Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) is the flagship free zone of DP World, and is an integral part of the DP World UAE Region's integrated business hub. The Free Zone has evolved into a trade catalyst and a smart business community that offers unprecedented growth opportunities and market access.
JAFZA is the leading Free Zone of the region that lies at the centre of trade and is part of a unique ecosystem that offers end to end solutions and growth opportunities to businesses that operate locally and globally.
With all the right resources in one place, Jafza has the foundation for you to tap into fresh opportunities with suppliers, trade partners and logistics providers to reduce your costs and increase your profits.
In over 3 decades, Jafza grew from 19 companies in 1985 to more than 500 in 1995, and over 8,000 today, which includes nearly 100 Global Fortune 500 enterprises
Most of these companies have set up their regional headquarters in Jafza to serve the wider Middle East region comprising West Asia, the CIS, Africa and Indian Subcontinent.
Today, Jafza proudly stands as a dynamic base for thousands of businesses from over 100 countries, sustains more than 135,000 jobs and attracts 23.9% of Dubai’s foreign direct investment.
A customised platform for global connectivity:
Jafza is one of the most competitive locations to establish your business and see it grow. Benefits to businesses include a customised platform for global connectivity; connections with a network of business leaders with a history of success and an easy operating environment created around simplifying your operations, all within the dynamic Dubai market that supports enterprise development while offering one of the most desirable places to live.
Everything at Jafza has been designed with the unique needs of manufacturing and trading companies in mind. Come join our dynamic community of some of the most successful businesses in the world.
Depending on the number of shareholders and the nature of business, Jafza offers three formation types, a variety of license types, and license activities, allowing companies to connecting directly to a market of more than 3.5 billion people. The number of shareholders determine the formation type for the companies being established in Jebel Ali Free Zone.