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Ajman Free Zone Highlights New Opportunities for Growth in Education Sector

by Eddie Rayner

Ajman Free Zone (AFZ) showcased its advanced capabilities as a viable environment for educational institutions during its participation at the Ajman International Education and Training Exhibition (AETEX) 2021. AFZ has become an attractive destination for educational institutions to establish their operations in the United Arab Emirates and continues to witness a growing interest among higher education, training institutions, vocational education and educational consultancies, to register in the free zone.

Being home to more than 170 educational facilities, Ajman Free Zone has ample modern spaces to accommodate educational institutions at strategic locations suitable for people within Ajman and neighboring emirates. By further supporting the education sector, Ajman Free Zone is helping bolster Ajman’s industrial and business landscape and, consequently, the local economy.


Home to more than 170 educational facilities, Ajman Free Zone has ample modern spaces to accommodate educational institutions


The free zone has reported a 35% growth in the number of education companies registering in AFZ compared to the first quarter of 2020.

H.E. Eng. Ali Al Suwaidi, Director General of Ajman Free Zone, said: “Ajman Free Zone’s multi-cluster approach has allowed the expansion and growth of educational sector and its facilities in the free zone. The education sector is an important component for other industries in the free zone and supports the demand for highly trained and educated professionals and manpower, and we at Ajman Free Zoneare committed to creating the right environment for the education sector to support the educational institutions with their contribution to economic progress as they benefit from an affordable education hub in the region. We have reached to more than 170 educational organizations at present, and we anticipate that soon there will be more institutions establishing their operations from AFZ.”


The free zone has reported a 35% growth in the number of education companies


Along with business partner ELITE Coaching, the exhibition presents a great opportunity for AFZ’s education partners, as it provided a platform that links all higher education institutions from within and outside the country, as well as to and those interested in completing their studies in Ajman.

As part of its strategy to support the educational sector, thefree zone has recently launched an online visa application service which includes professional licenses in cooperation with the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs. This is in line with Ajman Free Zone’s strategy to boost the role of innovators within the business community.