Dubai Freezones

Dubai Freezones

An Important aspect of latest UAE’s economy strategy is growth of non-oil sector. Today, the textile industry in UAE experiences the stronger growth and development. According to international experts’ assessments, taking into consideration the indices of the annual growth , this economic sector can become second best after the oil and gas industry. The Dubai Textile City economic zone is one of the Government projects which contributes to such a development of the domestic textile industry. The USD 4 billion plus Dubai Textile Mart, which sits at the center of a 1.4 billion booming consumer market extending from the CIS to Africa and the Indian subcontinent, has emerged as one of the most modern and profitable trading points in this region’s commercial map. Hands held by the Textile Merchants Group (TEXMAS), the apex body in the UAE textile merchants, which was established in 1990, the trade has now earned the reputation of being run by some of the most professionally motivated and trusted merchants in the country. The formation of TEXMAS at the beginning of the last decade was itself a landmark development for the textile trade in the UAE.

Considering the fact that the Dubai Textile City is a joint project of the state and private business, it should be noted that the special status of the area provides a number of competitive advantages and opportunities for international trade. First of all, it is customs facilities for export and import of products or raw materials, what makes it possible to reduce the prime cost of goods and therefore to make more profit.

The first and foremost condition on setting up a company into Dubai Textile City is to have a company in the local market of the UAE with the legal entity as LLC, then after the LLC company has to become a member TEXMAS and then it can get a license in textile city.

Benefits for company formation in Dubai Textile City are:

  • Customs duty exemption & 100% repatriation of capitals and profit
  • Modern technologies and opportunities for promotion of products, and also an access to the international mass media
  • Availability to involve foreign labor resources
  • Low operational and production costs
  • Subleasing options available
  • Goods transfer into the city customs duty free
  • Long term lease 30 years renewable period
  • No intermediaries to add the costs
  • Worldwide publicity promotes better business turnover
  • Duty-free admission of goods to the local market
  • Stable legal system which provide an effective protection of the investment assets and private property

Meydan Free zone was established in February 2009, which is ideally located in the heart of Dubai and close to Dubai downtown. It is one of the free zones that offer cost-effective business setup solution in Dubai. Meydan free zone encourages a lot of investors from all over the world for business setup. It offers full free zone incentives such as 100% ownership, no taxation, no currency restrictions, possibility of hiring foreign labor, high speed internet connectivity and no duty tax imposed on export and import. Meydan Free Zone is one of the newest free zones established in Dubai said to be as a prime destination for new businesses, horse-racing, and equestrian events. It is one of the Meydan project which also includes a wide range of hotels, commercial developments, business towers, entertainment facilities, a series of state-of-the-art Business park, residential villas, schools, and shopping malls. Located in the heart of Dubai, Meydan features a world-class grandstand and serves as the location for many major conferences and business events.

Meydan free zone offers flexible office spaces, business parks and other commercial spaces to cater for all business whatever their scale or size. Company formation in Meydan free zone also means availing the flexi desk option which is suitable for those who do not require a permanent physical office for their business. It also offers international free zone trading status for business locating to Dubai. Company formation in Meydan Free zone is very cost effective encouraging not just well-established business but also small startups and freelancers to enter the free zone.

Here are the benefits for company formation in Meydan Free Zone:

  • Investors are given the permission to operate their business through a Flexi desk.
  • Premium location advantage and easy setup for your business
  • Seamless and efficient licensing and registration procedure
  • Secured regulated environment
  • No requirement for deposit of capital
  • One of the least expensive free zones in Dubai
  • All free zone benefits
  • Premier location in Dubai Downtown
  • 100% ownership of the business both for individuals and corporate entities.

International Humanitarian City (IHC) in Dubai was founded in the year 2003. It is a place that is a catalyst for changing the world and the way we think about it. The first humanitarian hub of its kind, IHC enables humanitarian organizations through its global reach, infrastructure, and custom designed services to facilitate aid and development efforts across the globe. An independent free zone authority created by the government of Dubai1, IHC consolidates Dubai as an essential link in the humanitarian value chain. Leveraging the proven Dubai free zone model, IHC addresses the specific needs of the humanitarian aid and development community, while grouping them in a secure environment that fosters partnerships, social responsibility, and global change.

At the same time, IHC offers commercial companies the opportunity to operate from a highly strategic location in a free zone environment that is adapted to their particular industry, while benefitting from attractive incentives and an array of value-added services. IHC believes that humanitarian operations will benefit from the integration of commercial suppliers of goods and services. By co-locating, nonprofit and commercial entities will be encouraged to share the best practices to increase their operational efficiencies and improve institutional learning.

IHC is a non-religious, non-political, and nonprofit organization. Acting both as an operational platform and a physical and virtual meeting place, IHC provides nonprofit organizations, companies, donors, volunteers, governments, and those striving to save lives with a common ground for collaboration. With a member centric model IHC plays pivotal role in facilitating the first response to crisis at global level with efficiency and extensive support.

Benefits for setting up a business in IHC free zone is:

  • 100% exemption on import and export duties
  • 100% free transfer of funds
  • World class infrastructure
  • Minimal red tape policies
  • Strategic geographical location
  • Stockroom complex that includes cold storage for emergency food materials and medical supplies
  • Complete foreign ownership
  • A cosmopolitan and an attractive living environment
  • Excellent airport and seaport infrastructure and 10-minute sea-to-air logistics capabilities
  • A fully integrated one stop shop with access to procurers’ suppliers and business partners
  • Dubai’s economic momentum, political stability, and governmental support

The United Arab Emirates aims to establish itself as a global industry hub. It is foreseen as a platform attracting international investors worldwide to invest in different business sectors . By providing a world-class infrastructure and organized transportation network system, UAE moves forward towards its ultimate goal. The economic zones world (EZW) is a global designer that aims to build strong and robust infrastructure and road networks. The company was established in the year 2006 and is headquartered in Dubai, the vibrant city of United Arab Emirates. EZW mainly constructs the economic zones, tech parks, with an aim to establish a strong, sound road network along with the core industries. Ease of transportation is the main focus so as to operate the business activities in a hassle-free way and maintains a sustainable society. The EZW is held by the Dubai World Group. The ultimate aim is to expand Dubai dynamically and establish itself as a platform for global businesses in multiple sectors and to gain international investors to contribute towards the global economy. The company has expanded its reach and have successfully covered Asia, Africa, the Middle east, and the American market. EZW focuses on diverse sectors and spans multiple business segment.

