Dubai Airport Free zone

Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority

Dubai Airport Free zone (DAFZA) is one of the most iconic, most sought after free zone in the UAE. It is located right next to Dubai International airport.

Since 1966, Dubai airport free zone authority investors have been enjoying the amazing benefits of being strategically located right next to the airport. Dubai airport free trade zone has a remarkable state-of-the-art infrastructure premium facilities and amenities, seamless registration procedure making it a global hub for international investment.

The free zone is a diverse platform for multinational entities over the globe, welcoming to SMEs and all other well-established companies looking forward to having their base in the heart of Dubai.

Dubai airport free zone companies list is most popularly known for its aviation, freight and logistics companies, DAFZA is also home to IT companies, food and beverage, printing and publishing companies and so much more.

In terms of facilities, DAFZA offers various solutions from sharing desks to furnished or semi-furnished offices, warehouses (light industrial units), food outlets.

The free zone also gives investors the benefits of 100 percent ownership, exemption from tax, premium logistics center and a cargo handling facility hub, smart services platform, last but not least - a hassle-free setup and day-to-day operations.

In DAFZA investors have various licensing options: free zone establishment for a single owner, free zone company for multiple owners, or Branch or a foreign or a local company.

A free zone establishment or company is an entity owned by individuals. There can be 1 or more shareholders. The second option would be a branch company. This type of entity is established as a mirror company of the parent one with the aim of carrying out the same business activities as being carried out by the parent company. In this case, the parent company will also remain the single owner.

Step by Step Process for the company formation in Dubai Airport Free Zone:

  1. Initial evaluation stage
    This procedure is completed by your trusted business setup consultant, getting all the initial approvals required before the incorporation is done. This stage includes the name reservation procedure and security approval.
  2. Documents submission
    DAFZA requires a number of documents starting from passport copies of the owners, ending with audit reports and bank statements. Different setup requires different documents.
  3. Payment of the invoice for the facility / space chosen by the investor
    This could range from co-working space to, office facilities or warehouse facility.
  4. A visit to the free zone by the shareholders to sign all original documents in order to get the license issued, if a visit is not possible then a Power of Attorney can be issued so that the POA holder can sign all the documents on behalf of the shareholders

After the company is registered our esteemed business consultants Emirabiz , a business setup in Dubai will be happy to guide you with the PO Box application, establishment card followed by Visa application and all administration related issues.

Documents Required for DAFZA free zone initial approval

Free Zone establishment Company Requirements,

  • Business plan
  • Latest six months personal bank statement
  • Original bank reference letter
  • Passport copy
  • NOC letter for shareholders currently on UAE resident visa

Branch Entity Requirements

  • Certificate of Registration of Parent entity (Notarised and attested)
  • Memorandum of association of Parent company ( Notarised and attested)
  • Owners declaration calling for a branch registration at DAFZA (Notarised and attested)
  • Power of attorney for appointed signatory (Notarised and attested)
  • Company profile of parent company
  • Audited financial reports of parent company
  • Business plan
  • Latest six months personal bank statement
  • Original bank reference letter
  • Passport copy
  • NOC letter for shareholders currently on UAE residence visa

Last but not least Dubai free zone business setup costs vary from one free zone ,authority to another , how about you get in touch with one of esteemed managers to get an outlook on the overall detailed cost on each and every procedure as well as get an opportunity to compare with other well established free zone like Dubai silicon oasis.

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