Fujairah Free Zone

Fujairah’s strategic & unique location, as the UAE’s only Emirate on East Coast, plays a key role in its development. Under the leadership and vision of Sheikh Hamed Bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, the Ruler of Fujairah, the Emirates continues to grow.

An amazing amalgamation of the traditional values of the East and modern technologies of the West, Fujairah offers a standard of living comparable to that of world’s most developed nations. More than a quarter million people of various nationalities, including Emiratis, inhabit this Emirate of 1450 sq kms.

The Port of Fujairah is adjacent to the Free Zone to ensure investors derive maximum benefit from Fujairah’s strategic location. By using the shipping services available, investors have access to all Arabian Gulf ports, the Red Sea, Iran, India and Pakistan on weekly feeder vessels. Mainline services arrive from the UK, North Europe, Mediterranean, Far East and North America on a weekly service, and offer sailing twice weekly to the Far East and once a week to North America. Modern facilities including 800 metres of deep water quay (12.5 m draught), 6 ship-to-shore gantry cranes and 11 rubber-tyred yard cranes, keep the port poised to handle the region’s growth.

Business Licenses

Investors can obtain up to 100% ownership operational license under the following categories according to their lease agreement with the authority:

Trading & General Trading Licenses

Authorised 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 Licenses

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 Licenses

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

The documents required for opening a branch in Fujairah Free Zone are:

  • Board Resolution of the Parent Company
  • Memorandum of Articles attested by the UAE Embassy of the parent Comapny
  • Valid operating license of the parent company/ies
  • Passport copies of all the directors, Shareholders, Person In-charge etc with two photographs

Commercial Licence

  • General Trading Licence
  • Consultancy/Services Licence
  • Industrial Licence

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