The spanning of EZW’s business added various major companies in it and thus fostered the growth very rapidly. EZW’s current portfolio comprises many renowned regions including Jebel Ali free zone JAFZA one of the world’s largest free zone, Techno Park, and  Dubai auto zone.

Major Advantages of setting up a business in EZW are as follows:

  • Minimal renewal fees
  • Provision to own a local bank account
  • No restrictions for carrying out more than one business
  • Option to windup the company at any point in time
  • Flexibility to property ownership
  • 100 % repatriation of capital & profits
  • 100% tax exemption & foreign ownership

Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) was established in 2015 as part of a new law and series of decrees issued by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makhtoum, Vice-president, and Prime minister of the UAE, in his capacity as Ruler of Dubai. It was started with a view to providing an effective, competitive, and well-regulated business ecosystem to compete effectively in local and international markets. The free zone is under the jurisdiction of the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) and enjoys corporate body status, financial and administrative autonomy, and full legal power to carry out its duties and activities. The DWTC free zone has a strategic location like the iconic World Trade Centre and the adjoining Dubai Trade Center District. From an investors point of view, this free zone provides strong incentives for businesses to use Dubai as a springboard to enter a local or the international market. Its primary focus on hospitality, entertainment, and amenities within a periphery make DWTC free zone a complete, convenient, and connected business environment.

The free zone offers its investors high quality flexible office space in the heart of Dubai. These facilities range from flexi desks to commercial offices and cater to the needs of all types of business activities. The One central development located next to the Dubai international convention center also provides premium quality office buildings.

DWTC free zone is strategically located within the iconic World Trade Centre complex along with the iconic one central development. So, it provides a strong incentive for business to use Dubai as the springboard to enter local and regional markets. The free zone is regulated by the DWTC Authority (DWTCA). It is a highly desirable proposition for businesses looking for a competitive and well controlled ecosystem. DWTCA has also introduced the new Event Management Free Zone License which allows event organizers to deliver streamline event participation within the region’s largest events venue complex- Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Benefits for setting up a Business in DWTC free zone are:

  • Full foreign ownership and full repatriation of capital and profits
  • No restriction on currency and repatriation of funds
  • Freedom to initiate multi options for legal operating structures
  • Flexibility to determine prices of services or products and the profit margin desired
  • One stop shop service that provides business partners with a variety of government services, including company registration, licensing, visa, and other services
  • Simplified incorporation process
  • Stable and clear regulation
  • No restraints over the capital nationality
  • No export tax & zero corporate tax for 50 years and renewable

Dubai Techno park was established in 2003 with an aim of growing the technology sector of the Emirates. It is built on 21 million square meters of land and it houses around 60,000 permanent residents and employ over 133,000 people. Dubai is flourishing and the most cosmopolitan emirate in the UAE. The progressive thinking government of Dubai realize the importance of investment in the development of technology and innovation. This futuristic thought has given rise to Techno Park in the heart of Dubai Industrial Zone. The main purpose of this innovation center in Dubai is to provide for the local and foreign investors who are willing to invest in modern technology and infrastructure. Some of the greatest techno-based companies have already started their operations in Dubai Techno Park.

Dubai Techno Park is a member of Economic Zone World, which functions under Dubai World, one of the largest holding companies in the world. Dubai TP is a platform for the development and invention of modern technologies for the betterment of life. This Dubai free zone aims at providing a flexible environment for the companies involved in the production of technology. Dubai TP also called National Industrial Park (NIP), has been formed by a decree issued by the Ruler of Dubai on March 7, 2016 focusing on trade and manufacturing industries. Currently, techno park is a home of the world’s most high-profile companies specializing in technology, oil, gas, and petrochemical industry and other industries, which makes Techno park one of the largest industrial hubs in the Middle East.

Benefits of Setting Up a Business in Dubai Techno Park are:

  • Tax free economy which helps to lower the burden of individual tax on investors
  • A simple regulatory system helps to carry out business legal proceedings easily.
  • No currency restriction & no restriction on hiring foreign employees
  • Long-term lease agreement up to 15 years
  • One stop shop for all licensing and government related services
  • Great road connectivity having 8 entry points
  • Easy availability of Visa services
  • Single-window clearance and World class infrastructure facility to run business activities smoothly
  • Strategic location near the Jebel Ali Airport, which grants it the advantage of super convenient air connectivity. It also has easy access to seaports and transportation through the sea.

Dubai Studio City (DSC) was launched in the year 2005, it is a global business community that provides cutting-edge facilities and services to companies across the broadcasting, film production, TV, music, and entertainment sectors. Dubai studio city provides an all-in-one solution facilitate an easy, efficient, and innovative production process. DSC meets worldwide creative needs by offering outstanding production services, the largest sound stages in the region, backlots, sets, water tanks, production offices, recording studios and offices.

Designed to accelerate the expansion of the film and broadcasting industry and spread across 22 million sq. ft., DSC strives to become a Hollywood type of service provider and a full community area with residential buildings, hotels, leisure centres, schools and training institutes. DSC is the right combination of planned infrastructure; talent pool and the dynamic business environment is focused on accelerating and nurturing the industry growth. In collaboration with business partners, Dubai studio city offers a complete technical and community infrastructure that provides for an ideal workspace, worlds best business and operational support services, access to talent clubbed with supportive environment and infrastructure. Its service includes satellite uplink, digital distribution of content, industry networking opportunities, film permits for shooting in Dubai, production and location assistance, and short-term and long-term visa facilitation.

