Umm Alhoul Free Zone

Umm Alhoul Free Zone

Here 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.

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. 


At the heart of our mission is sustainability – building long-term partnerships, interacting responsibly with the 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.


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.

Qatar Free Zones are made up of two free zones

Ras Bufontas, the airport free zone, is connected to the award-winning Hamad International Airport, and Umm Al Houl, the sea port free zone, sits next to the world’s newest greenfield deep-seaport.

The possibilities are as limitless as our investors make them and we are here to connect investors with the opportunities.

Digital infrastucture

We are determined to see the Middle East’s 4th Industrial Revolution begin inside our zones and that is why we have equipped our investors with six-way telecommunications duct banks, redundancy networks, fully deployed 5G capabilities, and fiber-optic access points offering speeds of up to 1GBps.

Logistics infrastructure and global connectivity

Strategically located among globally acclaimed Hamad International Airport and Hamad Port, Ras Bufontas and Umm Alhoul Free Zones are designed to support logistics clusters with DHL and GWC already established. Ras Bufontas, the airport free zones, will complement high value and time-sensitive products, while Umm Alhoul, the seaport free zone, will provide international freight forwarders access to the chemical, oil and gas, and heavy machinery industries.


QFZ offers its investors some of the world’s cheapest energy, starting at just 3.5 USD cents per kW/h. This makes our zones ideal for energy-intensive business operations in technology and industry. Because our energy is derived from natural gas, our energy is significantly cleaner than anything produced by oil or coal power stations.