Dubai South Free Zone

Business Setup In Dubai South Free Zone-DWC

Dubai World Central or better known as Dubai South Free Zone opened its doors for business in 2006 and since then it has become one of the most successful Free Zones in Dubai and most importantly offering the most cost-effective packages in town! DWC is one of the most exciting free zones to emerge in Dubai and is attracting huge international attention.

Dubai South Free Zone - DWC
Dubai South Free Zone – DWC

Dubai South is an Aerotropolis, home of the Al Maktoum airport – the largest airport in the world-in the making. The 140 km2 of land surrounding the free zone, boost a futuristic design in line with its vision of diversification in the future, connecting all major city routes within and outside Dubai as a logistics platform with its air transport facilities and upcoming rail and port.Dubai South is the site of EXPO 2020 which is set to be one of the biggest business events that the region has ever seen!


Why Dubai South Free Zone?

  1. Location: This is one of the biggest advantages. Not only does Dubai’s location make it the ideal place to do business with both east and west, but Dubai South Free Zone itself could not be more perfectly place within that. As well as being the site of Expo 2020, Dubai South is also in prime location for access by land, sea or air – on the Sheikh Zayed Road, connecting Abu Dhabi and Dubai, and directly linked to both the Jebel Ali Sea Port and Al Maktoum International Airport.
  2. Affordability: This is of course important to businesses of all sizes. However, as one of the most cost-effective free zones in the emirate, Dubai South Free Zone is increasingly popular with individuals and smaller companies looking to get the big business advantages of a free zone on a small business budget.
  3. Visas with a flexi-desk option: Another major advantage of Dubai South Free Zone for entrepreneurs and small business owners is that it allows up to three visas without the need for physical office space – depending on the business activity. Entrepreneurs need only take on a flexi-desk package – offering flexible access to desk space and other office services such as conference room hire and reception cover.
Business Setup In DWC Free Zone/Company

Formation In DWC Can Be Either Of The Following Two Types Of Companies

A newly established company (DWC LLC) in DWC Dubai free zone. An independent legal entity that can be owned by individual or corporate shareholders; Branch Office of a Local/Foreign Company. The license allows an existing local or foreign company to open a representative office or branch within the Free Zone. The branch will be legally dependent on the parent company.

  • Business Activities: Dubai South Free Zone welcomes a wide range of business activities-including Aviation, Consultancy Services, Trading, Logistics, Industrial, IT and E-commerce. Under a DWC license, you can have up to 5 closely related activities. However, this is one of the few Free Zones which allows you a mixed Trading, Consultancy license under certain conditions and additional cost. Commercial licenses allow businesses to import goods and sell them to other free zones. Also you can sell them within the UAE market with the support of third-party distributor.
    Company Setup Process: DWC incorporation process is quite straight forward, and it offers many other advantages. It consists of the pre-approval stage, visit to the free zone for passport and signature verification. And finally the registration and licensing stage. The process is also notably fast-taking up to ten working days from start to finish.
  • 3 proposed company names in order of preference;
  • Consultant’s Appointment Letter;
  • Colour passport copies of the shareholder and other officers of the company;
    Proof of Address;
  • Various application forms;
  • Physical presence of Shareholder is mandatory after initial approval.

All documents will be prepared by EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI representatives, finally you only need to sign them.

  • Share capital is not mandatory like in other Dubai Free Zones. Thus which combined with the low fees make it a highly cost-effective choice.
  • Corporate Bank Account. We will assist you every step of the way, until your bank account is open and fully operational.
  • Company Auditing is only on the second year of company renewal.
  • Dependants Visa: The process doesn’t only make it easy to get your own visa in place; it’s very simple for entrepreneurs to sponsor family and employees for their own residence visas too. Whether you require a visa for your staff, spouse, child, maid or driver, the process is made up of four straightforward stages: entry permit, status adjustment, a medical fitness test, then Emirates ID registration and visa stamping. So with this in mind, it’s a good idea to get advice from an expert in setting up UAE free zone businesses – to ensure that before you start an application, both you (and those you’re hoping to sponsor) meet all of the entry criteria.
  • Full foreign ownership allowed
  • 100% of repatriation of capital & profits
  • 100% personal income tax exemption
  • 0% taxes
  • 0% import or export duties
  • No currency restrictions
  • Access to global markets via air, land and sea

For more information on registering a DWC company please contact our business setup specialist at “EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI” who will provide complete guidance and assistance.

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