Key benefits for business setup in Dubai Studio City Free Zone is:

  • Zero Income and Corporate Tax
  • Zero trade barriers and quotas
  • Best amenities for media companies
  • No customs duty
  • Comparatively low operational costs
  • Channel development opportunities
  • Dubai Studio city offers wide range of leasing facilities starting from hot-desks and moving up to the fully fitted offices with beautiful views surrounding the Dubai Studio City
  • 100% business ownership & repatriation of capital & profits
  • High end technology usage
  • Excellent residential areas and schools for expat families

The Dubai South Free Zone (DSFZ) previously known as Dubai World Central (DWC), is one of the most vital business hubs develop in Dubai. Nowadays, the Dubai South Free Zone is the major and foremost global trade, business, and aviation center. The Dubai Central was rename to Dubai South not too long ago, and to reflect the strategic location of the free zone.

Dubai south has 140 square kilometers of versatile area just next to the Jebel Ali Sea Port. The DSFZ headquarters is nearly located to Dubai Airport, Logistics District, Aviation District, Business park, Commercial district, Residential district, also Golf district and Exhibition district as well as Humanitarian District. The DSFZ airport is deliberately located to provide suitable logistics as well as shipment; all around the GCC, Middle East and all over the world.

Dubai World Central also offers cost-effective and easy business setup solutions through its business center located in Dubai South headquarters. The business Center is a fully equipped business center that offers a shared desk and shared office solutions for those who do not require permanent office space for their businesses. Such an opportunity makes the company formation in Dubai South cost-effective and affordable. It is a region that empowers everyone to achieve their ambitions and desires. It is a gateway to the dynamic markets of the Middle East, Africa, and south Asia – a region with a GDP projected to reach $12.8 trillion by 2022-23. Having such great advantages, it is safe to say that DSFZ is one of the most sought-after free zones by investors to incorporate a business.

Benefits for setting up a Business in Dubai South Free zone are:

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits and full foreign ownerships
  • No tax for import and export
  • Availability of a wide range of business activities
  • Minimum documentation to set up a business
  • Flexible commercial lease terms
  • Wide range of business activities are available free zone clients
  • No proof of share capital as well as no currency restrictions
  • A direct access to Jebel Ali Sea Port and also to Al Maktoum Airport
  • State of the art infrastructure facilities
  • Company formation in Dubai south will give you profit of space and facilities for companies professionally and effectively

Dubai Silicon Oasis provides a perfect ecosystem for both working and living in the same area in coexistence. DSOA offers a complete bundle of incentives and advantages to the organizations investing in the tech park. DSOA is equipped with industry-leading technology infrastructure to support the business establishments 24/7. The free zone has an advanced telecommunication network, a fibre optic system, a tier 3 data center with 120 high capacity racks, and a propelled utility framework with 8 control stations with a limit of 1600 megawatts. Dubai Silicon Oasis has a full capacity to have a semiconductor manufacturing plant and other light industrial units on the premise. It has wide range of customizable warehouses and office spaces to suit the varying investor requirements.

DSO was setup as a global and collaborative initiative to facilitate and promote modern technology-based industries in the Middle East, and provide the world’s best business climate to the entire electronics value chain in the form of highly  educated personnel and access to shared capital. Spread across 7.2 square kilometers, DSO is superbly governed by Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA) and enjoys advanced public, industrial, living & residential, commercial, and educational facilities. Dubai Silicon Oasis aims at attracting companies engaged in semiconductor manufacturing, Electronic manufacturing systems, Microelectronics, Fabless IC Designs, Test & Assembly, and optoelectronics related enterprises.

Strategically located in Dubai at the trade junction of Europe & Asia, DSO is easily accessible from Dubai’s International Airport, Jebel Ali port & Port Rashid, and central business district making it a popular investment destination. Dubai silicon oasis has lived up to its economic diversification strategy and has successfully transformed UAE into a knowledge-based economy by positively impacting almost all economic sectors including trade and services, finance, employment, and banking etc.

DSO Free Zone Benefits:

  • No import-export tax & no customs duty for free zone imports
  • Networking and community-building events
  • Advanced IT infrastructure with network security
  • World-class development and research centers
  • Investment incentives by venture capitalists for startups
  • Subsidized top-end EDA tools
  • Faster processing of employee visas and hassle-free customs clearance
  • No quotas or trade barriers
  • Access to a pool of talent in the technical and engineering sector
  • Business friendly one-stop-shop, highly secured, and state-of-the-art data center
  • Low cost of operation

Dubai Production City formerly known as International Media Production Zone (IMPZ), is a free zone and freehold area that caters to media production companies in Dubai, UAE. DPC is a leading business hub enabling the global and local publishing, printing, and packaging industries to excel. DCP was launched in 2003 as the first dedicated community aiming to advance the development of the production industry in the region. DCP benefits from free zone privileges and regulations that facilitate the ease of business and operations, a unique and vibrant community supporting and fostering the growth of media production.

It houses professional companies that come from around the world. It gives business, retail, and residential lifestyle to the businessmen situated in its location. Before a businessman decides to form a company in this Dubai free zone authority, they should know the legal forms allowed: Free zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC), Branch of a Foreign/UAE Company, and freelancer permit. The latter gives the investor the opportunity to be a sole proprietor and conduct business using his last name. Dubai is scaling great heights, and Dubai International Media Production zone is poised to create and encourage the special clustering environment for media industries from across the UAE and the world, in order to give rise to an ecosystem of inter-collaboration. Being an entrepreneur or an owner of a foreign firm, you will get a growth-oriented environment in IMPZ.

