KHALIFA INDUSTRIAL ZONE ABU DHABI (KIZAD)
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KIZAD delivers unique advantages – extensive size, world-class infrastructure, free zone, and non-free zone solutions, dedicated investor support, tax-free environment with competitive operating costs, and strategic location with access to regional and international markets. These contribute to making KIZAD one of the world’s foremost port-integrated industrial zones and a leading hub for the manufacturing, logistics, and trade across diverse sectors.
Located near Khalifa Port – one of the world’s most advanced deep sea ports with world-class infrastructure – KIZAD enables multimodal connectivity via sea, air, road, and rail networks.
Core Sectors: Generalist free zone with trade & logistics, and manufacturing at the core, KIZAD creates value through integrated service offerings that span aluminum, steel, metal products, paper & packaging, food processing, pharmaceutical & healthcare equipment, polymer converting, and automotive spare parts.
- Direct connection to Khalifa port
- 0% Corporate Tax provided they comply with all regulatory requirements
- Competitive operation costs
- Outstanding access to markets
- World-class infrastructure
- Free zone and non-free zone solutions
- No withholding of taxes or VAT
- Dedicated investor support
- Central location
- General Trading
- Land leasing
- Pre-built warehouses
- Free zone offices
- Light industrial units
- Business park and district centre
- Retail spaces
- Serviced offices
- Offices fitted and shell and core options
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- Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)
- Located near Khalifa Port, Abu Dhabi.
- Direct connection to Khalifa port, 0% tax-free environment
- Not required at inception, however, from AED 150,000 (depending on the activity) recommended within the first year of operation.
- 6-8 weeks
- 0% Corporate Tax provided they comply with all regulatory requirements.
- Required annually
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KIZAD FREE ZONE FAQS
The government cost to set up a company in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD) starts from AED 11,000. However, the government and license fees to set up a KIZAD company will vary depending on the license type, company structure, office/business facilities, and visa eligibility requirements.
The business facilities KIZAD offers are ready to move to warehouse units, light industrial units for storage, distribution, and third-party logistics services.
The time it takes to complete the company setup in KIZAD will vary. Licenses issued via KIZAD free zone are normally issued within one (1) week of the completed new company setup application submission. For more information on setting up a company with KIZAD, reach out to Creation Business Consultants at [email protected].
Once your company setup is complete, Creation Business Consultants can apply for visas for the business owners, managers, and employees. The visa costs and documentation requirements vary depending on the visa applicant. For a free visa consultation, email [email protected].
KIZAD free zone offers a variety of business license types, for example, industrial, general trading, and service license. Contact [email protected] and Creation Business Consultants – structuring team will provide a free consultation to discover your business license requirements and plans for KIZAD free zone.
KIZAD free zone offers a range of business activities across the categories – equipment and engine manufacturing, food and beverage industries, meat processing, glass industries, printing and publishing, shipbuilding, technical, professional workshops, and more. Contact [email protected] for more details, and we will be able to guide you on the right structure and business activities.
A company must renew its license each year. The license renewal cost depends on the legal type, license structure, and business activities. If you are looking to renew your KIZAD license, contact [email protected] and our renewal team will be able to assist.
If you wish to make changes to your company, please contact our structuring team at [email protected]. Once Creation completes your consultation, we can provide a plan for the changes to your company. The most popular amendments our clients’ request are the change of shareholding structure, share transfers, license and business activity changes, upgrade and downgrade of company license, and change of visa packages.
Should you wish to close your company, the first step is to complete a consultation with Creation Business Consultants. Our team will guide you on the process and complete all the steps from cancellation of UAE visas under the company, guidance on the liquidation report, completion of cancelation documents, and submission to the authorities for de-registering a KIZAD company license. Contact [email protected] to discuss your KIZAD company liquidation request.
The cost of a UAE residency visa under KIZAD free zone will vary on the visa type. Our visa specialist is ready to take your call to discuss investor, partner, employee, family, nanny, and maid visa services. Contact [email protected], and we will arrange a quick call back to discuss your visa service request.
KIZAD offers a streamlined and efficient registration and licensing process. Creation Business Consultants will guide you towards the right KIZAD company set-up based on the legal structure, license, activities, facility lease type, and visa packages. Our business development and structuring team is ready to speak to you on your KIZAD free zone setup email [email protected].
Creation Business Consultants’ role is to ensure your KIZAD business setup is completed correctly, and your company license is issued in the quickest possible time. From the preparation of documents, handling of all red tape, completion of applications, co-ordinating with KIZAD free zone and the authorities to ensuring your company license and visa is ready asap. Reach out to Creation Business Consultants for your free consultation email [email protected].
The legal structure is a limited liability company (LLC), and branch company that can be set up in KIZAD free zone. It is important you seek tax and structuring advice to ensure you have the correct legal structure in place for now and in the future of your business. Book your tax and structuring expert consultation at [email protected]
KIZAD free zone offers a variety of business license types i.e., industrial, general trading, and service license. The main goal of setting up your UAE free zone entity is to understand both your current business situation and plan for the future of your UAE company.
KIZAD is a free zone located in Abu Dhabi, UAE. If you have a company under KIZAD you are permitted to only operate within KIZAD free zone jurisdiction and internationally. If you wish to operate within mainland UAE e.g., Abu Dhabi, you will need to obtain the correct mainland company license, as per UAE Commercial Companies Law.