Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad)
KIZAD free zone in Abu Dhabi occupies a 417 square-kilometer area strategically located halfway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. KIZAD is divided into 2 areas, Area A and Area B. While area A is focused on businessmen operating in the industrial sector, Area B is taken by commerce-based companies. KIZAD gives freedom for both free zone based companies as well as non-free zone-based companies. While the non-free zone-based companies come under the Abu Dhabi Companies Act, the free zone companies are registered under the Abu Dhabi Free Zone Authority’s regulations.
Advantages of Setting Up a Business in KIZAD
Like all other free zones, KIZAD also has its benefits of business setup:
Types of Licenses for Businesses in KIZAD Free Zone
KIZAD free zone gives opportunities to all types of business forms by providing them different types business licenses like:
1. Industrial License
The most common form of business license in KIZAD is the industrial license, which many companies avail. For the purpose of importing raw materials, machinery, assembling, packaging purposes and exporting the finished and packed goods to other countries.
2. Trading License/General Trading License
Companies that are involved in trading of goods, importing and exporting opt for a trading license in KIZAD. A general trading license allows a company to trade in several goods and products. A general trading license allows a company to have 17 product categories under 3 different product groups.
3. Service License
Activities like marketing services, restaurant services, management consultancy, cargo/logistics services, warehousing services, travel, and tourism services fall under the category of a service license.
Types of Companies in KIZAD
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