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Business Setup In Abu Dhabi Airport FZ

Abu Dhabi Airport Business City

Free Zones - around the airports in Abu Dhabi

What Industries

Abu Dhabi Airport Business City is a unique and preferred business destination for international and local organizations who is engaged and working the following segments.

  • Aviation
  • Aerospace
  • Defense
  • Trade
  • Logistics
  • Cargo
  • Freight
  • Airport services
  • IT & Telecommunication
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Consultancy management
  • Light industries
  • Marketing & events

Why Abu Dhabi Airport Business City?

Free Zone benefits such as:

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% tax exemption
  • 100% Import & Export tax exemption
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • One-stop-shop administrative services
  • Quicker to incorporate
  • Companies can operate 24 hours a day
  • Located & spread across 3 airports international airports of Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International & Al Bateen Executive Jets Airport
  • Access to facilities of Cargo Village and Cargo Terminal

What Abu Dhabi Airport Business City offers

Abu Dhabi Airport Business City’s jurisdiction spreads across more than 12km² around Abu Dhabi International Airport, covering five commercial districts:

  • Logistics Park
  • T3 Business Park
  • Southside Destination Village
  • Al Falah District
  • Airport City


Abu Dhabi Airport Business City provides a wide range of facilities and infrastructure such as:

  • Warehousing units
  • Commercial offices
  • Furnished offices (Flexi-Desk and Executive options)
  • Partially fitted-out offices
  • Plots of land for development
  • A full range of essential amenities to serve everyday business needs
  • Retail licenses

Licensing and related Services

Abu Dhabi Airport Business City deliver the full spectrum of Free Zone services in a “One-Stop-Shop” environment such as:

  • Company registration
  • Licensing
  • Trade licenses
  • Service licenses
  • Light industrial licenses
  • Leasing
  • Rapid visa processing for employees

Legal Forms / Entities:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company FZ-LLC (Corporate)
  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company FZ-LLC (Natural)
  • Branch of a Local or Foreign company

UAE-Abu Dhabi Airport FZ - Requirements for Business Registration

  • Proof of tradename reservation (Our Firm task)
  • Proof of initial approval for the activities (Our Firm task)
  • Passport Copies for the shareholders
  • Passport copy and C.V. (Resume) for the Manager
  • Personal Information sheet for each shareholder & manager (Template will be forwarded by Our Firm)
  • Lease agreement (Documents) – Having a physical address for your business/office is Mandatory in the UAE. The rent in average within the free zone area is US$ 25 up to US$ 45 Per sq. ft. (US$ 225 up to US$ 400 per sq. m.). Our Firm, can assist you while searching for your Physical address. To Learn More about Leasing & Rental Cost (This item will be required only after we obtain the initial approval from the authority)
  • Notarized and attested Power of Attorney appointing Our Firm as your legal representative, So that we can act on your behalf and/or on behalf of the shareholders.(Template will be forwarded by Our Firm).
  • There are some activities which might require third party / authority pre approval - accordingly additional Cost and professional fees might be applicable.
  • Also during the process, it might be a requirement for a few other documents by the authorities

Additional Documents required for a corporate shareholder

  • Attested and notarized Memorandum of Association / Article of Association. It must be attested from the UAE Embassy at the place of origin.
  • Board resolution to be resolute by the board of directors for your existing company/ entity at place of origin expressing intent of establishing a new setup abroad. Must be attested and notarized by the U.A.E Embassy.(Template will be forwarded by Our Firm)
  • Certificate of registration (if applicable) for your existing company/ entity, license or certificate Of incorporation your existing company/entity attested and notarized by the U.A.E Embassy.

Setup in UAE-Abu Dhabi Airport FZ
Table of estimated government cost & professional fees
Trade License option / activity Cost in US$ Cost in AED
Industrial License US$ 2,054 AED 7,500
Commercial License
Specific Trading US$ 2,054 AED 7,500
Oil & Gas US$ 2,739 AED 10,000
Real Estate US$ 4,109 AED 15,000
Aviation US$ 4,109 AED 15,000
General Trading License US$ 4,109 AED 15,000
Service License
Specific Services US$ 2,054 AED 7,500
Oil & Gas US$ 2,739 AED 10,000
Freight Forwarding US$ 2,328 AED 8,500
Real Estate US$ 4,109 AED 15,000
Aviation US$ 4,109 AED 15,000
Our Firm Professional Fees US$ 5,000 AED 18,365
The exact government cost will be determined by the concerned authority at the time of applying. There might be additional requirement during the process.
Our Professional fees covers consultation sessions, drafting of legal documents in English and Arabic, introducing reliable local citizen service-agent when required, supporting indocuments Notarization from the local notary public, assisting in bank account opening,and applying to the Concern authorities on your behalf.

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