IFZA Business Setup Company

IFZA offers a competitive and cost-effective free zone licence package with fast and efficient business incorporation. Established in the dynamic location of the business, IFZA provides a timely business foundation with a full spectrum of services for a company setup in Dubai.

The free zone facilitates businesses involved in consulting, trading, and services catering to over 100 economic activities, from IT to design education, trading, lifestyle, and marketing.


Why Choose IFZA for Business Setup in Dubai?

IFZA is one of the leading investment business hubs for entrepreneurs and investors globally for its service standards in operation areas.

  • Cost-effective business setup

    IFZA business setup cost is less expensive when compared to company formation in other Emirates.

    The free zone offers the most competitive business setup packages and maintains a standard pricing structure to attract new startups and entrepreneurs.

  • Fast company incorporation process

    IFZA allows individuals to set up a company with no physical office space. Moreover, the free zone offers an easy approval scheme and a company formation process fast from the authorities.

  • Flexible Licence upgrading or downgrading

    IFZA has business setup package categories between zero (0) visas and six (6) visa allocations. It offers the flexibility to start from zero or one visa and can upgrade depending on the requirements.

    It supports young entrepreneurs to invest a minimum amount in company formation.

What type of Free Zone licences are offered by IFZA?

  • Commercial Licence
    Commercial licence facilitates import, export, storage, and distribution of goods and commodities in the UAE.
  • Professional Licence
    A professional licence issued by the Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) allows you to conduct professional services such as consultancy, technical, lifestyle, health care, and other service providers.
  • Industrial Licence
    An industrial licence allows one to manufacture, process, and package goods and products.

IFZA Business Setup Cost

IFZA offers attractive trade licence packages starting from AED 12,900 with 100% foreign ownership for a comprehensive range of business activities, virtual office facilities, easy company incorporation and business bank account opening assistance.


IFZA offers various licence options, allowing the flexibility to combine different activities under one licence. The available IFZA licences are

  • Professional licence
  • Commercial licence
  • Industrial licence
  • Branch

The following documents are necessary to process the IFZA business setup:

  • Licence application form
  • Passport copy of shareholders
  • Passport-size photos of shareholders
  • Emirates ID and Visa copy for UAE residents

No, you do not require a local sponsor to establish a company in IFZA.

Approximately within 5-7 days

IFZA business licence packages start at AED 12,900.

The companies can undertake the following main types of business activities: Services, Trading, Consultancy, Industrial, General trading, Holding

No, business owners are not required to be physically present during business incorporation unless they obtain the IFZA company formation with residence allocation. Contact us to know more!

It’s not necessary to have a physical office to set up a company in IFZA. In fact, IFZA offers business choices ranging from flexi desks to private office spaces and workstations.

How can Ascent Partners help?

Ascent Partners is a boutique consulting firm located in Dubai, UAE. With unparalleled, extensive experience and proven track record of its founders and partners, we aim to advise and aid businesses to scale their presence in the country.

We believe that a well-planned foundation empowers businesses to scale. Our depth of knowledge in multiple jurisdictions along with relevant experience helps us guide you throughout all strategic phases of your business, ranging from licence registration and expansion to market flotation and exit.

We at Ascent Partners can help you establish your business with services and infrastructure tailored to your needs.

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