Following the successful design and construction supervision of several prestigious infrastructure projects along Sheikh Zayed Road, a major arterial linking Dubai City to Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, JAFZA Authority selected Parsons to study the traffic impact of the JAFZA expansion.

Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone is the second largest Port in Dubai and a major employer in the area which has experienced a rapid growth in the past years.  This growth has necessitated major expansion projects to be carried out with some in various stages of development.  The expansion consists of 1,100 hectares of reclaimed land to locate a new terminal container with an annual capacity of 28.8 Million TEU by year 2030, the Techno Park, a 2,100 hectare light industrial land use, and JAFZA South a 3,070 hectare expansion of the JAFZA North with similar land use.