Dubai CommerCity

A Dedicated free zone for ecommerce

About Commercity

Dubai CommerCity DDC is the first fully government-owned free zone for e-commerce businesses in the Middle East. Established in 2020, DCC provides a strategic platform for global e-commerce businesses to set up their companies in the UAE.

Located at the center of the regional trade route, DCC offers a wide range of services. These include company registration, visa processing, licensing, and other digital commerce solutions.

Dubai CommerCity Free Zone consists of three clusters: Business, Logistics, and Social. Each cluster has its e – commerce regulations and caters to the needs of online businesses.

TYPES OF LICENSES AVAILABLE IN DUBAI COMMERCITY

Dubai CommerCity Free Zone offers various types of licenses. These include trading, industrial, service, and freelance licenses. The right license type depends on your business nature and activities.

E-Commerce License

Online stores require an e – commerce license to operate in Dubai. Any business dealing in e-commerce activities needs this license. It permits the selling of goods online, so there is no need for a physical store.

Trade License

To operate a business that involves buying and selling goods in Dubai, you must get a trading license. A trade license covers various companies, such as general stores, import and export businesses, and sales companies.

Service License

A business that provides services needs to obtain a service license. For example, craftsmen and artisans require this type of license. Companies requiring this license include repair services, medical services, and beauty salons must get a trading license.

Industrial License

An industrial license is necessary for manufacturing businesses, which convert natural materials into final products. Examples of industries that need this license include gold and precious metals manufacturing.

General Trading License

By getting a general trading license, businesses can trade in many products across different industries. It includes the distribution and storage of goods.

Freelance License

Freelancers need a freelance license to work in Dubai. This permit allows them to work as independent contractors instead of company employees. DCC Freezone offers freelancers many opportunities to succeed independently.

Dual License with DED

Businesses require this license if registered with the Dubai Department of Economic Development. The Dual License with DED allows businesses to operate on Dubai’s mainland without needing physical office space.

TYPES OF COMPANY FORMATION IN DCC

There are three company formation types provided in this free zone:

Public Limited Liability Company

A Public Limited Liability Company is suitable for businesses that want to offer or list their shares on a securities market. The number of shareholders is not limited.

Free Zone Company

A Free Zone company is the right option for those who want to establish a startup. The minimum number of shareholders required is one, and the maximum is 50.

Free Zone Entity (Branch)

Businesses can form a Free zone entity if they want to expand. It is a branch of an existing company, and no minimum share capital is required to establish it.

BENEFITS OF SETTING UP A BUSINESS IN DUBAI COMMERCITY

Dubai CommerCity is an ideal place to start an e-commerce business. It is an e – commerce hub that provides various advantages, including:

  • No limitations on currency
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Exemption from personal income tax
  • Low corporate tax
  • Professional assistance and support
  • World-class infrastructure
  • Sustainable digital commerce ecosystem

HOW TO SET UP A BUSINESS IN DUBAI COMMERCITY FREE ZONE?

Here are the steps for a DCC Company Dubai formation:

SELECT A COMPANY TYPE

Decide your business activities and choose the type of company you want to set up in DCC.

CHOOSE A COMPANY NAME

After choosing the company type, it is time to select a company name. Businesses must ensure the name is unique and not offensive, and they need to get approval for it.

SUBMIT REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

Next, businesses must submit the necessary documents, including:

  • A copy of the investor’s passport
  • Investor profile
  • No Objection Certificate (if under sponsorship)
  • A copy of UAE residence visa (if available)
  • Any other requested documents

PREPARE THE MOA

Businesses must draft their Memorandum of Association and the share certificate.

OBTAIN THE LICENSE

Lastly, pay the license fees and obtain the license from the relevant authority.

FAQ's

WHAT IS THE COST OF A LICENSE IN DUBAI COMMERCITY FREEZONE?

The license cost in Dubai CommerCity varies according to the type of company formation and business activities.

WHAT ARE THE FACILITIES PROVIDED BY DUBAI COMMERCITY FREEZONE?

Dubai CommerCity Free Zone provides the following facilities to businesses:

  • Twelve (12) office buildings
  • Retail space
  • Warehouse storage space
  • Variety of diverse restaurants, art galleries, and open spaces

HOW DO YOU GET A LICENSE IN THE DCC FREE ZONE?

To obtain a license for your e – commerce business setup in DCC Freezone, you must:

  • Decide your business activities
  • Choose a company name
  • Submit documents
  • Get approval
  • Obtain the license

HOW MANY SHAREHOLDERS ARE REQUIRED TO SET UP A COMPANY IN THE DCC FREEZONE?

The minimum number of shareholders required to set up a company in the DCC Free Zone is 1, and the maximum is 50.

WHY SET UP A COMPANY IN DCC WITH RFZ?

Simplify the e – commerce business setup process with RFZ. We provide exceptional services, including company formation, licensing, UAE residency and corporate bank account opening assistant.

Our expert team will help you through the legal formalities. Partner with RFZ for a seamless business setup in Dubai CommerCity.

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