Step 6

The final step to set up your business is obtaining a business license. Depending upon the business activity in KIZAD Free Zone, you can choose the business license.

Step 5

After the initial approvals, you need to obtain all the required approvals from every other concerned authority and meet all the criteria. A couple of business activities require approval from the DED only.

Step 4

The fourth step is to apply for initial approval from the regulatory body. This is mandatory for carrying out economic activity.

Step 3

You need to select a business name for your entity in order to obtain the initial approval. Should it comply with the authority’s regulations, you can register the business name.

Step 2

The next step is to determine the legal form of your company. The legal form of an entity depends upon the business activity and choosing the right legal form in the KIZAD.


The first step in starting your company setup procedure is to determine your economic activity type under the regulations of the Department of Economic Development (DED) of Abu Dhabi. The DED has adopted this as

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