Dubai launches first phase of e-commerce freezone

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Dubai CommerCity (DCC) has announced the launch of 470,000 sq.ft. of new facilities, as part of the project's first stage.

The DCC is the first dedicated e-commerce free zone in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia (MENASA) regions.

Located in the Umm Ramool area, it is a AED 3.2-billion project spanning 2.1 million sq.ft.

The launch of the new phase includes a built-up area of over 320,000 sq.ft. of office spaces in the Business Cluster.

It also includes 145,000 sq.ft. e-commerce logistics units and multi-client warehouses in the Logistics Cluster, which will be managed and operated by Hellmann Worldwide Logistics and DHL.

Given its strategic location and the increased demand for its facilities and services, the new free zone managed to lease more than 51 per cent of the logistics warehouses to companies launching their operations in different sectors, ranging from e-commerce, logistics and information technology to fashion, jewelry and electronics.

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA), emphasized how the e-commerce industry has proven to be a key enabler of growth for companies and a new module adopted by many businesses to ensure business continuity.

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