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Jebel Ali Free Zone

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is a trade catalyst that is home to more than 8,000 companies from 140 countries, including Fortune-500 firms.

Jafza - A Vital Part of Dubai's Economy

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is one of the world’s leading free trade zones. A DP World-owned company, the free zone was created in 1985 to promote trade and support container throughput at the Jebel Ali Port. Today it is one of the largest free zones globally and the region’s most efficient logistics hub. Located in Dubai, between Jebel Ali Port, and Al Maktoum International Airport, Jafza provides the best in multi-modal connectivity.

Jafza accounts for almost 23.9% of total FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flow into the country. The free zone contributes 23.8% of Dubai’s GDP and it sustains the employment of more than 135,000 people in the United Arab Emirates. In 2019, Jafza generated trade worth US$99.5 billion.

As the leading business hub between Asia, Europe and Africa, the fastest growing producing and consumer markets globally, with over 30 years’ experience, Jafza focuses on long-term customer relationships. Jafza builds alliances with global investors by providing them with world-class infrastructure and support.

The quality-driven value-added services and incentives provided by Jafza enable its customers to access huge business opportunities in the region with ease and efficiency.

  • 8,000

    companies from
    100 countries

  • 20%

    of the UAE’s foreign
    direct investment

  • 135K+

    workers provided
    by Jafza

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