Al-Mazunah Free Economic Zone commenced operations in November 1999 and is located in Oman’s southern region of Dhofar, close to the Yemen border. The Free Zone is located 260 kilometres from Salalah, 245 kilometres from Al Gaydah and 500 kilometres from Sayun, the two closest Yemeni cities. Given the nature of the Free Zone it lies outside the lit of Oman’s tax boundaries, and as such, businesses are able to enter Al Mazunah without visa or completing border procedures between Oman and Yemen. Indeed, Al Mazunah offers excellent opportunities to those wishing to trade goods through Oman into Yemen, or locate warehouse facilities. The Free Zone occupies 450 hectares which is divided into 100 plots ranging in size from 2,000 to 16,000 square metres. To date, 21 businesses and an exhibition area are in operation on the Free Zone.