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Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) Free Zone Company

Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) Free Zone Company Formation

Introduction – Free Zone Focus

The Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones (ZonesCorp) was established in 2004 by the government of Abu Dhabi. It has since become a highly significant and hugely successful operator of industrial zones in the UAE.

ZonesCorp has developed 6 first-class industrial zones that now account for half of Abu Dhabi’s manufacturing GDP. ZonesCorp continues to develop industrial cities which are strategically located throughout Abu Dhabi and is now home to over 600 of the worlds’ biggest and most well-known global companies from many sectors.

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Competitive Advantages: Why ZonesCorp?

  • 0% tax
  • 0% repatriation of profit and capital
  • Duty-free access to the Gulf Cooperation Council countries and signatory countries to the Greater Arab Free Trade Agreement for goods manufactured within the zone
  • Duty-free import of raw materials and machinery
  • Reasonably priced facilities
  • Near Abu Dhabi International Airport
  • Less than an hour’s drive to Jebel Ali Port and Jebel Ali Airport
  • Abu Dhabi Industrial Port serves ZonesCorp’s projects
  • Favourable business environment
  • State-of-the-art infrastructure
  • Operational synergies from the co-location of similar industries
  • Highly experienced personnel and skilled labour
  • Exellent accommodation for labourers
  • Customer oriented approach and a one-stop shop concept
  • Hassle free labour procedures
  • Sound investment advice provided to clients

Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones Contact Details

P O Box 3600
Abu Dhabi, UAE
Tel: 00971 (2) 5500000
Fax: 00971 (2) 5500550
Toll Free Number: 80096637
Email: customer.service@zonescorp.com
Website: www.zonescorp.com

Opening Hours
8.00 am to 4.00 pm Sunday to Thursday

Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones Services

  • Investor Management Department
  • Licensing process
  • Foreign Labour Services (FLS)

Investor Management Department

ZonesCorp’s Investor Management Department was established for the provision of industrial land and the issuing of licenses. The Investor Management Department has transformed the once complicated procedure of the acquisition of a license to a single, swift procedure which investors find very attractive.

Licensing Process

In order to obtain a license, the client needs to complete the online application form (Click here to access ZonesCorp’s online application) or visit ZonesCorp’s offices.

ZonesCorp will:

  • Forward the application to the relevant department
  • Reserve the land (subject to availability) and prepare the lease contract
  • Obtain approval from the Environmental Department
  • Arrange for a construction permit and issue a preliminary approval
  • Issue the permanent industrial license

The whole process of the issuing of an industrial license takes 20-30 days.

Foreign Labour Services (FLS)

ZonesCorp’s Foreign Labour Services processes and issues labour visas and work permits within 24 hours. Its one-stop shop services connect the Ministry of Labour, Immigration Department, Department of Nationalization and Residency, Ministry of Health and the Personal Identification Department.

ZonesCorp’s Zones

  • ICAD I
  • ICAD II
  • ICAD III
  • Al Ain Industrial City – AAIC (I & II)
  • ICAD IV
  • ICAD V
  • Construction & Building Materials Zone
  • Labourers’ Residential Cities

ICAD I

  • Ideal for heavy to medium manufacturing, processing, engineering activities, eg construction materials, metal products, plastic and fiberglass assembly
  • Covers an area of 14 km sq
  • Located close to Musafah Sea Port, near Abu Dhabi International Airport, 30km from Abu Dhabi city centre
  • Volume of investments is over AED 6 billion
  • Cost of infrastructure and public facilities is one billion and two hundred million AED
  • Infrastructure and facilities built according to international standards
  • Synergies are enjoyed from the co-location of similar industries forming clusters, eg food industry cluster, chemical industry cluster, construction materials industry cluster etc.
  • Administration centre, cultural centre, business centre, hotel, medical clinics, shopping malls, workers accommodation
  • Warehouses constructed with international standards for storage activities
  • Government departments located together enabling swift and simple business set up

ICAD II

  • Ideal for medium to light manufacturing, processing, engineering activities, eg construction materials, oil and gas, wood processing, engineering, chemicals
  • Covers an area of 11 km sq
  • 30km from Abu Dhabi city centre
  • Volume of investments is AED 11 billion
  • Cost of infrastructure AED 450 million
  • Infrastructure and facilities built according to international standards
  • Synergies are enjoyed from the co-location of similar industries forming clusters, eg chemical industry cluster, construction materials industry cluster, oil and gas industry cluster etc.
  • Road network of 27 km and 21 km of gas piping, 21 km of drainage and 60 km rain water piping

ICAD III

  • Ideal for oil and gas industries, construction materials, wood and engineering etc.
  • Covers an area of 12 km sq
  • Infrastructure and facilities will be constructed according to international standards
  • Synergies will be enjoyed from the co-location of similar industries forming clusters, eg engineering industries, chemical compounds industries, construction materials industries

Al Ain Industrial City – AAIC (I & II)

  • Ideal for SME’s with light to medium business activities of processing, engineering, manufacturing, eg chemicals, plastics, wood, construction materials, food, textiles
  • Covers an area of 10 km sq
  • Located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai to the west of Zakher Area in Al Ain City
  • Modern highways provide road access between AAIC and Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah
  • Infrastructure and facilities built according to international standards
  • Cost of infrastructure AED 125 million
  • 300 industrial plots of land, administrative services centre, labourers housing complex, local centres
  • Volume of investments is AED 1.4 billion

Zones to be constructed:

ICAD IV

  • To the west of Mussafah Industrial City
  • Total area 24 km sq

ICAD V

  • Specifically for the automobile industry
  • Total area 11 km sq
  • A one-stop shop for automotive services and products

Construction & Building Materials Zone

  • Total area 34 km sq
  • Located in Al Faya
  • Specially for construction and building industries

Labourers’ Residential Cities

Labourers’ Residential Cities are available which satisfy the rapidly increasing demand for workers’ accommodation in Abu Dhabi.

Information to download:

ZonesCorp Corporate Video

Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones Map

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