Ajman Free Zone’s Eight Services Obtain Five-Star Rating Given by Department of Digital Ajman

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Published January 3rd, 2021 - 07:46 GMT
Ajman Free Zone’s Eight Services Obtain Five-Star Rating Given by Department of Digital Ajman
H.E. Eng. Ali Abdulla bin Towaih AlSuwaidi, Director General of Ajman Free Zone
Highlights
Achievement reflects free zone’s efficient and excellent digital services

The Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) has received a five-star rating given by the Department of Digital Ajman under the first phase of its ‘Star System for Governmental Digital Services Project.’ The high classification was granted after the free zone’s eight sub-services included in its main ‘Licenses and Lease Contracts’ service met all of the star system’s criteria. 

The distinguished achievement comes amid the Ajman Free Zone’s continuous efforts to leverage advanced technological innovations, as well as develop and expand the scope of its digital services to comply with regulatory measures concerning trade, business and investment activities. Its efforts are in line with the directives of the wise leadership to accelerate the digital transformation of Ajman so that it can meet the requirements of the future.

H.E. Eng. Ali Abdulla bin Towaih AlSuwaidi, Director General of Ajman Free Zone, attributed the high rating to the unwavering support of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Chairman, Ajman Free Zone, who directed the improvement of the free zone’s digital services to achieve efficiency and bring happiness to customers. 

H.E. added: “We thank the Department of Digital Ajman for its confidence in us. We take great pride in the fact that eight of our services received a five-star rating from the Department, which reflects the superiority and efficiency of our e-services. The five-star rating will further inspire us to keep moving forward and accelerate the digital transformation of our operations. In addition, we will also increase the Ajman Free Zone’s contributions to the digital transformation journey of Ajman and the UAE, in line with the government’s strategies and wise directives of our leadership.”

“Through the continuous improvement of our digital capabilities and the development of our smart services and electronic platforms, we are enhancing the attractiveness and competitiveness of the business environment within the free zone, facilitating faster operational procedures and accelerating our licensing processes according to the highest standards of reliability and efficiency.  By doing all these initiatives, we can support the local business community to fast-track their expansion and growth and attract more global investments across sectors,” H.E. added.

The five-star rating is the highest rating under the Department of Digital Ajman’s ‘Star System for Governmental Digital Services Project.’ The Ajman Digital Department provides government entities in Ajman with legislative tools and regulatory means to facilitate their digital transformation.

Background Information

Ajman Free Zone

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) was launched in 1988 and was granted independent status by H.H. Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuami, Ruler of Ajman.

Creating success since 1988, Ajman Free Zone is a strategically situated business eco-system at the entrance of the Arabian Gulf in the Emirate of Ajman. Our main aim is to offer a global opportunity for foreign investment with a platform for trade and industry business establishment. We provide a wealth of essential cost-saving benefits for entrepreneurs and investors within the United Arab Emirates and across the globe. We have simplified the process of business set- up through effective digitization and by offering flexible, tailored packages to suit a variety of requirements. In addition, we provide a host of customizable service solutions and product offerings that meet a wide variety of needs to simplify business requirements. We remain committed to fostering the growth of our investors with dedicated and innovative ongoing support and advisory services, enabling them to fully realize their ambitions.

The creation of AFZ has boosted industrial activities in the emirate of Ajman, resulting in thousands of companies presently being housed in the free zone.

AFZ’s strategic location at the doorway to the Arabian Gulf means easy access to both western and eastern markets. Ajman is easily accessible from two international airports and four seaports. The international Dubai/Sharjah airports are within 30 minutes’ drive from AFZ. Ajman Free Zone is located next to Ajman Port, which serves over 1000 ships per year. Highways connect AFZ to other emirates. Sharjah is adjacent to Ajman and Dubai is only 12 km away.

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