Dubai Freezone Company Setup

DWC

Dubai World Central (DWC)

Free zone Overview

New free zone focused on trading, manufacturing and logistics activities. Adjacent to the new Al Maktoum Airport and named as the region’s first established and second largest free zone.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • General Trading
  • Industrial

Share Capital requirements

AED 300,000.00, no requirement to pay up the capital (although recommended within 1-2 years)

Office requirements

  • Smart desks
  • Serviced/Smart offices
  • Wide variety of offices
  • Warehouses

Audited Financial Report requirements

Required

Audited Financial Report requirements

04 – 06 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 02 – 03 visas per Smart Desk
  • 1 visa per 8-9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

DMCC

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

Free zone Overview

DMCC is a well-established zone initially focused on commodities sector but currently hosting more than 11,000 companies with various trading and service activiti.es; highly credible zone

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • General Trading
  • Industrial

Share Capital Requirements

Minimum AED 50,000.00, must be paid up within 30 days of licence issuance. For General Trading, minimum share capital is AED 1 million

Office Requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Small offices
  • Warehouses can be leased outside the Free Zone – Dubai Investment Park

Audited Financial Report Requirements

Required

Estimated Incorporation Timeline

06 – 08 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 02 – 03 visas per Flexi Desk
  • 1 visa per 8-9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

DCCA

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA)

Free zone Overview

DCCA (formerly TECOM) was launched in year 2000 to establish Dubai as a worldwide hub for knowledge-based industries such as Media, IT, Healthcare, Fashion, Movie and Production, Science and Technology, etc. The zone comprises 9 clusters catering to the needs of 7 creative and other knowledge-based industries.

Licences Types

  • Commercial
  • Professional/ Service

Share Capital Requirements

Minimum AED 50,000.00, must be paid up prior to licensing

Office Requirements

  • Flexi desks (applicable in Dubai Internet City Cluster only)
  • Smart/Serviced Offices
  • Wide variety of offices in all clusters

Audited Financial Report Requirements

Required

Estimated incorporation Timeline

06 – 08 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 02 – 03 visas per Flexi Desk
  • Visa per 8-9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

DIFC

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

Free Zone Overview

DIFC is a global financial centre established in 2002, strategically located between the East and West, providing a stable and secure platform for businesses and financial institutions to tap into the emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service (regulated and non regulated)
  • Non-Profit Incorporated Organisations (NPIO), Single Family Offices (SFO), etc.
  • Retail

Share Capital Requirements

Minimum AED 35,000.00, must be paid up prior to licensing. Not required for Special Purpose Companies (SPC)

Office Requirements

  • Serviced Offices
  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)
  • Retail Spaces

Audited Financial Report requirements

Required

Estimated Incorporation Timeline

  • 05 – 07 months for Regulated
  • 06 – 08 weeks for Non-regulated
  • 02 – 03 weeks for SPC

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

1 visa per 9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

DWTC

Dubai World Trade Center Free Zone (DWTC)

Free Zone Overview

DWTC provides a unique and highly desirable proposition for businesses looking for an effective, competitive and well-regulated business ecosystem.

Licences Types

  • Commercial/ Trading
  • General Trading
  • Professional/ Service
  • Event management
  • Business Operating Permits

Share Capital requirements

Minimum AED 100,000.00, no requirement to pay up the capital (although recommended within 1-2 years)

Office Requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Executive Offices

Audited Financial Report Requirements

Not required

Estimated Incorporation Timeline

04 – 06 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 2 visas per Flexi Desk/ Executive Office
  • 1 visa per 9 sq.m. leased property

Website

DAFZA

Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority (DAFZA)

Free Zone Overview

DAFZA is a well-established zone that deals with import and export trades and services, established in 1996. It offers companies a base within a modern and comprehensive environment to do business from.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • Industrial

Share Capital Requirements

Minimum AED 100,000.00, no requirement to pay up the capital (although recommended within 1-2 years)

Office Requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Smart/Serviced Offices
  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)
  • Warehouses

