Khalifa Industrial Zone

Setup Business in Khalifa Industrial Zone
Khalifa Industrial Zone

From the outset, Khalifa Industrial Zone (Kizad) has been a cornerstone of Government of Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030. It is the mean by which a number of ambitious, long-term targets will be delivered, and marks a substantial drive towards diversification of the economy in pursuit of sustainable growth less dependent on the oil and gas industries. It offers industrial zones, logistics park, free zone and non free zone.

Its purpose is, in part, to create the range and number of opportunities necessary to recruit, retain and develop local and skilled expatriate talent to build a sustainable knowledge economy whilst reducing reliance on unskilled labour. Kizad will set new standards for industrial zone infrastructure, environment and operation, reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s global competitive advantage.

Kizad offers local and international investors easy access to local, regional and international markets within a low operating cost environment and a meticulously designed setting to make doing business easy. Kizad is set to transform the way industrial zones help businesses become and sustain success.

Its strategic location, linking East with the West, coupled with its multi-modal transportation infrastructure by sea, air, road and rail, gives your business clear advantages by having easy and efficient access to over 4.5 billion consumers within four time zones. An offer that only few can make.

With vertically integrated clusters, competitive lease prices and some of the lowest utility costs in the world all under a tax-free umbrella, Kizad is offering your business unparalleled, long term competitive commercial advantages.


Kizad 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.

The license categories are three: Industrial, Trading or General Trading (depending on the total number of products traded) and Service.


Areas of Business:

  • Import of Raw Material

  • Manufacturing

  • Processing, Assembling, Packaging and Export of Intermediate and/or Finished Product

  • Import and Export, Distribution, Stocking, Warehousing of Products and Items

  • Management and Economic Consulting Services

  • Marketing Services

  • Logistical Support Services

  • Restaurants, Retail Food Outlets and Catering Services

  • Travel Agencies


Khalifa Industrial Zone Benefits:

  • 100% corporate tax exemption

  • 100% personal income tax exemption

  • 100% foreign company ownership

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • Exemption from customs duty for goods and services in the zone

  • One or multiple shareholders

  • Unique industry clustering and purpose-built infrastructure

  • Low cost operations


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

Contact us today to setup your business in Kizad!

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