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Ajman Free Zone cuts late licensing fine by 40pc

May 8, 2018

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has announced a 40 per cent reduction in late licensing penalty for all companies registered with the free zone a media report said. Ajman Free Zone chairman Sheikh Ahmed bin Hum... View more

Chinese firms to invest $1bn Abu Dhabi free zone

April 20, 2018

A total of 15 Chinese companies have signed agreements to invest in Abu Dhabi s Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone (KPFTZ) the largest free zone in the Middle East totalling 1 billion in value. The announce... View more

Rexton to open LED factory at Saif Zone

April 5, 2018

Rexton Technologies has announced that it will open the largest LED light manufacturing facility in the Mena region at the Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone). The company will also la... View more

UAE free zone exports hit $61 billion

March 23, 2018

The exports from UAE s free zones amounted to Dh225.5 billion ( 61.39 billion) in 2017 a growth of 6.6 percent from the previous year according to the UAE Central Bank s annual report. The free zone e... View more

DP World to set up economic free zone in Somaliland

March 4, 2018

UAE-based global marine terminal operator DP World has signed a final agreement with the government of Somaliland to develop a greenfield economic free zone in Somaliland aimed at complementing the gr... View more

Fujairah Free Zone plans to help local entrepreneurs

March 4, 2018

The Fujairah Free Zone Authority (FFZA) is planning to encourage companies based in the Zone to share their skills and expertise with local entrepreneurs as a way of stimulating local businesses said ... View more

DP World, Suez Canal Authority sign industrial zone deal

February 27, 2018

An agreement to implement the first phase of development of an integrated industrial and residential zone in Sokhna Egypt has been signed in Dubai today between DP World the Suez Canal Authority and t... View more

Oman to build new port in Sur industrial zone

February 14, 2018

Omani authorities have begun a feasibility study for the construction of a new port near Sur Industrial Estate in the sultanate said a report. It will be ready by the first half of the current year re... View more

Oman’s Al Mazyunah Free Zone attracts 160 companies

January 17, 2018

Oman-based Al Mazyunah Free Zone has attracted a total of 160 companies resulting in a considerable investment in the zone said a report. The growth comes as a result of several factors and efforts ma... View more

Ajman Free Zone focuses on new economy, global expansion

December 26, 2017

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has revealed that a persistent focus in attracting new economy entrepreneurs spanning e-commerce and services across a global landscape resulted in robust inflow of investments i... View more

Sharjah's Hamriyah Free Zone inks deal with GPC

December 23, 2017

Sharjah-based Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Gulf Publishing Company a leading independent media company with focus on the global energy industry... View more

Sabic, Guangzhou development zone extend tie-up

December 13, 2017

Saudi Arabia s Sabic a global leader in diversified chemical companies has signed an agreement on further cooperation with the Administration Committee of Guangzhou Nansha Development Zone. Xie Ming d... View more

DP World, SCZone industrial zone details revealed

November 19, 2017

Dubai-based global marine terminal operator DP World s group chairman and CEO Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem and Admiral Mohab Mamish chairman of the Suez Canal Authority and chairman of the Suez Canal Econ... View more

DP World, Suez Canal to develop industrial zone

November 8, 2017

Dubai-based global trade enabler DP World and the Suez Canal Economic Zone (SCZone) have signed a partnership agreement to establish a joint venture to develop an integrated industrial and residential... View more

DP World to develop free zone in Somaliland

November 6, 2017

Global trade enabler DP World will develop a greenfield economic free zone in Somaliland to complement the development of the Port of Berbera which has seen record container volumes under DP World man... View more

Cargo Zone announces agenda ahead of Dubai Airshow

October 30, 2017

Cargo Zone one of the new features at the upcoming Dubai Airshow 2017 has announced its conference agenda ahead of the event on November 13 to be held in Dubai UAE. The introduction of the Cargo Zone ... View more

Dubai plans to set up $735m e-commerce free zone

October 28, 2017

Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) has announced plans to develop the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region s first free zone dedicated to e-commerce in Dubai at an investment of Dh2.7 bill... View more

Saudi Arabia announces $500bn independent special zone

October 24, 2017

Saudi Arabia s Crown Prince and Deputy Prime Minister Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud has announced a new 500-billion project Neom aimed at turning the kingdom into a leading global h... View more

Jafza 'world's best free zone for large companies'

October 14, 2017

Jafza won Free Zone of the Year 2017 for Large Tenants in Middle East and globally and was highly commended in the Global Overall and Middle East Overall categories. It was also commended for its faci... View more

