Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone


Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone is a new global business address at the heart of Abu Dhabi Airports operations.

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone is a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Airports. It operates Airports' Free Zones, a Logistics Park, Business Parks, Business Centers and One Stop Shop Services. These underpin Abu Dhabi’s plans to establish itself as a dynamic business center in support of the Abu Dhabi 2030 Economic Vision.

Under a resolution passed by the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone was mandated to set up Free Zones and provide all the required services at:

  • Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • Al Ain International Airport
  • Al Bateen Executive Jet Airport

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone’s jurisdiction spreads across more than 10.6 Km2 around Abu Dhabi International Airport, covering five commercial districts:

  • Logistics Park
  • Business Park
  • Destination Village
  • Al Falah Free Zone
  • Airport City


What ADAFZ Offers

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone is the new global business address for the world, providing its customers with numerous products within a Free Zone environment.

Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone offers its customers the full spectrum of Free Zone services, including company registration, licensing, leasing, rapid visa processing for employees, and many other high quality services within a One Stop Shop environment.

ADAFZ provides a wide range of facilities and infrastructure such as warehousing units, commercial offices, furnished facilities within a fully serviced business center, plots of land for development and a full range of essential ancillary amenities to serve everyday business needs.

ADAFZ has developed an ever expanding business platform that provides the perfect environment for your own corporate growth. With all the necessary resources in one place ADAFZ has the foundation for you to tap into fresh opportunities with suppliers, trade partners and logistics providers to reduce your costs and increase your profits. Fuel your company’s growth with ADAFZ's exceptional amenities, incentives and unmatched logistics infrastructure and airport services.


Registration and Licensing

There is a wide range of business categories for which a license will be issued at Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone.

Registration and licensing are available for international and local organizations operating in the following sectors:

  • Aviation, Aerospace, Aircraft Interiors and Airport Services
  • MRO
  • Logistics, Transportation, Warehousing Distribution & Storage
  • Marketing & Events
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology & ICT
  • Trading
  • Service Provider
  • Consultancy
  • Regional HQ
  • Knowledge & Development
  • Many more….


Free Zone Rules & Regulations

In 2010, the Abu Dhabi Executive Council declared Abu Dhabi International, Al Ain International and Al Bateen Executive Jet Airports as free zone areas. The free Zones at these airports were established to encourage both local and international businesses to base themselves in a thriving international “aerotropolis”.

Companies opting to set up at any of Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone’s precincts enjoy Free Zone benefits such as:

  • 100 % foreign ownership
  • 100% tax exemption (inside the designated zone)
  • 100% Import & Export tax exemption (inside the designated zone)
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Dual License without local sponsor
  • One-stop-shop’ administrative services
  • Quicker to incorporate
  • Companies can operate 24 hours a day
  • Access to facilities of Cargo Village and Cargo Terminal


Types of Legal Entities

The type of license that will be issued to an applicant company will be defined by its activity.

A business at Abu Dhabi Airports Free Zone can be registered as one of the following three legal entities:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company FZ-LLC (Corporate)
  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company FZ-LLC (Natural)
  • Branch of a local or foreign company


Source: www.adafz.ae