Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) Business Setup

Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

The best UAE Free Zone for wholesale trade and logistics, Jebel Ali Free Zone, is offering the unprecedented discount - up to 70% for license registration and administration for businesses operating in the free zone.




“It’s specifically designed to create value and opportunities for the companies to channel their resources to support their activities sustainably. We believe this forward-looking initiative will enable companies to do business in a smarter way and generate more business and create new jobs,” said Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and CEO of Jafza (Source GulfNews).

The best UAE Free Zone for wholesale trade and logistics, Jebel Ali Free Zone, is offering the unprecedented discount - up to 70% for license registration and administration for businesses operating in the free zone.




“It’s specifically designed to create value and opportunities for the companies to channel their resources to support their activities sustainably. We believe this forward-looking initiative will enable companies to do business in a smarter way and generate more business and create new jobs,” said Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region and CEO of Jafza (Source GulfNews).

Revised Prices for Business Setup in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)

SERVICES JAFZA Current Fees JAFZA NEW FEES
Capital Deposit Requirements AED 0 AED 0
Application Fees AED 500 AED 0
Registration Fees
FZE AED 10,000 AED 5,000
FZCO AED 15,000 AED 5,000
Branch AED 5,000 AED 5,000
License
General Trading AED 30,000 AED 15,000
Logistics AED 30,000 AED 15,000
Trading AED 5,500 AED 5,000
Service (5-7) AED 8,000 AED 5,000
Industrial AED 5,500 AED 5,000
Administration
MOA AED 200 -
Resolution Attestation AED 200 -
Specimen Signature Registration AED 50 -
Service letters – Free Zone Enterprises AED 100 / 200 -
Service letters – Employees AED 50 -
Application UAE driving license AED 200 -
Tax Exemption Letter AED 200 -
Labor Letter requests AED 500 -
RTA - Light vehicle registration AED 200 -

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. 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 the Jebel Ali free zone 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 a 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 JAFZA


TYPES OF LICENSES IN JAFZA

Trading Licence

General Trading Licence

Logistics Licence

Service License

Industrial License

ADVANTAGES OF BUSINESS SETUP IN JAFZA

  • Onsite customs

  • No currency restrictions

  • 0% personal income tax

  • 0% personal and income tax

  • One of the top 10 free zones in the world

  • Land, warehousing, and office space available

  • Business friendly environment and regulations

  • 100% foreign ownership with no capital repatriation restrictions

TYPES OF LICENSES IN JAFZA

  • Trading Licence

  • General Trading Licence

  • Logistics Licence

  • Service License

  • Industrial License

BUSINESS REGISTRATION FEES IN JAFZA

Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) is one of the best business hubs to incorporate in the world! Let My Business Consulting DMCC assist you with the company formation in JAFZA or any other free zone across the UAE. We provide the consultation and support you to successfully start, register, and do business in the UAE with the best facilities and corporate structure that will help your business grow.

Check out the general list of JAFZAcompany registration fees below. To avail the latest offers for business setup in JAFZA, request a customized proposal from our Business Setup Experts today!

1. Type of License and Registration

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

LICENSE TYPE ANNUAL FEE
Trading and Industrial Licence:
Max 7 products form 1 group
Max 12 products form 2 groups

AED 5,500
AED 9,000
General Trading Licence AED 30,000
Service License AED 8,000
Logistics License
(branch of UAE based company only)
AED 30,000

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


COMPANY TYPE 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:
* 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.

2. Type of Facility

Visa eligibility depends on the size of the office. One visa eligibility is equivalent to 9 sqft for all types of facilities. The Business Park facility allows a maximum of 2 Visas, depending on availability.

OFFICE FACILITY TYPE SIZE ANNUAL FEE
Business Park - AED 23,000 – 30,000 / office
Offices:
Standard Office – G+1
JAFZA 14,15,16,17
JAFZA View 18, 19

26.00 sqm
As per Request
As per Request

AED 2,000 / sqm
AED 2,000 – 2,500 / sqm
AED 2,100 – 2,500 / sqm
Showrooms:
Type A – Showroom / Office / Warehouse
Type B – Showroom / Office / Warehouse
Type C – Showroom / Office
Type D – Warehouse only

891 sqm
772 sqm
423.72 sqm
348.34 sqm

AED 800 / sqm
AED 800 / sqm
AED 1,000 / sqm
AED 700 / sqm
Warehouse & Light Industrial Units:
Warehouses – 10 KVA & 74 KVA
Factory LIU – 100 KVA

313 to 669 sqm
543 to 619 sqm

AED 350 – 600 / sqm
AED 450 – 600 / sqm
Plot of Land Min. 5,000 sqm AED 25 – 80 / sqm
Retail Outlets:
Food Court
JAFZA View
As per Request AED 2,500 – 3,500 / sqm

Note:
* Security Deposit, Public Health Levy (PHL) & other costs are not included on the above annual rental fees.

3. Miscellaneous Documents

Establishment Card is a necessary document to enable the company to register in the Residency Department. If the 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.

Computer Immigration Card AED 2,500
Power of Attorney AED 1,500

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

The 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 canceled 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 the case, if at the moment of the 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
Employment Visa
(outside the country)
AED 4,900
Employment Visa
(inside the country)
AED 5,320
Visa Status Change AED 950
Health Insurance
(Basic Plan)
AED 1,000

5. My Business Consulting DMCC Service Packages

Get in touch with us today to get a hyper-personalized proposal for company registration in Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority or general information on starting a business in UAE! We also provide support for opening personal or corporate bank accounts, obtaining a UAE Residence visa for investors and their employees, getting attestations of official documents, and further support of businesses after the business registration procedure is completed.

COMPLETE BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
  • Corporate Consultancy

  • Regular update regarding the full process

  • Initial Approval: company name, activity, shareholder's structure

  • Business Plan Summary

  • Company Registration

  • Facility Arrangement (Business Park)

  • Company Licensing

  • Establishment Card

  • Company Stamp

  • Company Letterhead

  • Company Profile

  • Accounts Guide for UAE Businesses not registered for VAT

  • FREE Documents Expiration Notifications after one year

Service Fee - AED 11,000

Additional Fees:

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

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

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

AED 7,500+
Service Fee
AED 2,500+
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).

5. My Business Consulting DMCC Service Packages

Get in touch with us today to get a hyper-personalized proposal for company registration in Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority or general information on starting a business in UAE! We also provide support for opening personal or corporate bank accounts, obtaining a UAE Residence visa for investors and their employees, getting attestations of official documents, and further support of businesses after the business registration procedure is completed.

COMPLETE BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
  • Corporate Consultancy

  • Regular update regarding the full process

  • Initial Approval: company name, activity, shareholder's structure

  • Business Plan Summary

  • Company Registration

  • Facility Arrangement (Business Park)

  • Company Licensing

  • Establishment Card

  • Company Stamp

  • Company Letterhead

  • Company Profile

  • Accounts Guide for UAE Businesses not registered for VAT

  • FREE Documents Expiration Notifications after one year

Service Fee - AED 11,000

Additional Fees:

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

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

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

AED 7,500+
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

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