DAFZA to register record 800 firms

DUBAI Airport Free Zone (DAFZA) will complete registration a record number of 800 companies by the end of the current year, disclosed a senior official from Dafza.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 23 Sep 2005, 12:25 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 5:51 PM

The free zone has attracted about 200 companies in a record time of six month of 2005 exceeding the targeted figures for the entire year, said Shahla Ahmed Abdul Razak, director, Sales & Marketing, Dafza.

The Dafza new expansions will be completed before the end of 2006 with building 4 expected to be occupied by next October.

About the participation of Dafza in the Gitex, Shahla said: "We have been regularly participating in Gitex events right from day one, but this time we thought of making it much more distinguished with an outstanding pavilion design that include our partners formally known as Bright point Middle East, Workz Middle East FZE, Etisalat Intl and Optical Planet."

She added: “The exhibition is one international gathering point of large number of international investors and companies in technology and telecommunication, which is one of the most important sectors of our activities.’’

She also said that the number of companies operating in the free Zone has reached 760 in various sectors of activities including aviation, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and logistics & freight.

The first six month of 2005 was significant with more than 200 companies registered in the first six month and many were kept on hold for further negotiations.

Salem Abu Zeid, chief marketing officer at Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), said: “The technological oasis has also witnessed outstanding activities signing partnership agreements with five major companies in the field of semiconductors and electro-chips designing and manufacturing."

"The companies we have already signed with are, the US-based Synopysis, French CMP, California-based EtherCom, and London-based Time Group," Salem Abu Zeid added.

"DSO will sign a major agreement with an American company in the technology industry during Gitex," he concluded.

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