The world’s gateway to the Middle East

There are two free zones in Qatar offering brand new infrastructure and turnkey site solutions to fit every business requirement. Key benefits include nationwide 5G and 1GB/ps internet speeds for data-hungry tech firms and unparalleled access to the award-winning air and sea ports that put the world on our doorstep.

QFZ is focused on four core sectors: emerging technologies, logistics, industry and maritime.


QFZ offers a genuine value proposition for companies in our key sectors that provides a globally competitive edge.

Business-friendly environment

From connecting you with growth opportunities to taking care of your licensing and registration, our team is here to support your business to grow.

Growth Opportunities

The World Cup is a global event like no other and QFZ’s leadership is committed to helping companies work with the government to deliver an amazing event. Find out how Thales is helping make the World Cup safe and secure.


At the heart of our mission is sustainability – building long-term partnerships, interacting responsibly with our environment, and achieving continued and sustainable growth for our economy and those businesses working with us.

Integrated solutions

Our design & build team is here to make sure your operational needs are catered for, whatever they are. Whether you need a full fit-out of a Light Industrial Unit, or access to a plug-and-play office space to get operations up and running immediately, we are here to deliver for you.


Our investor relations team is here to support investors with everything they need from visas and licenses to jump-start their operations, to securing permits to expand operations.

The Authority

The Qatar Free Zones Authority is chaired by a government minister who leads an executive team that knows their investors and their markets, and are committed to connecting companies with the opportunities they need to grow. We work across the public and private sectors to help our investors on their journey here in Qatar.

Our free zones

Our free zones are built on connectivity which is why they are positioned 30 mins 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.

Ras Bufontas Free Zone

Umm Alhoul Free Zone