Ajman Free Zone (AFZA)

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Ajman Free Zone widely recognized as a haven for entrepreneurs today. A major contributor to the Emirate’s economic development, AFZ provides a particularly welcoming environment to foreign investment, entrepreneurship, international trade and commerce, manufacturing and industrial activity. Ajman Free Zone Authority has been named as the sole regulatory agency for Free Zone in the Emirate.

The Only down Town Free Zone most strategically situated at the entrance of the Arabian Gulf, Ajman Free Zone is well placed to serve the eastern and western markets. I.e. close to major commercial cities providing an excellent access to the other Emirates (Dubai & Sharjah). Ajman’s proximity to Sharjah and Dubai provides easy accessibility to the two international airports and four ports (Ajman Port, Sharjah’s Khorfakkan Port, Port Khalid and Dubai ‘s Port Rashid). Its extremely efficient international road network connects the Ajman Free Zone to Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Kuwait and beyond to Europe.

Available License

1. Trading License

2. Industrial License

3. Professional Services Licenses

4. National Industrial License

CDE (Custom duty exemption in GCC counters)

Goods produced by the companies having National Industrial Licence in the Ajman Free Zone with 51% share holding with GCC nationals are eligible for “UAE Certificate of Origin” from the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, UAE, qualifying them for a customs duty exemption in member states of the GCC, provided the value addition in Ajman Free Zone has been at least 40% of the total final value of the relevant product.

Additional Benefits

a. 20 years land contract is renewable for another 20 years guaranteeing 40 years tax free operations

b. Total elimination of all service charges and hidden fees

c. Exceptionally low handling charges

d. Lowest lease prices

e. Lowest tariffs in the region

f. Low labor cost

g. Option of setting up a business under E-Office

E-OFFICE (Electronic Office = Virtual)

The E-Office Centre Facility is an alternative to paying high operating costs to set up physical offices in UAE Free Zones. It acts as a springboard for emerging entrepreneurs and start up business entities. The Centre provides set up at a minimal cost and offers a cushion on the investments whereby they have more working capital to exploit the opportunities they wish to pursue and enjoy all free zone benefits concurrently.

This set-up comes without any office space facility. The investor can work from anywhere in the UAE (and / or abroad) with this license and operate the bank account through online banking. For those individuals who do require physical office space, the free zones offer a “hot-desk or flexi-desk” solution, which includes a desk in a business centre along with phone, fax and PO box facilities.

The E-Office Centre houses exclusive business desks with exceptional interiors & facilities that boast of meeting halls, board-rooms, high speed internet access and an exclusive restaurant.

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