Jebel Ali Free Zone Company Formation (JAFZA)


The Jebel Ali Free Zone is perhaps the most coveted of all the Free Zones in the UAE, and it is one which focuses on customer relationship and seeks to attract high-class investors from around the globe to setup their company. The infrastructure facilities are world class, the services provided are premium and there are several incentives for these investors to setup their business so that they can take advantage of the vast opportunities here in Dubai and the UAE.

Hallmarked with an ISO Certification in 1996, the Free Zone has been propelling growth for both the UAE and Dubai for years, and now it is among the world's most coveted places to invest and a primary reason for the status of the UAE in the world. Contributing to 21 % percent of Dubai's GDP, this is a place where industries thrive because of the special privileges which are given.

The Jebel Ali Port, the world's largest man-made harbour and one of the busiest ports in the world, is located nearby, and therefore there is always a steady flow of goods in and out. Now the Free Zone is home to more than 7000 companies and is still growing in size and in stature as among the best places to setup a company in Dubai.

Facilities inside the Jebel Ali Free Zone

  • Plot of Land
  • Showrooms
  • Warehouses
  • Furnished Offices
  • Business Parks
  • Retail Outlets
  • Onsite Residence
  • Traders Market

Company Setup in Dubai types in Jebel Ali Free Zone

Depending on the number of shareholders and the nature of the business, there can be two different types of companies:

Multiple Shareholders:

Free Zone Company - A company in the Free Zone Company can be formed with two or 25 shareholders. These shareholders could be anyone and the structure is very similar to an LLC when it comes to the paid up capital.

Public Listed Company - It can also be done with two and up to 25 shareholders. The liabilities of a PLC are similar to a Limited Liability Partnership inside of a Free Zone.

Single Shareholder

There are two types here - Free Zone Enterprise and a Free Zone Company. A free zone enterprise is similar to an LLC while the FZC is similar to a PLC in terms of liabilities. FZC has the character of a legal person and also the rights and privileges.

License Types Offered in JAFZA

  • Trading License - This allows you to carry out trading activities
  • Industrial License - It allows you to carry out manufacturing
  • Service License - It allows you to carry out
  • E-Commerce License - it allows you to carry out retail transactions over the internet
  • National Industrial License - This allows you to carry out manufacturing activities, but 51 % of the share is owned by a national of the AGCC
  • Innovation License - Facilitate research and development of products and services
  • Offshore Registration - Allows you to establish an offshore company with limited liability

Advantages of Company Setup in Jebel Ali Free Zone

  • 100 % ownership
  • 0 % Corporate Tax
  • Full Repatriation of Capital and Profits
  • 0 % import or re-export duties
  • 0 % Personal Income Tax
  • No Currency Restrictions
  • No Restriction in Hiring Foreign Employee
  • Mortgage Owned Land on Leased Premises
  • Abundant Energy