Jafza Dubai business Hub offers trading, manufacturing and service companies a unique opportunities to do business from the media east with zero tax and un beat able business incentives. Situated at the crossroads between East and West, Jafza is an ideal warehousing, distribution and industrial hub providing access to a market of over two billion demanding and affluent consumers.
The free zone is built around the largest man-made port in the word, and over hundred square kilo meters. Pre built facilities for office space are available for lease, as are warehouses for storage distribution. and manufacturing. Plots of land are also available, and clients may construct purpose built facilities. Storage space in the cold and cool stores, open storage areas and ultra modern cargo handling equipment can be hired.
Jafza currently has over 5,000 compnies.140 are fortune 500 hundred companies. Jafza has started to execute an expansion project to increase number of facilities for potential customers 40 square kilo meters in the south area is being development at a cost of more then 2 billion. Selected industrial companies producing and exporting superior goods will occupy this zone. The new expansion is vital to accommodate clients waiting facilities and to boost trade, container and cargo operation creating a world class most efficient business hub.Jafza Dubai port Authority (DPA) and Dubai Customs have merged into inextricably linked corporation called the ports, customers and free zone Corporation. They are led by a chairmen and share strong, symbiotic relationship. The free zone is built around the DPA,s jebel Ali terminal. Enabling customers to take full advantages of the ports ISO- certified container and general cargo operation. Specialized unloading facilities and purpose-built storage such as the cool and cold stores are also at the disposal of free zone companies. jebel ali terminal offers efficient cargo handling, and with rates among the lowest in the world, The logistic and economics of export are very good.DPA is entering a new and exciting area of expansion at jebel ali port, when complete, the Expansion of port will offer, Extra three major terminals and total of 82 berths equipped with state of the art large cranes to effectively handle business growth at Dubai ports. This will enable DPA to handle over 21 million TEU,s
(20 feet equivalent nits).
In Addition to a surrounding gulf corporation council countries- Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, UAE, Bahrain and Oman-The markets of the CLs, Indian sub continent, Africa Europe and the far East can also be reached very cost effectively from Jafza, via jebel ali port. No media major market in the middle east are more then 24 hours drive away. No major port in a region is more then 48 hours away by ship. Europe is 14 days away, Japan is 20 days away , and south east Asia is just 9 days away.
Dubai international air port and its air cargo terminal are just 30 minutes away by road. The new jebel ali international air port, which is located adjacent to jafza will provide the most efficient logistical Sea- Air link for cargo.
Jafza has been developed to attract businessman who are accustomed to certain levels of quality and efficiency. The zone is served by a modern, purpose –built infrastructure. Abundant low cost energy supplies make it extremely cost effective to run a business from there. Most importantly, Client wills appreciate the simple administrative procedures.Application for a new companies wishing to locate to jafza, Dubai business Hub, can be processed within two working days, and client can choose to built on a vacant site, select from pre built units or lease high and medium rise building-what ever suit there needs.
Ø Supportive and on -site business environment including; bank costumes, chamber of commerce, medical centre etc.t
Ø World class multimode logistics hub
Ø Staff accommodation
Ø Customers service support; advice on business matching, delegation
Ø Location advisor and desirable industrial sites\The largest and most diversified industrial and distribution zone
Ø Accessible market proximity and fast flow of goods with access to DPA services
Ø Drivers business community profile
Ø Market access to over 2 billion consumers
Ø Owned premises on electronic portal for acquiring service
Ø Leasing facilities (Office, Light industrial unit, Warehouse, land)
Ø Strong partner ship with government and business leaders dedicated to a business success
Unique staff accommodation and community housing: Jafza staff accommodation has been specially designed to create a peace full and attractive environment for multi nation staff, with a wide range of amenities and facilities.
Abundant energy supplies, including industrial waste and water, make it extremely cost-effective to run almost any type of business from jafza.
High quality pre- built facilities that can be modified to suit individual requirements. Plots of lands are available for lease on which companies can construct their own facilities.
