Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is the flagship free zone of DP World, and is an integral part of the DP World UAE Region’s integrated business hub. The Free Zone has evolved into a trade catalyst and a smart business community that offers unprecedented growth opportunities and market access.

Apart from the three core categories of activity in JAFZA i.e. Trading, Service and Industrial, the free zone also provides a wide range of activity selection and licence types for investors.


  • Trade License. 
  • Service License.
  • Industrial License.

Other licenses issued by JAFZA.

  • E-Commerce License: It is a kind of trade license mainly issued for the trading of goods via the internet.
  • Innovation License: This is required if your activities involve the development and invention of new products.

Business Setup in Jebel Ali Free Zone:

The different types of company formation types include:

Multiple Shareholder Company

The number of shareholders for such company ranges between 2-50, that can be individual or a business entity. It is essentially a Limited Liability Company within the free zone.

Single Shareholder Company

A single individual or business entity has the flexibility to register themselves as a Free Zone Establishment (FZE) in JAFZA Free Zone. The entity holds a different identity from its shareholder and has certain rights and privileges as that of a natural person.

Existing Business Entity

Branch of a well-established company possesses the full right to set up their branch in JAFZA.


1. Warehouses

For high-quality manufacturing and storing of the items, Jebel Ali Free Zone provides the best warehousing facilities to its customers. They are purpose-built thermally insulated united and you can get them on rent. Office space is also provided with them.

2. Plots of Land

The companies that want to build their own facilities can get plots of various sizes on a lease. Depending upon the customer’s requirements, a plot varies from 5000 sq. m to larger sizes.

3. Showrooms

Showrooms with dedicated office space and warehouse are provided by JAFZA. Each unit has a showroom frontage with a glass façade, office space with mezzanine floors and a warehouse at the rear side. All offices are air-conditioned having telephone and power point access and light fixtures.

4. Offices

Office space is offered on lease by Jebel Ali Free Zone having high and low facilities for every type of customer.

5. Build to Suit

An innovative product of JAFZA is build to suit that address the customer’s specific requirements and needs.

6. Business Parks

These are equipped, fully furnished and ready to use offices that require no setup cost and are specially designed to meet your short-term and long-term needs.