COMPANY REGISTRATION IN ABU DHABI AIRPORTS FREE ZONE

 

Abu Dhabi Airports Freezones is located next to Abu Dhabi International Airport, offering wide range of facilities to satisfy immediate business requirements through its business parks, logistics park and business center at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Ain International Airport and Al Bateen Executive Airport.

WHY SET UP IN ABU DHABI AIRPORTS FREE ZONE?

With the number of facilities that the Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone has to offer (products and services from a one stop shop), there is no reason that businesses should not be opting for it.

 

SOME OF THE REASONS WHY ADAFZ INFLUENCES INVESTORS

  •   Free Zone environment & services
  •   FZ Registration & Licensing
  •   100% Capital and profit repatriation
  •   100% foreign company ownership
  •   100% tax exemption (inside the designated zone)
  •   100% import & Export tax exemption (inside the designated zone)
  •   Independent regulations
  •   Quick, simple registration and licensing
  •   strategic location with close proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport

ABUDHABI AIRPORTS FREEZONE PRODUCTS

ADAFZ offers the following products at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport and Al Ain International Airport

  • Land Plots for Lease: There plots/parcels of land for long-term lease where you can locate your purpose-built / build-to-suit facilities
  • Ready Warehouse Facilities:  Available warehouse space: 360 m2 (15m x 24m) and multiples up to a maximum of 2,880 m2  (8 units) under single roof
  • Offices:  Offices available at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport and Al Ain International Airport
  • Business Center: a fully serviced office as well as workstations as per their immediate business needs at Abu Dhabi Airport

ADAFZ LEGAL ENTITIES

For business setup, companies or individuals will be able to choose from the following legal entities:

  •   Free Zone Limited Liability Company FZ-LLC (Corporate)
  •   Free Zone Limited Liability Company FZ-LLC (Natural)
  •   Branch of a Local or Foreign company

INDUSTRY SEGMENTS AND LICENSING ACTIVITIES

Industry Segments and Licensing Activities appropriate for businesses setup at ADAFZ broadly fall under the following categories:

  •   Aviation, Aerospace, Aircraft Interiors and Airport Services
  •   MRO
  •   Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing Distribution & Storage
  •   Marketing & Events
  •   Manufacturing
  •   Technology & ICT
  •   Trading
  •   Service Provider
  •   Consultancy License
  •   Regional HQ
  •   Knowledge & Development

BUSINESS SET UP IN ABUDHABI AIRPORTS FREEZONE

Type of Licenses: Trading, Services & Light Industrial

DESCRIPTION AMOUNT REMARKS
License Fee Free License Free for all the new companies being registered / Incorporated for the year 2019
Registration Fees –  (New) AED 7,500 Individual and Corporate Shareholder
Registration Fees  – (Branch) AED 5,000 Overseas or Local

 

A. OFFICE OPTION AT BUSINESS CENTRE (FULLY FURNISHED)

DESCRIPTION AMOUNT REMARKS
Executive Desk – 1 person AED 20,220 Annual Lease rental including service charge – 8sqm
Executive Office – 3 persons/ Visa – 18 sqm AED 75,400 Annual Lease rental including service charge – 18sqm
Flexi Desk – 1 person AED 10,000 Annual Lease rental including service charge – 2 hrs per day

Note: Please note that refundable security deposit is applicable for Executive Desk & Flexi Desk – AED 5,000 and Executive office AED 10,000.

B. OFFICE OPTION (FITTED OFFICE / WHITE BOX)

Annual lease rent is AED 1,750 per sqm plus 10% Annual service charge and 3 months security deposit.

  •   Smallest office is 50 sqm
  •   Utilities ( Electricity, Water and AC) to be paid by tenant

REQUIRED DOCUMENT FOR BRANCH FOREIGN / UAE COMPANY / LLC- CORPORATE

  •   Application for license – Al Bab Group will provide
  •   Business Plan
  •   Trade License or Certificate for Registration
  •   Color passport copy & visa copy of Manager
  •   2 years audited financial report
  •   MOA

Note: All foreign company documents should be notarized from country of origin and MOFA in UAE.

REQUIRED DOCUMENT FOR LLC- INDIVIDUAL

  •   Application for license – Al Bab Group will provide
  •   Business Plan
  •   Color passport & Visa copy of the general manager ( POA holder)  of the new entity
  •   Color passport & Visa copy of the Shareholders & Directors  of the new entity
  •   CV shareholder
  •   Color passport & Visa copy of the Shareholders & Directors  of the new entity

SHARE CAPITAL – AED 150,000 – for individual or Corporate – AED 500,000 (individual) and AED 1,000,000 (corporate)- Airport Services, Aviation & Manufacturing.

VISA FEES IN ABUDHABI AIRPORTS FREEZONE

DESCRIPTION AMOUNT REMARKS
Employment Visa – per Person AED 3,170 2 yeas Visa – including medical and Emirates ID
Employment Visa Deposit AED 2,500 refundable
Local Amendment AED 800 If applicable

Note: In order to apply Visa Immigration Fees is mandatory – AED 834 for Establishment Card and AED 2,270 for online system activation. Manager should have bachelor degree attested by UAE Embassy & legal translated into Arabic.

