Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)
Today, JAFZA is a dynamic base for thousands of businesses from over 100 countries, sustaining over 144,000 jobs and attracting more than 32% of the UAE’s foreign direct investment; whilst exceeding 50% of Dubai’s total exports, with a phenomenal value for trade calculated at $87.6 billion. The type of activity your business participates in will dictate the types of licenses you will require, along with the most appropriate facility for your needs. There are three main categories of activity in JAFZA which are Trading, Service and Industrial.
Industrial activities include manufacturing, petroleum and metal extraction, chemical and plastic related activities, power generation and transmission, electrical and electronic appliances, ship building, technical and professional workshops, meat processing, and so forth.
Service activities include advertising, arrangement of transport, shipping and storage, light aircraft maintenance, motor vehicle repairs, repairing of electrical and electronic appliances, building maintenance, surveillance and cleaning services, car rental and passenger transport, facility management, building contracting and cleaning services, document destroying and storage, event and exhibition organizers plus many others.
JAFZA offers a variety of onsite property options for their customers to choose from, whether this be land of various sizes for short and long-term lease, to warehouses, showrooms, retail outlets to business park which provides ready-to-use, fully furnished and equipped offices.