Audited Financial Report Requirements

Required

Estimated Incorporation Timeline

06 – 08 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 2-3 visas per Flexi Desk
  • 1 visa per 9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

MEYDAN

Meydan Free Zone

Free Zone Overview

Meydan Free Zone offers international free zone trading status for businesses locating to Dubai, UAE. Meydan Free Zone’s flexible desk spaces cater for all business whatever their scale or size.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading

Share Capital Requirements

Minimum AED 100,000.00, no requirement to pay up the capital (although recommended within 1-2 years)

Office Requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Fitted Offices

Audited Financial Report Requirements

Required

Estimated Incorporation Timeline

04 – 06 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 02 – 03 visas per Flexi Desk
  • 1 visa per 9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

DSO

Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO)

Free Zone Overview

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority is a 100% government-owned free zone that promotes modern technology based industries with urban master-planned community, advanced infrastructure and in-house business services.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • Industrial
  • Entrepreneurial Business Licence
  • Business Operating Permits

Share Capital Requirements

Minimum AED 10,000.00, must be paid up within 30 days of licence issuance

Office Requirements

  • Flexi desks
  • Smart/Serviced Offices
  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)
  • Warehouses
  • Retail Spaces

Audited Financial Report Requirements

Required

Estimated Incorporation Timeline

03 – 04 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

  • 02 visas per Flexi Desk
  • 1 visa per 9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

JAFZA

Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA)

Free Zone Overview

JAFZA is the largest and oldest free zone in the UAE, established in 1985. JAFZA is an engine for Dubai’s economic and industrial growth. It’s product offerings ensure that clients will find the right set-up for their needs including plots of land, warehouses, showrooms, customised development solutions, offices, retail outlets, a business park and even on-site residences.

Licences Types

  • Professional/ Service
  • Commercial/ Trading
  • Industrial

Share Capital Requirements

Minimum AED 50,000.00, must be paid up prior to licensing

Office Requirements

  • Physical Offices (fitted and shell & cores)
  • Warehouses

Audited Financial Report Requirements

Required

Estimated Incorporation Timeline

06 – 08 weeks

UAE Residence Visa Eligibility

1 visa per 9 sq.m. leased property/office

Website

Turn your idea into a tangible business.

Take the first step towards swift and smooth Dubai freezone company formation by working with the trusted name in freezone company setup today – PRO PARTNER GROUP.

Helping you succeed in business setup in Dubai free zones

PRO PARTNER GROUP is a professional business consultancy firm with a singular goal – to help entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and companies find their footing in the competitive Dubai market. As a full-service company, our expertise includes providing a comprehensive range of solutions aimed at speeding up business setup in Dubai free zones.

We have a team of freezone company formation experts who can offer step-by-step assistance to clients, resulting in an easy, quick, and hassle-free setup. Our specialists are happy to take over the entire company setup process, from start to finish, so you can focus on what matters the most – business strategy and growth.

Our range of solutions includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Strategic business planning – our team can help you identify the most viable freezone in the UAE for your business
  • Document processing – we can assist you in acquiring, preparing, and accomplishing all the necessary application forms and documents
  • Trade name application – we can liaise with local government authorities in applying for your chosen trade name, on your behalf
  • Business structuring – we can provide insight into how you structure your business, in compliance with local regulations
  • License acquisition – our specialists can help you in acquiring the right license for your chosen venture
  • Visa application and processing – our team can assist you in acquiring the right visas for the people joining your company, so no longer have to deal with the paperwork
  • Opening bank accounts – we can help you open a corporate bank account from your chosen banking services provider in Dubai

Benefits of Dubai freezone company formation

  • Complete company ownership
  • Exemption from taxes
  • Exemption from import and export taxes
  • Availability of business-ready facilities
  • Availability of business support solutions
  • High-speed communications and connectivity infrastructure

Start your freezone company setup with the experts

Get in touch with PRO PARTNER GROUP today. For more information, visit our Contact Us page and touch base with our specialists at an office near you. You can also send us your queries via email at info@propartnergroup.com.