FREEZONES

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airport Free Zone

Abu Dhabi Airport free zone was incorporated in March 2006 to spearhead the major redevelopment of the Emirates aviation infrastructure. This was launched as an ambitious development from the Abu Dhabi Government aimed at promoting long-term economic and tourism activity and to support in building a more vibrant economy which promotes and attracts private sector investment.

Masdar City, Abu Dhabi

Masdar City is the first global cleantech cluster to be located in one of the most sustainable cities in the world. It is home to the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

Abu Dhabi Ports Company

The Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC) is a master developer and regulator of ports and industrial zones. Its purpose is to create a sustainable growth platform that spurs economic expansion and diversification for Abu Dhabi by developing world-class infrastructure, real estate and business services in conjunction with the private sector. ADPC has been mandated to develop all ports (with the exception of oil & gas and military ports) and related infrastructure in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Khalifa Industrial Zone (KIZAD)

World class infrastructure, transportation and logistics options, as well as its low operating cost environment not only promote business efficiency they also make it easier to achieve business goals. Kizad offers local and international investors easy access to local, regional and international markets, within a low operating cost environment and a meticulously designed setting to make doing business easy. Kizad is set to transform the way Industrial zones help businesses become and stay successful. Kizad is an integral part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030. With industry at the heart of its diversification program, this Vision sets a clear roadmap to achieve sustainable growth of the Emirate’s economy and the prosperity of its people. Kizad, with its massive 417sqkm of prime industrial land and world-class facilities, is a statement of intent by the Government of Abu Dhabi, creating a wealth of opportunities on a global scale.

Dubai

Jebel Ali Free Zone

As the leading business hub of the Middle East, JAFZA focuses on long term customer relationships. It fosters alliances with global investors by providing them world class infrastructure supported with quality driven value added services and incentives, enabling them to capitalize on huge business opportunities in the region, in the most efficient way. JAFZA aspires to be the international business hub of the Middle East.

Dubai Airport Free Zone

Dubai Airport Free Zone was established in 1996 as part of the Dubai Government's strategic plan to be an investment driven economy. Dubai Airport Free Zone is one of the fastest growing free zones in the region and is currently home to over 1300 companies from various industry sectors, including aviation industry, pharmaceutical products, logistics & freight, jewelry, IT and mobile phones accessories.

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

The Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) is a strategic initiative of the Dubai government created to establish a commodity market place in Dubai. Rated 'A' by Standard & Poor's, it provides industry-specific market infrastructure and a full range of facilities for the gold & precious metals, diamonds & coloured stones, energy and other commodities industries. DMCC is also a free zone authority offering 100% business ownership, a guaranteed 50 year tax holiday and freehold property options.

Dubai Internet City

DIC provides a knowledge economy ecosystem designed to support the business development of information and communications technology (ICT) companies. It is the Middle East's biggest ICT infrastructure, built inside a free trade zone. DIC is a strategic base for companies targeting emerging markets in a vast region extending from the Middle East to the Indian subcontinent, and from Africa to the CIS countries, covering 2 billion people with a GDP of $6.7 trillion.

Dubai Media City

Strategically located in Dubai at the crossroads of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia, Dubai Media City (DMC) has rapidly emerged as a global media hub. DMC provides an advanced infrastructure and supportive environment for media­-related businesses to operate globally out of Dubai. DMC is a place where every kind of media business can operate with collective synergy, including media and marketing services, printing and publishing, music, film, new media, leisure and entertainment, broadcasting and information agencies.

Dubai Silicon Oasis

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is a technology park established by the Government of Dubai to provide high-tech companies with dedicated platform to grow their businesses. The community covers more than 75 million square feet, with state of the art offices, research and development and industrial facilities plus housing and schools that complete this unique social and commercial environment. The technology park is supported by advanced telecommunications and a hi-tech utility infrastructure including the latest fibre-optic network.

Sharjah

Sharjah Airport International Free Zone

The Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF­ Zone) was set up in 1995 and is the premier business destination of the UAE. Situated in the Emirate of Sharjah, the industrial powerhouse of the UAE, the SAIF­Zone services over 2,900 companies from 91 countries. Covering a wide cross section of industry, companies include some of the biggest names in the field of IT services, media, consumer durables, light to medium manufacturing and a host of other companies. 

Hamriyah Free Zone

Hamriyah Free Zone (HFZ) was established by an Emiri decree issued in November 12, 1995. HFZ is fast becoming one of the cornerstones of the United Arab Emirates industrial development. As the Next Generation Free Zone, Hamriyah Free Zone is ensuring that its management is flexible and dynamic besides being an investor oriented free zone.

Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone

Ras Al Khaimah, only 45 minutes from business hub Dubai, is fast becoming the investment destination by choice of investors from across the globe. With access to over 2 billion consumers and awarded “Best Emerging Free Zone” for the second year running, Ras Al khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAKFTZ) has already developed into a world-class business hub with state-of-the-art infrastructure and hi-tech facilities for industrial growth and development in less than ten years of its inception. The Free Zone, offers customized support services to its investors. It is one of the most cost-effective free zones in the region and most importantly, it offers an absolutely trouble-free, customer-friendly environment, which is very important for the success of any enterprise.

Ajman

Ajman Free Zone

The Emirate of Ajman, located on the western coast of United Arab Emirates was formed by the Al Nuaim tribe, well known for their bravery, courage and wisdom who migrated to this region from Oman around 1775. The economy of Ajman in the past was mainly based.

Umm Al Quwain

Ahmed Bin Rashed Port and Free Zone

The Ahmed Bin Rashed Port & Free Zone is located on the West Coast of the United Arab Emirates, in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain (UAQ).The Free Zone complex consists of 845m of quay wall with 400m capable of handling ocean­going vessels, and 118,000m² of land reserved for light Industrial Development. Standard services of water, electricity, communications, and labor accommodation are all available. In addition, the Free Zone provides a comprehensive administrative and logistic support to the tenant.

 

The above list is not exhaustive. We have mentioned only few major free zones in each of these Emirates.