DMCC named world’s no. 1 free zone by FT

October 10, 2017

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) a leading Free Zone for trade and enterprise in Dubai UAE has been named World s No. 1 Free Zone by Financial Times fDi Magazine three years in a row. A total of ... View more

DMCC wins top free zone award

October 8, 2017

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) the world s leading free zone for trade and enterprise in Dubai has been named Global and Middle East Free Zone of the Year 2017 by Financial Times fDi Magazine. ... View more

Dafza to unveil first smart customs free zone at Gitex

October 7, 2017

The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (Dafza) is set to showcase major updates on its initiatives - aimed at bringing foreign investor experiences in the free zone to increase levels of efficiency spee... View more

Foreign investments in Fujairah Free Zone top $2bn

September 6, 2017

Foreign investments in the Fujairah Free Zone (FFZ) amount to more than Dh8 billion ( 2.17 billion) with FFZ Authority accommodating more than 3500 companies from over 44 countries. FFZ is witnessing ... View more

Salalah Free Zone receives $5.6bn investments

August 29, 2017

Oman s Salalah Free Zone a major industrial and petrochemicals hub on the Indian Ocean revealed that it has received investments worth 5.6 billion according to a top official. The figure includes more... View more

New developmental projects launched in UAE East Zone

August 16, 2017

A number of infrastructure and developmental projects have been launched in the UAE s East Zone by Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi Minister of Infrastructure Development a Wam news agency r... View more

Salalah Free Zone mulls new sugar mill project

August 13, 2017

Oman s Salalah Free Zone is being considered as a possible location for the establishment of a sugar mill project a report said. The proposed venture which is understood to be still under study will b... View more

Saipem to set up base in Hamriyah Free Zone

August 2, 2017

Sharjah s Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) has signed an investment agreement with Saipem a leading Italian oil and gas services company for the latter to set up a major base in the zone. As per th... View more

Ajman Free Zone looks to increase SMEs portfolio by 30pc

July 27, 2017

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has launched a new initiative through its overseas offices to attract small and medium enterprises (SMEs) with the aim of increasing its existing SME portfolio of investors by 30... View more

Ajman Free Zone in bid to boost SMEs portfolio

July 6, 2017

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) a leading free zone in the Northern Emirates said it has launched a new focused initiative through its overseas offices aimed at raising its small and medium enterprises (SMEs) p... View more

Ajman Free Zone opens office in Cyprus

May 21, 2017

Ajman Free Zone today announced that it has opened a representative office in Cyprus and has also entered into an alliance with Freemont Group a business and corporate consultancy with offices in both... View more

UAQ Free Trade Zone holds investors' meet at Canton Fair

May 4, 2017

Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone Authority has conducted an investors meet in Guangzhou China in conjunction with Canton Fair. The fair which kicked off on April 15 will conclude tomorrow (May 5). In att... View more

New UAE free trade zone for Europe markets

April 26, 2017

Abu Dhabi Ports Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone will open to European markets a top official was quoted as saying by WAM the official Emirates news agency. Mana Mohammed Saeed Al Mulla CEO of Khalifa Ind... View more

Ras Al Khaimah launches combined free zone authority

April 18, 2017

The government of Ras Al Khaimah has launched the Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (Rakez) a world-class authority established to oversee regulate and consolidate the services and facilities of its free z... View more

SAIF Zone to support Sheera accelerator teams

April 11, 2017

Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center (Sheraa) a launch pad for aspiring young entrepreneurs in the UAE has partnered with Sharjah Airport International Free Zone (SAIF Zone) to support and empower its acce... View more

Abu Dhabi Ports launches new free zone

March 28, 2017

Abu Dhabi Ports in response to the rising demand from both foreign direct and existing investors has launched a major free trade zone within the Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (Kizad) at ongoing th... View more

Manateq offers industrial plots in Mesaieed zone

March 22, 2017

Qatar s state-run Economic Zones Company (Manateq) is inviting applications from potential investors looking to benefit from opportunities in its Mesaieed Industrial Zone a leading hub for businesses ... View more

Beverage company to invest $23m in Salalah Free Zone

March 16, 2017

A new beverage company is planning an estimated investment of 23 million and major future investment plans in Oman s Salalah Free Zone (SFZ) said a report. The company named Healthy Beverages would be... View more

Hamriyah Free Zone backs StocExpo MEA

February 14, 2017

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) will feature a large pavilion dedicated to one of the UAE s largest petrochemical chemical oil and gas hubs at the StocExpo Middle East Africa to be held in Dubai U... View more

