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KIZAD Free Zone

KIZAD free zone

Khalifa Industrial Zone also known as KIZAD Free Zone, is the UAE’s biggest operator of integrated economic zones and industrial real estate solutions. Entrepreneurs and investors choose to put up business in KIZAD because of its convenient access to state-of-the-art infrastructures, global markets, international airports, and 60 seaports. This plays a huge part in enhancing the UAE’s economy through ports that deliver world-class services in the maritime and industrial zone sectors.

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Advantages of Setting Up Your Business
in KIZAD Free Zone

Central Location

KIZAD Free Zone is situated midway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, which is a one-hour flight away from the capitals of all the emirates. This gives access to over 55 million customers, possible business partners, and investors.

Ease of Doing Business

Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development (DED) offers a dual licensing regime. The companies are also not required to have a physical space to commence business. KIZAD also embraces digitalisation as a way of business processing for faster and easier transactions.

Excellent Logistics, and Transportation Connectivity

KIZAD is directly linked with Khalifa Port, which is considered to be one of the world’s most advanced deep seaports. The multimodal connectivity provided by the Free Zone gives access to several international airports, 60 seaports, and railways which is suitable for trade, logistics, and manufacturing.

Tax Exemptions and Financial Benefits

Businesses operating in KIZAD Free Zone enjoy significant tax advantages, including exemption from customs duties on goods and personal income tax. Additionally, our state-of-the-art port infrastructure in Abu Dhabi offers competitive fees and streamlined operations for your business. You can benefit from 100% foreign ownership and easily repatriate your capital and profits.

Cost of Setting Up a Company
with KIZAD Free Zone

Depending on the complexity of your business, and number of visa applications, facility size and inclusions.
Setting up a company in KIZAD Free Zone usually ranges from AED AED 9,000. – AED AED 35,000.
Below is an estimated cost for packages with inclusions in KIZAD Free Zone.

To get an estimate of your business, 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.


*General terms and conditions from the banks will be applicable.

Types of Licenses Offered
in KIZAD Free Zone

Because of its excellent geographical location, KIZAD is undoubtedly the best destination for trade, logistics, and manufacturing. Creative Zone will guide you in choosing the best-suited type of activities for your company.

Industrial License

Allows companies to do activities related to exporting, manufacturing, and packaging licensed and approved goods and products.

General Trading License

Allows companies to conduct activities related to importing, exporting, distribution, stocking, and warehousing of permitted products. The General Trading License will be issued when a business deals with more than 17 products or falls into more than three product groups.

Service License

Allows companies to provide various services, such as marketing, management and consulting, logistics support services, restaurant and catering services, travel agencies, and more.

Type of Business Structures
in KIZAD Free Zone

Steps in Setting Up Your Business in KIZAD Free Zone

Setting up a business can be a little complex, but Creative Zone will help you through these steps in establishing your company to minimise time and expenses


Choose Business Activities

Determine the most suited type of business activity for your company. In KIZAD, you can choose among trading, industrial, or service licenses for your company.


Choose Company Struture

Choosing your company structure will determine important requirements in establishing your company. In KIZAD, you can choose between an LLC or Branch Company.


Register Company Name

Choose the right and appropriate name for your company. There are certain guidelines that you have to follow in choosing a company name. Creative Zone can provide you a comprehensive guide for choosing your trade name.


Apply for Visa

Depending on the business activity and legal structure that you have chosen, you may now get initial approval from the authorities in KIZAD. You will not be able to proceed for the last step without getting an initial approval in KIZAD. Creative Zone will guide you through this process.


Open a Bank Account

Upon getting an initial approval, you may now obtain your business license.

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