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Local and international companies in the aviation and related fields looking to set up a company or branch office in the UAE can choose from the different business hubs available in the country that specifically cater to their needs.
The Dubai World Central (DWC) is a giant aerotropolis consisting of eight districts. With an area of 140 square kilometres, DWC has been created as an independent economic zone to boost aviation, logistics, leisure and residential-related businesses centred around the Al Maktoum International Airport.
Spanning an area of 6.7 square kilometres within the DWC project, the Aviation District is set out to become a hub for all aviation-related operations. It fulfills the requirements of all aviation manufacturing and training, associated industries, research and development, MRO companies, aviation support services, aviation training, high technology industries, products and parts, and light manufacturing units. Aimed to be a city within a city catering to the aviation industry, it will include MRO hangars and heliport zone, office buildings and land plots for industrial businesses.
The Dubai Airport Free Zone also offers a variety of business solutions for businesses in the aviation and other fields. Offered are warehouses, office space, light industrial units, business lounge, conference rooms and storage facilities, among others.
The Abu Dhabi Airport Business City owns and manages the free zones and business centers around the capital’s airports. These free zones present warehousing and serviced office solutions to various business sectors including airport services, aviation, cargo, aerospace, freight and defense. They also provide a broad range of infrastructure facilities including commercial offices, warehousing units, plots of land ready for development and others.
• DWC’s Aviation District provides hangars, offices and land plots
• Abu Dhabi Airport Business City has warehouses, offices and more
• Light industrial units, business lounge and others offered at DAFZ
Source: Saadiya Ahmad, Special to Properties
The writer is a freelancer