DAFZA to unveil major expansion plans at the Big 5 Expo

Posted on 17th November 2014

Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (Dafza) will be highlighting its expansion plans and new projects - including its latest complex which represents a premier addition to ongoing efforts to develop and expand services, investment facilities, and incentives - at The Big 5 expo in Dubai, UAE. The international exhibition for building and construction works, The Big 5 will run from November 17 to 20 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.


Dafza will be reviewing the key advantages offered by the new project which includes a seven-storey office building for international companies, a four-storey building for strategic partners from government authorities, business centres, banks, a gym, a food court, and several shops and outlets.

The project is of strategic importance as it embodies Dafza’s vision of contributing to a robust national economy and consolidating Dubai’s stature as a leading global business and investment destination through the creation of an integrated work environment that meets the requirements of regional and international investors.

Visitors to the exhibition will be introduced to Dafza’s new development project launched recently in collaboration with Al Wasl Real Estate Corporation, which aims to meet the growing demand among global logistics companies to establish offices in Dafza and will increase its economic contributions to Dubai.

Amna Lootah, the senior executive director of finance and commercial division, said: “Dafza's participation in The Big 5 is in line with our marketing plan which targets access to major markets in Europe, America, Japan, Korea and Australia."

"This plan is based on specific mechanisms for promoting direct communication with decision makers and prominent investors and pioneers from various vital sectors. Our participation in international and regional exhibitions and organization of seminars and meetings are important to our plan’s success," she added.

Lootah said Dafza was fully committed to providing the best infrastructure and services to its customers via the new complex, a new multi-storey carpark project and other vital facilities and new buildings.

"As a testament to this resolve, we just recently completed the modernisation of our central cooling plant to double its capacity by 40 per cent," she explained.

"We have adopted advanced techniques to ensure the ample provision of energy while achieving significant electricity savings. We have also concluded the multi-storey car parking building that can hold 835 cars to accommodate the growth in the number of investors and meet the needs of our visitors as well," said Lootah.

Dafza is currently home to over 1,600 companies from Germany, France, Japan, US, UK and other countries around the world.

The freezone provides an integrated portfolio of investment incentives and facilities, including a strategic location in the centre of the city and near the Dubai International Airport, modern infrastructure, full tax exemption, 100 per cent foreign ownership, and no currency restrictions.-TradeArabia News Service

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