The Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone was developed by Skycity, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Airports Company, and is located next to Abu Dhabi International Airport. Skycity is in charge with the setup of airport free zones and provides services to companies incorporated in the Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone. The Abu Dhabi Executive Council passed a resolution in 2010 through which the properties owned by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company are granted a free zone status. These properties include the Abu Dhabi International Airport, the Al Ain International Airport and the Al Bateen Executive Jet Airports.
Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone is comprised of the Abu Dhabi Airport Logistics Park, where investors may set up companies in the aviation, warehousing, supply and logistics sectors, and the Abu Dhabi Business Park, where investors may register companies operating in the storage, warehousing and land development sectors.
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Why set up a company in Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone?
Foreign investors deciding to register a company in Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone benefit from an array of domains they can invest in, but also from tax exemption when repatriating their profits, full ownership of the company and access to airport services. The Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone Authority also established an Investor Service Center which serves as a one-stop-shop facility dedicated to foreign investors only. The Investor Service Center will provide quick business registration and licensing services. The Investor Service Center is also connected with the Ministry of Labor and the General Directorate Residence and Foreigners Affairs is order to facilitate businessmen to obtain residence visas and to hire personnel.
Register a company in Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone
Foreign businessmen may register one of the following types of companies in the Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone:
- free zone limited liability companies,
- branch offices.
The following business licenses are available for operating in the Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone:
- trade licenses,
- service licenses,
- light industrial licenses.
Our company incorporation agents in Dubai will draft the articles of association required to set up a company in Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone and will inform clients about the other requested documents. You may also contact us for tax and personnel registration procedures.