Ajman Free Zone completes automation of services, supports 240,000+ e-transactions

H.E. Eng. Ali AlSuwaidi, Director General, Ajman Free Zone

Ajman Free Zone announced the results of its operational performance for 2021 and marked an increase in the number of registered companies by 1792.  The 4% growth attained by AFZ compared to 2020 indicates the growing confidence of foreign investors and companies in the free zone’s portfolio of facilities and incentives. The results also indicated a high rate of occupancy in offices, warehouses, and business spaces within the AFZ, an increase in the sources of incoming investments and a rise in exports and re-exports.

In the previous year, AFZ has also marked a 90% in rental units’ occupancy rate, which extends over more than 867,000 square meters, reflecting the momentum of business and investment activities. Ajman Free Zone has extensive business facilities, 530 warehouses, more than 7,000 offices, and 4 business complexes.

AFZ, also marked another milestone in 2021, following its successful completion of 100% automation and digitisation of its services. During this period, AFZ also provided more than 240,000 e-transactions through its Customer Portal, a smart platform that offers an array of five-star rated solutions for government digital services.

Further, Ajman Free Zone also strengthened its leading position as an active contributor to the export and re-export activities within Ajman, with AFZ contributing 22% of total export activities and 24% of total re-export activities in Ajman during 2021.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Board of Ajman Free Zones Authority said, “As an organisation, which holds a leading position in making vital contributions toward the growth and diversification of the national economy, AFZ will continue offering solutions and ideal environment for the growth and expansion of businesses, to attract companies from around the world. AFZ has earned its position as a strategic destination for regional and international investments.”

His Highness added, “Commitment to the development of its services and operations, achievement of strategic objectives to support business partners, the establishment of integrated business environment pillars recognising the wide scope of facilities and incentives, development of infrastructure and quality and efficiency of electronic services, are a few of the reasons behind the success of AFZ. We look forward with confidence to more opportunities in the coming years, as we affirm our determination to ensure the growth of companies and accelerate the country’s transition towards a highly diversified economy.”

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Board of Ajman Free Zones Authority
His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of the Board of Ajman Free Zones Authority.

HE Eng. Ali AlSuwaidi, Director General of Ajman Free Zone stated, “Ajman Free Zone’s results for 2021 is testament to the strength and efficiency of our operations and highlights our successful strategy. The surge in the number of new companies registered with AFZ across several vital sectors reflects the growing confidence in the competitive advantages offered by the free zone as a business incubator and the efficiency of its value-added solutions. We also express our gratitude to AFZ’s business community, strategic partners, and employees, who play a vital role in our continued successes. We are positive that this achievement will act as a catalyst in enhancing our operations and solutions to meet the growing and varied aspirations of business communities and investors.”

In 2021, AFZ marked many milestones in its leadership journey by winning prestigious global awards and recognitions, most notably the seventh place in the annual FDI Global Free Zones Ranking of the Financial Times.

H.E. Eng. Ali AlSuwaidi, Director General, Ajman Free Zone
HE Eng. Ali AlSuwaidi, Director General, Ajman Free Zone.