Established in 1996 as a part of the Dubai Government's strategic plan to be an investment driven economy, DAFZA is one of the fastest growing premium free zones in the region. The Freezone is currently home to over 1,600 companies from various industry sectors, including aviation, freight and logistics, IT and telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, engineering, food & beverage, jewelry and cosmetics.
DAFZA has been ranked the best in the world in the 2012 edition of the Global Free Zone Rankings published by the Financial Times' Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine. The ranking reflected the ability of DAFZA to attract foreign investment to the region.
Located strategically within the boundaries of Dubai International Airport, it offers a range of modern facilities with a state-of-the-art infrastructure.