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES & SERVICES WITHIN THE BUSINESS CITY:

Government Services, Logistics Services, Immigration, Customs, Post, Telecom & Banking facilities, Hotel’s, Food court with a wide range of restaurants and cafes, Business center, conference room, business lounge and lecture room, Travel Agent, Car Rental, Valet parking, Catering, 24-hour security, housekeeping and building maintenance.

AURION has expertise in opening a New Company / Branch of a Foreign Company or Local Company / (Natural/Individual/Corporate) Free Zone Limited Liablity Company (FZ-LLC) in Abu Dhabi Airports Freezone complying with all legal documentation.

MASDAR CITY FREEZONE

 

Masdar City Freezone is established in 2006, by the Mubadala Investment Company, wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government.

Masdar City is an emerging global hub for companies focusing on clean technologies and renewable energy. It is aimed at providing the infrastructure facilities to develop commercially viable renewable energy projects in the MENA and International markets.

MASDAR CITY FREEZONE BUSINESS SETUP PROCESS

Masdar City is an Economic Freezone that offers a hassle-free company set up with a host of benefits for the investors. The Masdar Freezone offers a one-stop solution including company registration, licensing, support services, leasing & development options for its investors.

COMPANY SETUP OPTIONS IN THE MASDAR CITY FREEZONE

Masdar City offers quick and cost-efficient company registrations for clean energy startups, global players working on renewable energy, environment-friendly products, etc.

The companies registered in Masdar City is governed by the Masdar City Companies Registration Regulations. The businesses are registered in the Masdar Freezone under 3 legal entity types:

  •   Freezone Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  •   Branch of a Foreign/ Offshore Company
  •   Branch of a UAE-based Company

Masdar City Freezone acts as a test-bed for companies focused on renewable energy research and development of products and services that helps in conserving energy and reducing the global Carbon footprints. The Masdar City is made up of four interconnected business units, including research-driven Masdar Institute University to promote research, development, and innovation in the region.

  •   Masdar Power – Handles the energy projects in Masdar City and other projects in the UK and Seychelles
  •   Masdar Institute of Science and Technologies – Non-Profit making education institution that focuses on alternative energy sources and clean energy.
  •   Masdar Carbon – Focused on clean development mechanism projects and carbon capture and store
  •   Masdar Venture Capital – An investment that supports creating clean energy and environment services

BUSINESS BENEFITS FOR THE INVESTORS

The business-friendly features of Masdar City are complemented by the State-of-the-art technology infrastructure, world-class business facilities, research & development centers, and liberal investment regulations.

Following are the business benefits from the Masdar City Freezone.

  •   Quick Business Registration Process
  •   100% Foreign Ownership
  •   100% Tax-Free
  •   Profit Repatriation
  •   0% Import Tariffs
  •   Good Transport Links
  •   Cost Effective Licensing Options
  •   Knowledge and Talent Pool
  •   Research & Development hub
  •   A one-stop shop for all business support services

FACILITIES AND BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES IN THE MASDAR CITY FREEZONE

OFFICE SPACE

Office spaces that cater to all sizes of businesses from Startups, to SMEs and Global Companies. Masdar City includes co-working spaces, Flexi-desk offices, executive offices, and Shell & Core type.

LAND

Companies can choose between buying or leasing land to develop projects that will support the overall growth of the Freezone with energy efficiency and sustainability at the core.

BUILD TO SUIT

Large organizations can join with the Masdar City to build commercial, retail, residential, recreational, educational, healthcare spaces.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  •   Setup headquarters or regional representative and marketing offices in a global investment hub
  •   Showcase new technologies in renewable energy and sustainable technology
  •   Use the facilities to experiment and test new ideas and innovations
  •   Conducts research in collaboration with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology
  •   Setup research, development facilities for experiments and testing.
  •   Be part of the Green Initiative and build a sustainable business model with sustainability as its core

BUSINESS CATEGORIES AT THE MASDAR CITY FREEZONE

  •   Renewable Energy
  •   Clean Tech and ICT
  •   Marketing and events
  •   Human Resources
  •   Energy Industry
  •   Healthcare Services
  •   Service Providers
  •   Property Development Services
  •   Regional HQ, Trading and Holding Companies
  •   Business Centres and Data Centres
  •   Oil and Gas Services
  •   Retail, Food, and Beverage

BUSINESS SUPPORT SERVICES

  •   Visa services, including medical checks
  •   Dependents Sponsorships
  •   Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce membership
  •   Emirates ID card Processing
  •   Customs Administration
  •   Document Authentication
  •   PO Box Setup
  •   Facilities and Property Management
  •   Meeting Room and Conference Facilities

PROCESS OF BUSINESS SETUP IN THE MASDAR CITY FREEZONE

  •   Filling up the Name Registration Form and initiate the Payment
  •   License Form to be filled and submitted with required documents
  •   Receiving the Acceptance Letter
  •   Opening a Bank Account
  •   Acquiring the License and Signing the Lease

Al Bab Group Business Consultants will help you in a hassle-free business setup in the Masdar Freezone. Our expert business consultants will handhold you throughout the company registration process in the Masdar city.

