• The world’s gateway

    to the Middle East.
  • Strategically located free zones.

    Our free zones have world leading infrastructure that connects companies to the world via Qatar’s award-winning air and seaports

  • Home to leading

    global companies.

    The free zones are home to industry-leading companies that are delivering some of the most existing projects in the world

  • Competitive advantages

    for businesses.

    Opportunities for businesses seeking to expand global operations.

Why QFZ?

Our free zones are the world’s gateway to the Middle East, connected through award winning air and seaports, to some of the most exciting business opportunities in the world

  • Free Zones

    Designed to optimize business operations

  • Business Enabling

    Regulations that catalyze growth

  • Growth opportunities

    Government backed projects in Qatar

  • Free Zones

    Designed to optimize business operations

  • Business Enabling

    Regulations that catalyze growth

  • Growth opportunities

    Government backed projects in Qatar

Join a network of the world’s top companies

QFZ hosts some of the world’s leading companies delivering products and services across our key sectors including cloud data services, autonomous vehicle assembly, and marine services.

“Our vision is aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030 to develop local competencies in digital and innovate for the future of the country’s industrial ecosystem.”
“The free zones in Qatar offer advanced infrastructure and seamless entry into local and regional markets. It makes them an attractive investment destination, particularly for advanced mobility.”
“Qatar’s free zones have the latest technologies and all the required digital and physical infrastructure to optimize our business operations.”

We take care of our investors every step of the way

QFZ makes sure businesses are connected to all the opportunities available to them from the zones.

Senior management committed to developing investor businesses

Unique business ecosystem for the world’s leading companies

Investor Relations – dedicated business support

Set up in 3 simple stages

The three-stage process has been designed with simplicity in mind and provides our investors with a clear road map and timeline from initial inquiry to licencing and registration.

Defining your

Scope your project parameters. Refine your business plan. Conduct preliminary technical assessment. Visit site and outline requirement for land or ready-built light industrial unit (LIU).

& approval

You submit your application form and payment. QFZ reserves office/LIU/land asset and provides lease agreement terms. QFZ evaluates application for approval and allocates appropriate real estate for your project.

Registration, leasing & licensing

Official lease agreement is issued, signed and secured. In parallel, registration and licensing process is initiated.

We focus on our core industries, while growing emerging sectors

The free zones are focused on sectors where we offer a genuine competitive advantage for businesses that will put them ahead of their peers.

Trade, logistics and export

Free Zones located next to award winning air and deep-sea ports

Manufacturing and chemicals

extremely cheap energy and access to feedstock

Emerging tech

Qatar is a nation geared for technological innovation with countrywide 5G


Fully integrated marine ecosystem able to support a wide range of maritime businesses

Why Qatar?

As a nation with some of the most exciting projects in the world and a truly talented global workforce, the opportunities for growth are limitless.

  • Mega projects

    Mega projects including the 2022 FIFA World Cup, as well as the North Field Expansion
  • Knowledge economy made real

    Innovation, skilled global labour pool, enabling regulations, and cutting-edge digital infrastructure are creating opportunities across every major industry
  • A fantastic place to live and work

    A world of adventure awaits

    Latest News

    Meetings with WIPO on intellectual property rights and regulations

    Setting up couldn’t be easier

    Contact our team who will take care of the entire process, from license to registration, so you can focus on growing your business.

    The Authority

    Qatar Free Zones Authority is chaired by a government minister who leads an executive team that know their markets, and are committed to connecting companies with the opportunities they need to grow.