Safilo Group opens Middle East offices at DAFZA

19 October 2014

​Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has recently announced the official opening of the first Middle East office of Safilo Group, the fully integrated Italian eyewear creator and worldwide distributor of quality and trust, at its premises. Safilo Group aims at strengthening its presence in the regional markets through the establishment of (a locally incorporated, 100 per cent owned company).


The inauguration was attended by H.E. Giorgio Starace, Ambassador for Italy and DAFZA officials Nasser Al Madani, Assistant Director General, Ayoub Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Customer Relations and Licensing Division, and Jamal Bin Marghoob, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications Department along with senior Safilo officials including Luisa Delgado, CEO of Safilo Group, and Kyriakos Kofinas, Commercial Head of Middle East and Africa.


Commenting on the opening, Al Madani said: "It is with great pleasure that we welcome Safilo Group to Dubai. We truly appreciate their decision to choose DAFZA as the base for growing their activities in our region and beyond. We wish them the best of luck and success in further developing their innovative business approach."


Kyriakos Kofinas commented, "This is the right location and time that Safilo Group a globally leading Italian eyewear creator  is arriving at DAFZA, which is considered the epicenter of a retail revolution that takes place in the Middle East, in order to serve customers across this region".


Al Madani added, "DAFZA allows international investors to focus on their business operations, as we can cater to their needs through our comprehensive list of services and provide access to the greater Middle East region. Safilo Group can reap all of the benefits that come with setting up an office in DAFZA."


The opening of the new Safilo Middle East subsidiary will allow Safilo to leverage the exceptional luxury retail opportunities the region offers and to support Safilo partners and brands in the area.


Amongst its many advantages, DAFZA is especially popular for its strategic location both as a city centre base and its proximity to Dubai International Airport. The Freezone offers a wide range of modern facilities with state-of-the-art infrastructure, 100 per cent tax exemption, 100 per cent foreign ownership, no currency restrictions, and investor-friendly benefits to international investors.