Seafarer’s Eye View: Jebel Ali, UAE

I’ve decided to post some photos of my travels to share with the readers especially to the aspiring seafarers. This is one of the benefits of being a seafarer and that is being able to appreciate the views around the world. The pictures below were taken at Jebel Ali Port, UAE at around July 2011 during one of our voyage. I was messing up with my new Nikon D5000 during that time and luckily I was able to take some fair shots with it. Here’s a few introduction about Jebel Ali, UAE.

Jebel Ali is a port town, located 35 kilometres southwest of the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The village has a thriving expatriate community with over 300 residents. The area is also home to “5,500 companies from 120 countries”.

In 1985, the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ) was established. JAFZ, an industrial area surrounding the port, allows the international companies who relocate there to enjoy the special privileges of the free zone. These include exemption from corporate tax for fifteen years, no personal income tax, no import or export duties, no restriction on currency, and easy labor recruitment. Al Maktoum International Airport (formerly Dubai World Central International Airport) is being constructed in the area. [source:]

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Anvin Argañosa

An Electronics Engineer by profession. A land-based worker turned into an ocean dweller. An "aspiring" business tycoon and financial advocate. A loving father to my daughter Julian. And a very obedient husband to Ann (wink!).


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