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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.


Accessibility


Jafza is spread over 57 square kilometres on both sides of Sheikh Zayed Road, and is accessible via road, and the ''Danube'' and ''UAE Exchange'' stations of the Dubai Metro Red Line.

Economy

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.

See also

* List of company registers

References




External links


*
Jafza Directory


- list with brief information
Satellite image of New West Camp Jebel Ali Free Zone.
Category:Free Trade Zones of the United Arab Emirates Category:Economy of Dubai Category:Geography of Dubai Category:Neighbourhoods in the United Arab Emirates Category:Government-owned companies of the United Arab Emirates {{UnitedArabEmirates-geo-stub