A Free Zone Centre for global commodities trading, located at Centre of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) district.

Below are board activities that DMCC Freezone support:

  • Agro
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Gold
  • Diamonds
  • Spices
  • Base Metals
  • Crypto ( Newly launched, Regulated ecosystem for cryptographic, blockchain, and distributed ledger technologies - DLT)
  • Others

DMCC has a strong track record in commodity trade facilitation through the platforms we provide, including gold and diamond vaults and secure transport; trading platforms like the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, Dubai Diamond Exchange, the Dubai Pearl Exchange; and DMCC Trade flow, the dedicated online platform for registering possession and ownership of commodities stored in UAE-based storage facilities; the DMCC Tea Centre; the UAE Kimberley Process Certification Scheme; and a range of commodities backed financial investment tools.

Benefits of setting up in Freezone:

  • Furnished Offices
  • Residency visa allocations

Company Types

There are two DMCC company types

New Company or a Branch

Individual: Owned by single or multiple shareholders and limited liability company as a newly formed entity with single or multiple shareholders.

Joint Venture: Individuals or companies choose to enter joint ventures to share strengths, minimise risks, and increase competitive advantages in the marketplace.

Subsidiary: 100% owned by one company. Limited liability company as a wholly-owned subsidiary of local or foreign company.

Choose "Branch" if the parent company wishes to open a branch that may perform some or all of the activities that the parent company is authorised to act.

License types

There are three license types:

Trading: related to the buying and selling of physical goods

Service: associated with the provision of services

Industrial: related to the manufacturing and making of goods

Activity types

Once you have chosen your license type, you can select your activities.

Up to 6 activities are allowed under the same license with no additional fee.

Few activities will require An NOC.

NOC is a No Objection Certificate that you will need to obtain approval from an external Authority that regulates the activity - this commonly is a UAE Government entity. DMCC will facilitate you to get the NOC.

Share Capital Requirements

  • The minimum share capital for a DMCC Free Zone company is AED 50,000 per company and AED 10,000 per shareholder. (To apply for a UAE residence visa for individual shareholders, the minimum share capital of AED 50,000 is required.)
  • The share capital needs to be deposit in the company's local bank account within three weeks from the issue date of the company's license. It can be withdrawn anytime thereafter.
  • Branches of companies do not have a share capital requirement.

DMCC License Fee Structure

Contact us so we can understand your requirements. After that, our Bizvise consultant will send you an estimate with complete and transparent pricing with no hidden costs.

DMCC Freezone Business Setup

Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, is one of the most popular free zones in Dubai. It has been named as “Global Free Zone of the World” by the Financial Times FDI magazine in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

DMCC is home to a vibrant business community and world class infrastructure. More than 15,000 companies are operating in this region and it is regarded as the gateway to global trade. The investors can setup their businesses in the freezone with 100 percent ownership.

Benefits of business setup in DMCC Freezone

  • No personal income tax and corporate tax
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No duty on import/export
  • Flexible office spaces
  • World class infrastructure
  • No restriction on capital repatriation
  • Proximity to airports and seaports

Types of Licenses

General Trading License

A General Trading License allows an entrepreneur/investor to import, export, distribute, consolidate and store all types of products (except few).

Commercial/ Trading License

A Commercial/ Trading License allows an entrepreneur/investor to import, export, distribute and store different kinds of products that are mentioned in the license.

Service License

A Service License allows an entrepreneur/investor to perform service or consultancy activities that are specified in the license.

Documents required for business setup

For Individual Shareholder

  • Passport Copy
  • Proof of residential address
  • U.A.E. residence visa copy, if applicable
  • No Objection Certificate from the sponsor (if holding a valid UAE residence visa)

For Corporate Shareholder

  • Trade License of Parent Company (if the company has a trade license)
  • Certificate of Registration of the parent company
  • Memorandum & Articles of Association (MOA) of the parent company
  • Certificate of Incumbency issued by the Company Registrar (or a similar document showing the company’s authorized signatories).

License Fees & Expenses

DMCC company setup cost includes:

  • Initial approval
  • License fee
  • One-time registration fees
  • Flexi Desk
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA)
  • Auditor’s appointment letter
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