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Dubai Airport Free Zone Company Formation

Dubai Airport Free Zone Company Formation

Company Registration in DAFZA

DAFZA company setup

Dubai Airport Freezone is located adjacent to Dubai International Airport and designed to provide premium facilities to the business fraternity worldwide. DAFZA companies can be incorporated at an approx. cost of USD 41,000 for 50 sq m Office and License and can implement activities in the following sectors: aviation services, logistic, IT, pharmaceutical, engineering, jewelry, cosmetic products and food.

Dubai Airport Free zone Authority is one of the most advantageous exclusive Free Trade Zone in Dubai and it is one of the most easiest way to establish your business here. The requirements are minimal and the cost is reasonable, and registration is not taking too much time.

In fact, the success of Dubai Airport Freezone truly reflects the success of Dubai. Now one of the most dynamic and diverse cities in the world, Dubai has become a forward thinking, cosmopolitan and advanced destination. Situated at a crossroads that provides access to 2.5 billion consumers across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, it’s no surprise that companies thrive here. Dubai Airport Freezone prides itself on its state-of-the-art facilities and location. What we feel really stands out though, is our dedicated and comprehensive service to our clients.

The commitment to delivering quality across our services is even recognized by worldwide certificates held by Dubai Airport Freezone: ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, ISO 27001:2005, ISO 10002:2004 and ISO 20000-1:2005. In addition to various regional and international awards, Dubai Airport Freezone ranked 2nd in the world and 1st in the Middle East by Financial Times fdi Magazine’s global ranking of the freezones in June 2010.

Another advantage is connectivity. Our integrated infrastructure and proximity to Dubai International Airport with 150 airlines and over 220 destinations makes travelling to and from your office simple and straightforward for you, your employees and your clients. And since Dubai Airport Freezone businesses operate around the clock, we offer 24-hour customer service and rapid cargo clearance through a dedicated logistics center.

WORLD EXPO 2020 & Dubai Airport Freezone

There is an unprecedented rush of investors to setup company in this freezone since the announcement of Dubai as the city to host World Expo 2020. AURION renders full support to investors for company formation, leasing office, visas, chamber registration etc.

How to register a Freezone Company in DAFZA?

DAFZA Company Registration - Features

  • The minimum Declared Capital of the company is AED 10,000*
  • The current rate of office area is AED 1850 per sqm.
  • The minimum area available is 50 sqm.
  • 5 star Infrastructures & Amenities.
  • Strategical location for business.
  • Easy access to Dubai Airport.
  • The total cost (office area, registration and associated fees) - approximate AED 150,000 (USD 40,983)
  • Time span for obtaining license is approximate 7 days.
  • Visa Assistance will be provided by AURION

*(Earlier minimum capital requirement was 1 million for a single owner company and half million for multi owner company)

Types of Companies approved by DAFZA:

  • Free Zone Company (FZCO), starting from 2 and up to 50 shareholders, for both individuals or companies or both. The requirement for capital is depending on the activity. FZCO 2-50 SHAREHOLDERS, MINIMUM SHARE CAPITAL OF AED 10,000*
  • Branch of an Existing foreign company in Dubai Airport Free Zone - no special requirements for share capital.
  • Subsidiary company – A foreign company can own 100% Shares of a Dubai freezone company.

Dubai Airport Freezone License Packages

Freezone License Packages in DAFZA (Subject to Availability)

Description Area Visas
Smart Desk
Non-Exclusive desk
Business Enabled Offices
Appr. Area 25 sqm
Bronze Office Package
Area 47 - 49.99 sqm
Silver Office Package
Area 50–54.99 sqm
Gold Office Package
Area 55–58.99 sqm
Platinum Office Package
Area 59–62 sqm

** 50 sqm normal office is also available at the rate of AED 1,850 per sqm + 12.5% service charge and Office with furniture (plug & play) can be taken at a cost of AED 2500 per sqm + 12.5% service charge.

Warehouse in DAFZA

1. Inside Dubai Airport Free Zone (right next to the airport) : 350 sq.m ( there is approx.. 80-90 sq.m office space (Ground / mezzanine floor) already inside of warehouse unit).
Area: 353sq.m standard unit (80 – 90 sq.m is already office area)
Rate: AED 1,100 per sq.m + 10% Service Charge
Visa: 20 employment visas as entitlement 

2. DAFZA Industrial Park: Dafza industrial park is a new cluster of warehouses under the administration of Dubai Airport Freezone. Which is 5 km away from Dubai Airport Free Zone Main office (Al Qusais, Dubai), it will take 10- 15 mins drive distance. The average unit is around 330 – 400 sq.m
Area:  from 335 sq.m and above
Rate: AED 800 per sq.m
Visa:  depended on the size of the unit. It is from 20 to 30 employment visas as entitlement.

