Umm Alhoul


Umm 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 Umm 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. 

Urban Elements

In addition to industrial infrastructure, Umm 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.

  • Address Messaeid-Doha highway, exits 17, 18
    Coordinates 25.114398°N, 51.596707°E
    Time Zone GMT + 3
    Total Area 30.3 km^2
  • Marsa
    Accessibility  Located within the zone
    Depth 7.5m
    Capacity        Small and Medium Vessels up to 70 meters in length
    Key Operations Ship building and repair, Internal design and fit-out, Boat brokerage and Maritime research


    Hamad Port          
    Accessibility  Directly adjacent to the zone
    Depth 14m
    Capacity        Large Vessels and Cargo Ships
    Key Operations Shipping and logistics


  • Maritime Industries
    Heavy Manufacturing
    Industrial Sectors
    Emerging Technologies
    Logistics Hub

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