On behalf of the Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) and the people of Aqaba, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to our official website and to invite you to explore the exciting business and tourism opportunities the Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) has to offer.
Throughout human history and as early as 5,500 years ago, Aqaba represented a strategic location linking land and sea routes from Asia , Africa and Europe . In ancient times, Aqaba was the main port for shipments from the Red Sea to the Far East and in 106 AD the town was a thriving trade center.
In the year 2001 and under the direction and leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah II the Aqaba taskforce was created. A team that shares one vision and that is, to turn the Aqaba Special Economic Zone into a world class Red Sea business hub and leisure destination enhancing the quality of life and prosperity of the community through sustainable development and a driving force for the economic growth of Jordan . We are therefore, deeply committed to the objective of turning Aqaba into a competitive international investment location by creating a streamlined investment environment, encouraging private sector participation in all aspects of the zone’s development and operations, and ensuring the provision of world-class infrastructure and services to the Aqaba community. Being a liberalized, low tax, duty free and multi-sector development zone, not only does ASEZ reflect His Majesty King Abdullah II’s vision of modernization, reform, and private sector led growth, it reflects Jordan ‘s assertive reform strategy to provide investors, from all over the world, with an attractive business environment.
Today, Aqaba remains one of the most important cities of the region, ensuring its role as a distinctive destination for living, business, and tourism. The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority functions as your one-stop investment and information center.
ASEZA team and I welcome all investors to come and be part of the unique Aqaba experience.