Setup Process – Starting your business in Dubai is simple with DAFZA!
Become a part of the DAFZA business community in just THREE easy steps.
Step 1: Choose your licence
Step 2: Choose your company type
Step 3: Choose your space
Choosing your Licence
Choose your licence type
Trade Licence: This type of licence allows the holder to carry out trading activities, including import, export, re-export, distribution and storage of specific products.
Service Licence: This licence is suitable for service-oriented businesses. It enables entities to provide the services specified by their licence.
Industrial Licence: This allows holders to undertake light manufacturing activities, packaging and assembly.
E-commerce Licence: With this type of licence, holders are entitled to trade of goods and services online.
General Trading Licence: This licence allows the holder to trade in general activities, including import, export, re-export, storage and distribution.
Dual Licence with DED*: This licence allows DAFZA-registered companies to apply for a DED (Dubai Department of Economic Development) Licence without the need for physical office space on the mainland. Businesses possessing this licence can operate out of DAFZA.
Choose your company type
- 1-50 shareholders, individual/non-individual
- Minimum share capital of USD273**
- The branch office of an existing company
- No share capital required
1. Signing Lease
Upon confirming the facility with our Sales Team, the lease agreement will be issued for the Authorized Manager to sign.
You can now sign the lease agreement, Upon the confirmation of the payment receipt according to the agreed payment plan. you can collect your office keys.
1. Depending upon the activity of your business, you may require applying for NOC from external government entities.
2. Bank share capital letter will be required if share capital is above AED 150,000.