Jebel Ali is area located next to “New Dubai” which is covers the new developments such as Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Lake Towers. However, this area has gained large popularity from foreign sector as well as local sector due the free zone created in it. This zone / development is known as Jebel Ali Free Zone or JAFZA in short. The term JAFZA is an acronym for Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority. Emphasis on the term “Free Zone” which suggests that the laws being applied in Dubai and the UAE with relation to implementation of taxes and operating of business in the Emirate of Dubai will be entirely different from the businesses operating in JAFZA. The authority or governing body that manages the Jebel Ali is known as Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority.
Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority: Commonly referred as JAFZA operates under the profile of Economic Zones World (EZW) which also manages other such zones such as Technopark, Gazeley and Dubai Auto Zone. It is one of fastest growing free zones in the world, the total area within Jebel Ali Free Zone is 48 square kilometers. More than 6400 companies operate under the flag of JAFZA including 120 Fortune 500 enterprises in the world. Some of the major companies operating in JAFZA are Bridgestone, Volvo and Emerson.
Jebel Ali Free Zone Companies List: In order to view the companies list along with their profile, Jebel Ali Free Zone has created a specific website to provide the directory of the companies operating under Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority along with their brief profile. Please go to Jebel Ali Free Zone directory / companies listing website
Jebel Ali Free Zone Jobs / vacancies: If someone wants to find jobs in companies which are operating under JAFZA then please go to each company website (JAFZA companies list) or to view the job / vaccey opening in Jebel ali free zone authority itself then please go to this link. (jebel ali free zone jobs opening)
Jebel Ali Free Zone Labour / Labor Law: The labour laws are different then the laws being enforced in UAE and Dubai Emirate. Though the company is operating in JAFZA but please makes sure that if you want to come under the law of JAFZA then please sign the contract with the company which is being provided by the JAFZA authority itself and the visa should also be sponsored in JAFZA otherwise labour / employee is not eligible to work in that company. The ban on leaving the job is only valid if employer puts a court case on employee that affects the company in possible ways such as stealing money / private confidential information from the company. Please view JAFZA law or post your doubts at this thread Dubai Labour laws
Jebel Ali Free Zone Zone Location Map:
Please click the image below to print the location map for Jebel Ali Free Zone map or see the google location map for JAFZA location.
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Other Important information about JAFZA:
Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority Website: www.jafza.ae
Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority Contact:
Telephone: 800-JAFZA / 800-52392
Secondary Contact for JAFZA: +971-4-807 8700
Fax number for JAFZA authority: (04) 8816903 (Jebel Ali Customs office)
Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority Address: The best way and most economical way to reach JAFZA is using Dubai metro as it directly goes to the “Jebel Ali” metro stop. If using any other means of transport to reach Jebel Ali then please see the location map mentioned above.