KEZAD FREE ZONE ABU DHABI

 

Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi (KEZAD) is one of the booming logistics and manufacturing hub of UAE. Previously known as Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (Khalifa Port FTZ) or KIZAD. With the world-class infrastructure and Port facility, it has become an investor’s favorite choice for setting up a business in the UAE.

The Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone consists of a Free Zone as well as a Non-Free Zone area where investors can lease land and facilities for a fixed tenure. The KEZAD Free Zone offers internationally acclaimed industrial facilities as part of custom build light manufacturing units and warehouses for the investors. Also, flexible landing leasing policies are also favoring long term investment and aimed at promoting business sustainability. Hence, by signing up with KEZAD the investors can benefit from the different custom solutions based on their business requirements.

COMPANY FORMATION IN KEZAD FREE ZONE

The Companies registered under the KEZAD Free Zone area will be governed and regulated by the KEZAD Free Zone Authority. The Authority has well-structured regulatory standards and legal compliance in place to protect investor’s assets and business operations in all instances unless found to default the policies.

KEZAD offers its investors activities such as manufacturing, logistics, trade, and distribution. KEZAD has customized office space for start-ups to large-scale business establishments. KEZAD has a business park that hosts multiple real estate opportunities and also a logistics industry complex with commercial complexes, large retail stores, town centers and residential properties.

COMPANY LICENSE TYPES AVAILABLE IN KEZAD FREE ZONE

KEZAD offers the investors a host of business licenses to choose from.

1. INDUSTRIAL LICENSE

The industrial license permits conducting activities ranging from import of raw material, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging, and export of intermediate and/or finished products.

2. TRADING / GENERAL TRADING LICENSE

Trading License is issued for activities ranging from import, export, distribution, stocking, warehousing of specified products under the license issued for the company. General Trading License allows to trading multiple items under a single company license.

3. SERVICE LICENSE

Service License is issued for activities such as management, economic consulting services, marketing services, logistical support services such as cargo and freight forwarding, restaurants, retail food outlets, catering services, travel agencies, etc.

COMPANY LEGAL TYPE AVAILABLE IN KHALIFA ECONOMIC ZONES ABU DHABI

Investors can open the following legal company type in the KEZAD Free Zone.

1. FREE ZONE COMPANY SETUP

The KEZAD Free Zone offers workspaces, office spaces, and licensing options for startups and investors to set up 100% foreign owned entities. The Free Zone helps small businesses to obtain Free Zone Trade License at lowest cost.

Setup a Free Zone Company for AED 9,450 per year from the KEZAD Free Zone. It is an ideal company package for startups, and entreprenuers who are looking for a cost-effective solution.

2. LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY

For opening a Limited Liability Company in KEZAD, the investors must be having a minimum paid-up capital of AED 150,000. Limited liability companies can be owned by individuals, corporates or both.

3. BRANCH COMPANY

A company that has a valid registration outside of Khalifa Port FTZ can apply for the formation of a branch company. It can be registered as a branch of the UAE company or a branch of a foreign company.

WHICH INDUSTRIES ARE THE KHALIFA PORT FREE TRADE ZONE BEST FIT FOR?

  •   Port Logistics & Related Industries
  •   Aluminum Sheet Manufacturing
  •   Engineering & Glass Manufacturing
  •   Metal Casting, Metal Processing
  •   Paper, Printing & Packaging
  •   Metal Products
  •   Food Products/Processing
  •   Chemical & Plastic Industries
  •   Engineering Industries
  •   Construction Products
  •   Construction & Packaging
  •   Packaging
  •   Pharma
  •   Office & Support Services
  •   Trade & Logistics Related Activities

BUSINESS BENEFITS OF SETTING UP IN KEZAD FREE ZONE

  •   Easy business setup, fast document processing and issuance of the license
  •   Zero Personal & Income tax
  •   100% profit and capital repatriation
  •   100% foreign ownership
  •   Long term land and office leasing facility
  •   Pre-built office and warehouse facility
  •   Well established transport links – 20 Major shipping lines, 60 Destination ports, 4 lane highways, Airports, dedicated rail lines
  •   Inter-dependent industries and suppliers all in close proximity
  •   Innovative industry solutions to transport heavy equipment from the Port to the Free Zone
  •   Enhanced business infrastructure – Business Centres, Executive offices, & Light Industrial Units
  •   World-Class staff accommodation

DUAL LICENSE FOR KEZAD FREE ZONE COMPANIES

A KEZAD Free Zone company is eligible for applying for an additional license from DED Abu Dhabi for executing the Mainland Business Activities like trading in the UAE local market. Also, there is no requirement of having a physical office in the mainland. Hence, for trading companies who intend to enter the local UAE market, Dual license is of high priority. It helps in reducing the overall company formation cost as well as support business expansion.

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