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Overview

About Us

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) was established in 1988, leading to massive industrial development in Ajman by attracting a great number of companies to benefit from the investment privileges, thereby strengthening industry and trade and the financial sector in the UAE.

 

AFZ provides competitive privileges and facilities allowing companies to get a considerable return on their investment. AFZ continues to develop its infrastructure, spending millions of Dirhams along its free zone area of more than one million square meters.

 

Strategic Location

Strategic location advantages:

 

Air

easily reach international airports within 25 minutes only by car from AFZ, including communication with world air transportation networks.

 

Sea

AFZ is located opposite to Ajman Port.

 

Land

There is a highly equipped international road network connecting AFZ with neighbouring countries, for easy arrival and departure.

 

Distance from Ajman to Other Emirates

Emirate

Distance

Sharjah

2 km

Dubai

12 km

Umm al-Quwain

21 km

Ras al-Khaimah

70 km

Fujairah

120 km

Abu Dhabi

180 km

 

Advantages

- 100% ownership of establishment/company

- 100% foreign ownership

- Easy transfer of capital and profits

- Exemption from personal income tax

- Exemption from import and export duties

- Exemption from other taxes

- Competitive prices on facility usage

- Competitive prices for power/electricity

- Competitive prices on leasing

- Easy access to low cost labour

- Well-developed infrastructure

- One-stop counter service for effecting transactions (Residency, visas…etc.)

- Fast and easy procedures and in most cases get the license within 24 hours 

 

Ajman

The total area of ​​Ajman, including territorial waters, is 324 km2, and excluding territorial waters is 214 km2. The Ajman coast area in the Arab Gulf region is 8 km. Ajman is formed from three different areas, as per terrain and distance from the Gulf Coast; namely: Ajman city, Masfoot and Manama. Humidity is higher in summer and the temperature in winter is 25 degrees.

 

Masfoot

It is 110 km far from the south-east, and its area is ​​46 km2, consisting of Mazera with agricultural activity, fertile land, wide valleys and a good climate. This makes it attractive for tourists because of its nature and mountains, such as "Daftta”, "Leeshen" and "the white" mountain which are all truly magical mountainous regions. In addition, Masfoot is famous for its wide valleys such as "Gulfa", "Al Sawamer", "Masfout", "Al Khanfareyah" and "Al Defda'a".

 

Manama

Al Manama region is located about 73 km to the east of Ajman. The road through Sharjah and Fujairah passes opposite it. Al Manamah includes a gravel and sand valley, across high mountains rich with natural minerals and building stones. It is also famous for its fertile valleys and plentiful crop.

 

Lifestyle

Culture

The Islamic values ​​have been known since time immemorial in the UAE heritage, providing strength and inspiration that affect all aspects of daily life.

 

Hospitality

Generosity and hospitality are among the highest virtues in the Arab world and the visitor assured of a friendly welcome and hospitality by the people of the UAE.

 

Family life

The family is one of the most important institutions in the Arab community. Grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins ​​and relatives, and relationships within these extended families are strong and characterized with respect granted to the elders in the family.

 

Ramadan

Ramadan is a holy month, in which Muslims practice their religious rites. Its time differs every year compared to the calendar year. Ramadan is the month in which Muslims abstain from eating and drinking from Fajr time to Maghreb time, and during that time visitors are expected to abstain from eating/drinking in public places.

 

Religious Ceremonies

Eid al-Fitr is the Ramadan and continues for three days. Celebrations start after the Eid prayer in the morning, and gifts are exchanged.

 

Eid al-Adha is the day of sacrifice, representing the end of Hajj, which lasts four days (Hajj is obligatory for all Muslims at least once in their lifetime).

 

Traditional Sports

Falconry is among the traditional sports which are still practiced in Ajman, displaying the unique partnership between humans and birds.