All About Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority | DAFZA

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Dubai airport free zone authority | DAFZA is considered as the most prestigious and advanced free zone in the world. DAFZA provides companies an ideal base to do business in the Middle East by providing a business conducive environment, location advantage, world class infrastructure, tax and duty exemptions, full repatriation of earnings, freedom of total ownership and exceptional facilities.

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.

Benefits of Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority

Strategic location

  • Situated in the heard of Dubai with easy access to major areas and a close proximity to Dubai International Airport.

World class infrastructure

Extensive cargo handling facilities

  • With a dedicated logistics center

Smart services platform

  • For all administrative services

Investment incentives

  • 100% foreign company ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital & profits
  • No currency and employment restrictions
  • Investor-oriented management with fast and efficient business rapid cargo clearance

Tax incentives

  • No corporate tax
  • No income tax
  • VAT exempted

Trade Licence: This type of licence allows the holder to carry out trading activities, including import, export, re-export, distribution and storage of specific products.

Service Licence: This licence is suitable for service-oriented businesses. It enables entities to provide the services specified by their licence.

Industrial Licence: This allows holders to undertake light manufacturing activities, packaging and assembly.

E-commerce Licence: With this type of licence, holders are entitled to trade of goods and services online.

General Trading Licence: This licence allows the holder to trade in general activities, including import, export, re-export, storage and distribution.

Dual Licence with DED*: This licence 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 out of DAFZA.

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