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Jebel Ali Free Zone

UAE Company Formation

Boost your business's success with full ownership, no taxes, and 100% capital and profit repatriation. Proximity to Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum Airport makes it easy to reach global markets.

JAFZA Company Formation


Major Benefits of a Jebel Ali Free Zone Business Setup


Jebel Ali Free Zone Company Setup


Company formation in 5-10 business days

Easy to Open a Bank Account


Minimal Paper work

100% Foreign Ownership

100% Foreign Ownership

Investor Visa

UAE Investor Visa

Investor Visa

0% Income Tax & Withholding Tax.


JAFZA Business Setup Packages

Build your business in Jebel Ali Free Zone with our custom packages. You’ll get an easy setup, great benefits, and a lively community. Join your business’s growth with our help. Your vision, our know-how!
Business Consultation
100% Foriegn Ownership
Business License for 1 Year
LLC Strucure
Activity Type
Service / Consulting / Trading / E-Commerce
Service / Consulting / Trading / E-Commerce
Service / Consulting / Trading / E-Commerce
Access to reminders and notifications on License, Visa and ID renewal
Flexi Office
1 Visa
Medical Fitness Test of Owner / Investor
Biometric for Owner / Shareholder
Corporate Tax Registration
Assistance in Bank Account Opening
VAT Registration
Accounting & Bookkeeping*
Annual Support for License, Visa, Immigration, and Labor Services
Financial Compliance Services (ESR, UBO, AML)
Audit of the Accounts
VAT Return Filing Services
Corporate Tax Return Filing Services
AED 20,000*
AED 26,500*
AED 59,500*
Jebel Ali Free Zone - UAE Freezone

JAFZA: Build a Strong Business Foundation in the
Largest Free Zone for Maximum Growth

Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) is the UAE’s leading free zone. It has a large custom-bonded zone in Dubai. It hosts around 9,500+ global and local businesses like manufacturing, logistics, and trade.

Getting a trade license in JAFZA for starting a company could cost as low as AED 5,500. But, the total setup costs, covering visas, registration, and other fees, may range from AED 20,000 to AED 100,000.

Explore The Licenses for Business Activities

JAFZA has different licenses to boost innovation and business growth. You can easily join different sectors here. This way, you can make your business thrive in this supportive free zone.

Trading License

Trading License

You can use this license to engage in sending, receiving, storing, and distributing items as outlined in the permit.

industrial license in dubai uae

Industrial License

This license lets you acquire raw materials, manufacture specific goods, and transport the final product to any place.

Service License

Service License

This license lets you offer services within the Jebel Ali Free Zone. But, they must align with the Economic Department or Emirate's Municipality regulations.

Logistics License

Carry out specialized logistic services such as storage, transportation, distribution, sorting, forwarding, clearing activities, order and inventory management, and more.

E-commerce License

E-Commerce License

This license lets you do online business. You can sell products and services on the Internet.

General Trading License

General Trading License

This license lets you trade goods based on JAFZA's guidelines, making business smoother.

Business Legal Structures in Jebel Ali Free Zone

Begin your JAFZA business setup journey with the right legal framework. Choose to own your business alone in the Free Zone Establishment or partner in the Free Zone Company. Expand your reach with Branch Offices or Representative Offices. Your business, your legal setup, your success story.

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

This structure has a sole shareholder. So, the owner wholly owns the firm.

Free Zone Company (FZ Co.)

This structure is a Free Zone Limited Liability Company (LLC). A collective of shareholders set up such firms. Shareholders can be individuals and non-individual entities.

Branch Office/Representative Office

It's a branch of a parent firm in JAFZA. The parent entity owns it wholly. It works under the parent's name and scope of operations.

Publicly Listed Corporation (PLC)

A PLC has two or more shareholders. It publicly offers shares on the stock exchange.

Offshore Enterprise

This structure is for firms that won't do business within the UAE. But they'll have assets, intellectual property, and administrative duties.

