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Dubai South Free Zone

The Dubai South Free Zone (previously named Dubai World Central), is one of the strategic business hubs established by the Government of Dubai. Today, the Dubai South Free Zone is the largest and leading global trade, business, and aviation hub.

Dubai South is located on 140 square kilometers of the multipurpose area right next to the Jebel Ali Sea Port. The Dubai South Free Zone headquarters is closely located to Al Maktoum International Airport, Logistics District, Business Park, Aviation District, Commercial District, Residential District, Golf District, Exhibition District, and Humanitarian District. The Dubai South Free Zone international airport is strategically located to provide convenient logistics and shipment around the GCC, Middle East, and the entire world. The Dubai South Free Zone serves as the strategic platform in the UAE for the growth of logistics, aviation, light industry, and ancillary service businesses.

If you are looking to set up a company in Dubai South Free Zone, My Business Consulting DMCC will help you embrace the opportunity to start your business in the Dubai South Free Zone the right way as we provide full support in choosing the right corporate structure, choosing the best business activities, ensuring the business licensing process goes smooth and in compliance with the UAE laws.

ADVANTAGES OF BUSINESS SETUP IN DUBAI SOUTH FREE ZONE

ADVANTAGES OF BUSINESS SETUP IN DUBAI SOUTH FREE ZONE

  • 100% foreign ownership

  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits

  • No visa security deposit is required

  • No corporate and personal income tax

  • Wide range of business activities are available

  • Unique industry clustering and purpose-built infrastructure

  • Direct access to Jebel Ali Sea Port and Al Maktoum International airport

  • Dubai South is set to become the future centre of Dubai by 2020

  • Secure, regulated environment, licensing a full range of business activities

  • Quality freehold, commercial and residential property for sale or lease at competitive rates within the Free Zone

  • Strategic location on Sheikh Zayed Road, connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and within close proximity to Dubai Logistics Corridor

TYPES OF LICENSES IN DUBAI SOUTH FREE ZONE

TYPES OF LICENSES IN DUBAI SOUTH FREE ZONE

  • Logistics License allows the holder to carry out specified logistics services

  • Industrial License allows the holder to carry out specified light manufacturing activities

  • General Trading License allows the holder to import, export, store items and sell products in the UAE market through a local distributor

  • Service License allows the holder to carry out services specified in the License within the Dubai South Free Zone and elsewhere in the UAE

  • Education License allows the holder to carry out educational and social services, educational and training, and educational consultancy services

  • Commercial License allows the holder to carry out specified commercial activities out of the UAE, or in the UAE through the local distributor

BUSINESS REGISTRATION FEES IN DUBAI SOUTH FREE ZONE

The most important factor in creating a viable business plan for a start-up company is understanding the initial costs. The information provided below is a run-through of general costs for setting up a company in Dubai South, to receive the customized proposal and to learn about the latest offers, get in touch with our Business Setup Experts.

1. Type of License

Each activity of a company, falls under a specific type of License. Below is list of license types available in Dubai South. Cost pertains to licenses fee only.

LICENSE TYPE 1st YEAR 2nd YEAR
General Trading License AED 20,000 AED 20,000
Consultancy / Service License AED 10,000 AED 10,000
Trading / Commercial License AED 10,000 AED 10,000

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

2. Type of Office Facilities

Consultancy/Service and Trading/Commercial License companies can avail to any range of facility offered by Dubai South. Minimum office requirement for a General Trading License is an office from Business Park.


Business Center Offices


OFFICE FACILITY TYPE OFFICE USAGE No. OF VISA ELIGIBILITY ANNUAL RENT
Smart Desk hours per week 2 AED 16,900
Permanent Desk Exclusive 2 AED 36,900
Smart Office hours per week 3 AED 26,900
Permanent Office Exclusive 3 rom AED 44,900
Permanent Exclusive Office Exclusive 4 AED 112,000

Business Park Offices: 8 sqmt = 1 visa eligibility


OFFICE FACILITY TYPE SECURITY DEPOSIT SERVICE CHARGE ANNUAL RENT
Fitted-out Offices (from 40 sqmt to 100 sqmt) 10% of the Rent AED 300 (per sqmt) AED 1,400 (per sqmt)
Fitted-out Offices (from 120 sqmt and above) 10% of the Rent AED 175 (per sqmt) AED 1,100 (per sqmt)
Shell & Core Offices (from 120 sqmt and above) 5% of the Rent AED 175 (per sqmt) AED 600 (per sqmt)

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. If company would like to appoint a PRO to represent them for visa purposes in Dubai South, a Power of Attorney signed either by Manager or Shareholder will be required.

Establishment Card AED 2,060
Power of Attorney AED 1,500

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

4. Residence Visa in Dubai South Free Zone (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. In Dubai South Free Zone Residence Visa Guarantee Deposit is not required.
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
Employment Visa - Outside the Country AED 2,600
Employment Visa - Inside the Country without Status Change AED 3,400
Employment Visa - Inside the Country with Status Change AED 4,250
Medical Test, Emirates ID & Photo AED 1,250
Health Insurance (Basic Plan) AED 1,000

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

5. My Business Consulting DMCC Service Packages

Planning to start your business in Dubai South Free Zone? Get in touch with My Business Consulting DMCC today and get professional support in registering your business in compliance with the UAE laws, full assistance in corporate and personal bank account opening, obtaining UAE residence visas, and more.

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 - AED 11,000

Additional Fees:

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

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

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

AED 7,500+
Service Fee
AED 2,500+
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.

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

5. My Business Consulting DMCC Service Packages

Planning to start your business in Dubai South Free Zone? Get in touch with My Business Consulting DMCC today and get professional support in registering your business in compliance with the UAE laws, full assistance in corporate and personal bank account opening, obtaining UAE residence visas, and more.

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 - AED 11,000

Additional Fees:

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

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

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
  • 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

AED 7,500+
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

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