Fujairah Free Zone (FFZ)
Fujairah Free Zone (FFZ) is adjacent to the Port of Fujairah. Companies established here have easy access to all Arabian Gulf ports, the Red Sea, Iran, India and Pakistan on weekly feeder vessels. Mainline services arrive from Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Far East and North America on a weekly basis, and services leave twice weekly to the Far East and once a week to North America. Fujairah Free Zone is also close to Fujairah International Airport which the only airport is serving the UAE East Coast as well as northern Oman.
Fujairah Creative City – Creative City sets up professional environment for individuals and businesses working in a broad spectrum of business fields including media, events, consulting, education, communication and marketing, music and entertainment, design and technology complementing existing media clusters in the region and further facilitating creativity in all fields.
Creative City provides licenses to individuals within a Free Zone economic environment. It regulates and processes all government formalities, work permits and visas and simplifies the process of a business startup. Providing a complete one-stop solution, Creative City offers customized services and business packages and ensures professional assistance to its clients during every step of a company formation process.
Investors benefit from the triple Fujairah Free Zone advantage -Accessibility, Connectivity & Economy.
Investors can obtain up to 100% ownership operational license under the following categories according to their lease agreement with the authority:
Trading & General Trading License – Authorized to import, export and re-export agreed and specified commodities. The license entitles the investor to carry out import, export and re-export freely in the Free Zone and outside the UAE For local distribution; the Authority can arrange special permits with the relevant Government departments for hassle- free operations.
Warehousing License –Can be obtained on leasing warehousing facilities. This license entitles the investor to use the warehouse as a hub for major distribution, benefiting storage and packaging of goods.
Manufacturing License –Obtained on approval and implementation of the project. All projects must be fully insured including manpower and machinery. All manufacturing license approvals are subject to the identification of the following:
- Area requirements – built-up and open space
- Electricity, water and manpower requirements
- Environmental aspects of the project
Type of Ownership-New Business Entities
- Free Zone Establishment (FZE) – an entity with a sole owner.
- Free Zone Company (FZC) – an entity owned by 2 – 5 partners.
Branches: New business entities can have two types of Branches, a branch of UAE residing company or of a foreign company residing outside the UAE
- General Trading License
- Consultancy/Services License
- Industrial License
- Multi-access to neighboring and global markets by land, sea and air.
- Variety of investment fields.
- Investor-oriented policies
- Efficient and cost-effective investment facilitation
- Full investment security
- Served by Fujairah Port and the Fujairah International Airport.