A City of Everything : Set up Business in Dubai South
Set up Business in Dubai South
Established by the Dubai Aviation City Corporation and centered around the state-of-the-art Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai South (Formerly known as Dubai World Central), is not just a location; it is envisioned as a full ecosystem of work and life.
Located in the Jabel Ali District, below free zones are covered under Dubai South.
- Dubai Logistics City (DLC) is strategically located next to Al Maktoum International Airport and close to Jebel Ali Port. Designed as a bonded free zone, it connects seamlessly with Jebel Ali Port through the Dubai Logistics Corridor. DLC offers a range of facilities like office spaces, warehouses, and development lands for businesses. It features specialized areas for air cargo terminals, industry logistics, forwarders, and integrator facilities. This comprehensive ecosystem streamlines logistics services, enabling businesses to optimize their supply chains efficiently.
- Dubai Aviation City, located in the DS Free Zone, stands as a testament to the Middle East’s burgeoning role in the global aviation sector. Directly adjacent to the airport and benefiting from connectivity to Jebel Ali Port, it caters to the entire aviation supply chain. From light aviation manufacturing to Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, training, and high-tech industries, the city offers a comprehensive infrastructure. With facilities like executive jet terminals, heliports, and academic zones, it provides leasing options for offices, warehouses, and development lands.
- Dubai South’s Premium Business Park is poised to become Dubai’s central hub for commerce, logistics, and aviation. Designed with a focus on business facilitation, it provides top-tier commercial spaces equipped with advanced technological amenities for seamless operations. The park ensures a business-ready environment, offering both Free Zone and non-Free Zone licenses, coupled with flexible lease terms, promoting sustainable business expansion.
Why Set up Your Business in Dubai South?
- Pinnacle of Global Trade: Direct access to one of the world’s most advanced airports, Al Maktoum International, ensuring your business is always at the crossroads of international commerce.
- City of Happiness: Crafted with a vision rooted in happiness, creativity, and sustainability, DS is more than a business hub; it’s a city of empowerment.
- Strategic Location: Nestled just 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport and a mere 15 minutes from the renowned Jebel Ali Port, DS offers unparalleled connectivity.
- Growth Catalyst: Host to the World Expo 2020 and the Dubai Air Show, DS provides unrivaled exposure and limitless growth opportunities.
Forms of Business Licenses in Dubai South
- Branch of a Company: Set up as a branch of a Foreign or UAE-based company.
- Free Zone LLC: Set up as a Free Zone Limited Liability Company with a minimum capital of AED 50,000 to 1,000,000 depending on the activity
- Freelancing permit for professionals in media, education and technology domains
Licensing Activities in Dubai South
Dubai Sough permits a wide array of business activities which includes transportation, logistics, value-added operations, air cargo terminal handling, industry or contract logistics, shipment handling, consolidation operations, warehousing/distribution services, cargo handling, aviation manufacturing, Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services, aviation support services, design and consultancy, research and development, aviation training, products and parts manufacturing, light manufacturing, high technology industries, aviation, logistics support services, general business establishments.
Cost of licensing and operating from Dubai South
- The licensing fees for Dubai South vary with a General Trading License costing AED 20,000 and other licenses such as Trading, Service, Logistic, Industrial, and Educational set at AED 10,000, with additional establishment costs like the card and P.O. Box amounting to AED 4,000.
- Facility costs in Dubai South are diverse, with Smart Office or Executive Office spaces starting from AED 29,900 to AED 125,000 annually, while DS Head Quarter fitted-out offices, East & West Wings Buildings, and warehouses have varying rates based on size and specifications. Additionally, land leasing in the area starts at a range of AED 38-44 per square meter.
- Freelancer permit cost AED 7020 annually
Why AE Formations?
Embark on your Dubai South journey with AE Formations, where we make businesses a reality:
- Effortless Setup: With our seasoned expertise, navigate through DS’s registration, licensing, and setup with unparalleled ease.
- Custom Solutions: From selecting the ideal facility to detailed guidance on DS’s offerings, we tailor our services to your unique needs.
- Continuous Support: Our dedicated team is always at your service, ensuring every step of your business journey is smooth and hassle-free.
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