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Ajman Free Zone

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) situated on the coast of the Arabian Gulf in northern UAE, Ajman Free Zone has been open to local and foreign investors since 1988. Its progressive infrastructures and top-of-the-line facilities offer Ajman Free Zone companies a perfect location regardless of industry, be it food & beverage, automotive, health & beauty, or construction.

The free zone’s revolutionary initiative in industrial expansions paved the way for its rapid growth, making it an attractive opportunity to engage in an Ajman Free Zone company setup.

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Advantages of Setting Up a Business
in Ajman Free Zone

Access to a Global Network

Ajman Free Zone is close to the Ajman port, as well as the Dubai and Sharjah airports. It’s well connected to several markets in both the East and the West, giving business owners a strong network of potential customers, clients, and partners.

Well-Developed Infrastructures

Ajman Free Zone has a large variety of business centers, offices, warehouses, and other facilities available for use. This, alongside their major focus on sustainability and innovation, makes business setup in Ajman a smart decision not just for immediate success, but also as a long-term investment.

Cost Efficient Modernity

Despite its world class infrastructures, Ajman Free Zone is still considered a cost efficient option when forming a business. Entrepreneurs can enjoy competitive prices for facility usage, power, electricity, or leasing, and hire skilled workers at a low cost. Even fees for a business setup in Ajman have cost efficient payment options, as the Ajman Free Zone is the only one that offers installment plans.

Pro-Business Processes & Regulations

Companies in Ajman are exempted from most taxes, and will only need to pay a 9% corporate tax starting from June 2023 – one of the lowest in the world. They also only have minimal import or export duties for countries outside the GCC. Full foreign ownership is also allowed, as is 100% capital repatriation for outside investors. In terms of business setup, Ajman Free Zone offers a fully digitized set up and added services for banking, medical, and insurance. Plus, if you work with a business setup partner like Creative Zone, you can secure a license in as fast as 24 hours.

Cost of Setting Up a Company
with Ajman Free Zone

The Ajman Free Zone company formation cost starts at AED 5,000.

This rate will differ based on the business activities, number of shareholders, office space requirements, and other factors.


Normal Trading

General Trading

Pioneers Package
For entrepreneurs 20 to 30 years old
Freelancer Package
For freelancers in one of the 40 categories permitted by AFZ
Ajman Free Zone is the only free zone that offers multiple payment options of 2, 3, or 6 installments – provided that deposits are post-dated checks from UAE banks. Alternately, in the section below are other options for monthly payments with selected banks.
To get an estimate of your rates for a business setup in Ajman Free Zone, use our COST CALCULATOR

Explore Monthly
Payment Plans

with Selected Banks

Convert your transactions into easy and affordable monthly instalments with our selected range of banking partners. Spend a minimum of AED 1,000 on your credit card issued from any of our participating banks and repay in easy instalments over a period of 12 months.


Requirements for Obtaining a
Ajman Free Zone License

For Freezone Establishment (FZE)

Branch of a Local Company

Branch of a Foreign Company

Branch of a Local Company

Steps in Setting Up a Business in
Ajman Free Zone

The steps are actually quite simple and straightforward. Here’s how to open a company in Ajman Free Zone.


Decide on your business activities

The free zone allows for a wide range of businesses to be set up with ease. Pick out the specific activities you wish to conduct, and we’ll help you choose the ideal Ajman Free Zone license type and setup option.


Choose your trade name

The business name for your Ajman Free Zone company must not already be in use by another firm. It also should not reference anything political or religious. Thus, it’s best to have at least a few options ready for a more hassle-free name registration process.


Apply for your Ajman Free Zone Trade License

Prepare the Ajman Free Zone license requirements needed for the entity type you’ve chosen and submit these to the Free Zone authority. They’ll examine your documents, get in touch for any discrepancies, and approve the license should you meet all the necessary criteria.


Open a corporate bank account

You may opt to open an account with either a local or an international UAE bank. Our team of experts will help you choose the best bank for your needs and guide you through the whole process.


Secure your visas

The next crucial step will be to secure Ajman Free Zone visas for your team, so you can begin your operations. We will be happy to assist you with the needed documents and the application process.

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