characteristics of DAFZA Free Zone
|Characteristic Type||Characteristic Trait|
|Company Type||Free Zone Company (FZCO)|
|Governing Body||Dubai Integrated Economic Zones Authority|
|Minimum Number of Shareholders||1|
|Minimum Number of Managers||1|
|Accounting and Book Keeping Requirements||No|
|Renewal Date||Annual Date of Incorporation|
|Visa Type||Employment Visa Only|
|Ownership||100 Percent Foreign Ownership|
|Type of Activities||Trading/Service/Industrial/|
|Duty for Import and Export||0%|
|Duration For Company Formation||12-14 Days|
|Paid Up Capital||No Paid Up Capital|
|Local Partner Required||No|
- Color Passport Copy
- Visa status copy / Entry stamp copy
- Passport Size Photo
- Other documents depending on the business activity
Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is considered the world's most prestigious and advanced free zone. DAFZA provides companies with an ideal base to do business in the Middle East by providing a conducive business environment, location advantage, world-class infrastructure, freedom of total ownership and exceptional facilities. As a result, it was the ideal destination for a wide variety of businesses. Whether you're a start-up or an established company, DAFZA offers free guidance to all our potential investors to explore how DAFZ can play a key role in your business's growth strategy.
The free zone provides innovative solutions that attract worldwide investors through entrepreneurship and adds value to the UAE economy. If you consider starting a business, it would be a great start and knowing how to start a business in DAFZA would benefit one starting their entrepreneurial journey.
|GDP contribution||DAFZA accounted for 11% of Dubai's non-oil foreign trade|
|Government Authority||DAFZA Free Zone Authority|
|Industries thrive in JAFZA||Trading, Import and Export, Re-export, Distribution and storage of specific products, Aircraft and Spacecraft, Travel Agent, Metals and Metal Ores, Waste Trading, Equipment’s and Machine Trading|
|Time to incorporate||14-20 working days|
|Possibility of Migration||No|
|Availability of Shelf Companies||No|
|Registered office required||Yes|
|Legal entities||Free Zone Limited Liability Company, Free Zone Company, Branch|
|Business license||Trade license, Industrial license, Service license, General trading license, Dual license with DED, E-commerce license|
|DAFZA facilities||Office spaces, Warehouse/Individual space, Cold storage|
|Dedicated Government Service Centres||Dubai Customs, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Dubai Chamber, Police Station Emirates, Post Medical clinic operated by Dubai Health Authority|
|Uniqueness of DAFZA||Customs duty and VAT exempted zone, 24/7 customs operation and rapid cargo clearance|
|Top global brands||Home to key fortune 500 companies|
Complete the Application Form
Submit Your Documents to the Authority
Obtain Your License
Obtain Your Residency Visa
Open Your Bank Account
Terms and Conditions
*Duration is subject to the constraints of the due diligence procedure.
**This would refer to the corporate tax of the company, wherein the operation of the company would take place outside the country of incorporation.
***The required documents must be provided for every individual related to the company.
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How many Dubai Airport Free Zone Companies are there in DAFZA?
There are more than 2000 companies in DAFZA.
What steps should be followed for company formation in the Dubai airport free zone?
The steps followed for company formation in DAFZA are,
- Choose a business activity
- Find a suitable location
- Select a legal entity
- Finalize a trading name
- Obtain a relevant license
- Obtain visa
What is a dual license with DED in DAFZA?
The dual license enables DAFZA companies to apply for a DED license even if they do not have a physical office on the mainland. The business can be operated out of DAFZA.
What are the documents required for obtaining a license in airport free zone?
The documents required for obtaining a license in DAFZA are,
- Passport copies
- Visa copy or entry stamp
- Three name suggestions
- Bank statement
- Emirates ID (in case of a resident)
How many days does it take for a DAFZA company formation?
It takes 14-20 working days to incorporate a business in DAFZA.