It is easy to start your business in our Free Zone
Whether you want to set up a new company or simply establish a wholly owned subsidiary in DMCC, 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
We also offer other types of structures such as Single Family Office which caters to centralising the management of a family’s wealth and personal affairs, succession planning and holding shares in family businesses, assets, trusts and foundations.
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
Memorandum of Association (MoA) AED 2,020 one-time
Residence visa from AED 3,330 (Payable every 3 years) + AED 3,000 (refundable deposit)
*Price depends on activity
“DMCC Free Zone offers licenses with 1, 2 and 3 year validity. License with a 2 years validity period comes with a 5% discount on total license fee and 3 years validity period comes with a 10% discount on total license fee”.
Share capital requirements:
The minimum share capital for a DMCC Free Zone company is AED 50,000 per company
The share capital needs to be deposited in the company’s bank account in the UAE within three weeks from the issue date of the company’s licence. It can be withdrawn anytime thereafter.
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 and bank letter (to open a company bank account).
If you are unable to come to DMCC, you can choose to sign with one of our international service providers.
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.
Join this global movement today and get credit back when you set up a company in DMCC.
*Terms and conditions apply
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 subsidiary.
Required after your company has been registered.
Whatever your accommodation requirements are, 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 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 has been a very supportive factor in the growth of the organisation from the very beginning … DMCC offers a diversified platform for trade, co-operation & communication as well as infrastructure for doing business and a can do attitude.