Activities Allowed By Free zone
Any activity may function in jafza after the approval of the environment, Health , Safety, and security department (EHSS)
Most of the jafza –based companies fall under the activity heading of trading , Manufacturing and services industries. In order from most to least numerous, companies in jafza come from the Middle east , Europe, the Indian sub continent, Americas, far East, Africa and others.
Real Estate (Units and prices)
Office cluster within jafza are conveniently situated to permit quick easy access for both visitors and staff.To cater for all company requirements, Jafza offers a variety of office facilities, all of which are un furnished to allow companies to express their own individual style. Existing infrastructure through jafza is excellent and all office buildings benefit from a number value added features, including: jafza cost efficient offices provide ample working space and are equipped with air conditioning, light fixtures, power points, and internet and telephone access. Design to be adoptable and user friendly, the offices have specious, flexible floor plans that are able to accommodate specific interior designs, and can be develop to in corporate future expansion
Multi story Office Buildings:
In addition to pre built offices, well appointed, atrium-style buildings bearing the hall mark of excellence are now available. These multi stories buildings are available on an annual rental basis. These specious un furnished offices provide clients with the flexibility need to accommodate specific needs , including future expansion plans. Each facility is fitted with central air condition having individual thermostat controls. every office is equipped with fiber optic net work for high speed digital lines and an advance fire detection system , which is link to jafza,s Fire control Room. Modification to the original plan can be carried out to suit your specification and budget, with jafza authority’s supervision. However, on vacating the premises, all care must be taken to restore the office to its original condition.
Light industrial units/warehouses:
Jafza purpose built warehouses and light industrial units (LIU)offer spacious, high quality thermally insulated facilities suitable for a wide range of applications, Convenient 24 hours access includes two entry/exit points: a ramp for light vehicles, and a loading dock for containers and trucks. Every LIU is also equipped with an office.
High quality., thermally insulated, purpose-built units are available to clients on an annual rental basis. some LIU have provision for construction additional offices at a mezzanine floor level. There are two exist at the rear , one for forklifts and an other for containers trucks.The Liu,s can be used either’s ware house for storage and distribution of products, or as a factory for assembly and light production. The client can opt for multiple units(subject to availability) or of course leas a plot of land else ware in the free zone, too meet their needs.
556 m2 warehouses/LIU, 313m2 warehouses
Storage area of unit
512 m 2(17m wide x 30m long)
Or 5,489 ft 2
267m2(13m wide x 20m long) or 2,873 ft2
7.8m at the ridge, 5.8m at the valley
Area Of office / reception
46m2(4.2m wide x11m long)0r 495 ft2
46m2(4.2m wide x 11 m long) or 495 ft2
Electricity & water
Both billed directly to client
Public healthy levy
Us$ 53,133-59,945 per year,
Based ob specification
Dhs 300 or Us$ 82 per unit.
Electricity rate Dhs 20 or Us$5.4 per 100 KWH. water rate Dhs 30 or US$8.2 per 1000
Gallon per connection charges.
A charge of 20 % of annual rentals is applied at a maximum of Dhs 10,000 or US$2,725 per year
Dhs 120,000 or Us$32,697 per year
Dhs 300 or Us$82 per unit.
Electricity rate Dhs.20 per US$5.4per 100 KWH. Water rate DHs 30 or US$8.2per 1000 gallon per connection charges.
A charge of 20 % off annual rentals is applied at maximum of Dhs 10.000 US$ 2,725 per year
The LIU can be used in one of two ways: as the ware house for the storage and distribution of products or as factory for assembly and light production. Depending on their specific needs, companies may choose individual or multiple units, subjects to availability. Upon request and with the approval o f jafza modifications to original units can be carried out to fit specific needs, and budgets however every slandered warehouse is well equipped with minimum features, as shown below.
The ware house unit has standard electrical capacity of 10 KVA
Annually in advance
One year renewable annually( with a three month notice period)
No storage out side the building is permitted
Ample space available in front or close to each warehouse and LIU, offering covered parking for two cars
Land site (plot of lands)
Jafza provides plots various size fro short and long- term leas.
