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Ajman Free zones

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has grown to become influential commercial leaders over the years with their infrastructural expansions as well as geographical reach. New owners planning to start their businesses in AFZ will benefit from their state-of-the art warehouses as well as the free zone’s proximity to the Ajman Port & Customs.


AFZ has been awarded with the 5 meritorious accolades by fDi’s magazine for the Year 2020. They are also holders of the awarded title “Superbrands 2020” for AFZ’s role in simplifying business procedures, as well as providing excellent and comprehensive e-Services. As of 2020, they were also honored with the Digital Transformation Plan Awards for Open Data.


Types of Company formation in AFZ

  • Freezone Establishment (FZE)
  • Freezone Company (FZC)
  • Branch of a Local Company
  • Branch of a Foreign Company

Types of licenses available in AFZ

Businesses can import, export, and distribute entertainment products throughout UAE.

This license holder can perform necessary manufacturing and industrial tasks such as importing raw materials, manufacture and export the products listed under the license.

Can perform services listed under the license

This package has been created for the sole purpose of young entrepreneurs to carry on with their professional independence. This license is available young professionals between the ages of 20-30.

Applicable for freelancers in the creative, media and tech industry that are planning to operate under their own name for freelance work.

To carry out online businesses that involves trading and selling of goods. List of activities that a business owner can perform under this license are

  • Industrial Equipment E-Trading
  • F&B E-Trading
  • Fashion Retail E-Trading
  • Home, Office & Personal Utilities E-Trading
  • Jewellery & Precious Stones E-Trading
  • Automotive E-Trading
  • Media Entertainment E-Trading
  • Events Ticketing E-Trading

This license is aimed at companies that want to set up and operate outside of its jurisdiction. List of business activities that can be performed under the offshore license are:

  • One Activity to General Trading
  • Consulting & Advisory Services
  • Holding Company
  • Investments and Joint Investments Company
  • Property Owning
  • International Services
  • Professional Services
  • Shipping and Ship Management Companies
  • Commission Agents Company
  • Intellectual Property Holding Company (IPHC), a subsidiary or sister company of global corporations that is set up to hold the companies’ IP (e.g. patents, trademarks, copyrights, etc.)

Benefits of company formation in AFZ


  • Can go fully virtual – AFZ is completely digitized to set up business virtually
  • Convenient access to Ajman Port & customs
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Modern infrastructure in a thriving business environment

Current Business Sectors in AFZ:

  • Food & Beverage
  • Automotive
  • Health & Beauty
  • Construction
  • Education
  • Agriculture
  • Oil & Gas
  • Paper & Packaging
  • Jewellery (Gold & Diamonds)
  • Media
  • Marine
  • Textile
  • Advanced Technology
  • Sports
  • Chemical Industry
  • Trade

Types of DAFZA Licences

Situated in the Emirates of Ajman, Ajman Media City Free Zone is considered as world-class hub of media and creativity.


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Ajman Free Zone is the best choice for businesses that wants to access the western and eastern markets. Business owners will also get an advantageous access to the famous Ajman port that serves over 1000 vessels per day. The Sharjah and Dubai international airports are also just a few minutes’ drive away.


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