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Dubai South

Dubai South, a dedicated business hub in the UAE, is integral to the Dubai World Central initiative, emphasizing aviation and logistics. Positioned as a global transport hub, it offers services like business incubation, free zone licenses, and access to strategic partners. Ideal for entrepreneurs leveraging its connectivity, Dubai South hosts Al Maktoum International Airport, slated to be the world’s largest.

With a focus on varied business needs, it provides services such as business support and value-added services. The hub accommodates diverse workspace options, making it a comprehensive choice for businesses aiming to thrive in a strategically positioned and well-connected environment within the UAE.

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Advantages of Setting Up Your Business in Dubai South

Beyond its unparalleled connectivity, here are several advantages that both local and foreign entrepreneurs can experience when establishing a company in Dubai South:

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Prime Location

Located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, with direct access to Jebel Ali Sea Port and Al Maktoum Airport, poised to be the world's largest.

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Business-friendly Policies

Enjoy 100% foreign ownership, unrestricted capital repatriation, no currency constraints, no personal income tax, flexible leases, and a 5% VAT rate.

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Diverse Business Options

Dubai South offers seven districts for business setup, including Residential, Commercial, Logistics, Aviation, Humanitarian, Golf, and Exhibition City districts.

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Support Services

Dubai South offers top-notch customer service and streamlined setups for businesses. Entrepreneurs can select from small workspaces to warehousing facilities.

Cost of Starting a Business in Dubai South

Business setup packages in Dubai South free zone typically commence at AED 29,900, covering registration, license, flexi-desk setup, and establishment card fees. However, Firmz’s comprehensive package includes office spaces, visa assistance, and other essential incorporation fees.

  • 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 Dubai South

Here are the six types of business licenses offered in Dubai South:

Industrial License

Issued for firms involved in general trading and light manufacturing (e.g., blending, mixing, purifying, assembling, repacking, or wrapping).

Aviation License

Aviation license in Dubai facilitates businesses involved in aviation-related activities, ensuring compliance with regulatory standards and requirements.

Trading License

Companies seeking to import, export, and distribute goods in the UAE obtain a general trading license. Sell goods locally through a designated distributor.

Logistics License

This license permits companies to engage in various logistics activities, including storage, transportation, distribution, sorting, forwarding, clearing, order, and inventory management.

Service License

This license is granted to companies offering specified services mentioned within the licensing parameters.

Education License

This license enables companies to provide educational and social services, educational training, and consultancy services in the field.

General Documents Required for Dubai South Company Setup

Steps in Setting Up Your Business in Dubai South

Establishing your company in Dubai South is a simple process, but seeking guidance from Firmz can streamline time and costs.