This extremely popular option is ideal for companies wishing to construct their own facility weather it is a warehouse or an industrial factory in order to preserve the appearance and infrastructure of jafza, not more then 60% of the allotted land may be utilized for the facility itself. the remaining areas is to be landscaped, allocated for parking areas or loading and unloading zone subject to jafza approval.
Whatever the type of cargo, companies in the jafza can avail of the DPA, s ample storage facilities. at jafza,s plot of land of various size are available for lease. These sites are ideal if the company wishes to construct its own facility for ware house or factory requirement(minimum area for lease is 2,500m2)
Area of plot
Electricity and water
Public health levy(PHL) service
Industrial Effluent Disposal
From Dhs 20-80 or US$ 5.45-21.8 per m2, based on the location,
Electricity rate calculated at Dhs 20 or US$ 5.4 per 100 KWH. water rate calculated at 30 or US$ 8.2 per 1000 gallons plus connection charges.
Electricity and water consumption charges are billed directly to the tenant.
A charge 2 % of annual rental and maximum of Dhs10,000 or US$2,725 per year is applied
Dhs 25,000 or US$ 6,812 for the first connection, then calculated at 5 or US$ 1.4 per 1,000 imperial gallon, for discharge lines.
Once jafza issues a building completion certificate, Dubai electricity and water authority (DEWA)will supply main service to the premises. any machinery installed with then be checked and the company awarded an operation fitness certificate by jafza before operation. As the construction progresses, the company may initiate the process for entry premises for operative sponsored by jafza will be accepted only after the building completion and operation fitness certificates have been issued.
The client is required to apply directly to DEWA for connection.
As per zoning according to type of industry
Annually in advance. installments depends on the rental amount
Telephone Fax and internet must be install and paid for by the tenant. For other services like security, fire and costumes, jafza will coordinate directly with the relevant department
For land sites and light industrial units, usage fee at the tenant’s own expenses. For office units, multi-story office buildings- electricity, water and air-conditioning are included in the annual rent pay able directly to jafza.
Post and telecommunication
For the first telephone line, Etisalat* charges a one time fee of Dhs 250/- on application with the documents listed below. For every additional line( included a fax line) the
One-time application fee is Dhs 150/- (US$41) For every line taken there is a subscription rental charges of Dhs 45/-everyquarter.
Documents required when the applying for slandered telephone line for the business
Ø Copy of the company trade license
Ø Copy of the tendency contract or proof of owner ship
Ø Copy of power of attorney, of authorize company signatory
Ø Passport copy of manager on the company trade license
Private post boxes are situated at all post offices, shelters, a number of commercial buildings, and some postal agencies. Country wide.
Any individual or company renting or buying an apartment or office in commercial building can rent a privet post box either from the owner of the buildings or from emirate post directly (in accordance with the coordination laid down in the contract between the buildings owner and emirate post)
Companies who wish to open a post office box must complete and submit:
Copy of the company trade license (while showing original for confirmation)
Service for a post box
For new companies, the year is divided into third, for the first year only, as follows: during the first 4month of the year, rent is Dhs 280+DHs10key guarantee
During the second 4 month of the year, rent is Dhs 200+Dhs10 keys guarantee
During the last 4 month of the year, rent is Dhs150+Dhs 10 key guarantee
As post box facilities are open 24 hours a day, 7 day a week, subscribers can check mail at their convenience
Subscribe can rent a post box in the area of their choice (close to their home or office for example).
Post box are available in all post offices country wide.
Holders for private post boxes will receive distributed ads.
Dubai trade portal – jafza has recently launched into e-business, with the introduction of Dubai Trade. An exclusive portal for customers in the free zone, port and costumes area. The portal has been designed to provide line services to jafza and other customer and to reduce the over-the-counter service and manual documentation, by replacing them with fast, flexible and secure electronic service.
Dubai trade. ae consolidates the service of four portal into one portal, providing
Ø Unified customer access(single sign-one)
Ø Constant look and feel across all services
Ø Bi-lingual user interface
Ø Invoice presentation and payment
Among the auto mated services available are online request for trade license and lease renewal Health card renewals, residence permanent identity cards, permanent access cards, and temporary access cards. other services provided online include online tariffs, online enquiries, on line cancellations, information on rules and procedures and a customer bulletin board.
