Getting a Free Zone License

Getting a Free Zone License

At DWTC Authority, we offer a highly-competitive, single point of contact for corporations, affording them a unique and flexible offering.

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A Free zone license is the foundational document required to do business within our free zone.

Free zone licenses entitle companies of all sizes, from startups and SMEs to large multinationals, to enjoy a number of benefits to operate in Dubai. They also enable companies with prior presence nationally or internationally to establish a new branch with us or move operations entirely.

In order to obtain a free zone license, you must first select the type of company you wish to form. Once the company has been formed, you will be eligible to seek the license that best fits your business pursuits.

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Types of companies formed under DWTC Authority

The Free Zone offers a highly competitive, single-point of contact operation for corporations, affording them a unique and flexible offering to operate seamlessly, including as an onshore registered business, under an independent free-zone license or as a dual licensed entity from within the same zone.

Our attractive packages for startups and SMEs allow entrepreneurs to convert their business ideas into reality.

Free Zone Company (FZCO)

  • Certain required documents must be attested (see guide for details)
  • A non-individual Shareholder requires additional paperwork (see guide for details).
  • All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a FZCO.

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)

  • Certain required documents must be attested (see guide for details).
  • A non-individual Shareholder requires additional paperwork (see guide for details).
  • All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a FZE.

Foreign Branch

  • The branch must be 100% owned by the Parent company.
  • Certain required documents must be attested (see guide for details).
  • All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a Foreign Branch.

UAE Branch

  • A valid registration from a UAE license authority is required to open a branch.
  • Certain required documents must be attested (see guide for details).
  • All types of businesses requiring only a commercial office for operation can be established as a UAE Branch.