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. 

  • Completed application form (application for License and / or application for registration)
  • Business plan
  • Existing company trade license/registration certificate, MOA, Colour Passport copy of Directors, Manager &  2 years audited financial reports (if setting up Branch / Subsidiary) 


  • CV, Certificate of reference from a personal bank and ,Color passport copies of the new company’s shareholder(s) and the appointed manager ( if setting up a new company / LLC

STAGE TWO – Registration

  • Payment of registration fees of AED 2,250 or AED 3,500, together with license fees starting from AED 4,000 depending on whether a service, trade or manufacturing license is required
  • 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)

STAGE THREE – Licensing & Visa process:

  • Lease agreement to be signed
  • NOC from Government Entity ( if required)
  • Bank account to be established to deposit the share capital ranging from AED 25,000- AED 150,000 (only for LLC) 
  • Once the above steps are completed, ADAFZ would issue the license immediately.

STAGE FOUR – Visa process:

  • 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 Business Park#01, Abu Dhabi Airports

P.O. Box 7040
Tel: +971 2 505 5900
Toll-free:  800 1111

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.