Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KIZAD)

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) is located near the Khalifa Port which is one of the most advanced deep seaports in the world. KIZAD has launched a unique concept of Dual Licensing which allows companies to operate in free zone having another license from Mainland Department of Economic Development (DED) Abu Dhabi, without the support of UAE Local Service Agent or Local Sponsor. It is not required to have additional real office or tenancy agreement from mainland for such companies. Dual license is not available for branch of foreign company.

Advantages in KIZAD Free Zone Abu Dhabi:

  • Strategic geographical location connecting east and the west;
  • Facilities to suit all business types;
  • Relatively low cost of company registration and renewal;
  • No customs duty for goods and services within the free zone.

Types of Licenses in KIZAD:

  • Industrial License
  • Trading License
  • General Trading License
  • Service License

Company legal types:

  • Limited Liability Company
  • Branch Company

Director: Must be at least one Director who can be only individual.

Shareholder: Minimum 1, maximum 50. There can be individuals and legal entities.

Minimum authorized capital of 150 000 AED that is not required to be paid-up.

The number of visas depends on the type of office/warehouse/land area selected.

An audit is not mandatory, but each company must maintain internal records and keep the relevant documents in the company’s office.

The process of registration


Send 3 company names and a passport copy


Send the required list of documents confirming payment for services


Receive registration confirmation within 1 business day