Khalifa Industrial Zone

The Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD) is located next to Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port and boasts an impressive 417 square kilometre site. KIZAD is one of the largest free zones in the world and is at the forefront of Abu Dhabi’s vision to create economic diversification by 2030.

Business Setup in Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD)

By 2030, estimates suggest Khalifa Port will have the capacity to move 35 million tonnes of general cargo. Companies established through KIZAD’s free zone business setup work closely with Khalifa Port in a number of industries.

KIZAD’s Top Industries

  • Aluminium and Steel
  • Engineering and Metal Products
  • Petrochemicals
  • Chemicals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare Equipment
  • Food
  • Paper, Print, and Packaging
  • Trade and Logistics
  • Mixed Use

Corporate Strategic Planning 

A significant amount of strategic planning has gone into KIZAD to offer a unique free zone company formation opportunity for investors. KIZAD’s site groups industries together in clusters for more efficient logistics. Each KIZAD cluster also provides immediate access to customers and materials, saving precious time and dramatically reducing shipping costs. For example, KIZAD’s Aluminum Cluster contains Emirates Aluminium, which provides raw aluminium to midstream producers for casting and forging. The midstream producers supply the nearby tertiary companies who integrate the cast and forged aluminium into their finished products, which are stored in nearby warehouses prior to being exported around the world.

Additional Benefits

  • Banking – Once a business has completed the land leasing process at KIZAD, the company may sign a Musataha agreement, allowing an investor to own all assets created on the leased plot of land. These assets can also be used to secure loans and mortgages.
  • Lower Cost –KIZAD offers companies competitive infrastructure pricing for business setup in UAE. Industrial companies often face steep formation and setup costs, especially with utilities. KIZAD offers some of the cheapest electrical, gas, and water costs, not only in the UAE, but when compared to free zones around the world.
  • Location – The UAE is a trade link between the East and West. With Europe, Russia, India, and Africa on its doorstep, companies based in KIZAD have access to large regional and local markets. KIZAD itself is located next to one of the Middle East’s largest and most advanced ports, and within 100 kilometres of three leading international airports. KIZAD’s location offers a unique opportunity for international business company formation in the GCC region.