Dubai Airport Free Zone - DAFZA

In 1996, Dubai Airport free zone was established and became the gateway for numerous investors pursuing business opportunities in the Middle East region. It is home to over 1600 international businesses from various part of the world. It is located adjacent to the busiest international airport in the region, build with highly equipped infrastructure in response to the clients need and requirements. Dubai airport free zone aim to  entice international businesses to set up a Middle East base.

Dubai airport free zone is one of the fastest growing free zone in the emirate where numerous industries such as energy, oil & petrochemical, aviation, pharmaceutical, logistics & freight, jewelry and IT reside in the free zone. Its location makes DAFZ an  attractive free zone to investors that allows them to have efficiency, flexibility and cost-effective handling options for their trading business.
Type of Entity
Our Time to establish a new company
30 to 45 Working Days
Shareholder on FZ-LLC
Minimum 2 directors
Minimum paid up share capital
AED 50,000 (depending on the license)
Personal or Corporate income tax
Double Tax Treaties
74 Countries
Publicly accessible record of directors/Managers
Company secretary required
Not Applicable
Local or Qualified company secretary required
Not Applicable
Requirement to file annual accounts
As may be requested by the authorities
Visa Eligibility
Depending on the type of office and company activity

Advantages and Benefits

  • Located within the boundaries of Dubai International Airport
  • Excellent facilities provided by Dubai cargo village and FLC air cargo terminal
  • 24 hours a day operation is allowed
  • Abundant and inexpensive energy
  • Modern technology facilities
  • Access to support service such as DNATA
  • Ability to structure warehouses or factories
  • Convenient and secure light industrial units are  available
  • Investor-oriented management
  • One stop shop’ administration service
  • On-site customer inspection
  • 100 % exemption from tax
  • Ability to open and maintain bank accounts in UAE.

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