Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTC Authority) provides a unique and highly desirable proposition for businesses to compete even more effectively regionally and globally.

Free Zone

Established by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister, Ruler of Dubai, the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTC Authority) provides a unique and highly desirable proposition for businesses looking for an effective, competitive and well-regulated business ecosystem to compete even more effectively regionally and globally.

A public corporation that enjoys corporate body status, financial and administrative autonomy and full legal capacity to help it carry out its duties and activities, it will deliver a more flexible business-conducive environment in the heart of one of the world’s most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities.

Under the jurisdiction of the DWTC Authority, the Free Zone spans locations within the iconic Dubai World Trade Centre and the adjoining One Central, as well as the upcoming new Dubai TradeCentre JebelAli, adjacent to Al Maktoum International airport in Dubai South, when it comes online.

With leasing and licensing opportunities available now across the Dubai World Trade Centre and One Central, the Free Zone provides a strong incentive for multinationals to use Dubai as the springboard to enter local and regional markets, as well as incentivising global associations to establish a permanent, regional base in the free zone, and allowing organisers to deliver a much more streamlined event participation and logistical experience, while also increasing attractiveness.

  • Why DWTC Authority?

    Why DWTC Authority?

    The DWTC Authority Free Zone offers an enhanced incentive for businesses thanks to its prime location, strong regulatory framework and leasing proposition.

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  • Services


    Providing a seamless one-stop-solution, the DWTC Authority’s experienced team will assist prospective members in navigating through all related processes from company set-up to on-going support.

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  • Commercial Leasing

    Commercial Leasing

    Home to over 100 commercial tenants, including leading international companies such as Shell, General Motors and Halliburton, the Free Zone offers a wide choice premium commercial and retail space.

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  • Licences


    The Free Zone will offer a highly competitive, single-point of contact operation for corporations, affording them a unique and flexible offering to operate seamlessly.

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  • Rules and Regulations 

    Rules and Regulations

    Keep up to date with all the latest information regarding the Free Zone, as well as official circulars and any changes in rules and regulations.

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  • FAQs 

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Get answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Free Zone and the registration process.

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