Ajman Free Zone

Setup Business in Ajman Free Zone
Ajman Free Zone

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) was established in 1988, leading to massive industrial development in Ajman by attracting a great number of foreign companies to benefit from the investment privileges, thereby strengthening industry, trade and the financial sector in the UAE. At this scope, AFZ provides competitive privileges and facilities allowing companies to get a considerable return on their investments.


AFZ allows two legal structures for conducting a business:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC): a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or corporates. The minimum capital requirement for incorporation depends on the business activity.

  • Branch of Foreign or UAE Company: a legally dependent entity that is part of the parent company. It conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business. Share capital is not required.


Licensing options:

  • Business License: with four trade licenses according to the number of activities.

  • E-Commerce License: for carrying out business in electronic trading activities and provide technical and marketing support to investors.

  • Service License: for investors carrying out service activities within the free zone such as management, marketing, IT consultancies etc.

  • Industrial License: investors specialized in manufacturing in UAE, as per the environmental standards and manufacturing policies in Ajman. Ajman Free Zone provides smart stores and warehouses supporting this activity, where all the investor’s requirements can be obtained in one place. AFZ issues National industrial licenses to industrial organizations that match the following criteria: 1) the organization should be registered with GCC countries’ nationals owning minimum of 51%; 2) minimum 40% of the manufacturing process should be within the free zone; 3) organizations having national license qualified to get the license are exempt from customs fees on exports from GCC countries

  • Offshore License: for those desiring to establish an ongoing company operating only outside the state and not within the free zone.


Areas of Business:

  • Trading

  • Marketing Research and Consultancies

  • Management Consultancies

  • Marketing Management

  • Information Technology Consultancies

  • Advertising Research and Consultancies

  • HR Consultancy

  • Industrial

  • E-commerce


Ajman Free Zone Benefits:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption

  • 100% personal income tax exemption

  • 100% foreign company ownership

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • Multiple business sectors

  • Flexible licensing packages


For more information, please visit http://www.afz.gov.ae/

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