Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

About Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) is the fastest-growing free zone in the world. Established in 2002, DMCC was created with the purpose of fostering international trade. A truly global free zone, DMCC represents over 180 countries and promotes trade across a number of international commodities, including precious metals, food, and industrial materials. Located in the heart of Dubai, DMCC is home to over 18,000 companies ranging from large scale multinational organizations to startups. Business set up in DMCC Dubai is a lucrative option because the free zone provides a conducive environment to businesses across the globe and provides a range of facilities such as the required infrastructure, useful office solutions and several networking events throughout the year.

Why Choose DMCC

Strategic location with easy
access to Sheikh Zayed Road
and public transport facilities

Range of business activities and licenses available

Numerous networking opportunities with like-minded individuals through events and seminars

100% foreign ownership and repatriation of capital

Corporate and income tax exemptions

A range of office solutions including Flexi, virtual, and permanent offices

Purpose-built infrastructure built for all kinds of commercial activities

Immigration services including visa renewal

Certain DMCC registered businesses can operate onshore as well

Types of licenses for DMCC
company formation

General trading – Allows the import, export, and distribution of a large range of products.

Commercial – covers all trading and commercial activities specified by the license.

Service – Allows companies to conduct specified professional services.

Industrial Required by companies involved in industrial activities.

Types of business structures

FZ Limited Liability Company

  • A minimum of AED 50,000 share capital is required.
  • Shareholders can be an individual or a corporation.

Branch of a local or foreign Company

  • Business activities of the Branch must be similar to the parent company.
  • No minimum capital requirement

DMCC company set up in three easy steps

At LegalWorks we will assist you in every step of the DMCC company formation process from the documentation collection for initial approval to payment of registration and license fees. We hope to make the entire process easy and straightforward for you.

1. Apply for initial approval

Our team of specialists will take you step by step through the initial approval process. We will assist you in determining the company structure and license needed according to your business activity. Once this is decided we will help you select and register the company tradename. Our team will assist you in navigating through all government regulations regarding tradename registration to prevent any setbacks in the incorporation process. To get the initial approval companies must submit the required documentation and registration fee.

2. Submit your online application

Once you have received the initial approval, then the license registration process for the DMCC company set up can begin, and the required documents submitted. The documents needed for a license in DMCC include Memorandum and Articles of Association, a comprehensive business plan, passport, Emirates ID and Power of Attorney. 

3. Payment and collection of license

Our team will assist you in the payment of the license fees. The cost varies according to the license type. Generally, a trading license is more costly, around AED 50,00 per year as it covers a wide range of business activities. While commercial and service licenses cost AED 20,000. Once the payment is processed, you will receive your license and can begin running your business

Post licensing

After receiving the license, you can begin the visa process and rent an office space for your newly formed company. DMCC has a range of office solutions for its investors. For example, companies can rent a Flexi desk for approximately AED 18,000. Similarly, several office spaces are available for rent ranging from AED 30,000 to AED 80,000 per year. Our team can take you through all office options available and help you choose the right one for your company and number of employees. DMCC also offers visas to dependents and family members of investors.

Type of office flexi desk  office for lease office for sale business centre retail shop 
office size 20-30sq.m 50-250sq.m 50-250sq.m over 20sq.m 110-350 sq.m
yearly cost AED 18,000 AED 80 /sq.m AED 700/ sq.m AED 50,000 AED 200,000

Cost of company set up in DMCC

Team up with LegalWorks for easy DMCC company registration. We will assist you in all steps of the incorporation process including the documentation collection and payment of fees

Initial application fee  AED 1035
Registration fee AED 9020
General trading license  AED 50,000
Commercial license  AED 20,000
Industrial license  AED 20,000
Service license  AED 20,000
Employment visa (3 years)  AED 3360
Establishment card  AED 1800
Memorandum of Association (MoA) AED 2020
Medical Test & Emirates ID AED 1,230

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