Jebel Ali Free Zone

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Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)
Native name
المنطقة الحرّة لجبل علي
al-Munṭaqa al-Ḥurra le Jabal ʿAlī
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

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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