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Compiling an accurate master list of all the free zones located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is difficult. There is no single published list of all free zones and no single internationally recognized platform that registers free zones globally.  Furthermore, some zones described as under construction already have companies operating out of them, some zones have merged, and other zones have free zones within them. Finally, not all free zones have operational websites. Nevertheless, for the purposes of this report, Lakshmi Kumar, the policy director of Global Financial Integrity, graciously compiled the below list of free zones in the UAE. The list is as comprehensive and accurate as possible given the constraints just noted.


Auto Spare Parts Zone (ASPZ)

Building Material Zone (BMZ)

Dubai Academic City

Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA)

Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (Dubiotech)

Dubai Carpet Free Zone

Dubai Cars and Automotive Zone (DUCAMZ)

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (previously, Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone)

Dubai Design District (d3)

Dubai Flower Centre (DFC)

Dubai Gold & Diamond Park

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC

Dubai Industrial City (DIC)

Dubai International Humanitarian City (IHC)

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Dubai Internet City (DIC)

Dubai Knowledge Village (KV)

Dubai Logistics City (DLC)

Dubai Maritime City

Dubai Media City, DMC

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ)

Dubai Production City, IMPZ (previously, International Media Production Zone)

Dubai Science Park

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)

Dubai Studio City (DSC)

Dubai South or DWC

Dubai Techno Park

Dubai Textile City (DTC)

Energy and Environment Park (Enpark)

Heavy Equipment & Truck Zone (HETZ)

Jebel Ali Free zone (JAFZA)

National Industries Complex (previously, Dubai Techno Park)

Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airport Business City

Abu Dhabi Global Market

Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC)

Higher Corporation for Specialized Economic Zones in Abu Dhabi

Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi—KIZAD

Industrial City of Abu Dhabi (ICAD)

Masdar City Free Zone



Hamriyah Free Zone

Sharjah Airport International Free Zone


Ajman Free Zone

Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone

Ras Al Khaimah Media Free Zone (RAKMFZ)

RAK Maritime City

RAK Investment Authority Free Zone


Fujairah Free Zone

Fujairah Creative City

Umm Al Quwain

Ahmed Bin Rashid Free Zone