Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Business Setup

Dubai Design District (D3)

Establish your new company in a world class creative ecosystem in Dubai
Low taxes
0% personal income tax rate guaranteed for 50 years
Creative sectors
Special licensing for design and fashion with freelance permits
Strategic location
Close to Business Bay, Dubai Mall, and Burj Khalifa
Get global recognition by setting up business in D3 - the best media and design hub in the UAE
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About Dubai Design District Free Zone

Set up your business in the best design, art and fashion hub in the UAE

Dubai Design District (D3) was founded in 2013. 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 ecosystems that nourishes the up-and-coming brands in fashion, retail, luxury, hospitality.

D3 Free Zone best suits for such businesses industries:

  • Art industry
  • Design industry
  • Fashion industry
  • Digital media
  • Architecture
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About Dubai Design District Free Zone

Take advantage of D3's unique community to transform your business.

As one of the region’s largest design districts, D3 is home to some of the region’s most prominent global, regional, and local brands in the art, fashion, and design industries. Through their beautifully designed offices and community spaces, they promote disruptive thinking and create endless business possibilities.

D3 is the region’s prime design hub that has something for everyone:

  • Networking opportunities with 6500+ businesses registered in D3 Free Zone
  • 10 business designers and creative communities
  • Commercial and co-working spaces, warehouses
  • Home to global innovation centers and labs
  • Engaging ecosystem and startups, businesses, freelancers and investors allowing talent to grow, evolve and success
Advantages of business setup in the Dubai Design District Free Zone

Benefit from UAE’s most forward-thinking creative hub infrastructure

The region’s hub for design, fashion, and culture, D3 has already established itself as a community of trendsetters. Set up a business in D3 and you’ll benefit from all the benefits of the UAE free zones as well as the interactive ecosystem that nurtures emerging creatives, houses established designers and offers a unique platform for startups.

Thousands of world-renowned brands are located in Dubai Design District, including in5 Design Innovation Center, which provides its member startups with access to coworking spaces, private offices, prototyping labs, 3D printers, wood/metal cutting machinery, fashion labs, workshops, and top investors. Also, in5 sponsors design startups for events such as Dubai Design Week and Arab Fashion Week where they can promote their brands alongside international brands.

100% foreign ownership

D3 allows 100% foreign ownership of companies & 100% repatriation of capitals

Minimised taxes

0% import-export tax and 0% personal income tax

in5 Design

Innovation center offers investor access, mentorship and creative co-working facilities for startups

Creative community

6500+ like-minded individuals and businesses focused on creativity

Strategic location

Prime location within proximity to JLT, Dubai Marina, Business Bay, and Burj Khalifa

State-of-art facilities

High-quality, innovatively designed office premises, co-working spaces and retail spaces

Free zone’s commercial facilities

Variety of the best facilities in Dubai Design District

In addition to stunning offices with picturesque views, attractive studios, and creative co-working spaces, D3 offers state-of-the-art floating meeting rooms that were designed by renowned designers.

With a combined area of over 64000 square feet, D3 boasts an impressive selection of indoor and outdoor event venues that host up to 40,000 visitors. There are also pop-up spaces in Dubai Design District where galleries, showrooms, temporary art exhibitions, and fashion pop-ups can be held.

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Customized Packages Meeting All Your Business Needs
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Difc Business Setup Consultants


My Business Consulting DMCC is here to assist you with choosing the right location, corporate structure and best facilities for your business in the UAE.

Types of business licenses in D3

Choose one of types of licenses issued in D3 Free Zone

D3 is a design district that nurtures emerging local talent and provides a hub for the region’s creative thinkers. It’s home to such world brands as Dior, Burberry, Zaha Hadid Architects and Foster + Partners. Whilst d3 focuses on supporting the creative sectors, they are also home to many government entities and leading companies from other industry sectors.

The following license types are available in D3 Free Zone:

  • Commercial License
  • Services License
  • Industrial/Manufacture License
  • Freelancer permit
Types Of Business Licenses in DIFC
How can we help?

With over 14 years of experience, we can help you at every stage of your company formation in Dubai Design District

Since its foundation in 2009, My Business Consulting DMCC has assisted thousands of local and foreign entrepreneurs to set up businesses in the best UAE Free Zones.

The benefits of working with us that you can’t miss:

  • Highly professional and reliable team
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of local rules and regulations
  • Strong connections with UAE Authorities, best UAE Free Zones, local and international banks

Our team will guide you through the entire process of company formation in D3 and provide you with hyper-personalized customer service on your way to success in the UAE.

Our Services

Customized packages meeting all your business needs

If you are considering setting up business in D3, My Business Consulting DMCC is here to provide you with full assistance in crafting a personalized package, creating the most suitable company structure, finding the right facility for your future business, and supporting you along your way to success in one of the most fast growing UAE Free Zones.

The most popular management consulting packages at My Business Consulting DMCC are listed below. We do not provide business setup and immigration assistance only, we carefully analyze your requirements, and provide the best solution for your business. We assist you in establishing the company, immigration of your family members and employees, opening the bank account, and provide full support after the company has been established. For a customized proposal for your business in the UAE, please contact our Business Setup Experts.

As the most reputable and trusted management consulting firm in the UAE, we guarantee high-quality and 100% transparent services throughout the entire company formation process.

Below you will find the list of services included in our Business Setup Package:

  • Business setup consultancy
  • Regular updates regarding the full process
  • Initial approval: company name, activity, shareholder’s structure
  • Business plan summary creation
  • 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

Since we highly respect and value the time of our clients, when applying for a UAE Residence Visa, we provide our clients with a pick-up from their hotel, transportation to the authorities, and a drop-off at their hotel so they do not have to rush around doing medical testing and collecting documents.

Below you will find the list of services included in our UAE Resident Visa Package and related costs:
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<li>Assessment of Individuals Documents</li>
<li>Review of Required Documents</li>
<li>Obtaining Entry Permit</li>
<li>Typing for Medical Test and Emirates ID</li>
<li>Full Assistance in Medical Test, including transfers</li>
<li>Full Assistance in EID Biometrics, including transfers</li>
<li>Obtaining Visa Stamping</li>
<li>Collection of Emirates ID</li>
<li>Free document expiration notification after 3 years</li>

In our capacity as the most caring management consultancy in the UAE, we ensure that our clients have no reason to worry: we will find the best UAE bank that suits your business needs, prepare all your documents, and arrange a meeting with the banker at our office.

Below you will find the list of services included in our Bank Account Opening Package:

  • 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 a 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
  • 400 Monthly Transactions
  • Daily Transactions Recording (sales, purchase, general)
  • Monthly Accounting Reports (sales, accounts receivable, accounts payable, cash & bank reconciliation, expense report)
  • Monthly Management Reports (balance sheet, income statement, cash flow statement)
  • Quarterly Management Reports
  • Fixed Asset Register
  • Financial Analysis
  • Quarterly VAT Return Filing
  • Annually Financial Reports
  • Annually End of Services & Gratuity Calculation
  • Dedicated Account Manager

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