JAFZA

A customized platform for global connectivity

Jafza (Jebel Ali) is one of the most competitive locations to establish a business and see it grow. Benefits to businesses include a customized platform for global connectivity; connections with a network of business leaders with a history of success and an easy operating environment created around simplifying your operations, all within the dynamic Dubai and Jafza (Jebel Ali) market that supports enterprise development while offering one of the most desirable places to live.

Everything at Jafza (Jebel Ali) has been designed with the unique needs of manufacturing and trading companies in mind. Join Jafza (Jebel Ali) dynamic community of some of the most successful businesses in the world.

Dubai is a prospering city with a high standard of living

The vibrant business community within Jafza (Jebel Ali) offers an environment that fosters trade, sustains happiness and encourages entrepreneurs to dream big and achieve the great heights.

Apart from the services required from Jafza (Jebel Ali) partner government organizations, such as DEWA, etisalat, du, Dubai Police and The General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, there are a number of other service facilities and amenities available with the city-within-a-city called Jafza (Jebel Ali).

Services and amenities for the more than 135,000 people who working in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) include Full Service Food Courts with food outlets, cafes, restaurants, travel agencies, business services, typing centers, printing services, money exchanges, insurance companies, a stationery store, supermarkets, a driver training center, and a hotel, among others.

Jafza One: a modern business address at the heart of New Dubai

One of the key cornerstones of business success is an inspiring work environment. Jafza One, the unique commercial complex in new Dubai, is located at the heart of Jafza (Jebel Ali), the world's leading Free Zone.

Jafza (Jebel Ali) 's flagship commercial property, Jafza One, is a premium 'one-stop-shop' business facility. Designed to satisfy a comprehensive range of corporate requirements, the complex has been developed to maximize commercial growth and enable your company to operate and thrive in a hassle-free, seamless environment.

Offering all the elements of a successful business ecosystem, this is the perfect location for your business to showcase its success, as well as network and connect with more than 7,500 leading local and international businesses.

Ease of access to a global market via Jafza (Jebel Ali)

With more than 330 companies from 27 countries playing a vital role in Jafza (Jebel Ali) 's Logistics sector, the free zone is ideally located as a hub catering to the world.

Making use of the UAE's extensive multi-modal infrastructure, Jafza (Jebel Ali) provides easier access to key markets in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, serving more than 2.5 billion people. This helps the UAE cement its position as the leading hub for logistics in the region.

Jafza (Jebel Ali)'s unique offering is a Sea-Land-Air logistics corridor within a single custom bonded area, allowing for unprecedented speed in the movement of cargo from sea to air without the need for any customs checks along the way.

Pre-built warehouses in Jafza (Jebel Ali) for high quality storage and light manufacturing

Jafza (Jebel Ali) offers pre-built warehouses for high quality storage and light manufacturing activities. The Jafza (Jebel Ali) warehouses are thermally insulated purpose-built units available on a rental basis and are fitted with office space.

Office clusters over a range of high and low-rise buildings

Jafza (Jebel Ali) offers office space for lease spread over a range of high and low rise facilities. Office clusters within Jafza (Jebel Ali) are conveniently located to ensure easy access for both staff and visitors and each office area leased is unfurnished, ensuring each customer has the ability to express their own individual style. Customers can lease any area of office space they desire, from a floor in a high rise to an entire building. Jafza (Jebel Ali) tailors each office to suit the needs of each customer and works to tailor the interior layout and design to requested specifications. The existing infrastructure throughout Jafza (Jebel Ali) is impeccable and all office buildings benefit from a number of value-added features.

Infrastructure-ready land for lease in Jafza (Jebel Ali)

Land of various sizes for short and long-term lease is available in Jafza (Jebel Ali) for companies wanting to construct their own facilities. Each land site in Jafza (Jebel Ali) ranges from 5,000sqm to larger areas, based on the specific requirements of individual customers.

Annual Rent (/sq.m /year): AED 40 to AED 100

Minimum Leasable Area: 5,000 sq.m

The main features of our plots include

Road infrastructure ready

Electricity and water infrastructure ready

Telecommunication infrastructure ready

Plots allocated in zones to ideally locate customers with similar needs

24-hour security within Jafza (Jebel Ali Free Zone)

Customized Development Solutions

Jafza (Jebel Ali) Customized Development solutions allow customers to fully meet their operational and corporate needs including function, image and workplace strategy. We work in partnership with the customer and other key stakeholders to deliver bespoke end to end solutions that meet specific, demand driven requirements.

Formation

Jafza offers several formation types that enable customers to establish their company to suit individual requirements.

In order to form a company within the Jebel Ali Free Zone the investor(s) must choose one of the following formation types:

•             Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

 

•             Free Zone Company (FZCo)

 

•             Public Listed Company (PLC)

 

•             Branch of a Company

 

•             Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

FZE registration allows for a single shareholder, shareholders can be an individual/person or a non-individual/company. An FZE is essentially a Limited Liability company within the Free Zone, meaning that the liabilities of the company are limited to its capital paid. An FZE has a legal personality distinct from that of its shareholder and has the capacity, rights and privileges of a person.

•          Free Zone Company (FZCo)

FZCo registration allows for multiple shareholders (up to 50). Shareholders can be an individual person or a non-individual/company. An FZCo is essentially a Limited Liability company within the Free Zone, meaning that the liabilities of the company are limited to its capital paid. An FZCo has a legal personality distinct from that of its shareholder and has the capacity, rights and privileges of a person.

•          Public Listed Company (PLC)

A PLC is a company with limited liability and two or more shareholders. It is essentially a Limited Liability company within the Free Zone, meaning that the liabilities of the company are limited to its capital paid. A PLC has a legal personality distinct from that of its shareholders and has the capacity, rights and privileges of a person. A PLC may invite the public to subscribe to its shares and must list its shares on a stock exchange in accordance with the Markets Laws.

