Gatestone Group

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) is situated next to Dubai International Airport, standing as a premier business hub while providing an environment for international businesses to succeed. It is known for offering exceptional accessibility and connectivity to the global market.

DAFZA provides special features and facilities like state-of-the-art infrastructure, business-friendly regulatory framework and other cutting-edge facilities. DAFZA houses numerous well-known aviation and logistic companies such as BOING, AIRBUS, KLM, AIR FRANCE, ROLLS ROYCE etc.

With a focus on innovation, efficiency, and seamless operations, DAFZA continues to attract enterprises from diverse industries, fostering growth and success in the heart of Dubai.

Unique Features of DAFZA

  • DAFZA’s strategic location adjacent to Dubai International Airport enhances accessibility and facilitates seamless logistics for businesses engaged in international trade.
  • DAFZA offers modern infrastructure and world-class facilities, including well-designed office spaces, warehouses, and logistics services, ensuring a conducive environment for diverse business operations.
  • DAFZA provides customised solutions to meet the specific needs of businesses, offering flexible office spaces, various licensing options, and tailored support services to facilitate smooth business operations.
  • DAFZA provides a range of incentives for investors, including tax exemptions, 100% foreign ownership, and full repatriation of profits and capital, enhancing the attractiveness of the free zone for businesses.

Types of licenses available in DAFZA

  • Commercial License
  • Industrial License
  • Trading License
  • Service License
  • Logistics License
  • Professional License

Benefits of setting up a business in DAFZA

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 0% corporate tax on Qualifying Income
  • No currency restrictions
  • World-class infrastructure & facilities
  • Range of IT business activities
  • Access to a network of business support services

The process of setting up a company in DAFZA mainly includes:

  • Choose a company name and structure
  • Obtain initial approval
  • Obtain commercial registration (CR)
  • Obtain additional licenses (if applicable)
  • Open a corporate bank account
  • Comply with tax regulations

The documents required for company formation in DAFZA include but not limited to:

  • Application form
  • Passport copies of all shareholders, directors, and authorised signatories
  • UAE residence visa or emirates ID copies (if the shareholder is a UAE resident)
  • Utility bill copy
  • CV/resume for each shareholder, director, and authorised signatory
  • Shareholder’s declaration
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA)
  • Articles of Association (AOA)

Additional Documents (if applicable):

  • Power of Attorney
  • Board resolution
  • Professional license application
  • No Objection Certificate (NOC)
  • Bank account details

The two permitted legal entities are:

  • Free Zone Company (FZCO)
  • Branch office of an existing company

The costs of setting up a company in DAFZA will vary depending on the type of license you require and the complexity of your business operations. Contact Gatestone Group for more information via [email protected] or call +971 4 450 1023.

No, you do not need a local partner to set up a company in DAFZA. Foreign investors are allowed to own 100% of their businesses in the free zone. For seamless company formation and expert guidance in DAFZA, reach out to Gatestone Group today via [email protected] or call +971 4 450 1023.

The process of setting up a company in DAFZA can take an average of 3-4 weeks. Empower your business success in DAFZA with Gatestone Group’s expertise and unwavering support via [email protected] or call +971 4 450 1023.


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