Dubai Multi Commodities Centre – UAE Free Trade Zone (DMCC FTZ)

register company in DMCC - a free zone company in the UAESince 2003, Healy Consultants assisted multi-national Clients’ with business set up in every free zone in the UAE.

  • Dubai Multi-Commodities Center Free Trade Zone (thereafter DMCC) is the fastest growing free zone in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the only free zone with commercial and residential properties with freehold option;
  • DMCC business centre was initially set up as a leading hub for trading international commodities. However, it evolved to become home for multinational and start-ups of a wide range of businesses;
  • DMCC is located in Jumeirah Lakes Tower (JLT) and has access to excellent air, sea and road infrastructure;
  • DMCC was endorsed as the “Global Free Zone of the Year” award from the Financial Times FDI magazine for four consecutive years.
  • Benefits of a DMCC company

    • Conveniently, a trading company registered in this free zone may conduct business within the UAE through an agent. This agent can be i) a UAE LLC company that has an import/export license or ii) a logistics company that will clear the goods and deliver them to the mainland;
    • DMCC is located in Jumeirah Lakes Tower, 1 minute away from Sheikh Zayed Road, which offers convenient direct link with Abu Dhabi. It is 10 minutes away from Jebel Ali port, one of the largest in the world, and Maktoum International Airport;
    • Some of the major benefits of this DMCC free zone business setup in Dubai, include:
      • 50-year tax holiday on personal and corporate tax;
      • 100% foreign ownership is allowed;
      • 100% repatriation of capital and profits;
      • No currency restrictions and
      • 100% import and export tax exemption within the free zone;
    • Other benefits include: i) optimized requirements for incorporation; ii) less restrictions on staff recruitment and iii) competitive, high quality infrastructure.
  • Business requirements

    • The minimal requirements to establish a subsidiary in DMCC include:
      • 1 individual director and 1 shareholder of any nationality;
      • physical office space and
      • paid up share capital of US$14,000 (AED50,000).
    • Healy Consultants will be pleased to project manage our Client’s DMCC Free Zone business setup to a timely completion within 3 months. Healy Consultants guarantees our Clients a timely, complete business set up solution or your money back;
    • The estimated fee for a 20sqm office eligible for 2 employee visas amounts to US$6,000 per annum payable to DMCC Authority;
    • Healy Consultants assists our Clients to obtain UAE residence and employment visas. DMCC does not offer Investor Visas, instead a Director’s visa can be obtained. The estimated timeframe to obtain visa approval is 1 month. Kindly visit our migration and relocations services webpage (click here) for further information.
  • Business sectors and types of DMCC trade licenses

    • DMCC trade licenses are provided to a wide range of business activities. Refer to the table below for detailed information;
    • The estimate Government cost for a service or trading license is US$5,520. The estimate annual fee for a general trading license or an industrial license is US$19,000. All licenses are to be renewed annually;
    • With each license, a company can have up to 6 different business activities, but all activities must fall under the same business sector.
    No.Business sectorService licenseTrading licenseIndustrial license
    1.Automotive & Transportationxx
    3.Construction, Engineering & Machineryxx
    7.Food & Agroxx
    8.General tradingx
    11.Media & Marketingxx
    12.Metals & Mineralx
    13.Personal & Community Servicesxx
    14.Personal & Households Goodsx
    15.Precious Metals & Stonesxxx
    16.Professional servicesx
    17.Real Estate & Facility Servicesx
    18.Shipping & Logisticsxx
    19.Technology & Telecomxx

  • 13 steps to setting up a DMCC company in Dubai

    Click to view the incorporation steps;

  • Fees to register DMCC company setup

    The average DMCC Free Zone engagement cost amounts to US$25,731 and includes i) DMCC company incorporation; ii) assistance to locate office premises in DMCC free zone; iii) estimated of government registrations and license fees; iv) our project management fees and v) bank account opening fees. We recommend you carefully read the notes of the invoice to identify any additional services your Firm might need.

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Contact us

For additional information on our free zone company registration services in UAE, please contact our in-house country expert, Ms. Chrissi Zamora, directly:
client relationship officer - Chrissi