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Set up your business

From start-ups to multinational corporations, DMCC makes it easy for companies to set up and build their businesses for the future

3 simple steps to setting up your business

Set up your business for success in Dubai’s leading free zone with our specialised packages designed to suit your needs.

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Explore our business setup wizard to find your ideal package proposal tailored to your specific licensing requirements, covering insights into the relevant process, requirements and setup costs.

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Experience a seamless process by following these three simple steps: Begin with submitting your online pre-approval application, proceed to payment and document signing, and then select the office solution that best fits your needs.

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Receive your E-license, empowering your business to thrive in DMCC’s dynamic environment.

The entire process takes around 10 working days.

The DMCC free zone is a geographically designated and defined area in the United Arab Emirates and is considered a qualified free zone for the purposes of the UAE Corporate Tax Law (Federal Decree-Law No. 47 of 2022 on Taxation of Corporations and Businesses and its amendments). This allows businesses operating in the Free Zone to benefit from a 0% Corporate Tax rate on qualifying income as specified by the relevant Corporate Tax Cabinet and Ministerial decisions. For the benefits of operating in the Free Zone, please click here.

What you will need

Copy of your passport

Along with your UAE residence visa and a copy of your Emirates’ ID if applicable.

Proof of residential address in country of residence

For example, a utility bill or bank statement.

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Member benefits

Explore the benefits of starting a business in Dubai with DMCC.


Business friendly tax environment


0% personal income tax


100% business ownership and capital repatriation


100% digital company setup process


Multi-year licensing options available


Priority access to networking events

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Office solutions

Elevate your business at DMCC with our vast selection of tailored office space solutions. With 87 state-of-the-art high-rise towers housing everything from co-working spaces to multi-storey offices, we can cater to every business requirement. You can opt for fitted space or shell and core, while serviced offices are available for smaller businesses.


Built for success

With 24,000+ member companies representing 180+ countries specialising in 900+ business activities, DMCC is the world’s most dynamic business hub and district. Here are some of our success stories.

Explore our free zone

JLT is divided into alphabetically assigned clusters, each unique in layout, function and format. And, with two metro stations and excellent transport links, our community is highly accessible.
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Begin your business setup process today

Take the first step towards your business success by starting the setup process.

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