Advantages for company formation in DPC free zone is:

  • 100% foreign ownership of the business
  • Total personal and corporate tax free for 50 years
  • Cluster working environment providing interaction and cooperation
  • Zero Customs duty for goods and services
  • Excellent Infrastructure and services facility which enables success and profitability
  • Ideal Business environment and hassle-free setup of companies
  • Reliable support services like visa, taxation, VAT, and others
  • Simplified incorporation mechanism
  • Wide transport connectivity
  • Access to knowledge workers, fast track immigration process
  • Low-cost operations
  • A friendly business environment specially designed for media and printing companies

Dubai Outsource City was established in 2007 to cater to the market demand for outsourcing companies, becoming a performing business park, dedicated to local and international outsourcing companies. This place gives multiple organizations a reliable place to conduct outsourcing activities. Also called DOC, Dubai Outsource City supports HR outsourcing, IT outsourcing, back-office activities, call center operations, and business process outsourcing. Currently there are over 120 companies including DU, Emirates Airlines, L&T Infotech, HCL Technologies, Jumeirah Group, Arab bank, etc. shares housing in DOC for their back office and outsourcing activities. DOC provides the ideal platform, infrastructure, and facilities for companies wishing to set up an outsourcing business in the UAE.

Some of the free zone benefits extended to DOC business partners include 100% business ownership and tax-free income, as well as value-added services such as networking opportunities, venue management, industry awareness programs and government services. DOC offers state-of-the-art office space, robust telecom infrastructure, facilities management services and 24-hour security service. The strategic location of DOC aims to cater to the offshore requirements from Europe, US, Middle East, Asia, and Africa. In order to set up a business in DOC, one should have a license. Commercial license, Service license, and trade license are allowed in this zone. To get one of these licenses, one has to apply for the same to the free zone authorities.

Benefits for setting up a company in DOC are:

  • 100% tax exemptions & repatriation of profits and capital
  • Reduced real estate cost
  • One-stop-shop for administrative services
  • Opportunity for channel and market development
  • Communications infrastructure based on next-generation technologies
  • Digital voice and high-speed data services offered competitive rates
  • Health, security, and safety services
  • Opportunity for business interaction and networking
  • Metro Ethernet environment
  • No currency restrictions
  • Stringent attrition law

Over 13,000 companies have chosen the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the largest and fastest growing free zone in UAE. DMCC is located in Jumeirah Lake towers and designed for trade. It has everything to set up, grow and build the business. Three times crowned ‘Global Free zone of the year’ by the Financial Times magazine, It is a home to a vibrant community, innovative infrastructure, world class services and a stunning choice of properties, all minutes from excellent air, sea and road links to the world.

DMCC was formed in 2002 and turned into a center point for companies managing products trading such as precious stones, gold, tea, pearls, and others. Nowadays it has more than 9000 organizations permit holders. More than 94% of them reestablish their licenses each year. Branches, subsidiaries of local and foreign companies and LLC can be registered with DMCC free zone. Its facilities and free zone benefits foster all the needs and requirements of all types of business activities in the world. DMCC has been rated ‘A’ by Standard and Poor. Setting up a company in DMCC will not only bring a great brand name for your company but also you will be benefited with the following advantages:

  • Total exemption from corporate tax and personal income tax, guaranteed for 50 years
  • Easy licensing procedures for a range of business activities
  • One-stop-shop facility for document processing
  • Purpose-built infrastructure available on freehold or leasehold basis
  • Access to low energy tariffs and also highly skilled pool of workers
  • Immigration services to take care of all visa and work permit requirements
  • Networking opportunities like events, workshops, and exhibitions
  • Trade regulations and compliance standards training on a periodic basis to stay up to date on the latest in the legal framework
  • Easy access on establishing a branch or representation office & also easy corporate bank account setup
  • Affordable cost for startup of companies for entrepreneurs under AED 100,000

Dubai media city was established in January 2000, in the reflection of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, ruler of Dubai and the Prime Minister of UAE, to transform Dubai into a knowledge-based society and economy. As part of this vision, DMC was set up to create a world-class environment for global and regional media companies as well as independent media professionals in the United Arab Emirates. Dubai Media City (DMC) is operated under the jurisdiction of Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA), now renamed as Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA) and is managed by TECOM investments.

Since its official launch was in 2001, Dubai has rapidly emerged as a global media hub, providing an advanced infrastructure and supportive environment for media-related businesses to operate in and out of Dubai. DMC is a place where various media businesses can operate jointly, including media and marketing services, printing and publishing, music, film, new media, leisure and entertainment, broadcasting, and information agencies. More than 1400 companies have set up their operations in this free zone, the DMC community includes global media giants such as Reuters, CNN, CNBC, MBC, Sony, Showtime, and Bertelsmann. Dubai Media City has also set up Media Business Centers to promote talent and entrepreneurship in the region. These unique facilities are targeted at freelancers and independent media professionals. Dubai Media city offers a unique collective environment, high-speed data, digital voice services, latest technology, and community infrastructure at competitive rates to foster cluster growth.

Business Benefits in subject with DMC free zone are:

  • Full expatriation of profits and capital and 100% foreign ownership
  • Exemption from customs duties for goods and services
  • Digital voice and high-speed data services at competitive rates
  • Modern infrastructure with high quality office space, convenient public transport links and competitively priced utilities
  • Freelance permit facility
  • Metro ethernet environment & unique cluster environment
  • Single-window operations for all government services like postal services, licensing, registration, visa, traffic etc.
  • Faster immigration process and rapid access to knowledge workers

Dubai Maritime City (DMC) was established in the year 1883. This Dubai free zone is involved in the entire maritime industry, trade, and commerce. Strategically located between Dubai’s Drydocks World and Port Rashid, it has been attracting the interest of global traders ever since its inception. This iconic city aims to capitalize on Dubai’s strengths and place Dubai as global maritime hub. DMC is the premiere strategically built maritime zone spanning over 500 acres that has been established to look after the needs of the maritime sector as well as to provide a cutting-edge environment for the global maritime community. It acts as a platform for networking and integration of the various maritime businesses and facilities and Grants a distinctive touch of the entire maritime community.

