Establish your business
Establish your business along the most suitable route for your company

Establish your business along the most suitable route for your company.

Jafza gives you the support you need to form your business along a range of options, giving you the freedom to choose the best path for your individual requirements.

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

  1. Free Zone Company (FZCo); for 2 to 5 shareholders.
  2. Free Zone Establishment (FZE); for single shareholders.
  3. Branch; for existing companies wishing to establish a base in Jafza.

Once you have selected your company type it is an easy matter of defining your activity and the license you will require. Whether you need a Trading, Service or Industrial license, Jafza makes the process stress free and cost effective.

Our professional team is ready to help set up your business with ease. Establishing a business along a route tailored to your own needs has never been easier with our fully integrated service.

Jafza gives you the support you need to establish your business along a range of options, giving you the freedom to choose the best path for your individual requirements. We help you at every step, from application, through registering your company and selecting your activity, to leasing a facility and licencing.

In order to form a company within the Jebel Ali Free Zone an investor(s) must choose one of the following formation types:

  1. Free Zone Company (FZCo)
  2. Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
  3. Branch of a Company

Free Zone Company (FZCo)

FZCo registration allows for multiple shareholders. Shareholders can be individuals (person) and/or non-individuals (company). An FZCo is essentially a Limited Liability Partnership within the Free Zone.

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

FZE registration allows for a single shareholder. Shareholder can be an individual (person) and/or non-individual (company). An FZE is essentially a Limited Liability Partnership within the Free Zone.

Branch of a Company

A branch is considered a legal entity of its parent company. An entity established outside of the Jebel Ali Free Zone may establish a branch within Jafza.

ACTIVITIES

The type of activity your business participates in will dictate the types of licences you will require, along with the most appropriate facility you will require in Jafza.

There are three main categories of activity, Trading, Service and Industrial.

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TRADING

  • Agricultural, flowers and plants
  • Aircraft and train trading
  • Amusement equipment and supplies trading
  • Bags, packaging material and paper trading
  • Building materials trading
  • Chemicals trading
  • Electronics and electrical group
  • Equipment and machines
  • Fuel and petroleum products trading
  • Jewellery trading
  • Metal and its products trading
  • Motor vehicles and auto spare parts
  • Perfumery, medicines, beauty
  • Readymade garments
  • Foodstuff and beverages
  • Separate trading activities
  • Ships and boats trading
  • Spectacles and contact lenses trading
  • Sports equipment trading
  • Stationery and books trading
  • Trade license and video and recordings
  • Tobacco and smoking accessories trading
  • Waste trading Household and furniture trading
  • Exchange and financial Regional liaison office Representative office

SERVICES

  • Advertising
  • Transport, shipping and storage
  • Equipment, engines, machinery and repairs
  • Light aircraft maintenance
  • Motor vehicle repairs
  • Repairing of electrical and electronic appliances
  • Accounts, Banks, finance and credit group
  • Building maintenance, surveillance and cleaning services
  • Car registration and transfer services
  • Car rental and passenger transport
  • Consultancy-b-engineering
  • Cleaning services
  • Contracting and building works
  • Cooperation societies
  • Document destroying and storage
  • Domestic gas station Event organizers
  • Exchange and financial
  • Exhibition organizers
  • Facility management
  • Finance consultant
  • Foodstuffs supply
  • Fuel supply
  • Gas station
  • Government liaison office
  • Halls and exhibitions
  • Hospitals and recovery houses

INDUSTRIAL

  • Blocks and building stones
  • Cotton, metal nets and rope manufacturing
  • Equipment, engines and machinery
  • Food
  • Garments, rugs, textiles and products manufacturing
  • Glass and chinaware manufacturing
  • Glass industries
  • Handicraft workshops
  • Light aircraft manufacturing
  • Manufacture of batteries
  • Manufacturing of gold
  • Manufacture of eyeglasses
  • Manufacture of medicines
  • Manufacture of motor vehicles and motor cycles
  • Manufacture of tyres and rubber products
  • Manufacturing of bags, shoes and leather products
  • Manufacturing of tobacco and cigarettes
  • Manufacturing of wood, wood products and furniture
  • Meat processing
  • Paper and paper products
  • Petroleum and metal extraction
  • Petroleum products and chemicals
  • Pipes and wire manufacturing
  • Plastic industries
  • Power generation and transmission
  • Electrical and electronic appliances
  • Ship building
  • Structural steel manufacturing
  • Technical and professional workshops

LICENSE

Operate with complete freedom in Jafza’s business friendly environment.

  1. The type of license you require to operate in Jafza will depend upon the activity your business intends to engage in. There are three main categories of activity and licenses: Trading, Service and Industrial.

Trading

  1. A Trading License allows the holder to import, export, distribute and store items specified on the license. In addition to this, there is a General Trading License which allows the holder access to a wider range of activities and a broader range of items on the license.

Service

  1. A Service License allows the holder to carry out the services specified on the license within the Free Zone. A Logistics License allows firms to engage in logistic services such as Cargo (sea, land, air), warehousing, storage, packing, transshipment and distribution.

Industrial

  1. An Industrial License allows the holder to import raw materials, carry out the manufacture of specified products and export the finished product. In addition, there is also the National Industrial License, issued for manufacturing companies with at least 51% Arabian Gulf Co-operation Council(AGCC) ownership. This license allows the holder the same status as a local or AGCC inside the UAE.
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