Fujairah Free Zone Authority
Fujairah Free Zone

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 License
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 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

  1. Free Zone Establishment (FZE) – an entity with a sole owner.
  2. Free Zone Company (FZC) – an entity owned by 2 – 5 partners.


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


Trading Offices

Trading Offices fully furnished can be leased for Import, Export and Re-Export operations. Minimum area 35 sq.m., with possible secretarial assistance.

Distribution / Warehousing

Units of different sizes can be taken on lease for Import, Export and Re-Export of different commodities as well as general trading. Investors can operate by using storage & packaging facilities in their warehouse to become a distribution hub in the region at the most lucrative prices.


Investors can lease pre-built units or/and request for construction of units customized to their requirements with open land for manufacturing purposes.


To open an account in any of the banks in the UAE, you will require to submit the following:

  • Introductory letter by the Fujairah Free Zone Authority.
  • Submission of a copy of the Fujairah Free Zone license.
  • A copy of the Chamber of Commerce registration.
  • Copy of Power of Attorney of the Authorised Signatory.
  • Copy of Establishment of the Company.

Business Club

A Business Club erected on a 1000 sq.m. area specially meets the basic needs of the Investors. It includes a Conference room, Auditorium, Playroom and furnished Trading Offices apart from offering them a restaurant where they can relax and clinch business deal in a congenial atmosphere.

Customs Exemption

Free Zone clients can benefit from the exemption of customs duties on imports of all commodities and finished products for the purpose of export and re-export outside the UAE. Clients need not pay duties on factory machinery or raw material used in production. Free Zone clients may utilise any of the UAE ports and airports for the movement of their goods in and out of the country, while still benefiting from customs duty exemptions.

Electricity and Water

The Ministry of Electricity and Water provides 3-phase power for investors at the Free Zone at reasonable rates. Water is provided by the Ministry from the desalination plant.


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