Jebel Ali is a port town located near Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Established in 1977, the largely industrial area has built up to the point of being the ninth busiest port in the world.
The town of Jebel Ali is, of course, best known for the port of the same name. The Jebel Ali Port is the largest man-made harbour in the world and one of the busiest ports in the Middle East. Built in the late 1970s, the port supplements the activity of Port Rashid. Other points of interest in town include the Dubai Sports City, the Jebel Ali Shooting Club, Skydive Dubai, the Oasis Town of Dahid and the Dubai Marina Yacht Club.
The UAE Exchange, Danube, and Energy stations of the Dubai Metro connect Jebel Ali to the city centre of Dubai. The port town is located at the end of the metro line. The vertebral Sheikh Zayed Road also serves as the road to Abu Dhabi.
In the early days of the Jebel Ali Port, the town was founded solely for port workers and had an initial population of 300. Today the town covers 47 square kilometres and has a population of over 30,000.