Free Zone

Live and work in the Global Free Zone of the Year

The #1 Free Zone

Join our award-winning community

Today more than 14,100 companies call DMCC home, ranging from multinational corporations to start-ups. A further 170 companies join us every month, 95% of which are new to Dubai. Whatever their size and status, every member company is united in benefiting from unparalleled access to world-class business services, connections and infrastructure.

Almost 90,000 people live and work here, attracted by our vibrant community, stunning property and high quality lifestyle. With excellent air, sea and road links, it is the ideal business base for Dubai, the UAE and beyond. As endorsed by the ‘Global Free Zone of the Year’ award from the Financial Times fDi magazine for the last two years, DMCC is indeed, Made for Trade.

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Be a part of our community and start your business with DMCC.

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Open a branch

Looking to expand your business? At DMCC, you can open a branch of your existing enterprise and be able to do business in the world’s most dynamic centre for global trade.

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Free Zone benefits

Discover the many advantages of joining our Free Zone

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0% PERSONAL AND CORPORATE INCOME TAX

Enjoy a 50-year tax holiday from the date of incorporation.

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100% BUSINESS OWNERSHIP AND CAPITAL REPATRIATION

As an expatriate, you can own 100% of the company you are setting up and remit all profits to your home territory, without restriction.

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THRIVING BUSINESS CENTRE

Network with 13,000 member companies representing 170+ countries and 20+ business sectors in an interconnected marketplace with boundless opportunities.

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STRATEGIC LOCATION

Situated in the heart of Dubai, DMCC is within fast, easy reach of both airports, Jebel Ali Port harbour and the Expo2020 site, while adjoining some of the most prestigious visitor, retail and residential districts in the world.

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LIVE AND WORK IN ONE VIBRANT COMMUNITY

DMCC is home to nearly 92,000 people who live and work here. With its striking waterfront, beautiful community park and stunning skyline of 66 towers, you can enjoy a high quality lifestyle with superb restaurants, hotels, education facilities and healthcare.

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FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS

Almost every business activity you can think of can be found in DMCC. You can set up as a branch, subsidiary or new limited liability company. We also offer flexible office solutions, from plug and play flexi-desks and serviced offices to multi-storey offices for lease or sale.

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ONE-STOP SHOP

As a DMCC member, you will find everything you need for every stage of your business journey under one roof. With easy access to more resources to invest in growing your business, you will be better equipped for success.

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ONLINE PORTAL FOR ALL SERVICES

Reflecting our commitment to innovation, you can access a wide range of services on the DMCC member portal from any device, anytime and anywhere in the world, ensuring a rapid response to any requests.

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Explore the Free Zone

JLT is divided into alphabetically assigned clusters, each unique in layout, function and format. And, with two metro stations and excellent transport links, our community is highly accessible.

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What our members think

Our members share their views on the Free Zone

Attracting a diverse range of companies from around the world, we pride ourselves in delivering high performance and nurturing a richly interconnected Free Zone where your business can take root, grow and continue to thrive. Here some of our members explain why the Free Zone works so well for them.

DMCC provided us with a platform where almost all other commodities companies were present. It provides a fantastic ecosystem in which we can operate. DMCC is very customer friendly and flexible: from the very beginning, they were with us at every step.

Ravi Pokhriyal – Regional Head, West Africa & MENA, Olam International

For us, DMCC is known for making things happen and this is what we are all about, so the reason why we are in DMCC is because our earliest conversations didn’t remain conversations, they transferred into actions.

Louis Lebbos – C0-Founder, AstroLabs

DMCC had the perfect team of people who were looking at diamond related ideas, challenges and issues. That was the key differentiating factor. The Dubai Diamond Exchange is a very interesting platform where we can really connect to the global diamond bourses and understand what’s happening all over the world.

Amit Dhamani – Managing Director, Dhamani Jewels