“This achievement will further encourage us to do much more for our international clients,” Sheikh Ahmed, Chairman, Dubai Airport Free zone
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (May 31, 2010) – Dubai Airport Free Zone has been named the best Free Zone in the Middle East region and 2nd in the world by the premier Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine of Financial Times Ltd. Competing with more than 200 other Free Zones worldwide, Dubai Airport Free zone has positioned itself strongly after Shanghai Waigaoqiao Free Trade Zone in the first place and Mexico-based Free Zone San Luis Potosi in the third place. Apart from this top awards, Dubai Airport Free zone also own the “Best Transport Links,” 2nd in the world.Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman, Dubai Airport Free zone, reacting to this latest accolade garnered by the Free zone said: “We are delighted with this outstanding achievement of winning the top position in the Middle East and second place in the world.” “This achievement will further encourage us to do much more for our international clients in terms of the quality of services and facilities we render,” added Sheikh Ahmed.
“Our commitment towards our customers shall continue to provide the best business environment for the investors.”
“I am deeply honoured by this prestigious award. This achievement was made possible by the seamless support of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and the sincere cooperation of our strategic partners and employees at the Free zone,” added Shiekh Ahmed.
Dr. Mohammed Al Zarouni, Director General of the Freezone said: “We strongly believe in the need for benchmarking our services and facilities with accepted international standard to make the necessary positive changes in favour of our partners.” In conclusion, Dr. Zarouni said: “The responsibility after being named the best among many major freezones worldwide will motivate us to stay on top and work harder to meet our clients’ needs with more enthusiasm to exceed their expectations.”
These awards have been the product of over six months of research by Financial Times Business –f Di magazine and have quickly become the benchmark rankings for the industry.Over 200 Special Free Zones across the globe seeking to win the contest have sent their applications and other required detailed information necessary for the evaluation.