Companies can search for employees having a wide range of skill from an easily accessible central pool. In addition, companies are required to submit their application to jafza administration department, who in turn will process them for the company at the Dubai immigration office
Jebel ali branch—LOB 16, PO Box 18500,Dubai,UAE
Tell:+971 4 8872555,Toll Free: 8005555, Fax: +97148871515
Jebel ali branch- near jafza main gate o box 17217, Dubai UAE,
Telephone:+ 9714 8081210 fax: +971 4 8816628
Commercial bank of Dubai, Emirate bank international, Habib bank AG Zurich, HSBC Bank Middle East, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, National Bank of Dubai,
National Bank of Fujaira, Standard charter Bank, Union National Bank, United Arab Bank.
Types of trade licenses available and fees per annum
Companies accepted for operation in jafza will be granted either a trade license, service license or industrial license, service license or national industrial license by the free zone authority. these license will remain valid for however long that company maintenance a current lease agreement with the free zone authority, and license are renewable annually so long as the lease agreement is in force.
Companies practicing several categories of activities should obtain a license for each category of activity ,I. trading, manufacturing, services, etc, A special agreement will have to be made for each of these activities.
If such a company wishes to conduct business and sell its product within the U A E. it may do so bye the appointment of the official distribute or any other company holding a valid trade license However such a company can obtained the services or products from firms operating in a U A E by itself without the need of a go- between. the most important of these license and condition for obtaining each type are as follows:
General trading license:
Allow the holder to import, distribute and store all item as per jafza rules and regulations
Issued to companies established within the free zone or legally incorporated outside the
U AE who wish to conduct business with in the free zone in the field of trading, importing and exporting. in such cases, a license by the economic department or any other authority is not required and ownership of the company’s capital may remain 100%foriegn.Industrial license: A license issued to companies established in the free zone or legally in corporate out side the U A E
A license issued to companies established in the free zone or legally in corporate outside the U A E and who wish to conduct industrial production activities such as
Manufacturing, canning, and packaging re-assembly. Other Conditions applying to trade license are applicable to industrial licenses.
A license issued to companies established within the free zone or registered either within out side the U A E. The share capital of the company must be atleast51%GCC and the value added to the products manufactured in the free zone must amount to minimum of 40 %of the sale value.
National Industrial license
This is a license issued to companies established within the free zone or registered either within or out side the U A E. the share capital of company must be at least 51%GCC and the value added to the products manufactured in the free zone to a minimum of 40% of the sale values
This license provides the holder the same statues as local or GCC companies inside the U A E Holding a a national trade license Qualify for costume duties exemption on their products with the exported to other GCC states. The authority under take the administrative negotiation needed to obtain industrial registratioan with the U A E ministry of finance and on behalf of the company.
Establishing a jafza -based company
Setting up a company in jafza is simple and the procedure are steam lined, quick and hassle free. To quality for establishing a branch of an already established company, you merely needed to either have a company already registered in U A E or overseas- including offshore companies.
If u are a new company you could register a legal entity or company in jafza by applying and completing some simple but essential documentation, a separate legal entity called the free zone Establishment(FZCO)with limited liability can be formed with its head quarter in jafza.its affairs are completely separately from those of its share holders. It can have its own board of directors and its own bank account. Having a (FZE or FZCO has may in he rent benefits. For instance, since it is independent of its share holder ( individual or non- individual),it can retain it profits. this play an important role in international business planning.
Cost up set up ( At a glance)
Minimum capital requirements
License fee for all activities:
General trade license:
Registration branch office:
Registration( free zone establishment)
Registration (fee zone company):
FZCO- DHs 500,000(US$136,091)(minimum2 shareholders each one holding DHs 100,000).FZE DhS 1,000,000(US$272,183)(no shareholders)
There is no minimum capital requirement for branch offices.
