- COMPANY SETUP
- Finance & Banking
Approximate Processing Time
Average setup time:2 weeks
Established in 1996, Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) is Dubai’s premium free zone and one of the world’s ultimate free zone destinations. DAFZA currently hosts over 1,600 multinational companies from various industries including IT and telecommunications, aviation, freight and logistics, pharmaceuticals, engineering, food and beverage, jewelry and cosmetics. Some of the world’s most recognized brands – from Rolls Royce and Roche to Boeing and Chanel – have set up their Middle Eastern base in this prestigious free zone.
Advantages of DAFZA license:
- 100 % corporate, personal, import, export tax exemption
- 100 % foreign ownership
- 100 % repatriation of capital and profits
- No currency restrictions
- Strategic location in the heart of Dubai next to the airport
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Types of business licenses:
A trade license allows the holder to carry out trading activities including import, export, re-export, distribution, and storage of specific products.
This license type is issued to businesses that are service providers, artisans or craftsmen. Examples of companies that apply for this type of license include medical services, beauty salons and repair services.
An industrial license entitles the holder to carry out light manufacturing industrial activities, packaging and assembling.
General Trading License
A general trading license allows the holder to trade in general activities including import, export, re-export, store & distribute.
Popular business activities at DAFZA:
- Aircraft manufacturing