Ajman Free Zone

Ajman Free Zone, located on the Arabian Gulf coast, was launched in the year 1988. The free zone is the smallest yet one of the highly developed free zones in the UAE. Ajman Free Zone was incepted and granted autonomous status by H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, under Amiri Decree No. 3 of 1996. The strategic location of Ajman Free Zone gives it the advantage of catering to both the Western and the Eastern markets.

AFZA handles the entire Ajman Free Zone business set up procedure and issuance of the business license. AFZA has recently opened Ajman Free Zone kiosk at Dubai World Trade Center.

Benefits of Setting Up a Business in Ajman Free Zone

The strategic location and cost-effective services of this free zone make it more attractive for investors worldwide to invest in different business sectors and for the aspiring business community to start their own ventures. Ajman Free Zone companies enjoy the following benefits:


Total exemption from customs duty for goods and services

100% repatriation of capital and profits

Full exemption from corporate tax

Personal income tax exemption

Abundant and cheap energy supply

Pre-built offices, smart offices and warehouses to facilitate business

Simplified immigration process

No currency restrictions

Companies have easy access to other services such as bank, postal and advanced communication facility

100% ownership over the business

Liberal economic policies and legal framework

Full exemption even on import-export tax

Land lease for 20 years and renewable for another 20 years

Business-friendly laws

Simple set up procedure and cost-efficient

No quota or foreign exchange controls

24-hour security service

Simple staffing and recruitment procedure

License Types in Ajman Free Zone

Ajman Free Zone Authority issues four types of business licenses according to the type of business activity.

Trading License

Trading License allows to carry out trading activities in the free zone region. An entity can add up to three activities in a single license issued by the Ajman Free Zone Authority.

E-Commerce License

This license empowers a business to venture into e-Commerce or start an online business. Investors can enjoy the benefit of marketing and technical support.

Professional License

Professional License is for all the UAE or foreign companies that are planning to set up their business in providing PRO services such as IT, management or marketing consultancy.

Industrial License

As the name suggests, it is applicable for businesses involved in the Organizing of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) as well as any Business and Leisure events and the provision of related goods and services.

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Business Set Up Process in Ajman Free Zone

Ajman Free Zone is an ideal destination for registering your business in the UAE. AFZA offers extensive support in setting up your business here. Prior to setting up your business, you have to select a company name complying to the AFZA rules and regulations, decide the type of business, the type of license, draft the necessary documents and, most of all, your company’s location in the free zone.

Steps to be followed for company formation in Ajman Free Zone:

Submit all the necessary documents and get approvals from the Ajman Free Zone Authority

Apply for business registration and the visa process

Determine the legal entity that you want to establish

There are 4 types of legal entities,

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ LLC)

Branch of a Foreign Company

Branch of a Local Company

Determine the business activity and choose company name in order to acquire a license from the Ajman Free Zone Authority

Having established marketing offices in the following countries: Mumbai and Delhi (India), Manchester (United Kingdom), Johannesburg (South Africa), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Moscow (Russia), Dubai United Arab Emirates, Sales Platform at World Trade Center (Dubai), Lahore and Karachi (Pakistan), Ajman Free Zone is an ideal hub for businesses. It is always advisable to seek expert advice from professional consultants before commencing business activity. Prime Global handles business formalities and support services required for your business set up. Our well-experienced team will study your requirements and help you achieve your goal so conveniently. Contact us today for a free walkthrough through the entire procedure!

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