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About Jafza

Jafza, the trade catalyst, has evolved into a unique trade ecosystem that reduces cost, while enabling new opportunities for growth.

Today, Jafza is a dynamic base for thousands of businesses, from over 100 countries, sustaining over 135,000 jobs and attracting more than 20% of the UAE’s foreign direct investment; all the while exceeding 50% of Dubai’s total exports, with an phenomenal value for trade of $69 billion.


As part of the vision of the late ruler of Dubai Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Jafza has matured into an ever expanding business platform that is ready for today.

We have grown from a small operation of just 19 companies into a thriving business community with over 7,000 companies that continues to expand.

Our customers grew to 500 in the first decade of operations, with that number doubling in half that time.

In the past decade, Jafza has achieved fourfold growth in its number of customers.

Message from the Group Chairman

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayen Group Chairman & CEO of DP World

In the past 30 years Jafza has grown from 19 companies in 1985 to more than 500 in 1995 and over 7,000 today, which includes more than 100 Global Fortune 500 enterprises. Most of these companies have set up their regional headquarters in Jafza to serve the wider Middle East region comprising West Asia, the CIS, Africa and Indian Subcontinent that Jafza as a hub serves.

Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem,
Group Chairman and CEO