Accomplishments

Our commitment to delivering excellent services is derived from DAFZA leadership's vision, dedicated team work and the competency of people working at the freezone. This is recognized by the many international certificates and awards received by DAFZA which increases our responsibility to continue maintaining our competitive edge and leading role.

Following is the list of awards received by DAFZA.

Awards

  • 2014
    • Dubai Quality Award (DQA)
    • Palladium Award for the Balanced Scorecard
    • HH Sheikh Hamadan bin Mohammed Award for Best Customer Service
  • 2013
    • Best Economic Free Zone in the Middle East, FDI - Financial Times Group
    • E-Gov Excellence Awards, Pan Arab Excellence Awards Academy
  • 2012
    • Best Economic Free Zone in the world, FDI - Financial Times Group
    • The Global Award for Perfection, Quality & Ideal Performance : Otherways Association Management & Consultant, Italy
    • Public Mobility Award, Roads & Transport Authority, Dubai
    • Three Stevie awards (International Business Awards, USA): 1) New Innovative product or service of the year 2012 2) Best IT Department of the year 2012 3) Best Marketing Department of the year 2012
  • 2011
    • Richard Goodman Strategic Planning Award, Association of Strategic planning, USA
    • E- Government Web Award, the Internet Award Academy in Middle East & Arab Organization for Administration Development
    • Best Economic Airport Free Zone in the region and second internationally, FDI Magazine - Financial Times Group
  • 2010
    • Best Economic Airport Free Zone in the region and second internationally, FDI Magazine - Financial Times Group
    • DHDA - Dubai Human Development Award - Dubai Economic Department
  • 2009
    • DQAP - Dubai Quality Appreciation - Dubai Economic Department
    • Health, Safety & Environment Award - Dubai Customs
    • Kingdom Expansion Award of Saudi Arabia for its Sustainable Facility Management Initiatives
    • MELA in the Best Middle East Logistics Airport Park category
  • 2008
    • CSR Award from Emirates Environmental Group (EEG)
  • 2007
    • MELA in the Best Middle East Logistics Airport Park category
  • 2006
    • The Dubai Government Excellence award for Best Governmental Department - Sales & Marketing
    • Best Website Award from the World Federation of Free Zones
    • MELA in the Best Middle East Logistics Airport Park category
  • 2005
    • The Dubai Government Excellence

ISO certifications

  • ISO 50001 (Energy Management System)
  • ISO 28001 (Security Management System)
  • ISO 20000 (IT Service Management)
  • ISO 10002 (Customer Complaints)
  • OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health and Safety)
  • ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System)
  • ISO 14001:2004 (Environmental Management System)
  • ISO 27001:2005 (Information Security)

Dubai Airport Freezone is a member of the Dubai Quality Group, the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) and Emirates Environment Group.​