Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central) 

Dubai South Free Zone
prev. Dubai World Central


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Dubai South Free Zone
prev. Dubai World Central

The Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central), is one of the strategic business hubs developed by the Government of Dubai. Today, the Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central Free Zone) is the largest and leading global trade, business and aviation hub. The Dubai World Central (DWC) was renamed to Dubai South not too long ago and to reflect the strategic location of the free zone.

The Dubai World Central (DWC), now Dubai South, is located on 140 square kilometers of 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 (prev. Dubai World Central) serves as the strategic platform in the UAE for growth of logistics, aviation, light industry, and ancillary service businesses. The Dubai South Free Zone logo serves as a reminder of the vision of the Government of Dubai in making the Dubai South Free Zone residential city a hub of commerce!

If you are looking to set up a company in Dubai South Free Zone, then you can look for support at My Business Consulting DMCC. My Business Consulting DMCC helps you embrace the opportunity launch your business in the Dubai South Free Zone the right way. As Al Maktoum Airport looks to become the largest airport in the world for passenger and cargo capacity by 2022, and Dubai South become the host of the World Expo 2020, it’s safe to say that now is the best time to make an investment in the Dubai South Free Zone.

The Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central), is one of the strategic business hubs developed by the Government of Dubai. Today, the Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central Free Zone) is the largest and leading global trade, business and aviation hub. The Dubai World Central (DWC) was renamed to Dubai South not too long ago and to reflect the strategic location of the free zone.

The Dubai World Central (DWC), now Dubai South, is located on 140 square kilometers of multipurpose area right next to the Jebel Ali Sea Port. The Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central) 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 (prev. Dubai World Central) 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 (prev. Dubai World Central) serves as the strategic platform in the UAE for growth of logistics, aviation, light industry, and ancillary service businesses. The Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central) logo serves as a reminder of the vision of the Government of Dubai in making the Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central) residential city a hub of commerce!

If you are looking to set up a company in Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central), then you can look for support at My Business Consulting DMCC. My Business Consulting DMCC helps you embrace the opportunity launch your business in the Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central) the right way. As Al Maktoum Airport looks to become the largest airport in the world for passenger and cargo capacity by 2022, and Dubai South become the host of the World Expo 2020, it’s safe to say that now is the best time to make an investment in the Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central).

ADVANTAGES OF BUSINESS SETUP IN DUBAI SOUTH FREE ZONE
prev. DUBAI WORLD CENTRAL

TYPES OF LICENSE


Some categories of license available within Aviation District

SETUP YOUR BUSINESS IN DUBAI SOUTH FREE ZONE TODAY!

Want to start your business venture in Dubai South Free Zone (prev. Dubai World Central) location? Get in touch with My Business Consulting DMCC today and get the consultancy and support you need to start your business and we help you achieve the right corporate structure that drives growth.

Whether you want to setup your business in Dubai South Free Zone or any other free zone in the UAE, want assistance in getting residence visa and license, or want to build the right corporate structure, you can always count on us for the best solutions. Call us today for consultation and to request a proposal.

Calculating Your New Free Zone Company in Dubai South

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 South (Formerly Dubai World Central), per expenses as follows:

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.

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 Usage No. of Visa Eligibility Annual Rent
Smart Desk 5 hours per week 2 AED 16,900*
Permanent Smart Desk Exclusive 2 AED 31,900*
Smart Office 5 hours per week 3 AED 26,900*
Permanent Smart Office Exclusive 3 AED 72,000*
Permanent Exclusive Office Exclusive 4 AED 112,000*

Business Park Offices: 8 sqmt = 1 visa eligibility


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 1,770
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 (AED)
Employment Visa- Outside the Country 2,730
Employment Visa- Inside the Country without Status Change 3,847
Employment Visa- Inside the Country with Status Change 4,674
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

  • Day to day update regarding the full process

  • Obtaining Initial Approval: Company name; Activity; Shareholder's structure

  • Prepare Project Summary for Authorities (manual/portal)

  • Obtaining Registration of Company

  • Facility Arrangement/Coordination

  • Obtaining Licensing

  • Obtaining Establishment Card

  • Company Stamp

  • Company Profile

  • Documents Attestation with chosen authority

  • Free document expiration notification after 1 year

Service Fee - 10,000 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
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).
COMPLETE BUSINESS SETUP PACKAGE
  • Corporate Consultancy

  • Day to day update regarding the full process

  • Obtaining Initial Approval: Company name; Activity; Shareholder's structure

  • Prepare Project Summary for Authorities (manual/portal)

  • Obtaining Registration of Company

  • Facility Arrangement/Coordination

  • Obtaining Licensing

  • Obtaining Establishment Card

  • Company Stamp

  • Company Profile

  • Documents Attestation with chosen authority

  • Free document expiration notification after 1 year

Service Fee - 10,000 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
  • 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).