Dubai Airport Freezone Authority

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (“DAFZA”) was established in 1996 and is strategically located near Dubai’s International Airport. DAFZA is recognised as one of the most prestigious and advanced free zones in Dubai, providing an ideal base from which to do business within the Middle East. DAFZA provides a business-friendly environment and world-class infrastructure and its licensees also benefit from other incentives such as tax exemptions, full repatriation of earnings, and the possibility of total foreign ownership.

Under DAFZA’s leadership, the airport free zone has significantly expanded and it has played a key role in boosting Dubai’s economic growth. In 2019, this growth continued with the Dubai airport free zone contributing 12% to the Emirate’s 2019 foreign trade. Entities based in DAFZA undertook foreign trade in excess of AED164 Billion in 2019, compared to AED146 Billion in 2018, a 12.6% growth.  

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  • Gross leasable area space
    5.3Million sqft
  • Tenants/Companies
    1,700+
  • Average occupancy
    90%+
  • Total trade value generated
    164Billion AED

Last updated, the year ended 31 December 2019

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