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Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ)

Monday 18 February 2019 (UAE)   
Jebel Ali Free Zone logo
Salma Hareb - Chief Executive Officer of JAFZA
Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem - Chairman of JAFZA
Jebel Ali Free Zone - overview

Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone (JAFZ), Dubai

  • JAFZ is the Jebel Ali Free Zone area in Dubai (or sometimes the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone).
  • JAFZA is the Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority which oversees the JAFZ.
  • Established in May 1980 on 25 acres of land, now covers over 750 acres (according to JAFZA website, established in 1985 according to several other sources).
  • Chairman of JAFZA is Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem (Executive Chairman, Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation).
  • CEO of JAFZA is Salma Hareb (or Salma Al Hareb).
  • JAFZA, Dubai Ports Authority, and Customs Department merged into the Ports, Customs & Free Zone Corporation (PCFC).
  • Manufacturing, wholesale, warehousing, import and export facilities.
  • JAFZA license allows operations within the JAFZ. Customs fees are due if goods exported to Dubai and other emirates.
  • 100% foreign ownership permitted, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no import duties (into JAFZ).
  • No taxes - unclear how long. As long as no taxes in Dubai proper plus 15 years?
  • FZE - Free Zone Enterprise. FZCO - Free Zone Company.
  • Minimum capital requirement 500,000 to 1,000,000 dhs (or 0 dhs if setting up a branch of a company).
Contact details
  • Jebel Ali Free Zone, PO Box 17000, Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE, tel +971-4-8813000, fax +971-4-8815554.
  • JAFZA customer relations tel +971-4-8812222.
  • Jebel Ali Customs, at main gate of Jebel Ali terminal, open 24/7, tel +971-4-8816374, fax +971-4-8816903.
Last update Sunday 29-Dec-2013
Related pages
Related websites (new window)
  • www.jafza.ae - Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority website, information about JAFZ rules, procedures, and setting up.
  • www.jd.ae - JAFZ directory, searchable list of companies in the Jebel Ali Free Zone.


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