Um Alhoul


Um Alhoul Free Zone is directly adjacent to Hamad Port, the world’s largest greenfield port, providing an optimal location for industries who require access to sea freight and shipping routes.

Industrial Infrastructure

There are specific sections of the zone dedicated to particular industries, allowing for optimal cluster growth and perfectly tailored infrastructure and facilities. Fully serviced plots come in different sizes to suit specific industry needs, and facilities are flexible, meaning that companies can either choose to build their own, can hire QFZA to build it for them to exact specifications, or can elect to use pre-built facilities.


Marsa (Arabic for “anchor”) is a new marine cluster located within Um Alhoul. Consisting of a marina with a draught of 7.5 meters and 3 kilometers of quay wall, Marsa is designed to be a fully integrated maritime industry and leisure ecosystem. It serves as a base for companies from around the world to conduct activities as diverse as ocean vessel building and repair, internal design and fit-out, ship provisions supply, safety training, boat brokerage and maritime research. 

View Marine Ecosystem

Urban Elements

In addition to industrial infrastructure, Um Alhoul has also been seamlessly integrated with urban elements to make the zone an enjoyable living environment. Residents of the free zones will have access to housing accommodation, retail stores, parks, mosques, health clinics, and more. For ease of transportation, there is a metro system, bus routes, and plenty of walking and cycling paths. Furthermore, the capital city of Doha is located only a 30 minute drive from the zone, providing access to a variety of exciting things to see and do.

  • Site Overview
    Address Messaeid-Doha highway, exits 17, 18
    Coordinates 25.114398°N, 51.596707°E
    Time Zone GMT + 3
    Total Area 30.3 km^2
  • Logistics
    Distance to Highway Directly adjacent to highway
    Avalible Ports


    Port Accessability

    Hamad: Directly adjacent to the Free Zone

    Marsa: Within the Free Zone
    Port Depth

    Hamad: 14m - Will be deepened to 17 m under ongoing contract

    Marsa: 7.5m
  • Suitable Industries
    Maritime Industries
    Heavy Manufacturing
    Industrial Sectors
    Emerging Technologies
    Logistics Hub


Qatar Free Zones Authority

6th Floor, General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers Building
P.O. Box 258
Doha, Qatar
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