Jebel Ali Free Zone

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Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)
Native name
المنطقة الحرّة لجبل علي
al manatqa al hurra le Jebel Ali
Developer and Operator
Industry Real Estate Property
Founded 1985
Headquarters Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Area served
Key people
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem - Acting Chief Executive Officer
Products Business centres, ready to use offices, warehouses, factories, and infrastructure ready plots
Number of employees
Parent DP World
Slogan Where business comes together

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.[1] In 1990 Jafza expanded its facilities to include light industrial units. It is the world’s largest free zone.[2]

There is a special security gate as an entrance for this zone.

Jafza is served by the UAE Exchange station of the Dubai Metro.


The Chinese company Changhong maintains its Middle-East office in the zone.[3] Over 800 Indian companies are based there.[4]

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  1. ^ "JAFZA business inside". Retrieved 19 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Dubai's economy: Growing up". The Economist. Dubai. 6 June 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Contact Us." Changhong. Retrieved on August 5, 2015. "Changhong Middle East[...]Add: Room 226,Building Lob16,Jebel Ali Free Zone,Dubai,UAE"
  4. ^ "Dubai's freezone is home to over 800 Indian companies - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2016-02-11. 

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