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About DMCC

A global trade powerhouse

Headquartered in Dubai, DMCC is the world’s leading business hub and an international centre for trade, commerce and innovation.

Established in 2002 with the mission of establishing Dubai as a commodity trading and enterprise gateway to the Middle East and beyond, DMCC has since grown to become one of its most important economic drivers, today accounting for 11% of all foreign direct investment in the emirate.

DMCC is also one of the city’s most dynamic and exciting destinations, home to world-class mixed-use developments Jumeirah Lakes Towers and Uptown Dubai, which together accommodate more than 100,000 working professionals, residents and visitors.

Voted the number one free zone on the planet for 9 consecutive years, DMCC is where the world does business.

Our mission

As a Government of Dubai Authority, we are working to grow Dubai’s position as one of the world’s top business hubs, facilitating trade flows and attracting investment, while delivering the finest infrastructure and support services to our members to help their businesses grow.

Our milestones

Over the past two decades, DMCC has evolved into Dubai’s most exciting and dynamic business centre, while consolidating its status as the world’s No.1 Free Zone. Learn more about our milestones and achievements here:

Why DMCC is the world’s leading business hub


Insights and analysis

The Future of Trade

The Future of Trade is DMCC’s biannual flagship report exploring the changing nature of global trade. The report provides unique insights into how technological innovation, economic trends and geopolitical developments combine to shape global supply chains, trade finance, infrastructure, and sustainability.

Covers of various editions of DMCC's Future of Trade reports

DMCC’s leadership team

Board of directors

Hamad Mubarak Buamim


Abdul Wahed Abdul Rahim Al Olama


Ahmed Bin Sulayem


Abdullah Saif Al Shamsi


Charles George Webb


Roger Alfred Bernstein


Thierry Jean Louis Gimonnet


From humble beginnings to
a world-class trade centre


DMCC established

Set up to enhance commodity tradeflows through Dubai

1st company joins the Free Zone

UAE is first Arab nation to join the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme


Dubai Diamond Exchange launch


Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange launch


Almas Tower opens

New DMCC HQ acknowledged as the tallest commercial tower in the Middle East

Tea Centre opening


Launch of first UAE gold bullion coin


Named Global #1 Free Zone by Financial Times' fDi magazine


13,000+ member companies

Ahmed Bin Sulayem appointed Kimberley Process Chairman

Second time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi magazine


Uptown Dubai Announced

Third time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi magazine


DMCC publishes first Sustainability Report

Fourth time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi magazine

Ground breaking of the DMCC Coffee Centre


Five-time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi Magazine

Opening of DMCC Coffee Centre

Renovation of Dubai Diamond Exchange, the largest diamond trading floor in the world


Six-time winner Global #1 Free Zone of the Year by fDi magazine

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, visits the DMCC Tea Centre. Coffee Centre expansion announced

DMCC opens Representative Office in Israel and China


Seven-time winner Global #1 Free Zone of the Year by fDi magazine


Opening of DMCC Gaming Centre

Eight-time winner Global #1 Free Zone of the Year by fDi magazine

DMCC opens Representative Office in India


Ninth-time winner Global #1 Free Zone of the Year by fDi magazine

Uptown Tower completed

New UAE Gold and Silver Bullion Coins launched

World-first Lab-Grown Diamond Symposium hosted

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