Khalifa Economic Zones Abu Dhabi                      (KEZAD Group)

KEZAD Group is the UAE's largest provider and operator of fully integrated economic cites, free zones, value-added business services, and staff accommodation, and industrial real estate solutions. KEZAD Group's 12 economic zones (Located in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra Region) provide an ecosystem combining world-class transportation infrastructure with multimodal connectivity by road, ports, air, and national rail networks, 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profit, the potential for duty-free trade within the region, and advanced technology platforms that integrate port community systems with the economic zones.

KEZAD Group at a Glance




+400 Free Zone Clients


+ 40 Staff Accommodations

Industrial area

55%Of UAE’s Industrial Area


+70,000Jobs Created in the Zones


74%Impact on Abu Dhabi GDP

KEZAD Group at a Glance

Economic Zone

12Economic Zones


+15Billion USD of FDI


+45Billion USD Investments


+540,000SQM of warehouses


450,000Bed Capacity

Free Zone

+550 KM2100 KM2 is Free Zone


#1 Masterplan

A state-of-the-art economic and logistics zone, KEZAD's meticulous economic zones master plan allows it to accommodate industries of any size. KEZAD's zoned-based approach groups industries and service providers based on how best they benefit one another, creating value by leveraging anchor tenants and facilitating synergies and operational efficiencies. Clients can utilise products produced by one another within the zone and near each other.


#2 Khalifa Port

Khalifa Port, AD Ports Group’s flagship deep-water port, is a multi-purpose, semi-automated port strategically located between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Ranked 3rd globally on the 2022 Container Port Performance Index, it handles various types of cargo, providing links to over 90 international destinations and serves 25 major shipping lines. Khalifa Port is home to world-class terminals, including CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal, Autoterminal Khalifa Port, CMA Terminal and Abu Dhabi Terminals. The port aims to handle over 9 million TEUs by 2024 and is rapidly expanding its capabilities through the introduction of top-tier technology and infrastructural investment that has ensured its position as of the world’s fastest-growing ports on one of the largest and most important global trade routes.


#3 Choice of Economic Zones

In addition to the Domestic Economic Zone, KEZAD Group also offers Free Zone facilities to clients, based on their business strategy and requirements. From a small start-up to an established large-scale business, KEZAD Group can provide customised facilities for all business types.


#4 Sustainability

Sustainable development, characterised by a long-term integrated commitment to environmental, social and economic progress is integral to our business success. We achieve sustainable development by implementing best practices of the industry, employee, vendor and community engagement to realise our business objectives and provide advantage to the business community efficiently and effectively.


AD Ports Group

KEZAD Group is part of AD Ports Group’s Economic Cities & Free Zones.AD Ports Group is leading the charge in the next era of trade. Across our integrated sectors, AD Ports Group use insight and intelligence to unlock opportunities to transform the way trade works and bring true business value to its partners and clients.

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Josoor is a programme featuring a digital platform and networking opportunities where you can potentially connect with more than 2,000 KEZAD-based companies by sharing services and products to benefit each other. 


KEZAD Communities

KEZAD Communities, part of KEZAD Group , offers comprehensive solutions for employee well-being, including new developments, services and property management. It also manages the Group's staff accommodation cities.


Connected by Sea

  • Three Global Ports
  • 1000+ Port-to-port connections

Connected by Road

Multi-lane express highways connect KEZAD to major commercial zones in the UAE and the GCC region.


Connected by Air

Five International airports


Connected by Rail

First port and economic zone in UAE to be linked to the upcoming Etihad Rail network.

A Strategic Location for EGA

Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) is the world's largest 'premium aluminium' producer and the biggest industrial company in the UAE outside oil and gas.

A New Container Freight Station for Shipping Aluminium

EGA shipped 600,000 tonnes of aluminium from Khalifa Port in 2019 using a new container freight station reduces trucking of EGA's aluminium from KEZAD by over 290,000 kilometres a year, reducing cost, as well as environmental emissions of 2,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.

The Only Port in the Region Accommodating Fully Laden Capesize Shipping Vessels

One of Khalifa Port's key advantages is the ability to handle Capesize shipping vessels and is the only port in the region that can accommodate these vessels fully laden. This allows EGA to import bauxite for their new Al Taweelah alumina refinery without the need to transfer cargo to smaller vessels outside of the port, reducing shipping costs and environmental impact.

Hot Metal Road services

The Hot Metal Road in KEZAD eliminates the need for KEZAD-based customers to re-melt transported metal before use. EGA's customers receive molten metal, resulting in reduced cost and environmental impact, and increased competitiveness for the growing UAE aluminium fabrication industry.


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