Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)

Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone (ADAFZ) is being set up by the Abu Dhabi Airports Company. It is a business and logistics park, to be operated as a free zone. All legitimate logistics activities except banking are allowed in the park, subject to the adherence to the environment, health and safety requirements. As the park is situated close to the residential area, all activities must be environment friendly.

An investor will have to have a leased facility to obtain the license to operate from the park. There are simple and efficient procedures for cargo handling and clearance. ADAFZ is collaborating closely with Abu Dhabi Ports Company for transportation of goods from the park.

There are no specific labor restrictions but the visa will be issued based on the government approval. Once the payment is made along with the necessary documentation, the registration will take just two working days.

Companies can lease offices, land plots or Light Industry Units based on availability. A company can have multiple facilities. All the utilities are charged as per usage by the local provider.

Multiple business segments are being encouraged, some of them being Aviation & aerospace, Logistics, cargo & freight, Electronics , Electrical, Consultancy and business development, Computers, internet and IT, Telecom, express transportation, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment.

ADAFZ provides three types of business licenses; trade license, service license and industrial license.

Advantages of Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone:

This business park provides the customers with a dynamic congestion free environment. They offer fast and efficient cargo clearance services. Access to the airport apron as well as international freight forwarding and cargo clearance agencies is readily available. Onsite cargo inspection facility is provided.

ADAFZ offers a one stop shop solution for all the investor requirements and services.  
The facilities can be accessed 24X7 with online customer support system. Various services like business registration, licensing, leasing, employee related services, IT & Telecom, utilities, maintenance and other operational services are made easily available.

The investors can start their business immediately using the commercial offices which come in ready to use condition. Latest ICT infrastructure is provided. A business can also opt for Light Industrial Unit where they can do light assembly and warehousing. The Free Zone offers serviced land plots as well for setting up industrial operations.

The business park is equipped with the state of the art business center with conference facilities and postal services. Banking and insurance facilities are readily available.

There are food courts, hotels and restaurants to cater to the varying customer needs. The business park has clinics and travel agencies and petrol station.

ADAFZ offers excellent location advantage with one of the biggest airports of the region being right next door. This makes it possible to access a huge market spread across Europe, Asia, Africa and Middle East. With the growing economy and business opportunities all around, investors can find themselves in the middle of highly profitable business environment.

These facts, coupled with the customer centric services make the ADAFZ a fast growing business destination.