Required documents for Company Formation in DAFZA

Individual shareholder/s
  1. Application Form – provided by Aurion
  2. Passport copy (shareholders, manager) along with residence visa page
    (Optional) Passport copies of directors and secretary.
  3. No Objection Letter from Sponsor (for UAE based company only)
  4. CV
  5. 6 month's personal bank statement
Non-Individual shareholder/s
  1. Application Form – provided by Aurion
  2. Passport copy (shareholders, manager) along with residence visa page (Optional) Passport copies of directors and secretary
  3. Company profile/brochure or CV
  4. Audited Financial Report
  5. Notarized & Attested Certificate of Incorporation, MOA & POA
  6. Shareholders Resolution calling for the establishment of FZCO in DAFZA – provided by Aurion

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority License Renewal Requirements and Fees

  • License copy & fees AED 15,020
  • Good Standing Certificate from the registrar of the Mother Company (notarized and attested by the UAE Embassy from origin country and ministry of foreign affairs in UAE) for FZE & FZCO non-individual and branch only.
  • Original Audited Financial Reports. (in case of delayed Audit Financial Report you may submit: undertaking letter from the company mentioning submission date, Appointment letter from the Audit company)
  • Original Letter from the insurance company (workmen compensation insurance, fire and allied perils insurance, third party liability insurance minimum AED 2,000,000/-) undertaking letter can be submitted in case of delay of insurance.

AURION is a registered agent of Dubai Airport Freezone and provides entire assistance to investors, acting as a single window clearance agency.

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PRO Service in Dubai Airport Freezone

Our expert professionals with uptodate knowledge act as PRO in Dubai Freezone. They get all the work done without any hassle to the Clients. Our team is having direct contact with various departments in Dubai Airport Freezone which makes it easy to expedite the process. We provide service in Company License renewal, Audit report arrangement, residence visa assistance in airport freezone, family visa assistance, tax residency certificate, VAT filing assistance, attestations, driving license assistance, bank account opening in dubai etc.

Termination / Winding Up / Closing Down of DAFZA Company

The documents and procedure required for closing of DAFZA company is as follows:-

  • Notification
  • Appointment of liquidator
  • Board Resolution
  • Clearance letters: NOCs from Etisalat, Customs
  • Bank account shall be done by Authorised Signatory
  • Newspaper Publication
  • Closing Audited Balance Sheet
  • Visa cancellation

Termination / Liquidation Fee for DAFZA Company

Description Fee in AED
DAFZA Liquidation fee
Attested Board Resolution for Liquidation
Newspaper publication both English & Arabic
Port and customs NOC

AURION act as single window solution to close down Dubai Airport Freezone company with shortest possible time.

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Clients Testimonials

  • I am a Japanese Chartered Accountant in NewYork and my Japanese Clients are feeling really comfortable with AURIONs support in UAE Business. Actually I have never seen a firm like you in the USA.

    - Mr. Nobu Murata - JapanCREARE FZE
  • The most trust worthy professional group I've ever seen

    - Serge Ndiaye - France SN AERO FZE
  • It’s happy to note that Aurion registered the branch of BVI Company in Dubai Airport Freezone perfectly complying with all legal attestations. Thanks to Syam and team.

    - Edwin Marshall Berkins – USA MD, PEREGRINE Development International Inc.
  • Quality, excellence and quickness are the hallmark of Aurion.

    - Melanie Silke – Germany Mesity FZE
  • The entire job of setting up company in Freezone and getting warehouse was done in one day. Thanks to Aurion team.

    - Ndibe Obi – Nigeria Next International Middle East FZE
  • I have had the opportunity to share the last several weeks with your consultant. It has been an enlightening experience for me and the other company managers.

    - Wadi (M.Munther) Wadi Nabulsi - JordanBargain International FZE
  • I thank Aurion for their timely advice. If definitely saved me a lot of money & time.

    - Chyngyz Shermatov - Kyrgyz Republic Brimpex FZC
  • Aurion is one of the best consulting teams in the UAE for all activities of company formation and related matters. We trust them the most.

    - Ahmed Walid Halabi - US Managing Director, VSD Global (Branch)
  • AURION team has helped us to find the right location to register our company and we appreciate their professional approach.

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  • I am extremely satisfied with the services provided by AURION. They were very professional and got the work done with expediency.

    - Humaira Siddiqui - PakistanSTRYX FZE
  • Thanks to Aurion's team I am able to concentrate on my work as they handle all other issues in a rapid and professional way.

    - Mr. Marco - Italy PROGESUB GULF FZC
  • I was very impressed on how fast and efficient the team was in incorporating our company within a few days and the exceptional assistance I received in obtaining my visa well within the time advised.

    - Kiabod T Mashad - BritainECAP FZE
  • Very friendly, professional and cost effective company that created a stress free company establishment for GQ Holdings.

    - Adam Wadi - Australia GQ HOLDINGS LTD
  • We feel safe in professional hands of Aurion since 2010 and we are sure we could not feel any safer without them. THANK YOU, AURION!

    - Mr. Hydyr - Turkmenistan Hibrius
  • AURION Team did a great job in Incorporating our Company within the expected time and without any hassle. We were happy and satisfy with their Service. Thanking you!

    - Mr. Lukas - Germany JM HYGIENE MIDDLE EAST FZC
  • Simply the best. Trustworthy, Professional and Caring. Highly recommended to anyone who is looking to set-up Free Zone company in UAE.

    - Mr. Shidan Shabrokh - UK PENRIX FZE
  • AURION was the most professional Company to provide Customers with less experience in the UAE Company Establishment field a comprehensive Service and Support to get the Business started.

    - Mr. Chris Alan Schubert - GermanyArabian Consulting DWC LLC
  • It was a pleasure working with AURION, really professional, smart people who do their job FAST, EFFECTIVE and with JOY and HAPPINESS for doing the best.

    - Mr. Marcel Bettim Jacobi - BrasilVictory Global FZE

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