Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) Business Setup

Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) was established in 1985 and has since then become a home for some of the biggest businesses and companies in the UAE today. At the time of its launch, Jebel Ali free zone was home to only 19 Jebel Ali Free Zone companies. As of today, it is the operational base for more than 7,100 companies from over 100 countries and has opened nearly 135,000 jobs. More than 20% of the foreign investment and over 50% of total exports from Dubai are from the Jebel Ali free zone, which gets to show its immense importance as a dynamic business hub. As of today, the Jebel Ali free zone is valued at $69 billion in trades alone. Jebel Ali free trade zone is located at Jebel Ali Port, the largest harbor in the world that is connected to all ports worldwide. It has the capacity to accommodate more than 15 million containers per year via 170 shipping routes. The strategic location of Jebel Ali free zone directory means that it has access to most of the markets globally while Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Cargo Airport are close by. Jebel Ali Free Zone offers a single customs service that connects these two airports, providing hassle-free air cargo process. If you are looking to start a new business venture in Dubai, then the Jebel Ali free zone may be suited to your needs. With My Business Consulting DMCC, you get the best solution to develop your business in one of the most attractive free zones in the Middle East.

The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) was established in 1985 and has since then become a home for some of the biggest businesses and companies in the UAE today. At the time of its launch, Jebel Ali free zone was home to only 19 Jebel Ali Free Zone companies. As of today, it is the operational base for more than 7,100 companies from over 100 countries and has opened nearly 135,000 jobs. More than 20% of the foreign investment and over 50% of total exports from Dubai are from the Jebel Ali free zone, which gets to show its immense importance as a dynamic business hub. As of today, the Jebel Ali free zone is valued at $69 billion in trades alone. Jebel Ali free trade zone is located at Jebel Ali Port, the largest harbor in the world that is connected to all ports worldwide. It has the capacity to accommodate more than 15 million containers per year via 170 shipping routes. The strategic location of Jebel Ali free zone directory means that it has access to most of the markets globally while Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Cargo Airport are close by. Jebel Ali Free Zone offers a single customs service that connects these two airports, providing hassle-free air cargo process. If you are looking to start a new business venture in Dubai, then the Jebel Ali free zone may be suited to your needs. With My Business Consulting DMCC, you get the best solution to develop your business in one of the most attractive free zones in the Middle East.

ADVANTAGES OF BUSINESS SETUP IN JEBEL ALI FREE ZONE

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Calculating Your New Free Zone Company in Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

The most important factor in creating a viable business plan for a start-up company is understanding the initial costs. This page is a run through of General Cost for setting-up a company in Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA), per expenses as follows:

1. Type of License

Each activity of a company, falls under a specific type of License. Below is list of license types available in JAFZA. Cost includes license fee only.

ANNUAL FEE
TRADING LICENSE
• MAX. 7 PRODUCTS FROM ONE GROUP AED 5,500
• MAX. 12 PRODUCTS FROM 2 GROUPS AED 9,000
GENERAL TRADING LICENSE AED 30,000
SERVICE LICENSE (branch of UAE based company only) AED 8,000
LOGISTICS LICENSE (branch of UAE based company only) AED 30,000
INDUSTRIAL LICENSE
• MAX. 7 PRODUCTS FROM ONE GROUP AED 5,500
• MAX. 12 PRODUCTS FROM 2 GROUPS AED 9,000

Note: Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).

2. Type of Registration

Fee per each company registration depends on the proposed structure of the company as follows:

Type of Company One-Time Fee
Free Zone Company (FZCO) - 2 or more shareholders AED 15,000
Free Zone Establishment (FZE) – 1 shareholder AED 10,000
Branch of a Company AED 5,000

Note:
Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).
Additional of AED 200 for the MOA & AOA Attestation and AED 200 for the Board Resolution per type of company. Additional AED 50 for specimen signature of each shareholder and/or appointed representative of the company.

3. Type of Office Facilities

Visa eligibility depend on the size of the office. 1 visa eligibility is equivalent to 9 sqft for all types of facility. Business park is facility allows maximum 2 visa, depending on availability.

TYPE OF FACILITY SIZE ANNUAL RENT
BUSINESS PARK - AED 23,000 – 30,000 / office
OFFICES
• Standard Office (G+1) 26.00 sqm AED 2,000 / sqm
• JAFZA 14,15,16,17 As per Request AED 2,000 – 2,500 / sqm
• JAFZA View 18, 19 As per Request AED 2,100 – 2,500 / sqm
SHOWROOMS
• Type A (Showroom, Office, Warehouse) 891 sqm AED 800 / sqm
• Type B (Showroom, Office, Warehouse) 772 sqm AED 800 / sqm
• Type C (Showroom, Office) 423.72 sqm AED 1,000 / sqm
• Type D (Warehouse Only) 348.34 sqm AED 700 / sqm
WAREHOUSE & LIGHT INDUSTRIAL UNITS
• Warehouses (10 KVA) & (74 KVA) 313 to 669 sqm AED 350 – 600 / sqm
• Factory LIU (100 KVA) 543 to 619 sqm AED 450 – 600 / sqm
PLOT OF LAND Min. 5,000 sqm AED 25 – 80 / sqm
RETAIL OUTLETS
• Food Court As per Request AED 2,500 – 3,500 / sqm
• JAFZA View As per Request AED 2,500 – 3,500 / sqm

Note:
Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).
Security Deposit, Public Health Levy (PHL) & Other Cost are not included on the above annual rent.

