A dynamic business hub
Benefitting from direct access to the world’s busiest international airport, DAFZA offers the ideal gateway to the Middle East and also unrivalled connectivity to Europe, the Indian Subcontinent and the Far East.
DAFZA is now home to more than 1,600 registered companies and 15,000 professionals, who benefit from a business-focused regulatory and tax environment that offers total ownership, full repatriation of earnings and a range of world-class facilities.
Join us and make DAFZA the launch-pad for your expansion into the world’s most enterprising region.
DAFZA is a premium free zone that is home to more than 20 industries including IT and Telecommunications, Aviation, Freight and Logistics, Pharmaceuticals, Engineering, Food and Beverage, Jewellery, and Cosmetics. Some of the world's most recognized brands – from Airbus, Boeing, Rolls Royce, Audi Volkswagen to Richemont, Chanel and Estee Lauder – have set up their Middle Eastern base in this prestigious free zone.
DAFZA Square is a dedicated area at the heart of DAFZA that hosts various F&B, QSR’s, Telcos, a Pharmacy, Coffee Shops, as well as a Post Office, and other facilities such as Hairdressers, Tailors, 24/7 Gym and Smart Police to name a few. Various other restaurants are spread right across the zone amongst buildings and LIU’s.
Costs & Fees
|DAFZA Light Industrial Units (LIU)|
|DAFZA Industrial Park|
In accordance with its customer-centric focus, DAFZA provides a full range of ancillary business support services and facilities on-site such as licensing and registration, employee sponsorship, online transaction processing, dedicated Government Customer Service Centre, banking, communications, 24-hour security, housekeeping and building maintenance, cafes and food courts, an auditorium and business centre, health care, travel arrangements, and car rentals.
Whether you’re a start-up or an established company, we offer free guidance to all our potential investors to explore how DAFZA can play a key role in your business’s growth strategy.
|With this type of license, holders are entitled to trade goods and services online.|
|GENERAL TRADING LICENSE|
|This license allows the holder to trade in general activities, including import, export, re-export, storage and distribution.|
|This allows holders to undertake light manufacturing activities, packaging and assembly.|
|This license is suitable for service-oriented businesses. It enables entities to provide the services specified by their license .|
|This type of license allows the holder to carry out trading activities, including import, export, re-export, distribution and storage of specific products.|
|This license allows DAFZA-registered companies to apply for a DED (Dubai Department of Economic Development) Licence without the need for physical office space on the mainland. Businesses possessing this licence can operate outside of DAFZA.|