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 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?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.