Since the majority of world economy is dependent on sea trade, DMCA is actively involved in undertaking industry initiatives that support the creation of a secure investment environment, making it a cutting-edge international maritime hub. It keeps enhancing its infrastructure, logistics and tertiary services for the benefit of the maritime industry. To develop a safe and progressive maritime sector, DMC is devoted to adhering to international marine laws, while building strategic partnerships with various government agencies and private businesses.

DMC is an exceptional incorporated cluster that covers industry, infrastructure, and regulation – all together to augment the role of maritime industry development. Furthermore, it is the only specialized maritime cluster in UAE and GCC that covers all marine industry needs under one roof e.g. Marine suppliers, engineering and technical experts, ship repair, yacht manufacturing. Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the main regulatory body of DMC, was created in 2007 to develop, promote, and monitor maritime activities.

Major advantages for company formation in DMCA :

  • Full tax exemption on corporate and personal income
  • Access to an educated multicultural workforce
  • Companies can operate 24/7 in the free zone
  • Exemption from all import and export duties
  • Cost effective and abundant energy
  • Supportive administration process
  • Business friendly climate and excellent logistics matrices
  • Customers inspection can be done on site
  • Excellent corporate infrastructure
  • Availability of qualifies professionals, with easy recruitment procedures

Dubai logistics city is one the first global logistic platform where you get all facilities like all mode of transport, aviation, logistics, making and gathering of lights in free zone. DLC based next to Maktoum International airport and a neighboring region from Jebel Ali port, covering an area of 140 sq. km. It is a segment of Dubai world Centre. The leading position of UAE is supported by DLC as a logistic nerve Centre. With a capacity to turn over 12 million tons of air cargo annually.

Dubai logistics city provides an office park as well as land along the DLC access road that can be developed to host a wide range of services businesses. The office park is located in the heart of DLC as part of a landscaped campus. It is part of the free zone but situated outside the customs bonded area, thus combining the free zone operational advantages with easy and unrestricted public access. It is a market of more than two billion promising customers from Asian sub-continent. Africa, South East Europe, and Middle East. DLC provides business friendly platform that offers strong infrastructure and facilities supported by highly qualified professionals. Its is also a stand of revitalize authority of the distribution channel.

Benefits in terms of business setup in DLC free zone are as follows:

  • Cent percent overseas ownership
  • Latest and most sophisticated infrastructure
  • There is a prebuilt warehouse facility, custom built units for freight forwarders and a separate lane for heavy vehicle movement
  • DLC is built apart corridor connecting DLC via Jebel Ali Port
  • It has a well-defined distribution channel catering to African, South-East European, Middle east and SAARC countries
  • Free fund transfer.
  • The landscape covers a sprawling area providing a home to over 7000 companies including many of the 500 fortune club companies.

The world’s only free zone dedicated to Human Resource Management and learning excellence. Dubai Knowledge Village was established in the year 2003 as part of TECOM Group, Dubai knowledge park aims to develop the regions talent pool and establish the UAE as a knowledge-based economy. DKV is a unique hub that offers the best selection of programs in Human Resource Management (HRM), Consultancy, Training, and personal development programs on beautiful 1km long campus in the core of Dubai. Students receive diplomas and certificates of the highest caliber from DKV’s top class business partners.

The growing demand for human capital environment, influenced by Dubai’s economic strategies, is one of the key factors that continue to contribute to the free zone’s success. Today, a large number of DKV business partners have set up training centres, institutes, HR agencies to sustain and secure their market share in this booming sector. DKV partners also benefit from partnerships with government and regulatory authorities. DKV provides flexible solutions with support from its loyal customer service team, servicing partners with professionalism, reliability, and trust. DKV can be seen as your trusted business partner in bringing in the very best HRM and Personal Development Programs from around the world.

To set up business at Dubai Knowledge Village Free zone companies have to take approval from the authority of Dubai Technology and media free zone. The application form has to be filled and then along with other related documents are examined and reviewed by the authority of Dubai Technology and media free zone .

Some major advantages for company setup in DKV free zone is :

  • Full exemption on corporate and personal income tax for 50 years
  • Zero customs duty for goods and services
  • An ideal business environment for clients
  • DKP partners also benefit from partnership with government and regulatory authorities
  • Simple legal framework procedure
  • Access to knowledge workers because of the fast track immigration process
  • 24*7 visa services and well-known local, regional, and global players

The largest IT (Information technology) park that is Dubai Internet City-  DIC formed by the Dubai government is an economic free zone. DIC is designed to provide the development of business in ICT (Internet and Communication Technology). DIC was established in 2000 and is now a best spot for multinationals. It is a forerunner in carrying forward Dubai’s vision of transitioning into a knowledge-based economy, which has successfully developed an ecosystem for technology organizations.

DIC is home for most prestigious global ICT giants, including Microsoft, oracle, HP, IBM, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Logica, Sony Ericsson, Schlumberger, and cisco, as well as many small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures. Companies from various sectors such as software development, business services, ecommerce, consultancy and sales and marketing are benefitting from various cost-effective solutions. It is a facility that enables companies to conduct feasibility studies, evaluate future potential and scout for new business or collaborative ventures and work alongside existing and future enterprises operating within DIC without making a large initial investment. Dubai Internet City is the typical provider of a tactical and economic platform for ICT companies which are trying to find their share in the market, and with the introduction of “in5 system” in 2013 for tech start-ups in Dubai and new entrepreneurs, it has witnessed a great height. Located 25 kilometers from Dubai, the free zone is strategically great for attracting dynamic IT international community to set up their operations in DIC.

