Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority or simply termed as JAFZA is a free economic-zone located in Jebel Ali area, far western end of Dubai and near Abu Dhabi.
It started the operation in 1985, and is the leading free zone in the MENA region and provider of industrial and logistics infrastructure solutions. It is one of the most competitive locations to establish business. Built around the Jebel Ali Port – the world’s largest man-made harbour, JAFZA is the region’s pioneering initiative. It is one of Dubai and UAE’s main contributor for the economic growth.
There are ready-for-occupancies business centers, offices, warehouses, factories and infrastructure plots. It is a dynamic base for thousands of businesses from over 100 countries, wherein there are million transactions per year including visas, licenses, leases and other services.
JAFZA offers various incentives to its customers for doing their businesses much easier and profitable; such as 100% foreign ownership, 0% corporate and income tax, unrestricted repatriation of capital and profit, 0% import and export duties, no currency restrictions and no restrictions on hiring foreign employees.
JAFZA is the first free zone in the world that was awarded with ISO certification in 1996.