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Why set up your free zone company in Dubai South?

22 March 2020
The Dubai World Central/Dubai South is comprised of eight districts: logistics, aviation (including Al Maktoum International Airport), humanitarian, residential, commercial, leisure, exhibition and commercial. Dubai Logistics City and Aviation City is concerned for the purpose of company formations. The licenses that can be obtained in both these free zones are identical, and that businesses registering must be relevant to the free zone in question. Here we talk about just a few of those districts and why Dubai South is an excellent choice for free zone company formation.

Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace hub

Previously known as the aviation district, the Mohammed bin Rashid Aerospace hub is dedicated to the aviation sector and has an integrated aviation eco system of 6.7 sq km. It has dedicated free zone areas for MROs, FBOs, light industries, education and R&D sectors. The district is also home to the Dubai airshow, the Middle East Business aviation show and the VIP Terminal.

The hub is adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport and has close port connections, making it a great location for businesses.

Logistics district

The logistics district in Dubai South offers a multimodal platform for companied affiliated with the supply chain. Companies are able to exploit Dubai’s superior geographical location with seamless port, air and road options.

A logistics license in Dubai South free zone will allow specific logistics services (e.g. storage, transportation, distribution, sorting, forwarding and clearing activities, order management, inventory management etc.).

The Business Park

The business park at Dubai South free zone offers flexible office spaces suited to every need, from start ups to already established companies. Types of licenses which are available are:

Trade License

The import/export and distribution of specifically mentioned products can be undertaken with this license.

Industrial License

Will allow the operation of light manufacturing activity (e.g. blending, mixing, purifying, assembling forming, repacking, or wrapping of products) by utilizing hand labor or quiet machinery in a manner which does not produce smoke, gas fumes, heat, light or any other undesirable by products. Please note

that Industrial Licenses will not be issued without proof that an Environmental Impact surveys and studies have been done comprehensively.

Service License

This permits the carrying out of services specified in the license in question but only within the DWC Free Zone and it is only permissible elsewhere in the UAE through the obtaining of additional local licenses in certain jurisdictions. Such licenses are issued to Free Zone Enterprises supporting the logistics industry and will include services such as consulting and training or any other related activity.

Other benefits of Dubai South Free Zone include

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% tax free operations
  • 100% repatriation of capital as well as profits
  • 0% tax as well as no duty tax for import and export.
  • Complete confidentiality
  • Quick formation time of 12 days
  • Residency visa issuance is possible

If you would like more information on free zone company formation in Dubai South contact us.

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