F&B companies represent 7% of more than 2,200 registered businesses within the free zone
The Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ) highlighted the vibrant business environment and investment opportunities it offers to regional and global food companies at the recently concluded Gulfood 2022.
During the exhibition, DAFZ organized a promotional event that brought together representatives from the free zone with investors, entrepreneurs and owners of F&B companies.
The attendees were briefed on DAFZ’s portfolio of offers, services, tax and investment incentives, and business support it provides to investors. The event provided a number of opportunities for side meetings and networking to explore future opportunities with potential partners.
Abdulaziz Alhammadi, SVP, Marketing & Business Growth at DAFZ, confirmed that regional and global F&B companies are aspiring to transfer their operations to the emirate of Dubai.
This is due to its strategic location at the heart of global trade, as well as its perennial quest to accelerate and enhance the efficiency of supply chains by making these companies and their production processes closer to distributors across various markets. Additionally, DAFZ reviewed its portfolio of programs and initiatives designed to support F&B companies and their operations, such as Scality. The one-of-a-kind innovative start-up program which is set to attract local, regional and global tech start-ups to establish and grow their businesses in the region.