Dubai Design District Free Zone (D3)

Dubai Design District (D3)


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*Discount is valid for Dubai Free Zone Company Formation package with Investor Residence Visa. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Dubai Design District (D3) Free Zone

Dubai Design District (D3) was founded in 2013 to encourage growth and investment in markets like digital media, arts, design, and fashion. As of today, the Dubai Design District Free Zone is a pioneer in the Middle East providing a range of media and design workshops, trade shows, brand launches, fashion events, art shows, and media conferences among others. The Dubai Design District is certainly a one of its kind ecosystem that nourishes the up and coming brands in fashion, retail, luxury, and hospitality.

Dubai Design District is the latest of Free Zone business parks by TECOM Investments. The heartbeat of the design scene in Middle East, the Dubai Design District offices now cater to design, fashion and luxury industries around the world. The vision of creating a world class creative community that engages, nurtures and promotes local, regional and global design talent is what makes Dubai Design District the map of innovation. In the midst of this, My Business Consulting DMCC has been a driving factor in helping startups and brands settle and grow in the Dubai Design District location.

As of today, Dubai Design District is home to state of the art headquarters, offices, studios, and ateliers of leading local and global brands. The Dubai Design District logo compliments the ambitions of the Free Zone in becoming a frontrunner in the world of design, fashion, and arts!

Dubai Design District (D3) was founded in 2013 to encourage growth and investment in markets like digital media, arts, design, and fashion. As of today, the Dubai Design District Free Zone is a pioneer in the Middle East providing a range of media and design workshops, trade shows, brand launches, fashion events, art shows, and media conferences among others. The Dubai Design District is certainly a one of its kind ecosystem that nourishes the up and coming brands in fashion, retail, luxury, and hospitality.

Dubai Design District is the latest of Free Zone business parks by TECOM Investments. The heartbeat of the design scene in Middle East, the Dubai Design District offices now cater to design, fashion and luxury industries around the world. The vision of creating a world class creative community that engages, nurtures and promotes local, regional and global design talent is what makes Dubai Design District the map of innovation. In the midst of this, My Business Consulting DMCC has been a driving factor in helping startups and brands settle and grow in the Dubai Design District location.

As of today, Dubai Design District is home to state of the art headquarters, offices, studios, and ateliers of leading local and global brands. The Dubai Design District logo compliments the ambitions of the Free Zone in becoming a frontrunner in the world of design, fashion, and arts!

ADVANTAGES OF BUSINESS SETUP IN D3

SETUP YOUR BUSINESS IN D3 TODAY!

Dubai Design District issues commercial or service license as Free Zone licenses. Commercial licensing means that your company may either be registered as a Free Zone Limited Liability Company (owned by a natural or a corporate) or a Branch Company (a branch of either an existing UAE company or a foreign company). Freelance permits enable individuals to work as a sole proprietor for the specified activity. The following segments are available for the license obtained in Dubai Design District: Marketing Services, Fashion, Luxury, Design, E-commerce, Ancillary services, Beauty care, Event management, Media &Marketing services, Freelancer, Service provider, Consultancy and others.

To get started in Dubai Design District or any other free zone in UAE, feel free to reach My Business Consulting DMCC. My Business Consulting DMCC provides consultancy and support in setting up your business in UAE with the most suitable facilities and assists in opening a corporate or personal bank account as well as obtaining a residence visa in UAE. We can help you choose the right legal structure and license to start life as one of Dubai Design District companies. To find out more about company formation in Dubai, get in touch with us right away!

Calculating Your New Free Zone Company in Dubai Design District (D3)

The most important factor in creating a viable business plan for a start-up company is understanding the initial costs. This page is a run through of General Cost for setting-up a company in Dubai Design District (D3), per expenses as follows:

1. Type of License

D3 is offering mainly Specific Types of Service and Commercial Licenses. Each license is as per main segments which are: Fashion, Luxury, Interior & Furniture, Design, E-commerce, Beauty Care, Arts, Events Management, Marketing and Import and Export. Fee structure in D3 is straight forward as below:

1st year 2nd year
Registration Fee AED 3,520 -
License Cost per Segment AED 15,020 AED 15,020
Additional Cost to Add Manufacturing (If available within the chosen segment) AED 5,000 AED 5,000
Additional Cost per Additional Segment AED 15,020 AED 15,020

Note:
Share Capital Minimum of AED 50,000 to 100,000 (depending on the chosen segment) must be deposited to company bank account before License of the company will be released. Free Lance Permit does not require capital.
Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).

2. Type of Facility

Available facility in D3 is physical office space only, min. size depends on the current availability. 1 visa eligibility is equivalent to 9 sq. ft.

MIN. SIZE ANNUAL RENT
Physical Office Spaces (Core & Shell) 1,000 sq. ft. AED 180 / sq. ft.

Note: Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).

3. Miscellaneous Documents

Establishment Card is a necessary documents to enable the company register in Residency Department.

Establishment Card AED 1,770
• Standard Processing AED 500
• Express Processing AED 1,050

Note: Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).

