Complete our simple transfer process without switching your current bank
Home to 19,000+ companies from around the world, transfer your business to DMCC and get access to unrivalled services, international markets and a new platform to succeed. With a quick and easy transfer process, as well as uninterrupted bank services – get up and running in no time to enjoy a host of unique benefits that will enable you to grow your business and maintain your history.
Maintain your company’s history and brand identity
Receive a Certificate of Continuance from DMCC
Keep your current accounts active with uninterrupted bank transactions
Select flexible property solutions at competitive rates
Experience an easy transfer process to DMCC for local or international businesses
Connect and access 19,000+ member companies in our leading business hub
Transfer your business to Dubai
Explore the possibility of re-domiciliation.
Decide on your licence type and business activities.
Learn what documents you need and understand the costs involved.
After your query, a 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 licence. We offer three types of licences:
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
Articles of Association (AoA) AED 2,020 one-time charge
Licence AED 20,285 annual fee*
*Price depends on activity
Establishment card AED 1,825 annual fee
1 Year Residence Visa - from AED 2,237*
2 Year Residence Visa - from AED 2,462*
3 Year Residence Visa - from AED 3,360*
DMCC Free Zone offers licences with 1, 2 and 3 year validity. Licence with a 2 years validity period comes with a 5% discount on total licence fee and 3 years validity period comes with a 10% discount on total licence 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 six months from the issue date of the company’s licence. It can be withdrawn anytime thereafter.
Complete the form, pay the initial application fee of AED 1,035 and submit your application.
DMCC will then complete the company name reservation, management and compliance approval.
Next, pay the registration and licence fees and sign the legal documents.
Company setup can be done from anywhere in the world with our fully digital setup process. Easily start your business in Dubai without having to visit DMCC.
You can also choose to sign with one of our international service providers.
Finally, sign and submit the relevant documents for your new office space.
DMCC will issue your E-Licence, 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 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 87 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.
How businesses thrive in the Free Zone
When I came to Dubai, there were so many Free Zones and it was difficult to choose between them. One of the things that is unique about DMCC is the mix of commercial and residential… that’s what makes it more attractive to us.