The Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) unveils its newest innovative and technology-driven projects at the 36th GITEX Technology Week at the Dubai World Trade Centre occurring from October 16 to 20, 2016. This is a result of a long series of achievements led by the Freezone which is considered a main destination for significant information technology, electronics and telecoms business intending to establish a strong presence in appealing regional markets. These sector-related companies consist of 27 per cent of the total companies registered at DAFZA.
With regard to the outcomes of 2016, these sectors business occupied 21 percent of the list of recently registered companies. In addition, they compose 24 percent of the total leased area in the present year. The international business in these sectors reached 5 percent of the total authorized business in DAFZA.
DAFZA plays an essential function in supporting Dubai’s smart transformation and bolstering the growth of the nationwide economy in line with Dubai Plan 2021’s goal of turning the emirate into among the most popular business hubs worldwide. The Freezone is presently home to several of the world’s leading IT brand names, especially Luceco Middle East FZE, Global Services Solutions s.r.o, ASCOM MEA FZE, Havells Middle East, OBO Bettermann Middle East and North Africa FZCO, SMK – Logomotion Corporation Middle East, SanDisk, NEC, BenQ Middle East, Tally Solutions, Sennheiser, Netgear, Genetec, Axis Communications FZE, and OBI Connect.
The leading regions that have heavily invested the information technology (IT) sector in the Freezone are the GCC and the Middle East with over 42 per cent of DAFZA’s total variety of technology, telecoms and electronics business coming from these areas. They are followed by Europe at 2nd place with 25 per cent, Asia at 3rd with 20 per cent and the rest from other areas with 13 per cent.
DAFZA introduces its Smart Desk Package for the start-up business it hosts at GITEX Technology Week 2016. The brand-new bundle will significantly boost the involvement of various sizes of business in comprehensive nationwide advancement and in the existing preparations for hosting Expo 2020 Dubai.
One of the recently launched initiatives of DAFZA’s Innovation Unit is the ‘Double Up 3M’ program, an innovative effort to establish entrepreneurial companies within the Freezone. The program is taken part in identifying the challenges and get rid of the obstacles that face companies operating in the Freezone. This effort is in line with DAFZA’s dedication to support small and medium-sized business.
DAFZA will highlight successive accomplishments in boosting customers’ experiences through the adoption a culture based upon ingenious and smart transformation’ and the introducing of premium projects that support all business running at the Freezone, mostly its ‘E-Payment Project’ for the service plans that DAFZA offer to the customers through its website and mobile app, as well as brand-new business center including Multi Capacity Meeting rooms equipped with the latest advanced technologies for smart interactive discussions, video conferencing, and private touch screen use, to name a few.
Amna Rashid Lootah, Assistant Director General of Finance and Commercial department, DAFZA, said: “Over the previous few years, DAFZA has actually effectively constructed a strong existence as a favored host for IT companies from around the world. DAFZA takes pride in its impressive capability to provide distinctive company services and smart services for companies of all sizes and from all sectors.”
She included: “Participation in GITEX Technology Week is a priority for us at DAFZA as we look for to discover the latest technical developments. We intend to completely support quick financial growth and examine the most prominent accomplishments on the course to smart transformation, in conformity with the sound instructions of the nation’s smart management. We likewise look forward to exposing a set of quality initiatives and ambitious smart projects with a main focus on the ‘Smart Desk Package,’ which we have established in reaction to the growing need from worldwide financiers who prefer a package that helps them inspect the market while at the same time allows them to broaden gradually in the UAE, the Middle East and North Africa.”
‘We are optimistic about the new package as it will enable DAFZA to become a leading partner in the global movement of set-up companies initiated by the Dubai World Trade Centre–leaving a positive imprint in meeting the modern needs of companies. Apart from the smart package, we will present an integrated portfolio of smart applications featuring next-generation technologies. It will facilitate, for example, the ability to track attendees via smart phones, develop new sales packages, and automate the renewal of lease, employment, and other contracts. These will be of considerable added value to companies operating within DAFZA that are involved in information technology, and various other vital sectors,” she concluded.