Dubai Airport Free Zone

About the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA)


Established in 1996 as part of the Dubai Government’s strategic plan to become an investment-driven economy. DAFZA hosts over 1,600 companies engaged in more than 20 vital industries including freight, aviation, logistics, pharmaceuticals, IT and engineering. DAFZA is also home to several Fortune 500 companies including Airbus, General Electric (GE), Rolls Royce, Roche, Boeing and Channel.


As a freezone that goes beyond, DAFZA provides its partners with unparalleled experiences and incentives at both regional and international levels, such as a strategic location within the boundaries of the Dubai International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, just hours away from major Asian and European markets; state-of-the-art infrastructure; 100 per cent tax exemptions and services; 100 per cent foreign ownership; zero currency restrictions; and a business-friendly regulatory environment, among many others.


DAFZA’s strategic plan from 2017 to 2021, focuses on the four key perspectives of Learning and Innovation, Sustainability, Customers, and Finance. It outlines 13 strategic goals for attracting a larger number of investments that adherence to the objectives set by Dubai Plan 2021.

DAFZA’s innovative integrated solutions for global businesses are available at: