From the beginnings to the world's leading Free Zone
Made for Trade, we have firmly established Dubai as a leading centre for trading international commodities and the world’s fastest-growing Free Zone. We promote and facilitate trade across a range of goods from gold, diamonds and precious metals to tea, food and industrial materials. Today, as home to major multinationals and start-ups, we connect more than 19,000 businesses with the world-class services, leading infrastructure and vibrant community they need to thrive and succeed.
DMCC is a government entity established in 2002 to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai. We perform a range of roles which continue to position Dubai as the preferred destination for global commodities trade and DMCC as the world’s No.1 Free Zone.
As a Government of Dubai Authority, we are dedicated to establishing Dubai as the global gateway to the Middle East for trade in a wide range of commodities, while enabling our members to succeed through the delivery of continuous innovation in business services and infrastructure.
Trading is at the heart of our vision to promote Dubai as a thriving, diverse economy. As a world centre for global commodities trade, we are playing a key role to drive continued economic development and at the same time act as a trusted partner to support our members.
A centre of enterprise in a class of its own
A unique combination of Free Zone status, state of the art commercial and residential property and top-tier commodities and financial services, puts DMCC in a class of its own. Added to this, ongoing investment in the most interconnected, innovative infrastructure and leading business services makes it easy to trade from here. Efficiently, effortlessly, anywhere in the world.
Follow our history from humble beginnings to a world-class trade centre
Set up to enhance commodity tradeflows through Dubai
1st company joins the Free Zone
UAE is first Arab nation to join the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme
Dubai Diamond Exchange launch
Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange launch
Almas Tower opens
New DMCC HQ acknowledged as the tallest commercial tower in the Middle East
Tea Centre opening
Launch of first UAE gold bullion coin
Named Global #1 Free Zone by Financial Times' fDi magazine
13,000+ member companies
Ahmed Bin Sulayem appointed Kimberley Process Chairman
Second time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi magazine
Uptown Dubai Announced
Third time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi magazine
DMCC publishes first Sustainability Report
Fourth time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi magazine
Ground breaking of the DMCC Coffee Centre
Five-time winner Global #1 Free Zone by fDi Magazine
Opening of DMCC Coffee Centre
Renovation of Dubai Diamond Exchange, the largest diamond trading floor in the world
Six-time winner Global #1 Free Zone of the year
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, visits the DMCC Tea Centre. Coffee Centre expansion announced
DMCC opens Representative Office in Israel and China
JLT is divided into alphabetically assigned clusters, each unique in layout, function and format. And, with two metro stations and excellent transport links, our community is highly accessible.
In 2017, we were delighted to win the ‘Global Free Zone of the Year’ award from the Financial Times’ fDi magazine for the third consecutive year, in recognition of our commitment to world-class services, innovative infrastructure and connections.