Marsa Marine Cluster Accepting Applications in Umm Alhoul Free Zone

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), an authority that develops and oversees world-class free zones in Qatar, has announced the launch of a new port and marine cluster, called MARSA, at the heart of Umm Alhoul Free Zone. The new area, located right next to Hamad Port and just 20 minutes from downtown Doha, is designed to be a fully integrated marine ecosystem able to support a wide range of marine business.

MARSA has a 1.6 kilometer long, 500 meter wide draught and a total of 3 kilometers of quay wall, allowing it to service ships up to 70 meters long. Applications for real estate in the cluster are now open, and key expected activities include but are not limited to ship building and repair, internal design and fit-out, boat brokerage and maritime research.

 “QFZA is proud to play a role in the exciting developments happening in Qatar’s maritime industry, and we hope to continue to support the growth of this centuries-old sector,” said Fahad Zainal, Chief Corporate Support Officer, speaking at the opening of the Qatar International Boat Show in Doha. The Authority will participate in the boat show this week, where representatives from QFZA will be available to discuss opportunities at MARSA and the application process. Potential applicants can also visit QFZA’s website for more information at, or contact a member of the business development team at