The Qatar Free Zones Authority is set to diversify and expand Qatar's current chemicals landscape through the establishment of the Umm Al-Houl Free Zone, which will house a world-class chemicals cluster.
The proposed chemicals cluster is a 5-6 square kilometer area within the Free Zone that has been positioned to offer chemical companies, ranging from startups and SMEs to large multinational corporations, the best access to infrastructure, resources, logistics, and services, to provide an optimal business environment. The Free Zone aims to create a thriving chemicals cluster, where technologically proven and commercially viable investments can reap the benefits of a Free Zone setting. Additionally, the Qatar Free Zones Authority aims to drive innovation and sustainability by working with companies who are leading cutting-edge technologies to drive innovative product development and environmentally friendly processes.
We are ready to partner with leading chemical companies, offering competitive packages and support.
Tap into globally attractive end user industries and diverse market segments, such as engineered materials, advanced textiles, and food ingredients by capitalizing on Qatar’s natural gas holdings and abundant supply of hydrocarbon resources.
Qatar has access to one of the world's largest natural gas reserves, providing the opportunity for key feedstocks, raw materials, and utilities to be arranged at competitive prices.
The site is adjacent to Hamad Port, a world-class deep sea port with a current capacity of 7.5 million containers, which can be utilized for imports and exports, providing easy access to some of the world's largest markets, including India, Africa and the Far East. Additionally, the site is located close to the well-established Mesaieed Industrial City, a center for petrochemicals and oil refining activities of Qatar Petroleum, QAPCO, QChem and QAFCO, QAFAC and others.
We recognize the importance of having key infrastructure and services in place for the chemicals industry. Therefore the Qatar Free Zones Authority is working with leading infrastructure developers to create the best-in-class infrastructure for Free Zone tenants to provide necessities such as fuel gas, power, water, along with a centralized effluent and hazardous waste treatment facilities.
Umm Alhoul provides investors with excellent benefits, including no customs duties on imports and 20 years worth of corporate tax holidays.