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Open a branch

Our fast, simple process

It is easy to open a branch in our Free Zone

When you want to open a branch in Dubai, we make the process as quick, easy and clear as possible. Our friendly team of experts will guide you through every step, to get you up and running fast.

  • 1

    EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST

    Decide on your licence type and business activities.

    Learn what documents you need and understand the costs involved.

    After your query, a DMCC’s representative will create and send you access to your unique portal account, so you can start the online application.

    FIND OUT MORE

    Each company is issued a licence depending on their business activity. While the licence will be specific to the selected activities, as a Branch setup you must hold the same activities as the parent company. You can alternatively apply for a Representative office activity. We offer three types of licences:

    Trading – Service – Industrial

    Fees:

    Initial application AED 1,035 one-time charge

    Registration AED 9,020 one-time charge

    Licence AED 20,285 annual fee*

    *Price depends on activity

    Establishment card AED 1,825 annual fee

    Residence visa:
    1 Year Residence Visa - from AED 2,237*
    2 Year Residence Visa - from AED 2,462*
    3 Year Residence Visa - from AED 3,360*


    DMCC Free Zone offers licences with 1, 2 and 3 year validity. Licence with a 2 years validity period comes with a 5% discount on total licence fee and 3 years validity period comes with a 10% discount on total licence fee.

  • 2

    SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION

    Complete the form, pay the initial application fee of AED 1,035 and submit your application.

    DMCC will complete the company name reservation, management and compliance approval.

  • 3

    PAY, SIGN & SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTS

    Next, pay the registration and licence fees and sign the legal documents.

    DMCC will then issue a provisional approval.

    Branch setup can be done from anywhere in the world with our fully digital setup process. Easily start your business in Dubai without having to visit DMCC.

  • 4

    CHOOSE YOUR SUITABLE OFFICE SOLUTION

    Finally, sign and submit the relevant documents for your new office space.

    DMCC will issue your E-Licence, so you will be ready to do business in DMCC.

What you will need

ONLINE PRE-APPROVAL APPLICATION FORM

COPY OF YOUR PASSPORT

Along with your UAE residence visa and a copy of your Emirates’ ID if applicable.

PROOF OF RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS IN COUNTRY OF RESIDENCE

For example, a utility bill or bank statement.

COPIES OF PARENT COMPANY DOCUMENTS

Required if setting up a branch.

THIRD-PARTY APPROVALS FOR CERTAIN REGULATED BUSINESS ACTIVITIES

DETAILS OF AN OFFICE ADDRESS IN DMCC FREE ZONE (JLT)

Required after your company has been registered.

Office solutions

Whatever your accommodation requirements, we offer a superb choice of commercial property, office buildings and business centre accommodation to rent, hire or lease, to suit any size and type of business. With 87 towers located around the lakeside and park community, options range from single units to multi-storey occupancy. You can opt for fitted space or shell and core, while serviced offices are available for smaller businesses.

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Success stories

How businesses thrive in the Free Zone

DMCC was chosen for three main reasons: the location, the flexibility & level of service that was offered, and the proximity to our employees. We are importing a lot of goods and being at DMCC is a blessing. The flexibility has an impact directly on sales.

Kolia Neveux – MD, Middle East & Africa, Bulgari

When we were completing our management buyout and were looking for a new home, DMCC came out very favourably. We needed something that was quick, efficient and cost-effective. DMCC has a mature and robust registration system.

Nicholas Lunt – Managing Partner, Instinctif Partners

Find your place in the Free Zone

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