Regional e-commerce to get fillip with large fulfilment centres in the pipeline
In alignment with Dubai’s E-Commerce Strategy, highlighting the Emirate’s commitment to economic diversification by attracting foreign direct investments into the sector and to drive Dubai’s global position in trade and e-commerce, EZDubai e-commerce zone has welcomed noon.com, the region’s leading digital marketplace.
A signing ceremony took place earlier this year to commemorate the partnership and was attended by HH Sheikh Ahmad bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Aviation City Corporation, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA); Mohamed Alabbar, Founder of noon; HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman Dubai Aviation City Corporation & Dubai South; Mohsen Ahmad, CEO of Logistics District, Dubai South, Faraz Khalid, CEO of noon; and other high-ranking executives.
Noon is one of the first e-commerce player to firmly establish itself within the EZDubai e-commerce zone.
The partnership further cements noon’s commitment to becoming the digital flagbearer of the Middle East, helping to drive growth and innovation across the Middle East.
noon will continue to expand its operations, utilizing EZDubai’s range of logistics facilities and customized business solutions to further support the growth of local SMEs and entrepreneurs who rely on noon as their digital platform.
HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, said: “EZDubai aims to attract e-commerce, logistics and other related industries, in alignment with Dubai’s E-commerce Strategy set by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council that seeks to send out a robust message to foreign investors that the Emirate’s position is cemented as a global logistics hub for the region.
"noon’s presence in EZDubai will further consolidate Dubai South’s influence as a pioneering effort that will boost the growth of the industry.”
EZDubai represents a strategic business community that promotes the growth of SMEs as well as empowers businesses through a range of facilities and smart solutions for the sector.
It also offers options for large international players to setup combined regional and national hubs to complement the growth of e-commerce in the region.
Mohamed Alabbar said of the partnership: “noon was built on the idea of delivering uncompromising, world-class customer experience.
"We are committed to transforming the digital landscape of the region by building a market-leading e-commerce platform that not only serves its customers but also helps local businesses compete better."
HE Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman Dubai Aviation City Corporation & Dubai South, commented: “EZDubai is positioned to help prosper the Emirate’s logistics and e-commerce sector by welcoming in companies like Noon that have left a dominant impact on the regional market and are seeking to expand on a global scale."
EZDubai e-commerce zone is designed to further benefit from Dubai South, an integrated airport city spanning 145 square kilometres, home to the Expo 2020 site as well as directly connected to Al Maktoum International Airport and Jebel Ali Port.