Ajman Free Zone launches new e-services on website

February 1, 2017

Ajman Free Zone has launched a series of e-services on its official website which will ease the establishment of new organisations and companies in the zone. The series included several packages of e-... View more

Siemon rolls out new passive ceiling zone enclosure

February 1, 2017

Siemon a leading global network infrastructure specialist has announced a new passive ceiling zone enclosure in the Middle East that installs flush within a 2 X 2 foot drop ceiling tile space. The new... View more

Ajman Free Zone signs deal with Tejari

January 30, 2017

Leading strategic procurement company Tejari has concluded a partnership with Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) to optimise its competitive procurement bidding processes that enable greater transparency for its s... View more

DP World to develop Kazakh economic zone

January 16, 2017

Dubai-based global trade enabler DP World has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Government of Kazakhstan for the development of a special economic zone in Aktau further boosting trad... View more

Manara completes Bahrain industrial zone work

January 15, 2017

Bahrain-based Manara Developments Company said it had recently completed infrastructure works worth 66 million on Phase One of its ambitious Investment Gateway - Bahrain project. The work involved con... View more

China plans $2bn spend in Iran economic zone

December 26, 2016

A Chinese state-owned company has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to invest 2 billion in Iran s Sarakhs Special Economic Zone (SPEZ) the zone s managing director was quoted as saying in a me... View more

Dubai’s free zone model key to diversifying Latin American economies

November 11, 2016

The development of free zones can help resource-reliant countries in Latin America successfully diversify their economies panellists told the inaugural Global Business Forum on Latin America 2016 whic... View more

Royal Caribbean in the zone with new ‘Harmony’

April 3, 2016

Royal Caribbean a leading global cruise brand will debut Harmony of the Seas the world s largest cruise ship in May this year. The Oasis Class ship will span 18 guest decks encompass 227 000 gross reg... View more

Dedicated zone for offshore projects

October 26, 2015

The leading oil and gas event will host the region s largest waterfront Offshore and Marine Zone for the first time in support of sector growth Offshore reserves will account for approximately 50 per ... View more

Rotana steps out of comfort zone

April 24, 2014

OUR business happens when a customer meets a colleague and that s the fulcrum of our business Guy Hutchinson Rotana s new chief operating officer tells TTN. Our profitability our market share everythi... View more

Neutral Zone production may be constrained till 2015

September 18, 2013

KUWAIT and Saudi Arabia are looking at ways to boost output from the Neutral Zone to make up for an extended maintenance period earlier this year but will struggle to get the area s offshore fields to... View more

Iraq plans oil, gas free zone

September 20, 2012

Iraq General Commission of Free Zones said it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Basra International Oil and Gas Hub (BIOGH) to set up a specialised oil and gas free zone on a 11 million ... View more

FS10A flow switch receives Zone 2 Atex, IECEx approvals

April 30, 2012

THE advanced model FS10A flow switch/monitor from Fluid Components International (FCI) has received Atex and IECEx approvals. With Atex and IECEx approvals the FS10A flow switch/monitor is suitable fo... View more

Neutral Zone focus on sustainability

September 20, 2010

KUWAIT and Saudi Arabia are looking to target Jurassic plays in the onshore portion of their Neutral Zone in search of oil and gas. The two countries have abandoned long-term plans to increase output ... View more

Free zone in $800m Senegal deal

April 27, 2008

JAFZA is just the latest Gulf company to invest in the West African country. Dubai World Group s Jafza subsidiary signed an 800 million deal to build and run a special economic zone in Senegal the lat... View more

New Malaysian economic zone to focus on tourism

August 29, 2007

A newly announced economic development zone in northern peninsular Malaysia will give a fillip to the tourism industry in the northern states eTN reported. The Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER)... View more

Aggreko expands Zone presence

October 24, 2004

Aggreko A global leader in providing temporary power and temperature control services has expanded its base operations in the Jebel Ali Free Zone United Arab Emirates. A new stores facility has been b... View more

International interests flock to the Free Zone

October 24, 2004

Sudanese salutations A Sudanese delegation comprising six media correspondents representing a number of the main newspapers and the official news agencies of Sudan has recently visited the Jebel Ali F... View more

Zone draws new firms

May 3, 2003

As many as 2 300 foreign companies operated in the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) built around the largest man-made port in the world during the course of last year. Since 1985 the zone has provided a foc... View more

Japan in Neutral Zone agreement

January 6, 2003

The Kuwaiti government formally signed a long-awaited agreement with Japan s Arabian Oil Co (AOC) on oil field operations in the offshore Neutral Zone between Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. The agreement wi... View more



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