It is easy to open a branch in our Free Zone
When you want to open a branch in Dubai, we make the process as quick, easy and clear as possible. Our friendly team of experts will guide you through every step, to get you up and running fast.
Decide on your licence type and business activities.
Learn what documents you need and understand the costs involved.
Within one working day from your query DMCC’s representative will create and send you access to your unique portal account, so you can start the online application.
Each company is issued a licence depending on their business activity. While the licence will be specific to the selected activities, a company can also apply for multiple licences or for a general trading license. We offer three types of licenses:
Trading – Service – Industrial
Initial application AED 1,035 one-time charge
Registration AED 9,020 one-time charge
License AED 20,285 annual fee*
Establishment card AED 1,800 annual fee
Residence visa from AED 3,330 (Payable every 3 years) + AED 3,000 (refundable deposit)
*Price depends on activity
Complete the form, pay the initial application fee of 1,035 AED and submit your application.
After seven working days DMCC will complete the company name reservation, management and compliance approval.
Next, pay the registration and licence fees and sign the legal documents.
After five working days DMCC will issue a provisional approval.
Finally, sign and submit the relevant documents for your new office space.
After five working days DMCC will issue your E-License, so you will be ready to do business in DMCC.
Along with your UAE residence visa and a copy of your Emirates’ ID if applicable.
For example, a utility bill or invoice.
Required if setting up a branch.
Required after your company has been registered.
Whatever your accommodation requirements, we offer a superb choice of commercial property, office buildings and business centre accommodation to rent, hire or lease, to suit any size and type of business. With 68 towers located around the lakeside and park community, options range from single units to multi-storey occupancy. You can opt for fitted space or shell and core, while serviced offices are available for smaller businesses.
Our two business centres enjoy a prime location in the heart of JLT Dubai. DMCC Premium Business Centre offers flexi-desks serviced desk and serviced offices where your business can be up and running in no time.
The right kind of office space and environment are essential for your business to flourish. Whatever your specific requirements, we offer the breadth of choice and flexible office solutions to meet your needs.
How businesses thrive in the Free Zone
DMCC was chosen for three main reasons: the location, the flexibility & level of service that was offered, and the proximity to our employees. We are importing a lot of goods and being at DMCC is a blessing. The flexibility has an impact directly on sales.
When we were completing our management buyout and were looking for a new home, DMCC came out very favourably. We needed something that was quick, efficient and cost-effective. DMCC has a mature and robust registration system.