4. Miscellaneous Documents

Establishment Card is a necessary documents to enable the company register in Residency Department. If company would like to appoint a PRO to represent them for visa purposes in JAFZA, a Power of Attorney signed either by Manager or Shareholder will be required.

ESTABLISHMENT CARD AED 1890
POWER OF ATTORNEY AED 1,500

Note: Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).

5. Residence Visa in JAFZA (valid for 3 years)

Cost of each visa varies depending on the status of an applicant’s current location, whether application is taking place inside or outside the UAE. Amendment of visa can be done only if the applicant has cancelled his previous Residence Visa or is transferring within JAFZA.
Employment Visa Guarantee Deposit is required in JAFZA and is calculated as 1.5 x Basic Salary + One-way Ticket Airfare per visa.
In case at the moment of application you are in the UAE, by choosing the Employment Visa Application inside the Country with Local amendment you can easily stay in the country, and enjoy the hassle-free process. There will be no need to exit the UAE for the Visa Status Change process.

SERVICES FEES (AED)
Employment Visa- Outside the Country 4,021
Employment Visa- Inside the Country 4,809
Medical Test, Emirates ID and Photo 1,240
MBC Service Fee 2,500

Note: Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT)

6. My Business Consulting DMCC Service Packages

COMPLETE BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
  • Corporate Consultancy

  • Day to day update regarding the full process

  • Obtaining Initial Approval: Company name; Activity; Shareholder's structure

  • Prepare Project Summary for Authorities (manual/portal)

  • Obtaining Registration of Company

  • Facility Arrangement/Coordination

  • Obtaining Licensing

  • Obtaining Establishment Card

  • Company Stamp

  • Company Profile

  • Documents Attestation with chosen authority

  • Free document expiration notification after 1 year

Service Fee - 10,000 AED

Additional Fees:

  • Subsidiary/ Branch – 5,000 AED for Corporate Due Diligence

  • NOC from 3rd party (if required) – starting from 500 AED

After obtaining the license and establishment card of the company, you may process the UAE Residence Visa or Bank Account Opening by yourself, however, shall you require professional assistance of My Business Consulting – kindly upgrade your Package.

UPGRADE
YOUR BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
BANK ACCOUNT OPENING SERVICES UAE RESIDENT VISA SERVICES
  • Assessment of Individual/Corporate Background

  • Preparation of Required Documents with a Company Profile specially designed for banks

  • Coordination with Relationship Officer before Account Opening Application Meeting

  • Scheduling Meeting with Relationship Officer

  • Full Assistance during Bank Account Opening Application and Interview

  • Follow-up of Account Opening

  • Regular Updates

  • Introduction of Official Relationship Manager

  • Assessment of Individuals Documents

  • Review of Required Documents

  • Obtaining Entry Permit

  • Typing for Medical Test and Emirates ID

  • Full Assistance in Medical Test, including transfers

  • Full Assistance in EID Biometrics, including transfers

  • Obtaining Visa Stamping

  • Collection of Emirates ID

  • Free document expiration notification after 3 years

+ 7,500 AED
Service Fee
+ 2,500 AED
Service Fee
Please note that My Business Consulting DMCC will accept and provide Bank Account Opening assistance only to those companies whose shareholders are holding UAE Residence Visa and are having similar business activity (as to what is proposed) in their home country.

Note:
Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).
COMPLETE BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
  • Corporate Consultancy

  • Day to day update regarding the full process

  • Obtaining Initial Approval: Company name; Activity; Shareholder's structure

  • Prepare Project Summary for Authorities (manual/portal)

  • Obtaining Registration of Company

  • Facility Arrangement/Coordination

  • Obtaining Licensing

  • Obtaining Establishment Card

  • Company Stamp

  • Company Profile

  • Documents Attestation with chosen authority

  • Free document expiration notification after 1 year

Service Fee - 10,000 AED

Additional Fees:

  • Subsidiary/ Branch – 5,000 AED for Corporate Due Diligence

  • NOC from 3rd party (if required) – starting from 500 AED

After obtaining the license and establishment card of the company, you may process the UAE Residence Visa or Bank Account Opening by yourself, however, shall you require professional assistance of My Business Consulting – kindly upgrade your Package.


UPGRADE
YOUR BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
BANK ACCOUNT OPENING SERVICES
  • Assessment of Individual/Corporate Background

  • Preparation of Required Documents with a Company Profile specially designed for banks

  • Coordination with Relationship Officer before Account Opening Application Meeting

  • Scheduling Meeting with Relationship Officer

  • Full Assistance during Bank Account Opening Application and Interview

  • Follow-up of Account Opening

  • Regular Updates

  • Introduction of Official Relationship Manager

+ 7,500 AED
Service Fee
Please note that My Business Consulting DMCC will accept and provide Bank Account Opening assistance only to those companies whose shareholders are holding UAE Residence Visa and are having similar business activity (as to what is proposed) in their home country.

UAE RESIDENT VISA SERVICES
  • Assessment of Individuals Documents

  • Review of Required Documents

  • Obtaining Entry Permit

  • Typing for Medical Test and Emirates ID

  • Full Assistance in Medical Test, including transfers

  • Full Assistance in EID Biometrics, including transfers

  • Obtaining Visa Stamping

  • Collection of Emirates ID

  • Free document expiration notification after 3 years

+ 2,500 AED
Service Fee
Note:
Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).