Accelerating the UAE’s rapidly advancing e-commerce ecosystem, Jebel Ali Free Zone (Jafza) has emerged as a destination for e-commerce fulfilment and sales in the Mena region.

The free trade zone recently showcased its exceptional performance in the region at Seamless Middle East 2021 and highlighted opportunities in e-commerce, retail and fintech solutions. It also presented its offerings for e-commerce fulfilment and discussed how changes to regulation and consumption demand create new opportunities for existing and new regional companies, said a statement by Jafza. 

The e-commerce sector in the UAE has displayed immense potential, recording a market value of AED 14.3 billion in 2020 and a 53 per cent year-on-year increase. During the same period, Jafza itself contributed nearly 50 per cent of the trade value, witnessing a total trade of AED 7 billion. The free zone leased almost four million sq m of space to local and global e-commerce companies, which is seven times the size of the total internal floor area of The Dubai Mall.

Retail and wholesale traders have seen a boom in online demand for goods which has led to an increase in businesses in the e-commerce space and a transformation of business activities to focus on serving the customers. Companies operating in Jafza can optimise consolidation and order fulfilment services for the Mena region while enjoying unparalleled connectivity and efficiency in logistics.