Set Up Your Company in

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.

    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.


    Make a minimum purchase of AED 1,000 using your credit card for any services provided by Rapid Zone.

    Call the banking services of any of our partner banks and request to convert your purchase into an Easy Payment Plan.

    Get the option of paying over 3, 6, 9 or 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. Rapid 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.

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    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 zone

    in KIZAD Free

    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 Company Name

    One of the most important things to learn before choosing a company name is to avoid any offensive or blasphemous language. Choosing at least 3 company names would also be helpful in order to avoid delays if that name is already taken by other companies.


    Choose Business Type

    Rapid Zone can help you by giving assistance and advice on what type of business activities and entity type are suited for your Sharjah free zone company setup. You can combine up to 3 business activities under one license.


    Submit Application

    All details, including business activities, name, and supporting documents, must be submitted to the Creative Zone representative, who will complete the process for you and ensure a hassle-free experience.


    Make Payment

    The last step in the Sharjah Media City company set up process is paying for the required fees. Once paid you will receive a payment confirmation and license processing timeline. Usually, it takes within a week to get the free zone trade license issued.


    Open a Bank Account

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