Dubai Airport Free Zone has been established with the objective of providing a one-stop-shop for easing the task of setting up and running a business. Everything from business registration, licensing, visa processing, office space requirements and many more operational and administrative services are provided so that the investors can establish a new business in less then four weeks and focus on growing the business.
Established in 1996 to drive investments, this has been growing very fast with more than 1300 companies from various sectors like aviation, telecom, jewelry, IT and Pharmaceuticals. Incentives like 100% tax exemption, 100% foreign ownership and no currency restrictions and being located with in the airport have been driving the investments. Being located in Dubai, one of the most progressive emirates; offers easy access to more than 1.5 billion customers covering the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), other Arab countries, Asia, parts of Africa and Europe and countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS).
The investors can start any of the three types of companies; a Free Zone Establishment, a Free Zone Company or a Branch Office of an existing company. Based on the type of the company the investors must bring in the stipulated share capital. This is not a fixed deposit. Each of these companies offers different benefits and options.
The leadership team has a clearly defined mission and vision and is highly committed to service excellence. There is a well – established integrated management system for quality, health, safety and environmental protection. The policies and processes are well defined and implemented and have already been certified against various international standards like OSHAS 18000, ISO 9000, ISO 14000 and ISO 27000. The DAFZ has also received numerous international awards and accolades from various international bodies and forums.
Operational advantages include but not limited to online client service, onsite customs inspection, 24X7 operations, proximity to airport and easy availability of inexpensive energy and work force.
The location offers excellent freight handling facilities through the international airport, Dubai Cargo Village and Dnata’s Free zone Logistics Centre (FLC). These providers offer flexible, cost effective and efficient cargo handling options, linking the Free zone and the cargo terminal. They also offer common as well as specialized storage facilities including cooler, vulnerable, freezer and valuable cargo storage rooms.
Ready to operate offices with world-class facilities are made available to the investors. These free size units are available for annual rent and come with high speed digital lines and fiber optic network, central air conditioning, UPS and advanced fire detection and prevention systems. Investors are permitted to tailor the units as per their business requirements. Electricity, water and air conditioning are provided free of charge. House keeping services are included in the rental charges. Round the clock security and ample parking are available.
To meet the requirements of manufacturing companies, Light industrial Units (LIU) are provided, conveniently close to the airport apron. These can be used for light assembly and production activities as well as warehouses. Multiple units can be used as required. Air conditioned offices are provided on ground and mezzanine floors, along with other amenities. Waste disposal services are also available.
All these and much more have made Dubai Airport Free Zone a very attractive destination for investors.