Premier free zone offers short-term warehousing facilities, deferred rentals and value-added services for new and existing businesses in post-pandemic market
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 June 2020: As economic activities return to near-normalcy across Dubai and the UAE, the region’s premier business enabler, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has introduced a range of incentives to support its customers and new companies to resume their activities with renewed confidence in the post-COVID-19 environment.
In line with the emerging market dynamics, Jafza now offers on-demand warehouses on short-term lease with multi-functional storage options, competitive rates, and no VAT or Customs duties. Companies can now take on lease Jafza warehouses from 300 sqm to 15,000 sqm in size, with free water and electricity as a bonus.
Importantly, the comprehensive range of focussed support includes easier rental terms like monthly rentals and deferred rental payments, cost-effective transport services that save costs, enhance ease of accessibility and enable speedier services.
In-house logistics solutions such as clearing and document processing services, 24/7 lease issuance, fast-track EHS approvals are tailored to assist companies manage their supply chain costs while facilitating trade and efficient movement of goods.
Connecting to new opportunities in the most uncertain of times
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO & Managing Director of DP World, UAE Region and CEO of Jafza, said: “Challenging times call for competitive solutions. At DP World, UAE Region and Jafza we’re working on customised solutions for a post-pandemic trading world in which our customers pay less for more value-added service support across-the-board.
New business and existing companies will find our investor-friendly, back-to-business ecosystem built around the emerging needs of the markets in a growth climate beyond the pandemic. Being a part of the vital service sectors of the UAE economy, we assure our customers that we will ensure the continuity of their business in the most uncertain of times by connecting them to new opportunities.”
The incentives come on the back of the 70 per cent reduction in registration, licensing and administrative fees announced before the pandemic lockdown began in mid-March.
Jafza’s world-class plug-and-play infrastructure connects traders globally through Jebel Ali Port and its Smart Trade solutions. A range of e-services are now free of cost to enable companies to focus on what’s important to them: their business.
DP World, UAE Region’s integrated logistics and business hub provides round-the-clock accessibility to Jebel Ali Port and the loading docks that are equipped with value-added services and facilities like cross stuffing and cross-docking capabilities for shippers, security, ramps and spacious parking areas.
Doing business from Jafza is getting easier than ever before in the aftermath of COVID-19.
About Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza)
Jafza is one of the world’s leading free trade zones and is home to over 8,000 multinational companies. Jafza accounts for 23.9% of total FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) flow into Dubai, sustaining the employment of more than 135,000 people in the United Arab Emirates.
In 2018, Jafza generated trade worth USD 93 billion.
Strategically located at the crossroads of a region providing market access to over 3.5 billion people, Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone create an integrated multi-modal hub offering sea, air and land connectivity, complemented by extensive logistics facilities. The Port and Free Zone contributed 33.4% of Dubai’s GDP in 2017.
Jafza is the leading business hub between Asia, Europe and Africa, connecting some of the fastest-growing manufacturing and consumer markets globally. With over 30 years’ experience, Jafza focuses on long-term customer relationships, building alliances with global investors and providing world-class infrastructure and support, in addition to quality-driven value-added services and incentives.
Jafza is a business opportunity enabler, offering its customers easy and efficient access to substantial business opportunities in the region.
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