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Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA) is DP World’s flagship free zone and the largest customs bonded zone in the Middle East. Its proximity to Jebel Ali Port, Al Maktoum International Airport & Expo 2020 Dubai makes it a central location in an unrivalled ecosystem & has helped it become an ideal hub for global trade and a well-integrated business setup solutions provider attracting 23.9% of Dubai’s foreign direct investments.
Advantages of JAFZA license:
- All the advantages of a free zone license with the added benefit of selling to the UAE public
- Conveniently located adjacent to the Jebel Ali Free Zone, with no need for gate entry
- Thousands of traders located under one roof
- Upto 50 shareholders permitted
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Types of business licenses:
A trade license allows the holder to carry out trading activities including import, export, re-export, distribution, and storage of specific products.
This license type is issued to businesses that are service providers, artisans or craftsmen. Examples of companies that apply for this type of license include medical services, beauty salons and repair services.
An industrial license entitles the holder to carry out light manufacturing industrial activities, packaging and assembling.
A popular license in JAFZA, this license allows a number of specific logistics services like storage, transportation, sorting, forwarding, distribution & clearing activities
This license allows a business to trade in products non-physically using digital channels only.
This license is issued to carry out development of new products and services.
National Industrial License
This is issued to carry out manufacturing activities where at least 51% of the ownership is of a GCC country’s national/s.
Popular business activities at JAFZA:
- Automotive & Spare Parts
- Food & Agriculture
- Electronics & Electrical
- Retail & E-Commerce
- Healthcare Distribution