BUSINESS SET-UP PROCESS

Setup Process – Starting your business in Dubai is simple with DAFZA!

DAFZA was established as the ideal destination for a wide variety of businesses. Whether you’re a start-up or an established company, we offer free guidance to all our potential investors to explore how DAFZA can play a key role in your businesses’ growth strategy.

Through our network of partners, we provide you with all the information you will need to take advantage of DAFZA’s many opportunities.

With our fast and efficient Business Set-up process service, doing business as a UAE entity takes just three simple steps. Setting up a business in Dubai has never been so easy.

For more information or to discuss your own set-up requirements, call one of our advisors today at +971 600 532 392.

Register a Business in Dubai

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

JOIN DAFZA TODAY

For more information or to discuss business set-up process as per your requirements in DAFZA call one of our advisors today at +971 600 532 392.

Choosing your COMPANY

01

Choose your licence type
DAFZA offers six types of licences:

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.
You can also opt for an E-commerce license (holders are entitled to trade of goods and service online)

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.

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.

02

Choose your company type
DAFZA offers two types of set-up for companies:
Freezone Company (FZCO/FZ-LLC)
  • 1-50 shareholders, individual/non-individual
  • Minimum share capital of USD273**
Branch Office
  • The branch office of an existing company
  • No share capital required

03

Choose your space
At DAFZA, we offer:
  • Office space
  • Warehousing and industrial space
  • Cold storage

Activity List

All trading activities including trading of specific products are allowed, as long as they are not hazardous or illegal. Click below to view the activity list.

COLLECT

1. Signing Lease

Upon confirming the facility with our Sales Team, the lease agreement will be issued for the Authorized Manager to sign.

2. Payment

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.

In finalizing the lease agreement and legal documents, DAFZA’s sales team will guide you with each step to make the process as smooth as possible.

Notes:

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.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Sales

Please contact our call center on (+971) 600 5 32392​​​.
Kindly contact Ms. Ria Peralta Ocoma on (+971) 4 202 7945 from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm (Sunday – Thursday).
Kindly contact Mr. Rahim Jumani on (+971) 4 202 7218 from 7:30 am – 2:30 pm (Sunday – Thursday).
Kindly arrange a mee​ting 3 days in advance with your sales personnel and kindly provide the health declaration form when sending a meeting request.

Interior Design

For any Interior Design enquires or service requests, that are not available in the Customer Portal (CRM) kindly contact us on (+971) 600 5 32392 or send us an email to _InteriorDesign@dafz.ae 

For any emergencies, you can contact the following representatives:
– Fatma Al Marzooqi: (+971) 55 456 6045
– Samah Badawiyeh: (+971) 50 656 2250
– Shaima Al Qassim: (+971) 50 801 0101

Lease & Licensing

For any Leasing & Licensing enquires or service request that are not available in the Customer Portal (CRM) kindly contact us on (+971) 600 5 32392 or send us an email to _Lease&LicensingDepartment@dafz.ae​

Health & Security

For any Health & Security enquires or service requests that are not available in the Customer Portal (CRM) kindly​ contact us on (+971) 600 5 32392 or send us an email to _Security@dafz.ae

For any emergencies, you can contact the following representatives:
– DAFZA Control Room: (+971) 4 202 7227
– Abdulrahman Shahin: (+971) 50 420 008
– David Ndungu Mutiso: (+971) 50 682 7988

Customer Service

For any Customer Service enquires or service requests that are not available in the Customer Portal (CRM) kindly contact us on (+971) 600 5 32392 or send us an email to CustomerCare@dafz.ae

Facility Management

Yes, we are sanitizing all common areas on a daily basis including lifts, receptions, door handles, washrooms and pantries.
No, but we can provide the suppliers details upon request. In addition, the tenant requires to seek approval from DAFZA prior to the sanitization. 

Note: the office needs to remain vacant for at least 12 hours after sanitization

Yes, usually deep cleaning is provided one time depending on the available slot.
We provide cleaning twice a week. If you require additional office cleaning, then a quote will be shared with you and a separate team will be allocated for this task. 

For any Facility Management enquires or service requests, that are not available in the Customer Portal (CRM) kindly contact us on (+971) 600 5 32392 or send us an email to CustomerCare@dafz.ae

​Note: If you are facing pest control issues kindly contact us on our helpdesk at (+971) 800 323936 or (+971) 04 202 7773

ICT

For any Technical enquires or service requests that are not available in the Customer Portal (CRM) kindly contact us on (+971) 600 5 32392 or send us an email to ​CustomerCare@dafz.ae​

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