3 Simple Steps
Set up your Dubai South Free Zone company by taking the following three (3) steps
Fill the online form after choosing a desired package on our website.
We will submit the application for incorporation of your company.
Dubai South Free Zone will incorporate and register your company.
Get in touch with us to receive a customized quote for your company formation
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Below, go through the easy steps for incorporation of a Dubai South Free Zone company
Step 1 – Fill in a simple form to place an order on our website
Choose your preferred packaged for your Dubai South Free Zone company and submit an easy form on our website.
Step 2 – Preparation of the company incorporation application
Based on your documents, our consultants will draw up and put forward your application with the Dubai South Free Zone.
Step 3 – Registration of the company
Dubai South Free Zone will register your company and release the documents for company incorporation.
About Dubai South Free Zone
Dubai South (registered trademark of Dubai World Central Corporation) is an area of 145 square kilometer in Madinat Al Matar around Al Maktoum International Airport. Dubai World Central is the erstwhile name of Madinat Al Matar development area. Dubai World Central is the name of the free zone located within Dubai South. Companies registered with this free zone are registered as DWC-LLC.
Dubai South Free Zone provides flexibility to do business to its company owners. A few benefits of forming a company with the Dubai South Free Zone are:
- State of the art facilities to conduct business.
- Fast processes – companies can be registered within three (3) to seven (7) working days.
- Minimal documentation and streamlined procedures.
- Foreigners can fully own the company.
- 100 % repatriate your capital and profits.
- Zero (0) restrictions on currency.
- Do business in a tax-free jurisdiction.
- Multiple license types and business activities allowed.
- Easy access to Jebel Ali Sea Port and Al Maktoum International Airport.
- Free zone does not impose strict financial compliances and auditing requirements.
- Multiple options to lease office space.
- Exemptions on import and export duty.
Types of Dubai South Free Zone Licenses and Companies
Companies can be registered with Dubai South Free Zone under various license types. The free zone offers the following licenses:
Commercial: This license allows a company to carry out activities related to buying and selling.
Service: Companies registered under this license can carry out professional services within the free zone. The license also allows the company to provide the same services elsewhere in UAE.
Industrial: This license offered by the Dubai South Free Zone permits the companies to undertake manufacturing activities.
Dubai South allows incorporation of companies in the following two legal forms:
Limited Liability Company: This type of company at the free zone is also known as Dubai World Centre Limited Liability Company (DWC-LLC). In this type of company, the liability of a shareholder towards the company is capped till his investment. The shareholder cannot be held personally responsible toward the liabilities company. LLC’s at the Dubai South Free Zone can have up to six (6) shareholders and seven (7) directors. The shareholders and directors can be located anywhere in the world. Non-UAE nationals can enjoy full ownership of the company. The minimum share capital of a DWC-LLC is AED 300,000 (each share is AED 1).
Branch: Existing companies (inside or outside of the UAE) can also open a branch at the Dubai South Free Zone. It is mandatory that the branch must carry out the same business activity as that of the parent company. A branch cannot undertake any business activity, which the parent company is not authorised to undertake. The branch must also be directly related to the parent company. The parent company must appoint a general manager of the branch for its daily operations.
Office Space for a Dubai South Free Zone Company
It is mandatory for every Dubai South Free Zone Company to lease an office space. Dubai South Free Zone offers office solutions wherein companies can lease flexible and dedicated spaces. The following options for office space are available for your Dubai South Free Zone Company:
A smart desk is a desk that is allotted to a company in a large open seating space. Under this option, companies do not get a fixed seating position. Smart desks are allotted to every company on the day-to-day basis and subject to availability. Smart desk can be used for up to five (5) hours per week. Dubai South Free Zone gives its companies the option to carry forward unused hours of the smart desk to next week, but subject to availability. With a smart desk a company gets two (2) visa quotas.
Permanent Smart Desk
It is a permanent desk in a large, shared office space. Unlike smart desk, there is no limit on the usage of this dedicated desk. This is a favourable choice for companies that plan to fully operate from the free zone itself, and therefore are required to spend more time on the free zone. Companies get two (2) visa allocations with a permanent smart desk.
For small to medium business operations that are looking for flexible office solutions, the Dubai South Free Zone offers smart office. These smart flexible offices can be used for up to five (5) hours per week. The unused hours can be carried over to next week (subject to availability). The Dubai South Free Zone grants three (3) visa allocation to companies that opt for a smart office.
Permanent Smart Office
This is a fixed office space at the Dubai South Free Zone that is committed for the use of a particular company. This dedicated office space does not come with any restrictions on its usage. Companies can apply for up to three (3) visas with a permanent office space at the Dubai South Free Zone.
Dubai South Free Zone provides various support services with each of the above office options such as guest reception services, access to meeting rooms, secretarial support, and ancillary business services.
The price of the office space is inclusive in our company formation packages.
Here are the key reasons for option for a Dubai South Free Zone company
|Incorporation Time||Your company is incorporate within three (3) to seven (7) working days.|
|Accessibility||Easy access to Jebel Ali Sea Port and Al Maktoum International Airport.|
|No Hidden Costs||The cost for formation of Dubai South Free Zone company is all inclusive.|
|Repatriation your Funds||The capital and profits can be repatriated without any deductions.|
|Ownership||Foreigners can fully own the company without having to partner with a UAE national.|
|Time Zone||Opportune world time zone; GMT + 4|
|Dubai Expo 2020||Do business at the site of Dubai Expo 2020|