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Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)

Company Formation in Jebel Ali Free Zone

One of the oldest free zones, JAFZA remains the largest free zones in Dubai with more than 7000 multinational companies and organizations. That the Jebel Ali Free Zone is located close to the Jebel Ali Port, which is the world’s largest man-made port in the middle east makes it a point of strategic importance.  It has evolved as a commercial hub drawing investors from not just the Middle Eastern countries, but across the world including Europe, India, Asian countries, America, and so on.  

The Jebel Ali Free Zone offers a vast portfolio of facilities that range from warehouses, logistics, land plots, office space, industrial houses, residences, and many more business-centric solutions.

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JAFZA Free Zone License Costs

Jebel Ali Free Zone offers licenses for the following activities.

  • Trading and Industrial
  • General Trading
  • Service
  • Logistics

When it comes to JAFZA trade license registration, there are two types and the setup cost depends on the kind of license your business comes under. The license cost in JAFZA is considerably lower when compared to other Freezone setups

License Type Annual Fees
Trading and Industrial License
Type 1
5,500 AED
Type 2
9,000 AED
General Trading License
30,000 AED
Service License
8,000 AED
Logistics License
30,000 AED

Type 1

 Under Trading and Industrial License permits businesses to handle up to 7 products from one group.

Type 2

License authenticates businesses handling up to 12 products from two groups.

When compared to other Freezone setups in Dubai, the overall company setup costs in Jebel Ali Free Zone is reasonable. As mentioned above, the license cost is also lower in Jebel Ali Free Zone. We have curated the one-time registration costs for JAFZA based on the nature and structure of the company.

JAFZA Setup Costs

Company Type Registration Fee
Free Zone Establishment (2 to 5 shareholders)
10,000 AED
Free Zone Company (1 shareholder)
15,000 AED
Branch of a Foreign/Local Company
5,000 AED
For right estimates and latest cost details, consult our company formation experts. Start a free consultation.

Documents required to setup business in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)

Following are some of the essential documents that you need for the JAFZA company formation in Dubai.

  • Original as well as copies of passports of shareholders of the company
  • Application form for Freezone setup in Dubai
  • Passport size photo
  • Broad summary of the project.
  • Board resolution to setup company

Our experts shall give you the exact set of documents required to complete the company formation in Jebel Ali Freezone.

How it works?

Company formation in Jebel Ali Freezone is not harder anymore. It is just a step away!!

  • Consultation

Talk to our company formation experts. Let us know your company structure and business interests. We will walk you through the right set of requirements to incorporate your business in JAFZA.

  • Document Submission

We will guide you through the documents required for JAFZA company formation in Dubai. We will do all it takes to strengthen your business application and profile. Submit your documents to our advisor.

  • Registration and Delivery

We will help you with the right advice to get through the registration. Our advisor will hand over the approved JAFZA license and other documents pertaining to your registration.

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Oxbow Corporate Services is one of the leading consultants and solution providers for licensing, business incorporation, and other related activities. With the right set of expertise and experience, we help entrepreneurs and business owners acquire licenses and registration in a short span of time.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the benefits of Jebel Ali Free Zone?

There are ample benefits that businesses can enjoy by getting themselves incorporated in the Jebel Ali Free Zone. Most important of them is that they enjoy 100% ownership, hire foreign employees, and are exempted from paying corporate taxes, import duties, and re-export duties.

2. What are the license types available in Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority?

a) Trading and Industrial. b) General Trading. c) Service. d) Logistics. e) E-commerce. f) Offshore registration.

3. How many days would it take for my business to get a license in JAFZA?

The business incorporation in JAFZA is pretty quick and it takes less than a week to get your license.

4. I am a foreigner. Do I need a local partner to incorporate my entity in JAFZA?

No, in the Jebel Ali Free Zone, you are free to have 100% ownership even when you are a foreigner. You don’t need a local partner to get your business running.

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