Quick Look DAFZ

Dubai Airport Free Zone

Located well within the city, DAFZ is currently home to 1,700 companies from across the globe and covering a vast number of key industry sectors

LICENSES: General Trading | Trading | Service | Industrial

FACILITIES: Executive desks | Offices | Warehouses | Light Industrial Units

COSTS: Medium (from US$ 11,500/AED 42,000)

Recommended for: Recommended for established trading & consultancy ventures, high growth trading startups, corporate headquarters

How can we help you?

  • Recommend the best options as per your requirement
  • Incorporate your company with ease
  • Provide a holistic solution for all your business needs

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DUBAI AIRPORT FREE ZONE

The Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ) is a world-class hub for in-demand business services to consumers all over the world. Situated next to the Dubai International Airport, it offers fast clearance and paperwork processing, and continues to innovate to adapt to the international business landscape’s ever-changing trends.

WHY DAFZ?

  • Strategically located in the heart of Dubai, next to the airport
  • Quick Access to main hotspots
  • World-class facilities
  • Single window convenience for administrative services
  • Investor-oriented management
  • Round-the-clock customs services and rapid cargo clearance
  • Dedicated logistics centre
  • Full range of business activities
  • All Free Zone benefits

FORM YOUR DAFZ COMPANY NOW!

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Advantages of a DAFZ Free Zone company

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 0% corporate tax for 50 years
  • 0% personal income tax
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 0% import or re-export duties
  • No currency restrictions
  • No restrictions on foreign talent or employees

In addition to this, company formation in the Dubai Airport Free Zone can derive benefits from the extensive network of double-tax avoidance treaties that the United Arab Emirates has signed with countries worldwide, including countries such as India, Pakistan, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Austria and Holland.

Dubai offers the additional benefits of a very high standard of living and a vibrant expatriate community with people from over 180 nations living and working in the region.

Entities in DAFZ can be registered as:

Free Zone Company (FZCO)

This is similar to a limited liability company that can operate within the free zone. Shareholders may be individuals, corporate entities, or a combination of the two.

FZCO features:

  • Can be from 1 to 50 shareholders (individual, corporate or both)
  • Minimum share capital: AED 1,000 per shareholder
  • Value of each share: AED 1,000 (

Branch Company

Existing companies can establish a Branch of their parent company.

Branch Features

  • No share capital required.
  • 100% owned by parent company
  • Same business and activity name as parent company

We can help you structure your company through our DAFZ company formation services. Contact us to discuss your requirements. 

A wide range of business activities can be chosen for DAFZ company formation from the following:

General Trading – allows the holder to trade in general activities including import, export, re-export, store, and distribute.

Trade License – allows the holder to carry out trading activities including import, export, re-export, distribution, and storage of specific products.

Service License – is geared towards service-oriented businesses and enables an entity to provide services specified in the license.

Industrial License – allows the holder to carry out light manufacturing industrial activities, packaging, and assembling.

Click here to download an updated list of business activities allowed for DAFZ company formation.

The Dubai Airport Free Zone has the following facilities and office solutions to offer:

  • Customizable Office Solutions
  • Smart Desk Office
  • Business Desk Office
  • Business Enabled Office
  • Executive Suites Office Packages
  • Warehouses and Light Industrial Units

Here are the initial documentation required for incorporation process:

  • Application Form
  • Letter of Intent (summary of company profile at DAFZA
  • Profile of the company/business plan
  • Company brochure (if available)
  • Annual financial report or shareholder(s) 6 months bank statement
  • Copy of the manager’s passport and CV
  • Copy of shareholder(s) passport and CV
  • Original (not a copy) bank reference letter (shareholders)
  • No Objection letter for manager (if a resident of UAE and UAE employment visa-holder)
  • No Objection letter from the relevant Dubai authority, if applicable.

* if any of the documents are in any language other than English and Arabic, then, it must be legally translated into English.

You can download the list of required documents here.

Here are the approximate costs incurred in setting up a company in the Dubai Airport Free Zone:

Registration fee – US$ 1,900 (AED 7,000) – for FZCO only

License fee starts at US $ 4,100 (AED 15,000) per annum

Establishment Card – US$ 545 (AED 2,000)

Visas start at US $ 1,500 (AED 5,500) for a 3-year visa

Smart Desk (temporary) – US $ 4,500 (AED 16,625)

Office space – from US $ 17,000 (AED 62,500) per annum for a 25 square metres fitted office

Warehouses – from 312 square metres at US$ 218 (AED 800) per square metre

Download your DAFZ company formation fact sheet here.

How can 10 Zone help in with company formation in DAFZ?

10 Zone has:

  • been setting up businesses in Dubai since 2004
  • experts in consultancy and company formation
  • a team of highly qualified Lawyers, Chartered Accountants and Relationship Managers
  • capabilities to assist you in English, Arabic, French, German, Turkish, Hindi, Afrikaans & Tagalog.

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