Required Documents

Find below the list of documents required to register a company in JAFZA free zone.

Individual Shareholder
Passport Copy (Valid for at least 6 months) 
Visa Page Copy (if applicable) 
Emirates ID (if applicable) 
Passport-sized Photos 
Personal Information Sheet or Application Form 
3 Name Choices 
Corporate Shareholder
Company Trade License / Certificate of Incorporation 
Memorandum of Association 
Board of Resolution for Company Setup and Appointment of Authorized Signatory 
UBO List 
Incumbency Certificate 
3 Name Choices 
Passport copy of Company Manager 
Visa copy of Company Manager 
Emirates ID of Company Manager 

Note*  The list of document requirements is subject to change as per the desired license activity and JAFZA Freezone authority.


An estimated timeline for business setup in JAFZA Freezone is mentioned below for your reference.

Submit Your Application & Issuance Of Trade License And Company Formation Documents

Day 1

Immigration Card & E-channel Application Issued

Day 5

Entry Permit, Change Status, Medical, Emirates ID Issued

Day 8

Investor Visa Issued

Day 10
Business Setup Process - Jebel Ali Freezone

Steps for JAFZA Company Formation


Select Your Business Name

Choose a unique firm name. Make sure it resonates with your vision. Business name selection is a crucial step of business formation.
2. Take initial approvals from DED  

Choose Your Business Activity

Choose what your company will do. It's vital for getting the license.
3. Apply for external approvals if required

Get the Approval and Licenses

Submit your business plans, relevant documents, and financial details to the concerned officials to proceed legally.
4. Trade name reservation

Secure a Lease Contract for Your Office

Complete a lease agreement to arrange your workspace and outline tenant responsibilities.

5. Acquire Your License and Keys to Your Office

Acquire Your License and Keys to Your Office

Once you have your business licenses and all the needed permissions, you can start your business. This moves you from getting ready to actually doing your business.

6. Resident Visa and Emirates ID Card

Resident Visa and Emirates ID Card

You can apply for resident and worker ID cards and visas. Once these are issued, your firm is officially recognized. And you can start your business operations in the free zone.

Why Avyanco for Company Formation in JAFZA?

At Avyanco, we’re your partners in success. Based in Dubai, we’re experts in smooth company registration and financial compliance. Our diverse team gives personalized solutions. We help entrepreneurs and foreign companies in the UAE’s fast-changing business scene.

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  • Regulatory Expertise
  • Comprehensive Support

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  • Diverse Expertise

    Our expert team, which includes business setup experts, lawyers, and financial pros, works together to provide custom solutions for your JAFZA Business Setup.

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    Holistic Support

    From registration to financial adherence, we offer end-to-end guidance. Count on us to guide you through JAFZA Company Formation for great results.

  • Client-Focused Approach

    We put your needs first. So, we create quality solutions that follow your vision. Your satisfaction drives us.

Meet Our Specialists

Our skilled experts bring industry know-how. They have vast experience and a united focus on your success. When you work with us, you’re making your business goals real with our support every step of the way.

Success Stories

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Popular Questions

Jebel Ali Free Zone Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Jebel Ali Free Zone?

Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) is the World’s flagship free zone at Dubai’s western end. It’s the Middle East’s largest customs bonded zone. It fosters trade and has over 9,500 businesses. It adds $104.2 billion to Dubai’s economy each year.

How long does it take to register a business in the Jebel Ali Free Zone?

Company registration in the Jebel Ali free zone takes 2 to 4 weeks.

Can I mortgage my premises in the Jebel Ali Free Zone?

Yes, you can mortgage your premises in JAFZA. This way, you can use your JAFZA property as collateral when you need money. It can help you get a loan.

Can I own multiple businesses in the Jebel Ali Free Zone?

Yes, JAFZA lets you open many businesses within the free zone. There are no restrictions on the number of companies you want to own. But, each entity is treated as a separate company.