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Key Points

100% foreign ownership

0% import and re-export duties

Up to 30 years corporate tax holiday

0% personal income tax

Close proximity to Salalah Port and airport

Salalah Free Zone, situated adjacent to Salalah Port, is managed and operated by Salalah Free Zone Company, a subsidiary of ASYAD, and is one of Oman’s most important industrial hubs. The free zone is highly competitive in the region for labour, utilities and infrastructure costs, and located in close proximity to raw material sources and emerging markets.

Salalah Free Zone

Salalah Free Zone is home to a selection of large, multi-national companies and medium-sized entities – all able to set up operations quickly and efficiently thanks to its quick-start programme and offering a wide range of impressive, modern facilities including offices, warehousing and retail outlets.

Advantages include 100% foreign ownership, 0% import and re-export duties, up to 30 years corporate tax holiday and 0% income tax alongside sector-specific zones and clusters - which address the unique infrastructure needs of individual industries whist offering integrated, bespoke logistics solutions across the value chain. Customers are able to take advantage of free trade agreements with US, Singapore, Europe and the GCC.

The close proximity of Salalah Free Zone to the air and sea ports acts as a catalyst for multi-modal connectivity ensuring seamless movement of goods, creating value chain integration opportunities. Key global markets are within 2 weeks sailing time, providing first class inbound and out bound port connectivity. The value proposition of Salalah Free Zone is further enhanced by having hinterland access to the populous Yemeni market.

Strategically located on the main East-West Shipping Lane, Salalah provides the region’s fastest access point to the wider Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and East Africa – markets worth more than USD 620 billion in goods and materials each year. Salalah Port is situated away from the Straits of Hormuz reducing overall freight costs. Salalah Free Zone recently pledged to speed up registration procedures for new investors to ensure they receive initial licenses within 60 minutes.