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Dubai Health Care City

Setting up Business in Dubai Health Care City Freezone

Established in 2002, the Dubai Health Care City Freezone is the home to more than 15000 medical professionals. Located at the heart of the Middle East’s medical tourism hub, the DHCC Freezone offers access to state-of-the-art facilities, office space and desks. Also, Dubai ranks sixth in the Medical Tourism Association ranking.

Setting up a business in Dubai Health Care City Freezone opens the door to the growing UAE population. The free zone offers a conducive environment for businesses in various fields, including healthcare and education. Beyond being a hub for healthcare facilities and medical tourism, the DHCC Freezone is also known for its quality medical education.

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Company formation in DHCC -DUBAI HEALTH CARE CITY

The DHCC offers attractive opportunities for medical professionals and healthcare businesses from across the world.

Dubai Healthcare City has four departments that include the following.

  • Healthcare department,
  • Education and research department,
  • Investment department,
  • Regulatory department.

Businesses that aim to register themselves in the DHCC or – Dubai Healthcare City must first choose the department. DHCC has its own set of rules, regulations, and licensing procedures. At Oxbow services, our consultants have a thorough understanding of the legal norms and process and shall help you register your business in a short span of time.

Major benefits of company formation in DHCC

  • Exemption from income taxes for 15 years
  • No restriction on profit and capital repatriation
  • No customs duty
  • Exemption from corporate taxes for 15 years
  • Clinic facilities available for lease and rent
  • Opportunity to network with global brands
  • Access to services across the entire healthcare chain
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No currency restrictions

DHCC Regulations

The Dubai Healthcare Authority oversees the registration and licensing of companies in the DHCC free zone.

Three main types of business entities are recognized by the company registry unit, and they include the following. 

  • Freezone Limited Liability Companies (FZ- LLC)
  • Branch Offices of UAE companies
  • Branch Offices of foreign companies.

The Freezone Limited Liability Companies (FZ-LLC) are bound to follow the minimum paid-up capital requirements.

  • Clinical facilities must have a minimum paid-up capital of AED 100,000
  • Non-clinical facilities must have a minimum paid-up capital of AED 50,000.
  • Hospitals must have a minimum paid-up capital of AED 300,000.
  • Hotels must meet the following requirements
      • 3-star hotels must have a minimum paid-up capital of AED 1 million.
      • 4-star hotels must have a minimum paid-up capital of AED 2 million.
      • 5-star hotels must have a minimum paid-up capital of AED 3 million.

To set up branches of UAE companies and foreign companies in the UAE, minimum capital requirements do not apply.

Apply for License

DHCC Freezone offers licenses for the following activities. 
  • Facility license, to be renewed every two years.
  • Industrial license for doctors and nurses should be renewed every two years.
  • Commercial license must be renewed every year.

Start your business in DHCC Freezone.

To set up your business in the DHCC Freezone, follow the steps below.

Determine the business operation
Businesses can operate many activities in the DHCC Freezone. Some of them are as follows.
  • Healthcare management
  • Healthcare consultancy
  • Healthcare support
  • Publishing
  • Executive Research
  • Event management
  • Academic services
  • Non-academic services
  • Research and development
Decide on the business structure.
Once you have decided on the business activity, the next step is to determine the entity’s corporate structure. You should choose if you wish to register as a Limited Liability Company or a branch company.

Determine the activity license.
Decide the license from the following types- industrial, commercial, or facility license.

Pick a Trade Name
Choose a name for your business. In UAE, names must follow legal norms. You must not use a name that offends religious sentiments. Cautiously avoid using derogatory and abusive terms in your Trade Name. Our company formation experts will guide you through the process.

Document submission and registration
You must submit the following documents to set up a company in the DHCC Freezone.
  • Copy of valid passport of shareholders
  • Copies of UAE residence visa and emirates id
  • Resume and portfolio of shareholders
  • Business plan and summary
  • Utility bills
  • Degree certificate of shareholders
  • Board resolution and bank letter
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association.
You must submit an application form and pay the fee for registration and license. Next, you should deposit the share capital and demonstrate the proof to the DHCC Authority. The final step is to sign the lease agreement and collect the license.

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How much does it cost to set up a company in DHCC Freezone?

DHCC authority issues licenses for both clinical and non-clinical facilities. The exact cost to set up a company in DHCC Freezone varies based on the license type, corporate structure, business activity, and so on. To know the exact cost, book a free consultation with our DHCC company formation experts.

What are the types of licenses issued by the DHCC Freezone?

The DHCC Freezone issues the following types of licenses - Commercial, Industrial and Facility licenses.

How can Oxbow Corporate Services help in DHCC company formation?

Oxbow Corporate Services is a leading consultancy for company formation in UAE. Our experts have rich experience in helping set up companies in the UAE free zones. We offer end-end services from selecting and registering the trade name and document submission to bank account opening, visa applications, website creation, and digital marketing.

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