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The Future of Business Excellence: Set up Business Set-Up in Khalifa Economic Zone(KEZAD formerly KIZAD)

Set up Business Set-Up in Khalifa Economic Zone(KEZAD formerly KIZAD)

Khalifa Zone, the epitome of innovation, growth, and sustainable business. Strategically located with state-of-the-art infrastructure and world-class amenities, it offers an unparalleled environment for businesses to thrive. Partner with AE Formations and embark on a transformative journey in this dynamic business hub.

Why set up your business in Khalifa Economic Zone?

  • Prime Location: Nestled at the crossroads of international trade routes, offering seamless connectivity to global markets.
  • Innovation Driven: A hub fostering creativity, technological advancements, and forward-thinking business strategies.
  • All-Inclusive Ecosystem: From startups, SMEs to global conglomerates, Khalifa Zone is home to a diverse array of businesses, all thriving under its visionary framework.
  • Sustainable Practices: A commitment to green and sustainable business operations, ensuring a minimal ecological footprint.
  • Robust Infrastructure: State-of-the-art facilities, from logistics to IT, ensuring smooth business operations.

Free Zone and Domestic Economic Zone Options

KEZAD’s Free Zone jurisdiction permits complete foreign ownership in enterprises, making it an optimal choice for wholesale distributors, re-exporters, warehouses, service providers, and manufacturers aiming for markets beyond the MENA region. On the other hand, companies within KEZAD’s Domestic Economic Zone benefit from immediate access to UAE and GCC markets. Additionally, products manufactured in this Domestic Economic Zone can secure a ‘MADE IN UAE’ certification from the appropriate authorities, granting them duty-free privileges within the GCC.

Free Zone:

  • Allows total foreign ownership.
  • Ideal for wholesale distributors, re-exporters, warehousing, service providers, and manufacturers targeting markets beyond the MENA region.
  • Offers 0% customs duty, corporate, personal, and sales tax.
  • No restrictions on capital and profit movement.
  • Designated as a VAT-exempt zone.
  • No mandatory minimum capital.

Domestic Economic Zone:

  • Direct access to UAE and GCC markets.
  • Goods can be certified as ‘MADE IN UAE’ and get duty-free status in the GCC.
  • Allows up to 100% foreign ownership in over 1,100 business activities.
  • 0% customs duty on industrial raw materials and machinery.
  • Hassle-free profit and capital repatriation.

Permitted Legal Structures in Masdar City

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Branch of a Foreign/Offshore Company
  • Branch of a UAE-based Company

 Licensing Segments in Khalifa Economic Zone

Catering to a wide spectrum of industries, from automotive, food &agritech, life science, metals, polymers, speciality chemicals, manufacturing, logistics to IT and more.

 Indicative Cost of setting up in Masdar City

  • Initial approval fee of AED 450
  • Licensing fees are AED 5,000 for Industrial, Commercial, and Service licenses and AED 15,000 for General Trading.
  • Facility costs in the Free Zone and Domestic Zone range from AED 31 and AED 26 per sq. m for Standard Industrial Plots to AED 33 and AED 28 per sq. m for Standard Logistics Plots, respectively.

Why Set Up with AE Formations in Khalifa Zone?

  1. Expert Guidance: Our seasoned consultants navigate you seamlessly, ensuring a hassle-free business set-up.
  2. Tailored Solutions: We understand every business is unique. Our solutions reflect that, ensuring your venture aligns with your vision.
  3. Streamlined Processes: From documentation, licensing to final setup, we handle it all, letting you focus on what you must.

AE Formations invites you to be a part of Khalifa Zone’s vibrant business community. Reach out to us and let’s pave the way for your success in Khalifa Zone.

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