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Dubai's largest freezone

We believe in connecting people

Our vision is to lead the future of industrial parks and economic zones to connect and enable global trade

Proven experience

Step inside a world of unlimited opportunity

Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is DP World's flagship free zone and the largest customs bonded zone in the Middle East. From 19 companies in 1985, we grew to 500+ businesses in 1995 and, today, over 10,000, including 100+ Fortune Global 500 companies. We enjoy a central location in an unrivalled ecosystem that has allowed us to grow over the last three to four decades, just as our proximity to Jebel Ali Port, Al Maktoum International Airport, and Expo 2020 Dubai has helped us become an ideal hub for global trade and a well-integrated business setup solution provider.

Having all of the necessary resources opens up a world of opportunity with logistics providers. This helps us cut down your expenses and multiply your profit through an accessible supply chain that meets your expectations and addresses your business challenges. We are a key trade catalyst that offers unprecedented growth opportunities, innovative solutions, and market access to businesses operating locally and globally.

Today, Jafza proudly stands as a dynamic base for thousands of businesses from 150+ countries, providing 130,000+ jobs and attracting 23.9% of Dubai’s foreign direct investments.

our mission and promise

Our mission is to establish a trade corridor by attracting, retaining, and developing trade customers through high-quality logistics and industrial solutions enhanced by innovative and differentiated services.

  • To our customers

    We will always support your ideas from birth to success.

  • To our employees

    Our growth will always be part of your own.

  • To our partners

    We will always cherish your continued trust and support.

  • To our community

    Having a rich, rewarding work environment will remain our priority.

Our History

Iconic moments in the history of Jebel Ali Free Zone

The birth of Jafza with land and light industrial units

With the opening of the Jebel Ali Port in 1979, the vision of Jafza was set in motion and led to the creation of a free economic trade zone under the decree of the Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Mr. Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem with the initial map of Jafza
Jebel Ali Port in 1985

Creation of low rise offices

With the growing need for businesses to have office spaces in 1986, Jafza created its first set of office buildings in the free zone.

Jafza creates onsite residence project

With industries booming in Jafza, the need to have accommodation for the workforce promoted Jafza to create the onsite residence project for Jafza registered businesses.

Creation of mid rise standard office buildings

Mid rize office buildings were set up in Jafza to support businesses registered in the free zone to lease office spaces.

Creation of a systematic process for product development

Jafza implemented the process of a unique system of product management where each facility provided combined with services formed a unique product offered to clients and prospects.

Complete integration with government services

In 2007, Jafza integrated government services and the ability for Jafza businesses and employees to avail services from Dubai Government Departments within the free zone.

The Jafza Service Centre in Jebel Ali

High rize office towers & Business Centres World

In 2008, Jafza inaugurated Jafza Views. Jafza View 18 & 19 are a 29-story high-rise buildings in Dubai providing office space for businesses registered in Jafza.

Jafza Views 18 and 19
The high rise development of Jafza Views 18 & 19

Creation of showrooms and warehouses

The Jafza Showrooms are retail spaces located on the opposite side of Gate 4 after Sheikh Zayed Road. These retail units are fitted with office and light industrial warehouse space.

Launching Custom Development Solutions

Jafza launched the Customised Development service. This service offering would be a turnkey development product that would include extensive services ranging from network planning, site selection, design and project management to development and integration of customer-specific infrastructure/superstructure.

Custom solutions for the development of infrastructure

Jafza One Convention Centre & Hotel Space

Jafza's flagship commercial property, Jafza One, is a premium 'one-stop-shop' business facility. Designed to satisfy a comprehensive range of corporate requirements, the complex has been developed to maximise commercial growth and enable your company to operate and thrive in a hassle-free, seamless environment.

Jafza One Convention Centre
Jafza One Convention Centre

Introducing the Indian and Latin America Incubation Centre

Jafza set up business incubation centre's to assist businesses from India and Latin America set up their operations in Dubai.

Support for business setup near the port

Jafza is home to 10,000+ businesses from over 150 countries

Why Jafza

Jafza is a community, a platform for trade and connectivity. Jafza is one of the most competitive locations to establish your business.

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Our leadership

The leaders of our business have an unparalleled reputation for delivering first-class industry solutions through continued innovation.

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About DP World

DP World is our parent company, a multinational logistics company that specialises in cargo logistics, port terminal operations, maritime services and free trade zones.

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As a global business, having strong foundations to ensure we are operating responsibly is vital to our long-term success.

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