ABU DHABI AIRPORT FREE-ZONE (ADAFZ)
JAbu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), the owner and operator of Abu Dhabi International Airport is set to establish a business and logistics park next to the airport which is planned to operate as a free zone facility. Its creation marks a milestone in Abu Dhabi’s plans to establish itself as a dynamic business centre. The business park will take advantage of Abu Dhabi International Airport's strategic geographical position on the crossroads between east and west, and the large-scale economic development of the Emirate.
ADAC was incorporated in March 2006 to spearhead a major redevelopment of the Emirate’s aviation infrastructure. ADAC’s creation was part of an ambitious restructuring initiative launched by the Government of Abu Dhabi, aimed at delivering better services to support the Emirate’s long-term economic and tourism strategies and to help build a more vibrant economy that attracts and promotes private sector investment. Abu Dhabi airport free zone is aimed at making it one of the best among the UAE Free Zones.
The creation of the business park at Abu Dhabi Airport is aligned with ADAC’s objective of financing its Airport development programme, generating non-aeronautical revenues, and minimizing Government grants. The facilities are similar to the Dubai and Turkey Airport Free Zone.
Abu Dhabi Airport Business & Logistics Park offers potential business partners world-class infrastructure and user-friendly environment for a broad range of businesses including:
- Aviation & Aerospace
- Logistics, Cargo & Freight
- Electronics & electrical
- Consultancy and business development
- Computers, internet and IT solutions
- Foodstuff and beverages
- Pharmaceuticals and medical equipments
- Cosmetics and perfumes
The facilities in free trade zones are greatly beneficial for foreign companies who wish to operate in the UAE.
- World Class, congestion-free serviced facilities
- Location within Abu Dhabi International Airport premises
- Fast and efficient cargo clearance services
- Easy access to airport apron
- Access to international freight forwarders & logistics services
- One-stop-shop solution for all investor-related services
- Smart business facilitates with advanced ICT solutions
- On-site customs inspection
- Online customer service
- 24 hours access to facility
Types of Licenses
The following licenses can be applied for at the business park:
Allows the holder to import, export, distribute and store items.
Allows the holder to carry out the services specified in the license. Type of service must conform to the parent company’s license.
Allows the holder to import raw materials, carry out the manufacture of specified products and export the finished product to any country.
The business park will bring together a number of services in close proximity to ensure swift delivery of essential business services that include the following:
- Commercial offices
- Light industrial units
- Serviced lands
- Conferencing facilities
- Business centers
- Banking and insurance facilities
- Hotels & restaurants
- Food courts
- Duty free shops
- Postal services
- Travel agencies
- Petrol station
- 24 hours security