Developing Dubai

We're shaping the future of Dubai

Pioneering the future of trade

Building on Dubai’s strengths as a global centre of trade

Today, DMCC serves as the dedicated global hub for over 15,000 businesses, and serves as the centre of an inspiring property environment, setting standards in design thinking for the world.

Through boundless innovation, DMCC provides the world-class business services, connections and infrastructure business requires to succeed, and a collaborative attitude that fosters the sharing of skills, partnerships and the progressive capabilities required to thrive.

Delivering high performance in all we do, DMCC unites a vibrant, dynamic community and the world-class business facilities that make Dubai THE place to be for global trade today and tomorrow.

Smart cities

Even before his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, called for government-related businesses to go completely digital, we had long been leading the transition to online digital processes and smart city initiatives.

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Global Blockchain Council

As part of its efforts to adopt the latest technologies and innovation practices at the global level, Dubai Future Foundation has announced the establishment of the Global Blockchain Council to explore, discuss current and future applications, and organize transactions through the Blockchain platform. Blockchain records every transaction made by the digital currency Bitcoin.

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Latest property

See our latest premium property developments

Uptown Dubai

Uptown Dubai will include more than 10 million sq/ft of grade A commercial and residential space, more than 200 retail and F&B outlets, approximately 3,000 residences, a unique central entertainment plaza, and a number of luxury hotels all offering supreme amenities for residents, workers and guests.

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With sustainability at the core of Dubai’s ongoing developments, One JLT is a LEED Gold Standard commercial building, which provides energy-efficient commercial space over 14 floors.

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Connecting Dubai and the world

Keep connected via global links

Dubai’s strategic connections to global financial centres and emerging economies is unrivalled:

  • One of the fastest growing cities
  • Sophisticated shipping and cargo infrastructure
  • 65% of world’s GDP within an eight-hour flight
  • Emirates Airlines flies direct to 151 airports in 80 countries.

Join our international tech centre

Technology and digital innovation is playing an increasingly important role in the Free Zone economy. We are proactively developing the sector and it is an area attracting inward investment from world-leading partner organisations such as Google.

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Our journey

Follow our history from humble beginnings to a world-class trade centre


DMCC established

DMCC established
Set up to enhance commodity tradeflows through Dubai


1st company joins the Free Zone

UAE is first Arab nation to join the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme


Dubai Diamond Exchange launch

Dubai Diamond Exchange launch


Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange launch

Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange launch


Almas Tower opens

Almas Tower opens
New DMCC HQ acknowledged as the tallest commercial tower in the Middle East



Tea Centre Opening


UAE gold bullion coin

Launch of first UAE gold bullion coin


#1 Free Zone by Financial Times

Named Global #1 Free Zone by Financial Times' fDi magazine


Ahmed Bin Sulayem

13,000+ member companies

Ahmed Bin Sulayem appointed Kimberley Process Chairman

Second time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi magazine


Uptown Dubai Announced

Uptown Dubai Announced

Third time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi magazine



DMCC publishes first Sustainability Report

Fourth time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi magazine

Ground breaking of the DMCC Coffee Centre