Dhs 5,500(US$1,497)per annum
Dhs 15,000(US$4,083)per annum
Dhs 10,000(US$2,722)(on time fee)
Dhs 15,000(US$4,083)(one time fee)
Documents Required for Registration
Logical documents required for establishing a branch company
1. Certificate for registration of the company and original certification of good standing of the company.
2. Memorandum and articles of association of the company
3. The company bored resolution calling for the establishment of the branch in jafza and guaranteeing full financial commitment AND Appointment of negotiator or legal Representative (together with point 3) (power of a attorney)(spice men of signature)(Passport Copy)
4. Appointment letter of manager of representative specimen of signature(passport copy)
(Both must be attested notarized)
(Attested and non notarized)
1. Jafza reserve the right to call for any extra documents if necessary or ask for attestation by the UAE Embassy or consultant.
2. The documents should be notarized and attested by the embassy or consulate or any Arab embassies if necessary .some documents can be notarized at jafza
3. Each legal documents has to be sealed, it more then one page is submitted.
List of documents required for formation of free zone establishment (FZE)
a. Individual Applicant
1. Application’s personal details, e,d-business background. specimen of applicant’ signature and valid passport copy. the original banker’ reference
2. Appointment of the Negotiator or legal representative(optional)
Power of attorney
Specimen of signature
b. Non – individual applicant
1. Certificate of registration of the company or original
Certificate of good standing of the Memorandum& article of association.
2. Board resolution calling for the establishment of a FZE/FZCO and appointment of the following:
Appointment of the negotiator
Or legal representative manager Specimen of the signature+ passport Copy
Directors and specimen of signature + passport copy.
Secretary and specimen of signature + passport copy
1. Jafza reserve the right to call any extra documents if necessary or asked for attestation by the U AE Embassy or consulate.
Some documents can be notarized in jebel ali
2. Each legal document has to be sealed, if more then one page is submitted. List of Documents required for formation of the free zone company (FZCO)
a. Individual Applicant
Applicants personal details e.g. - valid passport profile.
Specimen of applicants signature
Valid passport copy
The original bankers reference
Appointment of the Negotiator or Legal Representative(optional)
Power of attorney
Specimen of signature
Valid passport copy
b. Non individual Applicant
Certificate of registration of the company or original certificate of good standing of the company.
Memorandum & Article of Association.
Board Resolution of the non individual calling for the establish of the FZ company in jafza.
Appointment of the negotiator or legal representative.
Power of attorney.
Valid passport copy
FZCO Board of directors
(for individual & Non individual)
Appointment of the following:
Manager& specimen of signature+ passport copy
Directors & specimen of signature passport copy
Secretary & specimen of signature passport copy
1. jafza reserve the right to call for extra documents if necessary or ask for
Attestation by the u a e. embassy or consulate
2. He documents should be Notarized & Attested by UAE Embassy or Consulate or any Arab embassies if necessary.
3. Each legal document has to be sealed, if more then one page is submitted.
Types of companies legally permitted in the zone
Overseas branch, local branch, free zone Establishment and free zone Company.
Obtaining a license and jafza facility
Submits Application for license from.
Submits legal documents.
Sign Performa lease Agreements.
Review application from and documents. proves/rejects application. inform clients of decision
Rejection or provisional approval) in case of provisional approval, asks for legal documents to be submitted. Also send prospective company specimen,
lease agreement, personal secondary agreements free zone rules and the copy of the implementing regulation(for FZE or FZCO only)
“ formation and process.
Prepares and dispatches
Sign lease agreement.
Client to sign the lease and pay the dues.
Males payments as per Notification letter
Prepares lease and personal secondary agreement and informs
The company(Notification letter)
Registering ‘Free zone establishment (FZE) or’ Free zone company’(FZCO)
Submits FZE or FZCO application from together with application for license from
Submits legal documents as per the
Check- list provided.
Deposits the required share capital (minimum DHs 1 million for FZE, or minimum Dhs.5000,000 for FZCO in the bank and pays jafza the Dhs.
10,000 towards FZE or Dhs 15,000 towards FZCO Registration charges
If Application for License is approved, jafza asks for legal documents required for FZE orFZCO formation.
Check legal Documents.
Send approval letter together with a letter to a local bank and the postal authority for opening of the bank accounts to deposit the required share capital and obtaining registered address respectively.
Issues the certificates of formation and share certificates.
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