Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (ADAFZ)

ADAFZ offers the following products at the Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport and Al Ain International Airport,

  • Land Plots for Lease: we have plots/parcels of land for long-term lease where you can locate your purpose-built / build-to-suit facilities
  • Ready Warehouse Facilities:  Available warehouse space: 360 m2 (15m x 24m) and multiples up to a maximum of 2,880 m2 (8 units) under single roof
  • Offices: Offices available at Abu Dhabi International Airport, Al Bateen Executive Airport and Al Ain International Airport
  • Business Center: our customers will be offered a fully serviced offices as well as workstations as per their immediate business needs at Abu Dhabi Airport

Legal Entities

For business setup, companies or individuals will be able to choose from the following legal entities:

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

Industry Segments and Licensing Activities

Industry Segments and Licensing Activities appropriate for businesses  setup at ADAFZ broadly fall under the following categories:

  • Aviation, Aerospace, Aircraft Interiors and Airport Services
  • MRO
  • Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing Distribution & Storage
  • Marketing & Events
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology & ICT
  • Trading
  • Service Provider
  • Consultancy
  • Regional HQ
  • Knowledge & Development
  • Many more….

Business Set Up

 Share Capital: AED 150,000 to 1,000,000

  Registration Fee (One Time Payment)  AED Share Capital- Aerospace, Airport Services, Aviation & Manufacturing Share Capital- Other Segments 
Branch Company   (Overseas or Local) 5,000 NA NA
LLC (Corporate)     7,500 500,000 150,000
LLC (Natural) individual Shareholder(s) 7,500 1,000,000 150,000

Type of Licenses: Trading, Services & Light Industrial

License Fee: AED 15,000 to 50,000

Licenses Annual Fees AED
Manufacturing 50,000
Aviation & related activities 30,000
All other activities 15,000



Employment Visa fees ( 3 year) AED 2,500
New Immigration fees AED 260
Total AED 2,760
Employment Visa Deposit (refundable) AED 2,500
Online Service fees for 1st year AED 2,320
Online Service fees from 2nd year (annual) AED 1,250
Establishment Card valid for 3 years AED 970
Online Service Deposit (refundable) (Fawri) AED 5,000

 Office Option at Business Centre (fully furnished)

Executive Desk ( 1 person / visa) – Annual lease rental including service charge AED 15,000
Business Centre Package AED 5,220
Executive Office (3 persons / visa) – Annual lease rental including service charge AED 64,000
Business Centre Package AED 11,400
Flexi Desk ( 1 person / visa) – Annual lease rental including service charge for maximum usage of 2hrs per day AED 10,000
Business Centre Package (optional) TBD

Note: Please note that offices can be secured by paying a security deposit refundable ( AED 5,000 for Executive / Flexi Desk & AED 10,000 for Executive Office.

 Office Option at Business Park ( Fitted office / white Box)

Annual lease rental @ AED 2,000 per m2
Annual Service Charge 10%
Security Deposit 3 months rent
·         IT Services to be paid as per package selected·         Utilities (Electricity, Water, A/C)  to be paid by tenant as per billing every month usage

First step to start your business within ADAFZ:

Initial approval process is free and simple for which you are requested to provide us the following:

  • Fill the attached application forms
  • Provide us your proposed business plan (you may use the attached sample)
  • CV of shareholder or Trade License / Registration certificate of parent company
  • Color Passport copy of the shareholder + or appointed manager for the new ADAFZ company
  • Bank reference letter from personal bank of the shareholder or 2 years audited financial report of parent company
  • MOA of parent company

In order to set up your business in Dubai or UAE, it is advisable to have professional consultant to tackle all the hassles. At Emirates Chartered Accountants Group, our staff will study your requirements and what your specific needs are. We will ensure that you are registered and setup the company in the area, where you can conduct business within government guidelines. That will ensure you are setup for success and there are no surprises along the way, thus saving you both time and cost.