Benefits for business setup in Dubai Internet City are as follows:

  • No personal, income and corporate taxes (50-year exemption)
  • Profits and capital fully repatriated
  • Metro ethernet environment
  • Networking & Market development opportunities
  • Digital voice and high-speed data services offered at competitive rates
  • World’s largest commercial IP telephony network
  • Preexisting infrastructure, business conference facilities, and commercial office setup apt for technology companies
  • Dynamic international community

Dubai International Financial Centre came into existence in September 2004, DIFC is the world’s fastest growing financial center, that caters to the financial needs of the region. DIFC was established to oversee the strategic development, operational management, and administration of Dubai’s financial companies. The authority is committed to creating value for its various stakeholders. It is a global financial nucleus for Middle East, South Asia, and Africa, connecting the regional markets with the economies of Americas, Europe, and Asia. It is located midway between London in the west and Singapore in the east, i.e., equidistant from two global financial hubs. DIFC has its own independent judicial system and regulatory body, financial exchange, and framework.

The governing body of DIFC is DIFC authority. And the financial services in DIFC are regulated by the Dubai Financial services Authority (DFSA), monitoring the nature of financial services to and from DIFC. The laws of DIFC are distinct from that of the UAE, written in English and resorting to the English law for resolving any conflicts.

Business benefits from DIFC business setup are as follows:

  • Freedom to repatriate profits and capital without restrictions
  • Dollar dominated environment and strict money laundering laws
  • A world-class, independent, regulatory agency working alongside other financial regulatory agencies
  • International legal system based on common law of England and Wales
  • State of the art infrastructure and ultra-modern office spaces
  • Provision of fair adjudication under the common law framework
  • Transparent operating environment
  • A pool of skilled professionals residing in Dubai and the region
  • A responsive one stop services for visas, work permits and other related requirements
  • Elevated lifestyle, best in-class apartments, shopping outlets, transportation, technology infrastructure

Dubai industrial city (DIC) is also known as Dubai Industrial Park, located near the Jebel Ali International Airport, was founded in the year 2004 and completed in the year 2015. It is one of the largest industrial hubs in Dubai. DIC commenced with the objective of fast-tracking growth and expansion of the industrial sector in the UAE- especially seeking to attract players in the light and medium manufacturing sectors with specific emphasis on food and beverage, base metals, transport equipment and parts, machinery and mechanical equipment, workshops, logistics, chemicals and mineral products.

DIC is stretched over a sprawling area of 560 million sq. ft. Dubai industrial park is under the jurisdiction of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone (DTMFZA). This free zone is a base for giant MNC’s amongst whom many are fortunate with 500 companies including Facebook and LinkedIn. DIC free zone is driven towards providing the best location and facilities to the industrial companies and developing the growth of manufacturing companies in the emirates. DIC free zone ensures that the companies work at their optimal capacity and meet future expansion needs. The Dubai industrial park provides a traffic free environment with direct connections to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and the Emirates Road, giving easy and convenient access to global transportation points via road and sea. New technologies boomed the economy that act as a pillar in shaping today’s modern industries.

Advantages for Business set up in Dubai Industrial City are as follows:

  • Duty free imports of machinery, equipment, and raw material for production
  • 100% repatriation of capital & profits
  • Top-notch and advanced IT infrastructure
  • Flexible business laws and no bureaucratic red tape
  • Tariff free trade access to Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) market
  • Shareholder need not to be a resident of Dubai only
  • Fewer renewal taxes and the freedom to hold properties
  • Availability of skilled labor and multi-lingual experienced employees
  • 24*7 security and visa facilities

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is a free zone committed to creating a health and wellness destination. It was established in the year 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the free zone has worked towards its vision to become an internationally recognized location of choice for quality healthcare and an integrated center of excellence for clinical and wellness services, medical education and research. Located beside Rashid Hospital in Bur Dubai, DHCC is at short distance from the serene environs of the Creekside Park and Dubai Creek and is reachable through Sheikh Zayed Road from Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.

DHCC has close to 160 clinical partners including hospitals, outpatient medical centers and diagnostic laboratories across 150 plus specialties with licensed professionals from almost 90 countries, strengthening its medical tourism portfolio. Representing its network of support partners, close to 200 retail and non-clinical facilities serve the free zone. DHCC is also home to academic institution the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Medical Center. The entire gamut of medical services is delivered at Dubai Healthcare City by eminent healthcare professionals who follow international quality standards to provide the best medical help to the patients.

The benefits offered for business setup in DHCC are:

  • Total tax free and full repatriation of profits & capital
  • Exemption from customs duty for goods and services
  • No quotas & trade barriers and low operational costs
  • Full coverage of the entire healthcare value chain network
  • Increased brand exposure & competitive pricing
  • Integrated healthcare community providing specialized high-quality healthcare
  • Flexible real estate design to suit business requirement/industry.

Dubai Gold and Diamond Park was launched in 2011 and is the largest free zone dedicated to gold and diamond jewelers in Dubai. The park is also among the largest business hubs in the Middle east dedicated to jewelry buyers and investors. From remarkable bracelets to shimmering earrings, Gold and Diamond Park gives a treasure trove of all things sparkly. Dubai Gold and Diamond Park is an indoor air-conditioned luxuries mall adjoining to first gulf bank metro station, and right next to Mall of Emirates. The mall includes more than 60 jewelry retail stores etc.

The quality and choice of products available at Gold and Diamond Park is extraordinary. Similarly, to a wide selection of jewellery already available, customers also are able to commission their personal designs, taking advantage of the experience and skills of the world’s famous artisans.

The construction at the Gold & Diamond Park commenced on 21st of November 1999 and was completed on 31st July 2000 but the Gold & Diamond Park was opened officially on 29th of May 2001. Gold and Diamond park is well supported from His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defense, the government of Dubai, the department of tourism and Commerce marketing, the Gold and Jewellery Group, and the World Gold council. Naturally, one can locate many gold souks and jewelry shops here.

