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KEZAD – Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi

Company Formation in KEZAD

Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi (KEZAD)

KHALIFA ECONOMIC ZONES ABU DHABI (KEZAD) is world’s biggest Freezone offering Licenses for Trading, Logistics, Industrial and Service activities at cost effective fees. The lowest operating costs coupled with ease of doing business and market accessibility makes KEZAD the first choice of investors around the globe.

KEZAD is linked to Khalifa Port, one of the most advances deep-sea ports and first semi-automated container ports in the region. This port is located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi to facilitate trade in the country.

Company Formation in KIZAD

KEZAD Work Station Packages with 1 visa quota starting from AED 11,000 for setting up of company is a favourable option for investors in UAE. The proximity to the Khalifa Port makes KEZAD a growing trade hub of the UAE. Avail more attractive Company Setup Packages from KEZAD by connecting with us!

With a sound, transparent and modern legal framework, open investment climate, low costs of living and labour as well as easy access to trading partners in the Middle East, Africa and Asia, you’ve come to the right place.

KEZAD is the only Freezone in the Abu Dhabi offering Freezone and Non-Freezone companies. It provides facilities like Land, Pre-built Warehouses and furnished Offices. An investor can register company in KIZAD as a Single Shareholder company or multi- shareholder with several partners.

Types of Licenses issued by KEZAD

  • Service License – permits all activities of Consulting, Management, Marketing, etc.
  • Trading / General Trading License – permits all trading activities that include import and export, stocking, distribution, warehousing, etc.
  • Industrial License – permits manufacturing, processing, assembling and packing of products

Company Formation in KEZAD Abu Dhabi

The business setup in KEZAD Abu Dhabi can benefit from no export tax and several customs exemptions on:

  • Joint venture companies
  • Imported raw materials
  • Imported machinery and equipment for production
  • Goods manufactured in UAE and then exported to most GCC countries

KEZAD Packages

KEZAD has Work station Packages & Warehouse Packages

A. Work Station Packages

Work Station Packages – Eligible for 1/2/3/4 Visa & package includes registration, license (up to 5 activities), facility and establishment Card. KEZAD clients are exempted from VAT and E-Channels security deposit (AED 5,000). Each workstation package cost details are given below.

KEZAD Business License Cost – 1 year, 2 Year & 3 Year Business License Packages

License Package with Visa Quota1-year License Fee2-year License Fee3-year License Fee
1 Visa Package9,35017,60022,275
2 Visa Package11,05020,80026,325
3 Visa Package12,75024,00028,688
4 Visa Package14,45027,20032,513

The above company formation packages in KEZAD are included the followings:

  • Preapproval fees
  • Registration & license fees are exempted by Abu Dhabi Government for 2 years
  • Annual workstation lease
  • Establishment Card fees

Investor Visa & Immigration Cost – KEZAD Free Zone

DescriptionFee ( in AED)
E Channels registration:AED 2,186.05 (1 time payment)
Entry permit:

AED 736.05

Change status:AED 1,386.50
Emirates ID:AED 425.00
Medical TestAED 263.00
Visa StampingAED 2336

B. Minimum Warehouse Packages

380 Warehouse – Eligible up to 15 Visas, Registration, License, Facility and Immigration Card
AED 139,650
Security Deposit (3 months of the annual rent- refundable)
AED 33,250

Required Documents for Company Formation in KEZAD Free Zone Abu Dhabi

  1. Soft copy of passport size photo with white background
  2. Passport Copy – Color
  3. Current Visa (Visit Visa or UAE Residence Visa )
  4. Arabic NOC –  from the current sponsor – applicable for UAE Residence –  Letter Head (Sign with Blue Pen & Company Stamp)
  5.  Educational Qualification Degree Certificate (for Consulting and investment activity) – Attestation & Translate to Arabic
  6. Application Form – provided by Aurion

KEZAD Free Zone - Dual License

KEZAD has introduced a unique concept of DUAL LICENSE system which benefits freezone companies operating here. This system allows the freezone companies operating in KEZAD to have another license from Mainland Department of Economic Development (DED) AbuDhabi, without the requirement of UAE Local Service Agent or Local sponsor. Such Free Zone companies taking dual license is not required to take additional physical office or tenancy agreement from mainland. Dual license is not available for branch of foreign company.

This unique system of dual license is implemented by KEZAD to benefit company owners in KEZAD freezone for getting the benefits of non freezone area. The first step to avail this benefit is to register Freezone company in KEZAD. This freezone provides the lowest cost package to avail license in the UAE. After getting Freezone license, the investor has to obtain No Objection Certificate (NOC) for getting additional license from mainland. In this system, the Free Zone License has to be renewed prior to renewing of mainland license annually.

Aurion, being the authorized Registered Agent of KEZAD, can finish the company formation process without any hassle to the investors.

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