Business Setup in Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA).

Business Setup in Dubai

Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) Business Setup – a wise, economical and prestigious business decision! - 
Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA was established in 1996 by the Government of Dubai with a strategic vision to build an investment driven economy. DAFZA keeps its uniqueness with most modern infrastructure and comprehensive facilities. The location advantage of DAFZA is incomparable. The Dubai Airport Free Zone is located in close proximity to Dubai International Airport, which makes the world closer to the companies in DAFZA. In addition to that DAFZA also provides easy access to logistics and cargo handling facilities, an inevitable factor to run export and import trade successfully. All these unparalleled advantages makes Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA the favorite destination of entrepreneurs and companies targeting Middle East market.  

Over the last two decades of operation, DAFZA has become the gateway to exceptional business opportunities. Successful companies from all over the world prefer DAFZA to setup their operational hub for the region. Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) now accommodates more than 1600 companies in a world class facility spread across more than 700,000 sq. m. Many prestigious companies belonging to aviation, electronics, consumer goods, automotive, oil & gas and manufacturing are functioning in DAFZA.

For knowing more about “Company Formation in Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA”, please refer the FAQs and Answers given below:

What are the investment incentives offered by Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA?

100% foreign ownership

100% capital repatriation

100% profit repatriation

No currency restrictions  

What are the tax incentives offered by Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA?

100% corporate tax exemption

100% personal income tax exemption

100% import tax exemption

100% export tax exemption

What are the types (legal forms) of companies that can be setup in Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA?

Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) allows you to setup two different categories of companies:

Free Zone Company (FZCo)
A Free Zone Company in DAFZA can be formed with 1 (One) to 50 (Fifty) shareholders. The shareholders may be an individual (natural person) or/and a non-individual (an artificial juridical person like a company). There is a minimum share capital requirement of AED 1000. The shares of the company should be of AED 1000 each.

Branch of an Existing Company
An existing company established outside DAFZA can setup a branch within Dubai Airport Free Zone. A foreign company can setup a branch in DAFZA. No share capital is required for setting up the branch of an existing company.

What are the types of license issued in Dubai Airport Free Zone - DAFZA?

Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA issues the following two types of license for setting up your business:

Trading License – allows the license holder to import, export, store and distribute those items specified in the license.

Service License – permits the license holder to carry out the service activity(s) specified in the license.

The type of business license for setting up a free zone company in DAFZA is dictated by the business activity selected by you.   

What are the business activities permitted within Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA?

Dubai Airport Free Zone permits the investor to select from a wide range of approved Trading and Service activities. The license type will depend upon the business activity selected by you.

DAFZA also has Light Industrial Unit facilities for assembly and light production activities. These facilities and activities will be allotted / approved on a case to case basis by DAFZA. 

What are the types of facilities (lease options) available for setting up business in DAFZA?

Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA offers a wide choice of standard and custom-sized offices in their world class business park. DAFZA also offers Light Industrial Units for lease.

DAFZA offers the following ready to move office solutions:

Smart Desk Package – This office package is envisaged as a cost effective solution for starting your small business in Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA. The Business Desk is offered as a package including license and one visa.

Executive Office Packages – These fully furnished office packages are suitable for companies looking for expansion. Gold and Silver packages available with 55 – 58.99 sq. m and 50 – 54.99 sq. m area respectively.

Office Units – Custom-sized office solutions. 1 year and 3 year lease agreement options are available.

Light Industrial Units (Warehouses) – Purpose built, thermally insulated warehouses suitable for storage, assembling and light production purposes. Approximate area of 350 sq. m ground floor and mezzanine floor for office. Multiple units can be rented out. 

What are the benefits included in “Smart Desk Package” of Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA?

The “Smart Desk Package” of Dubai Airport Free Zone includes:

Exclusive furnished desk space

License (Trading or Service) to operate in DAFZA

One employment visa (investor is eligible to apply for two employment visa, but only one visa’s fee is included in the package).

Free Wi-Fi, shared photocopy and fax services.

Shared Printer

New PO Box

1 Cabinet, 1 Executive Chair, 1 Visitor Chair

1 Telephone set with installation.

Note: The lease for Smart Desk Package is valid for two years to be renewed annually. After two years, the client needs to upgrade to normal office.

What are the benefits included in “Gold Office Package” of Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA?

 The “Gold Office Package” of Dubai Airport Free Zone includes:

Office space of approximately 55–58.99 sq. m.

New PO Box (Only first year fee is included in the package, renewal fee should be paid by the client).

Free Zone Company (FZCO) or Branch registration and issuing license.

Fire, 3rd party and Perils insurance coverage from DAFZA assigned company.

Standard fitted office with Wallpaper, Flooring, False Ceiling, Lighting, Blinds, Air-conditioning, Standard Floor Boxes, office signage.

Usage of Electricity and Fixture and fitting works.

1 desk for manager, 1 executive chair, 1 cabinet for manager, 2 workstations, 1 meeting tables and 6 meeting room chairs, 4 staff chairs, 3 cabinets, 2 visitor chairs and 5 trash bins.

1 Telephone with caller ID without installation, 4 Analog telephones and installation, 1 Router

Daily cleaning of the office area, office Waste garbage collection in the offices.

6 employment visas.

1car parking with remote control.

Note: The package is valid only for new license and only one office per license.

What are the benefits included in “Silver Office Package” of Dubai Airport Free Zone – DAFZA?

The “Silver Office Package” of Dubai Airport Free Zone includes:

Approximate office space of 50–54.99 sq. m.

New PO Box (only first year fee is included in package, client should bear renewal fee).

Free Zone Company (FZCo) or Branch registration and issuing Free Zone License.

Fire, 3rd party and Perils insurance coverage from DAFZA assigned company.

Standard fitted office with Wallpaper, Flooring, False Ceiling, Lighting, Blinds, Air-conditioning, Standard Floor Boxes, office signage.

Usage of Electricity and Fixture and fitting works.

1 desk for manager, 1 executive chair, 1 cabinet for manager, 2 workstations, 1 meeting tables&6 meeting room chairs, 4 staff chairs,3 cabinets,2 visitor chairs and 5 trash bins.

1 Telephone with caller ID without installation, 4 Analog telephones and installation, 1 Router

Daily cleaning of the office area, office Waste garbage collection in the offices.

6 employment visas.

1car parking with remote control.

Note: The package is valid only for new license and only one office per license.

Mr. Baiju Masoodu is a Free Zone Business Set-up Consultant. Our ‘corporate service firm’ can advise and assist you to set-up a business in Dubai Airport Free Zone and other Free Zones in Dubai and UAE. For a free consultation & cost estimate, call me on: +971 50 214 1476 or mail me at: baijumasoodu@gmail.com

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