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Company formation in Dubai maritime city freezone

Spanning an area of more than 2.25 million sq. meters, Dubai Maritime City offers a conducive business environment for marine and maritime industries. It is a member of the Dubai World Group and is located on a man-made peninsula between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks. The Dubai Maritime City Freezone is just 10 kilometers from Dubai International Airport.

The Dubai Maritime City Freezone offers a state-of-the-art infrastructure and logistic facilities for a wide spectrum of marine operations including ship building, ship repairs, conversion, and so on. It aims to leverage Dubai’s strengths and support its evolution into a global maritime hub.

A few facts on Dubai Maritime City Free Zone

Stretched across 2.27 million sq.m

Situated between Rashid Port and Dubai Drydocks World

10 Kms from Dubai International Airport

Houses warehouses of 510 sq.m for storage of spares.

Retail activities has 84 sq.m showrooms and 64 sq.m shops

Types of companies in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone

The Dubai Maritime City Free Zone offers license for the following types of legal entities and businesses.
A Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
A FZE requires at least one shareholders, two to five directors, and a minimum paid up capital of 1 million AED.
A Free Zone Company (FZCO)
A FZCO authenticates two to five shareholders, two to five directors, and a minimum paid up capital of 500,000 AED
A Branch Office.

Documents required for company incorporation in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone

Following are some of the key requirements when it comes to documents needed for a successful company formation in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone.

  • Passport copies of the shareholders
  • Manager and director details
  • Personal profile of the manager
  • Power of Attorney
  • Article of Association
  • Lease agreement of office space
  • Board resolution
  • Bank reference letter

    Though the above listed are the basic set of documents, the exact requirements vary depending on the structure of the company. To understand this in detail, book a free consultation with our company formation experts in UAE.

Activities completed in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone

Business incorporation in Dubai Maritime City Freezone is almost similar to other freezones in UAE. Yet, there exists differences in the type of activities that can be taken up here.

Activities in this freezone are mostly aligned with the maritime industry. Dubai Maritime City Free Zone Authority oversees the activities in this freezone, offers licenses and permits needed to open a company in Dubai Maritime City Freezone.

Following documents should be submitted and requirements be met when you seek a maritime activity license. You must note that the maritime activity license is the main business permit needed to start your company in Dubai maritime city Freezone.

  • You should produce a copy of the license issued by the Trade Register.
  • If you are operating a company in other freezones, you should produce a copy of the existing freezone license.
  • DMCA will issue business permit based on the license.

Companies operating in the Dubai Maritime City Free Zone are also allowed to work on activities like cargo vessels inspection. Authorized companies are allowed to work on technical vessel inspections, prepare manuals and reports for companies operating cargo vessels in the Freezone.

Other than the above licenses, foreign businesses and investors are allowed to operate water entertainment and related activities.

Licensing in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone

Various types of licenses are issued when it comes to business incorporation in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone.

  • Maritime services license
  • Seaport services license
  • Maritime management license
  • Offshore industrial license
  • Education and research license
  • Production and repair of yachts

Taxation in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone

Companies operating in the DMC Free Zone are exempted from corporate taxes and income taxes. They are also exempt from import and export duties. Companies may be subject to taxes in home country depending on whether there exists Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement between UAE and the home country.

To know more information on taxation in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone, contact our company formation experts in Dubai.

Advantages of establishing a company in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone

  • Zero corporate and personal taxes
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Complete tax repatriation of capital and profist
  • No customs duty on trading activities
  • Access to skilled labour force
  • Adminitrative and infrastructure support

Hiring employees in DMC Free Zone

When you start your company in Dubai maritime city freezone, you get access to skilled labour force. There is a fast-track process in place in the DMC Free Zone for issuance of employment permit for foreign workforce.

The best way to obtain more details on Business incorporation in Dubai maritime city freezone and hiring employees in the freezone is to book a free consultation with our company formation experts in UAE.

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Where is Dubai Maritime CIty Freezone located?

It is located at 10 kms distance from Dubai International Airport between Port Rashid and Dubai's Drydocks World.

How to get an office for lease in the Dubai Maritime City Free Zone?

The 8-floor building in the Dubai Marititime City Free Zone offers office spaces for lease. To know more details or to find one that is appropriate for your business, you shall get in touch with our company formation experts in Dubai.

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