The Port Free Zone at Umm Alhoul

Umm Alhoul Free Zone covers 32km and is situated near Hamad Port, the world’s largest greenfield port, providing an optimal location for industries which benefit from access to sea freight and shipping routes.

Key areas of focus

Property solutions

1.8 km² of services land plots

14 Light Industrial Units

Each plot developer is required to comply with a 1-star minimum GSAS rating.

There is wireless internet access throughout the zones, as well as intelligent traffic monitoring.

The zones have been designed to incorporate additional smart technologies including smart waste bins, intelligent street lighting, addressable advertising panels and more.


An exclusive hub for maritime activities, with access to the world’s largest greenfield port and unparalleled opportunities as part of Qatar’s growing free zones.

MARSA (Arabic for “anchor”) is a new maritime cluster in Qatar’s Umm Alhoul free zone, strategically located adjacent to Hamad Port, the world’s largest greenfield seaport, and only 20 minutes from Doha city center. MARSA, which has an 8.5 meter deep draught with 2 kilometers of quay wall, will service as a base for companies from around the world to conduct activities as diverse as ocean vessel building and repair, internal design and fit-out, ship provisions supply, safety training, boat brokerage and maritime research.

Marsa docking station
Aerial image of Marsa Port

The cluster is designed to be a fully integrated maritime ecosystem, with a range of amenities to support marine activities, including:

Ocean vessel building and repair

Internal design and fit-out

Ship provisions supply

Safety training

Boat brokerage and maritime research

The Synchro Lift is designed to accommodate vessels of 70.0 meters LOA in length with a weight of 2,200 tonnes.
The Travel Lift is designed to accommodate vessels of 30.0 meters LOA in length with a weight of 300 tonnes.

Our free zones

Our Free Zones are built on connectivity which is why they are positioned 30 minutes from downtown Doha, and sit adjacent to Hamad Airport and Hamad deep-sea port, both award-winning transport hubs that connect you to the world.

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