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Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)

Established in 2002, the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) is among Dubai’s largest free zones and trade hubs, offering a conducive business environment with various support services like trade finance, market intelligence, and networking opportunities. With over 15,000 global companies, DMCC is recognized for its business-friendly policies and dedication to supporting startups, SMEs, and the commodities sector. Over the years, it has evolved into one of the UAE’s most vibrant free zones, serving as a beacon of success in the region.

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Advantages of Setting Up Your Business in DMCC

Starting a business in DMCC offers the chance to be part of a globally recognized free zone center. In 2022, DMCC was named Global Free Zone of the Year for the eighth consecutive year by fDi Magazine.

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Access to Global Market

DMCC, situated in central Dubai near airports and seaports, offers access to a diverse population, with 90% being expats. It provides efficient immigration services, including visa support.

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One-Stop Shop

DMCC provides comprehensive business solutions, including access to global markets, secure storage, trading services, legal and financial advice, and efficient logistics. It offers a member online portal for swift assistance.

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Tax and Financial Benefits

Foreign companies enjoy full ownership rights, unrestricted capital repatriation, and currency flexibility, with no personal income tax. VAT stands at 5%, while corporate tax is a modest 9% if applicable.

Cost of Starting a Business in DMCC

The costs associated with starting a business in DMCC depend on variables such as the number of required visas and office space rental.

Firmz offers a business package beginning at AED 23,000, inclusive of:

  • Business License and Office Space
  • Flexibility to conduct business within the jurisdiction
  • Dedicated Account Management Team
  • Interest free monthly installment plan of AED 3,250 (RAKBANK, Dubai Islamic Bank, Mashreq, and Emirates NBD)
  • Crypto accepted payment
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Explore Monthly Payment Plans with Selected Banks

Transform your transactions into convenient and budget-friendly monthly installments through our chosen array of banking partners. Simply make a minimum credit card expenditure of AED 1,000 from any of our participating banks and repay in manageable installments spanning 12 months.


*General terms and conditions from the banks will be applicable.

Types of Licenses Offered in DMCC

Virtually all business activities are permissible within the free zone. Typically, DMCC offers three types of licenses:

Trading License

This license is for companies that buy, sell, import, and export goods from, to, and within the UAE.

Industrial License

This license is for companies that conduct light manufacturing in dedicated facilities within DMCC.

Service License

This license is for companies that provide services in the professional, legal, financial, media, technology, education, energy, and healthcare sectors.

Documents for DMCC Company Setup

*Required for a subsidiary setup

Business Structures in DMCC

Here are the available legal company structures you can select to establish your company in DMCC:

Joint Venture

A joint venture is a company owned by a combination of individuals or multiple companies.


Owned by one or multiple natural persons as shareholders.


A subsidiary is fully owned by a "parent" company, conducting distinct business activities and potentially operating under a different name.

Branch Company

A branch company, typically set up in DMCC, is an extension of its parent company, leveraging the free zone's benefits.

Limited Liability

An LLC is a distinct entity from its shareholders, limiting their liability to unpaid share capital.

Steps in Setting Up Your Business in DMCC

Establishing a company in DMCC typically requires 2-4 weeks, varying based on your business activity.