• Seven Global Companies Establish Operations in Qatar Free Zones

    Seven Global Companies Set Up Operations.

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  • Built to Innovate

    Qatar Free Zones
     Built to Innovate.

    At the heart of the Gulf region, Qatar Free Zones is a new and highly attractive proposition for companies looking to invest to grow their business globally.

  • Positioned for Progress

    Positioned for

    Our two free zones are strategically placed near Qatar's world class airport and port, offering impressive connectivity.

  • The Best Things in Life Are Free.

    World Class

    From essential infrastructure and facilities, to ease of shipping and customs, Qatar is poised to become a major investment destination.

  • Marsa Marine Ecosystem

     Marine Cluster

    An exclusive hub for maritime activities located within Umm Alhoul Free Zone.


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Qatar FZA

The Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) is an independent authority created in 2018 to oversee and regulate world-class free zones in Qatar, offering outstanding opportunities and benefits for businesses seeking to expand globally.

Our Purpose

QFZA develops and regulates world-class free zones in Qatar, delivering long-term solutions for businesses while supporting Qatar’s continued growth and diversification. Qatar’s free zones provide an ideal platform for companies to expand across the region and world. As an authority, we are also focused on raising awareness of Qatar as a great place to live and work.

Our Vision

To be the world’s best free zones by offering state-of-the-art infrastructure and unparalleled global connectivity, backed by a commitment to sustainability and the ease of doing business.

Our Strategy

1. Pursue partnerships with promising companies of all shapes and sizes, with a particular focus on those operating in key sectors where Qatar has a strong value proposition such as logistics, chemicals and emerging technology.

2. Offer top-of-the line infrastructure, a range of globally competitive incentives, and lands right next to Qatar’s leading airport and seaport.

3. Serve as a one-stop shop for companies setting up in Qatar, making it easy to establish operations and benefit from all the free zones have to offer.

Our Mandate

QFZA was established in 2018 to develop and oversee Qatar’s new free zones. The authority was established by Law No. (34) of 2005, as amended by Legislative Decree No. (21) of 2017.


Fostering rapid economic growth and promoting industry diversification


Ras Bufontas - Airport Free Zone

Ras Bufontas is situated 6 km away from world-renowned Hamad International Airport. As a leader in freight and passenger operations and efficiency, let Ras Bufontas and HIA take your business to new heights. Recommended industries include logistics, consumer products, light manufacturing, services, technology and applications, and pharmaceuticals.

Umm Alhoul - Port Free Zone

A 34km2 free zone near Hamad Port, the world’s largest Greenfield port, Umm Alhoul Free Zone is set to become a major factor in Qatar’s imports and exports. It offers a wealth of resources and connectivity, already capturing 27% of trade in the GCC region. Invest here to improve your global supply chain. Recommended industries include maritime industries, polymers and plastics, advanced manufacturing, and logistics.


Location Analysis

Our team of industry specialists will help you find the most suitable location within our zones to optimize your business.

Setup Navigation and Support

Helping make your transition as easy as possible through quick and reliable support.

Real Estate

Fully serviced plots with options of pre-built offices, and industrial and warehousing units.

Market Entry

Offering our industry expertise to help maximize your position in your target market, launching you into Qatar and beyond.


With all that Qatar has to offer, from its competitive advantages in natural gas to the strategic location and benefits of its free zones, it is best positioned to suit the following industry sectors


Companies Regulations

Licensing Regulations

Model Articles of Association





Permitted Activities

Establishment Law

Establishment Law Amendment

Ras Bufontas

Umm Alhoul

Free Zones Overview

QFZ Property Solutions


Our team of highly trained and experienced professionals are dedicated to providing world-class services and support on foreign investment projects.


An economic power at the center of a dynamic and growing region, Qatar has all the right ingredients for investing and is a great place for business.

It has a rapidly growing and prosperous economy, supported by a stable government and a friendly business environment. Over the last few decades it has focused on developing a skilled workforce, through a strong education system and institutions such as Qatar University, empowering Qataris so that they are able to sustain and support their country’s growth.

Qatar is more than just an exceptional business environment, it's also a fantastic place to live. The country boasts extremely low crime rates, world-class schools and universities, cultural attractions, and a focus on new and extensive infrastructure, from its just-opened metro to a range of infrastructure to support the World Cup 2022.

As Qatar continues to position itself as a global powerhouse, there has never been a better time or place to invest your future. Will you seize the opportunity?


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Qatar Free Zones Authority

6th Floor, General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers Building
P.O. Box 258
Doha, Qatar
Working hours 7am - 2pm

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