An amazing combination of geographic location, and access to the world’s major shipping routes, port and airports make the Free Zone of Fujairah an ideal place for business.
The Fujairah Free Zone (FFZ) lies adjacent to the Port of Fujairah. This allows companies doing business there to have easy access to all Arabian Gulf ports, the Red Sea, Iran, India and Pakistan. Mainline services arrive from Northern Europe, the Mediterranean, Far East and North America weekly.
The FFZ is close to Fujairah International Airport, the only one serving the UAE East Coast as well as northern Oman.
An amazing amalgamation of the traditional values of the East and modern technologies of the West, allow Fujairah to offer a standard of living comparable to that of the world’s most developed nations. More than a quarter of a million people of various nationalities, including Emiratis, inhabit this Emirate of 1450 sq. km.
Investors benefit from three major advantages, namely accessibility, connectivity and economy. The FFZ offers a unique economy, cheaper tariffs and minimum start up time. Licenses can be issued within one working day, and lower overheads and establishment expenses all add up to a good business proposition.
The advantages include: multi- access to global and neighbouring markets by land, sea and air; a variety of investment fields; investor-oriented policies; efficient and cost effective investment facilities; investment security; and the facilities of Fujairah Port and the Fujairah International Airport.
Fully furnished trading offices can be leased for import, export and re-export operations. The minimum area is 35 sq. m., with secretarial assistance if required.
Distribution / Warehousing
Units of different sizes can be taken on lease for the 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. Warehousing Licenses can be obtained on leasing warehousing facilities. This licence entitles the investor to use the warehouse as a hub for major distribution, benefiting storage and packaging of goods.
Investors can lease pre-built units and /or request the construction of units customised to their requirements with open land for manufacturing purposes.
A Business Club erected on a 1000 sq. m. area includes a conference room, auditorium, playroom, and furnished trading offices.
Free Zone clients can benefit from the exemption of customs duties on imports of all commodities and finished products for exports and re-exports outside the UAE. Clients need not pay duties on factory machinery or raw material used in production. Free Zone clients may also 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 in Fujairah provides 3-phase power for investors located in the Free Zone at reasonable rates.
The authority is geared with efficient staff to provide help with regard to driving licenses, registration of cars, notarisation of legal documents, entry permits, residence visas, and transit and visit visas for investors and employees. The authority can also assist in providing recruitment services for personnel at all levels.