Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA)

Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) is one of the free trade zones in Dubai UAE, which deals with import and export trades and services. It was formed in the year 1996 as part of Dubai Government’s strategic plan to move the emirate towards an investment driven economy. Adjacent to the Dubai International Airport it is considered as one of the fastest growing free zones in the region. DAFZA stands as one the gateway for developing the country as a center trade and services. The free zone authority delivers better facilities to attract more investment from foreign countries. The key attraction of DAFZA is its easy access to Dubai International Airport. The inner-city Dubai Airport Free zone is currently home to 1,600 companies, from across the globe and covering a vast number of key industry sectors, including aviation, freight & logistics, IT & telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, engineering, food & beverage, jewellery and cosmetics. Some of the world’s most recognized brands have situated their Middle Eastern hubs in Dubai Airport Free zone. Located next to Dubai International Airport, Dubai Airport Free zone provides unrivaled access to 24-hour logistics services, world-class facilities and infrastructure. The free zone also provides direct access to a number of government services, including Immigration, Customs and the Chamber of Commerce – helping to streamline red-tape procedures and provide clear processes and guidelines. The Airport currently services over 120 airlines serving more than 200 destinations worldwide, and is considered the Middle East’s premier airport. According to projections more number of passengers are expected to use Dubai International Airport by 2020.

Dubai Airport Free zone has become the premium free zones due to its unique advantages:

  • Strategic location in the heart of Dubai and neighboring Dubai International Airport
  • State of the art infrastructure and facilities
  • Dedicated Logistics Centre and extensive cargo handling facilities
  • Direct access to government services: Immigration, Customs, Chamber of Commerce
  • One stop shop for all administrative services
  • Easy access to the facilities at Dubai International Airport with its connectivity to 220 destinations through 130 airlines

In Dubai Airport Free Zone we can set up the following type of companies.

  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE) single shareholder
  • Free Zone Company (FZC) multiple shareholders
  • Branch of local company
  • Branch of foreign company

Types of license in DAFZA

  • Trading License
  • Service License


License Type License cost Registration Share capital
Trading 15,000 20,000 1000/Share
Service 15,000 20,000 1000/Share
Industrial 15,000 20,000 1000/Share
Branch 15,000 N/A 1000/Share
Flexi Desk Package Flexi office Package Silver Package Gold office Package
45k 84k 153k 162k
Free Zone Establishment Free Zone Company Branch of Local Company Branch of Foreign Company
15 sq Meter office 25 sq Meter office 55 sq Meter office 60 sq Meter office
AED 900 PO Box AED 900 PO Box AED 900 PO Box AED 900 PO Box
1 visa 2 visa 6 visa 6 visa
Employee outside UAE AED 2,900 Includes Stamping Deposit
Employee Inside UAE AED 4,400 Includes Stamping Deposit


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.