Foreign investors may operate as manufacturers, retailers or traders in the Gold and Diamond Park in Dubai. Some of the major advantages for business setup in Gold and Diamond Park, Dubai are:

  • A strategic location within the heart of Dubai with easy access to all areas 24/7 operational freedom
  • 24*7 security personnel & video surveillance, fire alarms, and fire defense systems
  • Full foreign ownership and no income tax & company taxes
  • Excellent retail center facilities and atmosphere, serving a multitude of tourists and shoppers
  • Hall mark facility will soon be provided by the Dubai Municipality’s regular pickup services for all gold manufactured and sold from the Gold & Diamond Park
  • 100% repatriation of Capital and Profits

Dubai Flower Centre (DFC) free zone has been developed to handle flower imports and exports and is one of the major flower handling in the world. It is new hub for floriculture industry in Dubai. The Flower Centre’s first phase was completed in the year 2004 at a cost of $50 million.  DFC is located within Dubai International Airport and is directed by the Dubai cargo village, the middle east’s esteemed and dedicated air cargo operations center for the shipment of flowers as these products need special conditions to transport them effectively. At present, the Dubai flower Centre has 19 tenants coming from 11 countries and is expected to serve two billion consumers once fully operational. Creation of this zone enhances the quality of services offered by modern logistics services and contribute viable solutions to the transport of goods produced by the floriculture industry with faster transit times, improved handling capacities and high degree of efficiency.

The DFC is prepared to handle up to 300,000 metric tons of perishable products and flowers throughout each year. DFC is fully furnished , well-equipped, automated phase floor area of about 100,000 sq. meters provides chambers for export, and offices spaces in addition to trans-shipment area, product break down station, build-up stations, automated sorting areas, and dispatch centres. Furthermore, the DFC is exclusively equipped with state-of-the-art cold storage facility which when fully bonded and measured gives an operations area of 34,000 sq. meters. Once fully operational , DFC has been designed to serve the international market with more than 2 billion consumers worldwide acting as a major hub of handling flowers and perishables.

Brief advantages for Company formation in Dubai Flower Centre (DFC) are:

  • Computerized tracking system & 100% import and export tax exemption
  • World’s best cool chain management
  • Large temperature system controlled operating area
  • Increased capacity and connection to and from major global trading points
  • Facilitates and support to enable efficient commercial transactions
  • High quality and standards maintained by the authority
  • Access to European & Asian markets by flights that take less than 8 hours
  • No currency restrictions

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA) formerly known as Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) was launched in the year 2000 to establish Dubai as a worldwide hub for knowledge-based industries such as Media, IT, Fashion, Movie and Production, Science and Technology, etc. It has more than 4500 companies currently operating and around 70,000 people working in the free zones. It is responsible for developing and implementing regulations which are in line with the global standards so that the companies can operate effectively in the free zones.

In 2014, the ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued a mandate to lead the development of Dubai’s creative industries in support of the Dubai Innovation Strategy. In addition to managing the application procedure issuing licenses for all new businesses, it also enforces and passes laws within its jurisdiction.

Dubai creative clusters authority has identified 7 strategic objectives that justify and support the successful delivery of its mandate to support Dubai’s strategy for innovation. DCCA free zone is divided into 4 clusters such as The Sciences cluster, The Education cluster, The Information & Communication cluster, The Media Cluster. Some of the benefits include:

  • Exemption from corporate tax & customs duty
  • Customized real-estate options ideal for organizational needs
  • Easy access to high-end residential accommodation
  • Strategic location
  • Flexible business setup & Multiple Visa options
  • Ensure world class infrastructure and engage a vibrant community
  • Promote entrepreneurship, SMEs, and innovation
  • Deliver affluent quality research, insights, and analysis

Dubai car & automotive free zone was established in the year 2000 and located in Ras Al khor, Dubai and has easy access to regional airport and seaport including Dubai International Airport and the Jebel Ali Port. DUCAMZ has a total size of 8 million sq. ft and has been created with the object of re-exporting used cars to Asian & African markets, under JAFZA Authority. It offers comprehensive infrastructure to meet the high demands in the automotive industry. DUCAMZ displays and array of renowned brands such as: Al Tayer Motors, Luxury Motors Limited, Heewad Motors, Al Habib Motors, Al Meezan Motors, and other related enterprises.

The vehicles sold by DUCAMZ are divided into 2 categories:

  • Left-hand drive vehicles to be exported to the local markets and fall under the regulations of the UAE
  • Right-hand drive vehicles dedicated to African countries mostly.

Business benefits for company formation within DUCAMZ are as follows:

  • No restriction on maximum import of automobiles
  • Cheap freight charges & no currency restrictions
  • 100% repatriation of Capital & profits
  • Access to a market of over 2 billion people
  • Excellent support service from Dubai ports Authority & other service institutions such as Shipping, Insurance, Banking, Automobile Workshops & restaurants
  • Transfer of ownership within the zone

The Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park, as known as DuBiotech in brief, it came into existence in the beginning of 2005 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It is science & business park dedicated to the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry. This is a first free zone which is built and dedicated to the research and development of life science methods. DuBiotech aims to facilitate a favourable environment for networking and collaboration within the biotech community. DuBiotech is the world’s first free zone dedicated to biotechnology of life science methods. In its first phase it has developed the partnership with more than 50 international life science companies like Genzyme, Pfizer, Merck Serono, Amgen etc. In its second phase the free zone aims to strengthen partnerships with government bodies in key areas such as regulatory affairs, federal and local policies, and academic projects.

DuBiotech complex occupies an area of approx. 30 million sq. ft in a strategic region of the city near Al Maktoum International Airport. The master plan of this park divides into 2 zones that focus on different areas including R&D manufacturing and Commercial/office use.

Some benefits for Company formation in Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park is :

  • 100% tax exemption
  • 100% repatriation of Capital and profits
  • Long term land lease facility with a minimum lease of 15 years
  • Modern IT and telecommunication infrastructure
  • Fast track visa services
  • One stop for government services
  • Easy integration with minimal formalities

Dubai Design District (D3) free zone is a purpose -built community dedicated to promoting emerging local talent and providing a creative home to established international design, luxury & fashion brands located in the heart of the city. It was launched in the year 2013 by the UAE’s Prime Minister and the Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The vision behind launching the D3 free zone was to build a tailor-made design hub that would foster emerging local talent and provide a home for creative thinkers. The market plays a key role behind the popularity of D3, with the fashion and design industries booming in the region .