•          Branch of a Company

A branch is considered a legal entity of its parent company; it is 100% owned by the parent company, operates under the same name and conducts the same business. A company established outside of the Jebel Ali Free Zone may establish a branch within Jafza.

License

The type of license you require to operate in Jafza will depend upon the activity your business intends to engage in. There are three main categories of activity and license; Trading, Service and Industrial.

1.         Trading License

Allows the holder to import, export and distribute items specified on the license.

 

2.         General Trading License

Allows the holder access to a wider range of activities and a broader range of items on the license.

 

3.         Service License

Allows the holder to carry out the services specified on the licence.

 

4.         Industrial License

Allows the holder to import raw materials, carry out the manufacture

of specified products and export the finished product to other countries.

 

5.         National Industrial License

Issued for manufacturing companies with at least 51% GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) ownership.

 

6.         Logistics License

Allows specified logistics services (e.g. storage, transportation, distribution, forwarding and clearing activities, order management, inventory management etc.)

 

7.         E-Commerce License

To carry out buying and selling of goods and services over electronic networks via any electronic means.

Activity

The type of activity your business participates in will dictate the types of licenses along with the most appropriate facility you will require in Jafza. There are three main categories of activity; Trading, Service and Industrial.

 

•           Trading activity

Trading companies will require either a Trading or General Trading license.

 

•           Service activity

Service companies will require a Service licence.

 

•           Industrial activity

Industrial companies will require an Industrial

 

Products

Jafza offers a range of products specially designed to meet a variety of business needs. Simply select the type that suits your business best.

 

•           Plots of land

•           Warehouses

•           Showrooms

•           Customized development solutions

•           Offices

•           Business Park

•           Retail outlets

•           On-site residence

 

•           Plots of Land

The plot of land is infrastructure ready to use for purpose built facilities. Choose the size plot for your business, available in long-term lease, ideal for companies wishing to construct their own facility. Each land site varies from 5,000sqm to larger sizes according to the specific requirements of individual customers.

 

•           Warehouses

Jafza offers pre-built warehouses to meet customer’s need for high quality storage and light manufacturing. The pre-built warehouses are high quality, thermally insulated, purpose-built-units available on a rental basis. Units filled with office space vary in size from 313sqm to 670sqm. Warehouses eaves height varies from 6m to 12m.

 

•           Showrooms

Choose from showrooms with a dedicated warehouse, office space over two floors and prime showroom frontage. Each unit contains warehouse space at the rear with a glass facade showroom frontage and mezzanine floors which act as office space.

 

All offices having provisions for air conditioning and are equipped with light fixtures, power points and telephone access. Various size options such as showrooms of 264sqm, office space from 158sqm to 277sqm, and warehouses of 348sqm are available. Showrooms eaves height varies from 6m to 9m.

 

•           Customized Development Solutions

Innovative solutions that address industry specific requirements. These developments include extensive services from network planning, site selection and project design to development, collaborating with your business for infrastructure/superstructure specifics.

 

 

•           offices

Quality high and low-rise unfurnished offices. Office space in Jafza has been designed to be as forward thinking as the companies it houses. Choose from state-of-the-ak spaces that can be tailored to suit your needs, with each office available unfurnished, ensuring your style and taste are easy to implement. Leasing space is also flexible; rent a floor or an entire building and benefit from a number of value-added features. Size of offices vary from 25sqm to 5000sqm.

 

•           Business Park

The Jafza Business Park provides ready-to-use, fully furnished offices with no setup cost making it long term use. Business Park facilities can be upgraded to a fully-fledged office when needed.

 

•           Retail Outlets

Jafza offers a choice of retail outlets spread throughout the Free Zone, enabling you to sell your products in Jafza with ease and convenience. There are also many food outlets available for rent offering areas ranging between 20sqm to 120sqm in a variety of locations, including an impressive food court in Jafza South.

 

 

•           On-site Residence

Accommodate your employees on-site. Jafza has the option of company employee accommodation within the Free Zone, with around 10,000 rooms; we ensure your employees are provided with an ideal environment to call home, which includes several amenities such as basketball courts and food courts.

Steps for Registration :

There are three simple steps to register your company in Jafza:

1.         Application submission

2.         Selection of Product(s), Registration of Company and Payment

3.         Receive License and Product

 

Documents Required: 

•           Documents required for all applicants

•           Documents required for FZCo/FZE

•           Documents required for Branch of a Company

 

•           Documents Required for all Applicants

 

•           Jafza application form

•           Environment Health and Safety (EHS) application form

•           Passport/Emirates ID copy of manager, directors and secretary (FZE/ FZCo – manager plus shareholder(s) included)

•           Project summary

•           No Objection Certificate from local sponsor, applicable to UAE resident only

 

Branch of a Company(Abroad):

 

•           Certificate of Registration

Duly notarized by UAE embassy

 

•           Memorandum & Articles of Association

Duly notarized by UAE embassy

 

•           Board Resolution or & Power of Attorney

Duly notarized by UAE embassy

 

•           Specimen signature of manager

 

Branch of a Company(UAE):

 

•           License Copy

•           Memorandum of Association, photocopy

•           Article of Association, photocopy

•           Share Certificate, photocopy

•           Chamber of Commerce Certificate, photocopy

•           Letter from company to open branch in Jafza

•           Board Resolution, original

•           Specimen signature of manager,

 

Fees

 

This section provides a comprehensive break down of the fees involved when setting up your company in Jafza.

 

•           Registration Fees

•           License Fees