Erstwhile Dubai World Central, Dubai South free zone is inviting expatriate entrepreneurs and investors to capitalise on the excellent infrastructure, easy and efficient company formations, and tax and cost benefits.
Dubai South free zone is the cheapest free zone in the mainland of Dubai. It is the largest and the leading global trade hub, located on 140 square kilometres of the multipurpose area right next to the Jebel Ali Sea Port. It is the strategic platform in the UAE for the development of logistics, aviation, light industry, and ancillary service businesses. The strategic location made it a remarkably wonderful World Class Business Hub and attract the new startup companies have their base in this cost-effective free zone in Dubai.
Physical presence is very important for the setup of the new Dubai South LLC or as a branch of an existing entity in the Free Zone. The services are custom made and the documents required to set up the company in Dubai South is less compared to other Dubai free zones. Flexi-Desk (E-Office) facility gives the investor eligibility to obtain up to Two Visas.
There are some activities such as general trading, gold and precious metal trading needs to meet the requirements of physical offices for Dubai South free zone company setup. However, special activities need the approval of certain government agencies. For instance, aviation related activities need approval from Civil Aviation, Gold and precious metals needs approval from Dubai police.
Danburite offers exclusive services to get your company set up in this international trade and logistics centre. We have a dynamic and dedicated team of professionals who will drive you through proper channel from the planning to the implementation stage of your new business, and guide you through documents required to set up the company, incorporation process, get the license and finally hold a company account in a bank in the UAE.
Types of license available: Five types of licenses are available in Dubai South, namely:
The Dubai South free zone licence cost varies as per the license applied for.
Dubai South free zone company setup is subject to a set of documents. It’s important to be accurate with the documents to avoid delays, discomfort and additional expenses.
|Documents||LLC (Individual shareholder)||LLC (Corporate Shareholder)||Branch|
|Certificate of Incorporation||Not Required||Required||Required|
|Memorandum & Articles of association||Not Required||Required||Required|
|Board resolution to establish a new company||Not Required||Required||Not required|
|Board resolution to establish a new branch||Not Required||Not Required||Required|
|Certificate of good standing, valid trade license||Not Required||Required||Required|
|Board resolution giving signatory authorization or Power of attorney for the third party||Required||Required||Required|
| Supporting documentation |
-Passport copy of the individual shareholder
-Passport copy of director, Company Secretary
-Passport copy and UAE visa of General Manager
Dubai South company setup cost is low, vis-à-vis other mainland free zone jurisdictions in the UAE. Here’s what all expenses need to made upfront. Additional charges may apply.
License and Registration
Smart Desk (5 hours/week) + 2 visa
Permanent smart Desk + 2visa
Smart office (5 hours/week) + 3 visa
Permanent Smart office + 3 visa
Permanent exclusive office + 4 visa
Physical office for lease
Starting from AED 700/sqm
The Dubai South free zone business setup procedure is simple, quick and transparent. However, if it’s not your cup of tea, we can come to the picture.
DWC free zone company setup is usually accomplishable within 1 to 2 weeks, provided the documents are in order and timely submitted to the concerned authorities.
From residency to employment, all types of Dubai South free zone visas are readily available. Although the process may vary from one visa to the other, it’s easy to navigate, provided the required steps are strictly followed. The fee is also on the lower side, depending on the visa type. Also, no guarantee deposit is needed for the residency visa.
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