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Jafza - A Vital Part of Dubai's Economy

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.

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, and 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.