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KHALIFA INDUSTRIAL ZONE - ABU DHABI (KIZAD) is An Integral Part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 – A Roadmap for Sustainable Growth of the Emirate’s Economy and the prosperity of its people.

KIZAD is earmarked to set new standards for industrial zone infrastructure, environment and operation.


  1. Industrial License: Permits import of raw material, manufacturing, processing, assembling, packaging and export of intermediate and / or finished product and such other industrial activities as are published in the Industrial License.

  2. Trading License OR General Trading License: Permits trading activities that include import, export, distribution, stocking, warehousing of products and items specified on the License and such other trading activities as are published in the Trading License. A General Trading License maybe issued if the total number of products exceed 17 (Seventeen) or total number of groups exceed 3 (three).

  3. Service License: Permits service activities such as management and economic consulting services, marketing services, logistical support services such as cargo and freight forwarding, restaurants, retail food outlets, catering services, travel agencies, etc. as are published in the Service License.


  1. Limited liability CompanyThe Company is a limited liability company, having a minimum paid-up capital of AED 150,000 or such higher paid-up capital as may be prescribed. The limited liability company can be owned by individual or corporate or individual and corporate.

  2. Branch Company: The branch company having valid registration and license outside Khalifa Port FTZ can apply for the formation of a branch company. The branch company can be either registered as a branch of UAE Company or a branch of foreign Company.

Processing stages for Land application


  • These applications are referred to the Plot Allocation Committee, which assigns the best unit or plot for the applicant’s business.

  • Talks between the applicant and KIZAD before reaching a final agreement on the venture being established in the Industrial Zone.

  • Applicant may opt for a Preliminary Agreement allowing time to complete the required conditions precedent, or move on to signing the final agreement, for which, KIZAD has developed a bankable instrument that enhances access to third party finance and investment.


  • Companies can minimise capex costs by setting up logistics operations at KIZAD’s Logistics Park (KLP). Set to become one of the leading warehousing centres in the region, KLP is comprised of pre-built, well-designed modular warehouse units equipped with easy access loading docks for trucks, raised docked floor levels and clear open spaces for the eaves. Each unit has its own dedicated loading yard with ramp access for forklifts and designated on-site parking.

  • All units are provided with sufficient power to be cooled to a target temperature of 25°C. Around 15% of the units are equipped with enhanced power provision for cold storage.

  • KLP is designed to be fully flexible with combinations in various sizes and layouts. The design also includes the shell and core scheme for setting up a mezzanine office.

  • There are two non-free zone phases and one free zone phase to choose from. KLP Phase 1 comprises 41 units (already let) while KLP Phase 2 has 64 warehouse units ready for lease.

  • The free zone phase of KLP is currently under design and can take up approximately 17,000 square metres.



  • KIZAD’s Free Zone Offices feature state-of-the-art, ready-to-move-in executive offices and dedicated workstations that provide fast and efficient business set-up with competitive operating costs.

  • Located on the ground-floor of KIZAD’s headquarters, the streamlined registration and licensing process for your business is supported by our dedicated team of experts who can also fast-track UAE visa issuance.



  • KIZAD makes a clear distinction between units designed for storage or light industrial uses. Their pre-built light industrial units (LIU) are currently being designed for construction. The project is expected to roll out shortly. When ready, it will deliver a high-quality, flexible and self-functioning LIU Park that addresses the needs of light manufacturing processes.

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