JAFZA Free Zone

Jebel Ali is a port town, located southwest of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. The area is home to over 5,500 companies from 120 countries. Jebel Ali Port was constructed in the late 1970s and opened in 1979 to supplement the facilities at Port Rashid. It has become the most frequently visited of the United States Navy outside the United States. Due to the frequency of these port visits, semi-permanent liberty facilities (referred to by service personnel as “The Sandbox”) have been erected adjacent to the carrier berth.

JAFZA is the leading business hub in the Middle East that provides world class infrastructure supported with value added services and incentives.As one of the fastest growing free zones in the world, JAFZA had grown its customer base to 60 % over the last few years, an increase of 34 % on its revenue every year, produced and sustained over 160,000 jobs through its residing companies and accounted to more than 50 % of Dubai’s total exports.


  • 100 % foreign ownership
  • Quick and Simple administrative process
  • No Currency Restrictions
  • Capitals and profits may be repatriated
  • Access to over 2 billion consumers
  • Wide variety of labor readily available
  • Ability to lease facilities or owned premises on electronic portal
  • Ability to open and maintain bank accounts in U.A.E
  • Residency visas are available
  • Cost Effective production operations in JAFZA
  • Exemption from import and re-export duties
  • No Restriction on Foreign Employment
  • Ability to mortgage and owned properties
  • Accessible market proximity and fast flow of goods with access to DPA services


  • Minimum 1 shareholder and maximum 25 shareholders
  • Registered shares
  • Accounts to be prepared for each year
  • Minimum office space is required to obtain the license
  • Minimum 1 and Maximum 2 Directors
  • No Personal and Corporate  income tax, guaranteed for five years
  • Accounts auditing is required
  • Warehouse, Factories, Showrooms, Business Park, Retail Outlets & On-site Residence
  • No minimum capital requirement for branch of local or foreign company
  • Use of UAE Double Tax Treaties
  • Employment Visa is available depending on the office size
  • Minimum capital requirement : AED 1000,000 for 1 shareholder, AED 50,000 for more than 1 shareholder

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