4. Residence Visa in Dubai Design District (valid for 3 years)

Cost of each visa varies depending on the status of an applicant’s current location, whether application is taking place inside or outside the UAE. Amendment of visa can be done only if the applicant has cancelled his previous Residence Visa or is transferring within D3.
In case at the moment of application you are in the UAE, by choosing the Employment Visa Application inside the Country with Local amendment you can easily stay in the country, and enjoy the hassle-free process. There will be no need to exit the UAE for the Visa Status Change process.

SERVICES FEES (AED)
Employment Visa- Outside the Country 3,280
Employment Visa- Inside the Country without Status Change 4,120
Employment Visa- Inside the Country with Status Change 4,910
Visa Guarantee deposit 2,500
Medical Test, Emirates ID and Photo 1,240
MBC Service Fee 2,500

Note: Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).

5. My Business Consulting DMCC Service Packages

COMPLETE BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
  • Corporate Consultancy

  • Regular update regarding the full process

  • Initial Approval: company name, activity, shareholder's structure

  • Business Plan Summary

  • Company Registration

  • Facility Arrangement (Business Park)

  • Company Licensing

  • Establishment Card

  • Company Stamp

  • Company Letterhead

  • Company Profile

  • Accounts Guide for UAE Businesses not registered for VAT

  • FREE Documents Expiration Notifications after one year

Service Fee - 11,000 AED

Additional Fees:

  • Subsidiary/ Branch – 5,000 AED for Corporate Due Diligence

  • NOC from 3rd party (if required) – starting from 500 AED

After obtaining the license and establishment card of the company, you may process the UAE Residence Visa or Bank Account Opening by yourself, however, shall you require professional assistance of My Business Consulting – kindly upgrade your Package.

UPGRADE
YOUR BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
BANK ACCOUNT OPENING SERVICES UAE RESIDENT VISA SERVICES
  • Assessment of Individual/Corporate Background

  • Preparation of Required Documents with a Company Profile specially designed for banks

  • Coordination with Relationship Officer before Account Opening Application Meeting

  • Scheduling Meeting with Relationship Officer

  • Full Assistance during Bank Account Opening Application and Interview

  • Follow-up of Account Opening

  • Regular Updates

  • Introduction of Official Relationship Manager

  • Assessment of Individuals Documents

  • Review of Required Documents

  • Obtaining Entry Permit

  • Typing for Medical Test and Emirates ID

  • Full Assistance in Medical Test, including transfers

  • Full Assistance in EID Biometrics, including transfers

  • Obtaining Visa Stamping

  • Collection of Emirates ID

  • Free document expiration notification after 3 years

+ 7,500 AED
Service Fee
+ 2,500 AED
Service Fee
COMPLETE BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
  • Corporate Consultancy

  • Regular update regarding the full process

  • Initial Approval: company name, activity, shareholder's structure

  • Business Plan Summary

  • Company Registration

  • Facility Arrangement (Business Park)

  • Company Licensing

  • Establishment Card

  • Company Stamp

  • Company Letterhead

  • Company Profile

  • Accounts Guide for UAE Businesses not registered for VAT

  • FREE Documents Expiration Notifications after one year

Service Fee - 11,000 AED

Additional Fees:

  • Subsidiary/ Branch – 5,000 AED for Corporate Due Diligence

  • NOC from 3rd party (if required) – starting from 500 AED

After obtaining the license and establishment card of the company, you may process the UAE Residence Visa or Bank Account Opening by yourself, however, shall you require professional assistance of My Business Consulting – kindly upgrade your Package.


Please note that My Business Consulting DMCC will accept and provide Bank Account Opening assistance only to those companies whose shareholders are holding UAE Residence Visa and are having similar business activity (as to what is proposed) in their home country.

Note:
Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).
UPGRADE
YOUR BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
BANK ACCOUNT OPENING SERVICES
  • Assessment of Individual/Corporate Background

  • Preparation of Required Documents with a Company Profile specially designed for banks

  • Coordination with Relationship Officer before Account Opening Application Meeting

  • Scheduling Meeting with Relationship Officer

  • Full Assistance during Bank Account Opening Application and Interview

  • Follow-up of Account Opening

  • Regular Updates

  • Introduction of Official Relationship Manager

+ 7,500 AED
Service Fee
Please note that My Business Consulting DMCC will accept and provide Bank Account Opening assistance only to those companies whose shareholders are holding UAE Residence Visa and are having similar business activity (as to what is proposed) in their home country.

UAE RESIDENT VISA SERVICES
  • Assessment of Individuals Documents

  • Review of Required Documents

  • Obtaining Entry Permit

  • Typing for Medical Test and Emirates ID

  • Full Assistance in Medical Test, including transfers

  • Full Assistance in EID Biometrics, including transfers

  • Obtaining Visa Stamping

  • Collection of Emirates ID

  • Free document expiration notification after 3 years

+ 2,500 AED
Service Fee
Note:
Fees are the subject for additional 5% Value Added Tax (VAT).