Dubai South Free Zone

Dubai South Free Zone is one of the most advanced and rapidly emerging free zones in Dubai. The zone is located strategically close to Al Maktoum International Airport (the newest airport in Dubai). It will also be the venue for EXPO 2020 and will be the future central hub for companies venturing into various business sectors. The area of the zone, including the residential area, logistics section, golf club, etc., has recently been branded as “Dubai South” (South Dubai) and represents a city within the city. Among the other free zones in Dubai, DWC can be considered as one of the most economical and practical options in terms of cost and flexibility of requirements.

Dubai South Free Zone – Overview

All business activities are welcomed by the Dubai South Free Zone.

Advantages of establishing the Dubai South Free Zone

  • Tax exemption
  • You receive the sole ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology and infrastructure
  • Easy access by road, air or water
  • Commitment to a broader pool of customers
  • Access to affordable land for residential and commercial purposes
  • You may own property and open accounts

Business types in the Dubai South Free Zone

The Dubai South Free Zone Authority allows two types of business start-ups:

  • Dubai South Free Zone Limited Liability Company
  • Branch

Documents required for the foundation of Dubai South FZ

Legal documents required for Dubai South Free Zone LLC (individual shareholders)

  • Copy of passport of shareholder(s) / director(s) / secretary & GM

Legal documents required for Dubai South Free Zone LLC (corporate shareholders)

  • Foreign language documents translated into English / Arabic should be certified and authenticated by legal translators
  • Certificate of incorporation (certified copy)
  • Board resolution to establish a company (simply signed)
  • Board resolution with signatory powers or power of attorney for third parties (simply signed, authenticated and legalised)
  • Certificate of good repute or valid copy of the trade licence
  • Partnership agreement & statutes
  • Passport copy of the director / secretary / manager

Legal documents required for the establishment of a foreign / UAE company

  • Foreign language documents translated into English / Arabic should be certified and authenticated by legal translators
  • Certificate of incorporation (certified copy)
  • Articles of Association of the parent company (Certified True Copy)
  • Decision of the Board of Directors to establish a branch (simply signed)
  • Board resolution with signatory powers or power of attorney for third parties (simply signed, authenticated and legalised)
  • Certificate of good standing or a valid trade licence (copy)
  • Passport copy of the General Manager

Dubai South Free Zone reserves the right to receive additional documents if required.

Types of licenses in the Dubai South Free Zone

The license categories available in the Dubai South Free Zone are

Commercial License – Allows the holder to provide specified commercial services, including general trading and logistics services.

Service License – Allows the holder to provide services specified in the license in the Dubai South Free Zone and elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates.

Industry License – Allows the holder to perform certain light manufacturing activities.

Educational License – Allows the holder to provide educational and social services, training and consulting services

DWC Free Zone facilities

Business Center Offices

  • smart desk
  • Permanent Smart Desk
  • Intelligent office
  • Permanent intelligent office
  • Permanent exclusive office

Industrial park Offices

  • Equipped offices (from 40 sqm)
  • Shell & Core Offices (from 120 m²)