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Ajman Free Zone
Because We Make Things Happen
PO.Box : 932 , Ajman, UAE

+971 6 701 15 55

AFZA Overview

Ajman Free Zone, established in 1988, was granted autonomous status under the Amiri decree no.3 of 1996 issued by H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Ruler of Ajman. Ajman Free Zone Authority has been named as the sole regulatory agency for Free Zone in the Emirate.

The formation of the Free Zone Authority in 1996 has given great impetus to industrial activity in the Free Zone which has resulted in quadruple growth in the number of companies during the last few years. Ajman Free Zone with its package of unbeatable advantages is widely recognised as entrepreneurs' haven today.

A massive multi-million Dirhams development plan on over a mission square metre area is under progress at the Free Zone, which on completion will be able to accommodate 4000 companies.

Strategically situated at the entrance of the Arabian Gulf, Ajman Free Zone is well placed to serve the eastern and western markets.
Ajman's proximity to Sharjah and Dubai provides easy accessibility to the two international airports and four ports. Ajman Port, serving over 1000 vessels in a year, has emerged as an important maritime focal point today. It has twelve berths. A massive development plan for Ajman Ports, under progress, seeks to enhance its facilities to world level in the near future.

  • 100% Business Ownership
  • Competitive pricing on premises.
  • No hidden fees.
  • No hidden charges.
  • Cheap energy.
  • The most economical wage structure and easy access to vast work force.
  • Total exemption from all import and export duties.
  • Total elimination of all service charges and hidden fees.
  • Exceptionally low handling charges.
  • 20 years land contract is renewable for another 20 years guaranteeing 40 years tax free operations.
  • Lowest lease prices.
  • World class infrastructure.
  • Lowest tariffs in the region.
  • Single Window Clearances (Licensing, Immigration, etc)

Corporate Benefits
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No personal income tax
  • No corporate tax
  • Low labor cost
  • No Red Tape

Other Advantages:
  • Business Facilities (Conference Room and Business meeting rooms)
  • 24 hours Security Services
  • Bank services
  • Postal services

Type of Ownership

Free Zone Entity (FZE)
FZE is an entity formed and registered in Ajman Free Zone and regulated by the Free Zone Authority, in accordance to the Amiri Decree No. 3 of 1988 as amended by the Amiri Decree No. 3 of 1996. FZE enjoys a separate legal entity and is owned (100%) by either a person or a corporate body. Such an entity must have a capital equivalent to US $ 50,000. The liability of the owner is limited to the amount of the share capital.

Free Zone Company (FZC):
Licenses under this category are issued to Free Zone Companies incorporates within the Free Zone in accordance with the Amiri Decree.
Such company enjoys a separate legal identity and the liability of its owner is limited to the value of the paid up shared capital.

Branch of a Foreign Company (BFC):
Licenses under this category are issued to foreign companies established outside the UAE that intend to incept a branch or a subsidiary of their foreign registered company. The activity may be commercial, industrial or professional/services.

Branch of a Local Company (BLC):
Licenses under this category are issued to companies holding a valid license from any UAE licensing authority except from other Free Zones.

License Type

Ajman Free Zone welcomes all types of businesses,it produces 4 types of license namely:

Trading License
This license is issued to foreign/UAE companies/Free Zone Entities who wish to carry out trading activities in the Free Zone.

Professional Services License
This license issued to foreign/UAE companies/Free Zone Entities who wish to carry out the business of providing professional/services in the Free Zone.

Industrial License
This license is issued to foreign/UAE companies/Free Zone Entities who wish to carry out manufacturing activities in the Free Zone.

National Industrial License
This license is issued to a registered company operating in the Free Zone who meets the following eligibility criteria:

The company should be registered with GCC with a GCC national/s owing majority share holding of 51% or above.
At least 40% of the manufacturing process should be accomplished in the Free Zone.
Companies holding a National Industrial License are eligible for duty free exports to the member states of the Arab Gulf Cooperation Council.


Electronic Office Center (EOC)
The electronic Center's mission is to equip entrepreneurs with the necessary tools to start , sustain and expand a successful enterprise.

It is Executive Office. We provide you telephone line, fax line and P.O.Box address and network connection. It is located near Ajman Port.

World class infrastructure new warehouses have been made for our customers, the size of this new area is about five million square feet and it includes 286 warehouses which are equipped with all necessary services, in addition of provision sophisticated residential area for workers in order to provide the best services for our investors.

AFZA offers land plots of minimum size 2000 s.q m and the term of lease is annual. All land plots located in Ajman Port.

Smart Office
Partners:maximum two partners
Residence Visa:one owner & one employee or two owners
Visa Validity:three years

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