As for its geographical location, the design district Dubai is next to the business bay area of Dubai in the center of the city, close to the Dubai Mall, hence very strategical place. D3 is regulated by Dubai technology and media free zone authority, an independent regulatory platform. This free zone is certainly a one of a kind eco system that nourishes the upcoming brands in fashion, retail & luxury.

The benefits for company formation in Dubai Design District is.

  • No personal income tax & corporate tax for the first 50 years
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Wide range of leasing options
  • Simple laws and legal framework
  • Special licensing for design & fashion with freelance permits for artists and designers
  • Designers from all over the world located in one area, collaborating, and creating promising opportunities for new talent
  • Ideal for start-ups
  • No currency restrictions
  • No restrictions on hiring foreign clients.

Dubai Academic City free zone is founded in April 2007 as part of TECOM investments, it aims to make Dubai an Education hub, Total area of DAC is expected to cover 129 million sq. ft and the development has scheduled to complete by 2012. Dubai academic city also embraces Dubai international academic city, that includes nearly 28 international universities and provides a platform for nearly 450 courses, with a strength of 24,000 learners. According to a report published in 2017, DIAC holds the largest number of branch campuses in the world. Food outlet area with 10 stores and Rixama student accommodation too. They also hold an incubation center that encourages the budding entrepreneurs and their businesses partners to present their business ideas.

DAC not only encourages & promotes educational institutions but also acts as a platform for other businesses for their setup. Dubai Academic city is keenly interested in inviting foreign investors to set up their businesses in the campus and help the center and the nation grow.

Dubai has been an emerging geographical and financial hub that provides opportunities for learners to get an exposure to international learning. Students are exposed to different benefits that help them grow and develop in every possible way. Dubai Academic City is in Al Ruwayya/ Ruwaya off the Dubai Al Ain road. The exit is signposted as you are heading to Al Ain.

Key benefits for Dubai International Academic City free zone are:

  • Effortless visa issuance procedures for students, staffs, and faculties
  • 100% freedom from taxes & 100% repatriation of profits
  • A unique cluster environment where businesses across the industry value chain share a work campus dedicated to their industry, and can interact and collaborate effectively
  • World class infrastructure facility
  • State of the art technical and community infrastructure to support and foster the growth of the cluster
  • Business friendly environment, a simple and streamlined company registration
  • One stop shop service that provide business partners with a variety of government services, including licensing, visa, traffic, and postal services
  • Quick access to knowledge workers due to fast-track immigration process
  • Exemption from customs duty for goods and services

JAFZA is established in 1985, Jebel Ali Free Zone is one of the developed & leading free zones in the region to establish your business & see it grow. It includes a customized platform for global connectivity, connections with a network of business leaders with a history of success. JAFZA is the flagship operation of Dubai based and state owned “Economic Zones World” which offers light industrial units, land, offices, and warehouses on the long-term lease.

With all the right resources in one place, JAFZA has the foundation for you to tap into fresh opportunities with suppliers, trade partners and logistics providers to reduce your costs and increase your profits.

It is located next to Jebel Ali port, which is the world’s largest man-made port in the middle east and 6th largest container port, served by 150 shipping lines. JAFZA is a 30 minutes’ drive away from Dubai International Airport. Further it well-connected through extensive roads network and is just 35 km southwest of Dubai city. In over 3 decades it grew from 19 companies in 1985 to  more than 500 in 1995 and all over 7500 today. Most of the enterprises & trade companies have set up their regional headquarters in JAFZA to serve wider middle east region.

Key Benefits for company set up in JAFZA are:

  • No restrictions on or minimum capital investment
  • 0% personal tax income & 0% corporate tax for a period of 50 years, a concession that is renewable.
  • Its renowned commercial & industrial hub attracts Middle East region, Europe, Indian sub-continent America, Africa, and other nations owing its unique value-added propositions.
  • Enjoy the ease and simplicity of JAFZA company setup
  • Setup of corporate bank account easily
  • Various business types can be accommodated
  • Access to abundant energy makes this place cost-effective for clients to conduct production operations
  • Excellent infrastructure, support services, and accommodations
  • Presence of readymade factories, warehouses, convention centres, on-site residential complexes, and pre-fitted offices
  • No currency restriction and flexibility for companies to transfer any required capital
  • No restrictions on hiring foreign employees
  • Thousands of traders located under one roof
  • New modern environment perfect for the safe storage of goods within close proximity to your retail outlet

Dubai airport free zone is located at the heart of global trade. Its dynamic business hub is the place for 1600 companies from all around the world with distinct operational measures in UAE. DAFZA came into existence in the year 1996, encouraging its strategic plan towards an investment-driven economy. DAFZA is one of the most efficient & fastest growing free zones in Dubai.

The world class infrastructure, tax exemptions, total ownership and full repatriation of earnings will provide ideal base for the clients with outcome of great opportunity & friendly environment for new businesses that are willing to establish their presence in Dubai and all over UAE. Dubai airport free zone is situated next to Dubai international airport with easy access to major areas. DAFZ has a geographical advantage as it serves as a bridge between Middle east, African markets along with Europe and other parts of Asia. It is one of the innovative free zones in UAE.

The major advantages for company formation in Dubai free zone is:

  • • Smart service platform for all administrative services
  • • 100% foreign company ownership
  • • Freedom of transferring capital and profits
  • • Complete corporate tax exemption
  • • High quality infrastructure for companies
  • • Easy access to more than 220 countries
  • • Great airlines support
  • • Excellent location adjacent to International Airport
  • • Companies can operate 24 hours a day
  • • Business processes is easy to handle
  • • Extraordinary operational services
  • • Extensive cargo handling facilities with a dedicated logistics Centre
  • • Inclusive packages for global business operations & foreign investment

Types of Companies in UAE

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