Jebel Ali Free Zone
Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza; Arabic: المنطقة الحرّة لجبل علي al-Munṭaqa al-Ḥurra le Jabal ʿAlī) is a free economic zone located in the Jebel Ali area at the far western end of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, near Abu Dhabi. Created under a Ruler's Decree, Jafza commenced operations in 1985 with standard size office units and warehouses to provide ready built facilities to customers. In 1990 Jafza expanded its facilities to include light industrial units. It is the world's largest free zone.
|المنطقة الحرّة لجبل علي|
|al-Munṭaqa al-Ḥurra le Jabal ʿAlī|
|Developer and Operator|
|Industry||Logistics, Warehousing, Economic Trade Zone, Real Estate, Property|
|Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem - Group Chairman and CEO DP World Mohammed Al Muallem - CEO Jafza|
|Products||Business Centres,Office Space, Warehouses, Plots of Land and Retail Space|
Number of employees
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More than 7,000 global companies are based in Jafza. This includes approximately 100 of the Fortune Global 500 companies. Jafza accounts for almost 32 per cent of total FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flow into the country. The free zone contributes 21 per cent of Dubai's GDP on a yearly basis and it sustains the employment of more than 144,000 people in the United Arab Emirates. In 2015, Jafza generated trade worth $87.6 billion.
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