Dubai South Free Zone

Business Setup in Dubai South Free Zone

Dubai South Freezone is an economic zone created to support a number of activities such as logistics, aviation, commercial, exhibition, humanitarian, residential and other related businesses around Al Maktoum International Airport. With a proposed annual capacity of 160 million passengers and 12 million tones of cargo, its construction area is almost two times the size of Hong Kong Island. It is also the site of the Dubai Expo 2020; said to be one of the biggest business events the region will ever seen.

The three major districts include Aviation District, Logistics District and Business Park. The Aviation District is the permanent home of the Dubai airshow, the Middle East business aviation show and the VIP terminal. The Logistic district is a multimodal platform for companies affiliated to the supply chain. It grants a seamless sea-road-air connectivity and offers build-to-suit as well as ready-to-use facilities designed to serve contract logistics, integrators, freight-forwarders and agents. In addition, its airside access to the Al Maktoum International Airport enables air cargo operations. The business park free zone at Dubai South offers flexible office spaces for start-ups, SMEs and large corporations. According to the masterplan, Dubai South will also be equipped with a 360-degree office solution round the clock.

Businesses based in Dubai south free zone are incorporated and licensed by the Dubai South Authority. The most important is to choose the right structure when forming the company.

Benefits of Starting a Business in  Dubai South free zone

  • 100% tax free operations for Dubai south free zone.
  • Full foreign owner ship
  • 100% repatriation of capital as well as profits
  • 0% tax and no duty tax for import and export.
  • Flexi Desk with visas and dependant sponsor option
  • flexible commercial lease terms
  • Wide range of business activities
  • Minimum documentation to setup business
  • Direct access to Jebel Ali Sea Port and Al Maktoum Airport
  • No proof of share capital as well as no currency restrictions
  • Competitive rates for set up company in Dubai south free zone.
  • State of the art facilities
  • Easy Company and bank account Set-up

Types of licenses available in Dubai south free zone:

  1. Industrial License:

Used for light manufacturing activities.

  1. Logistics License:

Used for logistics services.

  1. Trading & General Trading License:

Owners can use for import, export, distribution and storage of specific products specified in the License. Sale of imported products is permitted within the UAE market through a local distributor.

  1. Service License

This is use for services specified in the license within the Dubai south free zone and elsewhere in the UAE.

  1. Education License:

Used for educational, social, training and consultancy services.

List of business activities offered in Dubai South Free Zone

A wide range of trading, services, and industrial activities is available ranging from but not limited to:

  • Aviation
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Trading and repairing
  • Transport, storage and communications
  • Education
  • Health and social work
  • Other community, social and personal service
  • HR
  • Training
  • Advertising
  • Design

DWC’s Fee Structure

Trade License Fee (Commercial & Service/General) FEE 
 Trade License 20,000 -28,000 AED
 Legal Maxims Service Charge 3,000 AED


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