How to Start Business

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone offers simple and efficient procedures for setting up a business within a near proximity to the airports in Abu Dhabi.

STAGE ONE – Initial approval

The initial approval process is free and simple. To set up a branch company, we require the following:

  • Completed application form

  • Business plan

  • Copy of existing trade license/registration certificate (if you are an existing company)

  • Color passport copies of the company’s shareholder(s) and the appointed manager for the new ADAFZ company

  • 2 years audited financial reports for corporate entity or certificate of reference from a personal bank of the individual shareholder

STAGE TWO – Registration

  • Payment of registration fees of AED 5,000 or AED 7,500, together with license fees ranging from AED 15,000 and AED 50,000 depending on whether a service, trade or manufacturing license is required

  • Submit completed application for registration

  • Board resolution appointing Manager (notarized and attested)

  • Power of Attorney given to Manager (notarized and attested)

  • Memorandum & Articles of Association  (notarized and attested)

  • Specimen signature of Manager  (notarized and attested)

  • Passport size photo with white background of Manager

STAGE THREE – Licensing & Visa process:

  • Lease agreement to be signed

  • Once the above has been completed, we will issue the license immediately.

  • Visa processing will start

Get in Touch

Please contact our sales team to assist you with prices and requirements at the below contact details or visit us at the Customer Service Center:

Tel: +971 2 505 3403 / 3425
Toll-free:  800 1111
P.O. Box 94449

The commitment is here

We firmly believe in supporting our clients by providing the best facilities and services that they require to achieve their commercial goals.