Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority

Jebel Ali Free Zone is a free economic zone located in the Jebel Ali area at the far western end of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, near Abu Dhabi. It is the world’s largest free zone. Every establishment at JAFZA has been structured with the unique needs of manufacturing and trading companies in mind. Today, JAFZA is a dynamic base for thousands of businesses, from over 100 countries, sustaining over 135,000 jobs.

Started in 1985, JAFZA today has over 7,000 companies, and continues to expand. The business-friendly offerings at JAFZA make it likely that you will find the right set-up for your needs - including plots of land, offices, warehouses, showrooms, customized development solutions, retail outlets, a business park and even on-site residences.


JAFZA offers the following benefits to businesses:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No restriction on capital repatriation
  • No import or re-export duties
  • No personal income tax
  • No corporate tax for 50 years, with the rebate being renewable

Company Formation in JAFZA

In order to establish a company in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA), an investor can choose one of the following formation types:

  • Free Zone Company (FZC): For 2 to 5 shareholders
  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE): For single shareholders
  • Branch: For existing companies

For the list of documents required for forming a company in JAFZA, click here.

Why Us?

Business Setup Worldwide is a business advisory providing consulting on starting a company anywhere globally. We help our clients identify suitable business opportunities, go through legalities, connect with regional authorities, and zero in on the most appropriate free zone to suit their business objectives. As choices for company formation abound in Dubai, it is of the essence to have the required regional know-how in the business environment of Dubai. We at Business Setup Worldwide help you sail through your company formation as we take care of the lengthy procedures and guide you step by step all along the journey.