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Economical free zones

Free zones have been a success of Dubai. More than 2300 companies are placed in Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ). Many companies have the free zone as a hub for the whole region with making, processing and distribution

The companies in the economical free zones are said to have invested ca 50 milliards Swedish crowns and it’s calculated that ca 3000 companies are today active in different free zones in the country. In Media City, several international tv- and media companies has been established.

Dubai links together 145 global destinations with its 120 boat and 105 flying lines. The free zones are expected to be the future and beside future projects, Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Logistics City already exist.

Something that will affect the whole region is Dubai World Central International Airport. The airport is in the free zone Jebel Ali and will, when it’s finished, be named after the former leader of Dubai; Al Maktoum (International Airport).

Jebel Ali

Jebel Ali is a city of a harbour that was raised in 1977 and was originally a residential area for all the workers who built the harbour. It was built between 1976 and 1979 and is a so called “deep harbour”, often visited by American battleships. The harbour is deep enough to hold hangar ships of Nimitz-class.

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