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Dubai Design District Business Setup

Business Formation in Dubai Design District

A free trade zone dedicated to promote exceptional talent and provide a home for artists, designers, and creative thinkers, Dubai Design District (d3) encourages entrepreneurs and investors to establish a business presence within the district. Business setup in Dubai Design District offers a number of advantages including zero corporate tax, freedom to repatriate 100% of capital and profits, and 100% foreign ownership!

Freelance permits can be obtained in the district as well, perfect for talented, ambitious artists and designers in building a reputation and working in an environment which supports growth and development.

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  • Following industries you can setup in D3

    We covers all the following industries, even if your industry not in list you can consult with us we can help you setup.

  • Benefits of Setting up Business in D3

    Business setup in UAE free zones is known as a normal venture by business owners that visit the UAE. Business formation in Dubai has been rising in DAFZA for more than two decades now. It has continuously been a great help to the economy of UAE, as it invites more and more investors free zone business setup in Dubai.

    Dubai free zone company registration costs can be considered as one of its advantages as well as it is not as expensive as others. Some of the significant benefits of Dubai Free Zone, however, are listed below:

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  • Business Setup Requirements & Procedure

    • Application form for company formation
    • Unit title deed
    • Memorandum and Articles of Association
    • Letter of intent
    • Registry identification code (RIC) form for manager or director – must be original and notarized
    • Bank statements (personal or corporate)
    • Lease agreements
    • Initial Approval certificate from Dubai Design District Authority

    For freelancers:

    • Registration application
    • Resume/CV
    • Bank reference letter

    For a complete list of requirements for business setup in D3, call our office to consult with our specialists.

  • Support Services Offered in D3

    FAR Consulting Middle East guides its clients throughout the Dubai Design District business setup process, including with the following:

    • Company registration from Dubai Creative Clusters Authority
    • Drafting and legalization of required corporate documents
    • Review and submission of requirements for company registration, trademark or name reservation, and business trade license issuance
    • Opening of corporate bank account
    • Business setup consultancy

    Call us for a smooth, hassle-free business setup in Dubai Design District!

  • Business Setup Cost in D3

    The Dubai Design District is a business hub that encourages talent and entrepreneurs in designing and fashion industry. The team of consultants in Farahat & Co can help in providing D3 company setup services. The fee table below explains the estimated D3 company setup fees. You may contact us for further information on company formation in Dubai.

    Cost for Business setup in Dubai Design District (D3)

    Business Registration and Licensing CostFees
    Registration FeeAED 3,500.00
    Knowledge Fee & Innovation FeeAED 20.00
    Cost by Trade Licence Type (Select one of the following)
    Commercial License FeeAED 15,000.00
    Trading License FeeAED 15,000.00
    Service License Fee (Starting from)AED 15,000.00
    Professional License Fee (Starting from)AED 15,000.00
    Tourism License Fee (Starting from)AED 15,000.00
    Manufacturing License FeeAED 20,000.00
    Freelance PermitAED 7,500.00
    Local Branch Company Registration (Starting from)AED 15,000.00
    Foreign Branch Company Registration (Starting from)AED 15,000.00
    Additional Fees for Business Registration
    Fee for Any Additional Activity (if applicable)AED 10,000.00
    Establishment Online Application (Starting from)AED 1,980.00
    Visa Processing Cost
    Bank Guarantee / Employee Visa depositAED 2,500.00
    Employment/Residence Visa (Select one of the following)
    Employment / Residence Visa – In Country (Starting from)AED 4,140.00
    Employment / Residence Visa – Out of the Country (Starting from)AED 2,720.00
    Postal Services Cost
    Empost Representative CardAED 300.00
    P.O.BOX Services Fee (Select one of the following)
    PO Box Light (Starting from)AED 1,170.00
    PO Box Standard (Starting from)AED 2,020.00
    Ezimail Bronze (Starting from)AED 3,770.00
    Ezimail Silver (Starting from)AED 6,270.00
    Ezimail GoldAED 12,270.00


    All fees for government and related authorities are an estimation only, as of on 19th September, 2019. The exact government fees will be determined at the time of submission of the applications. We are obligated to provide our clients with all receipts of government and related agencies against the amount that will be paid. Every amount that will expense for your business registration will be supported by documents. In case of shortage, the client has to repay us. In case of excess, we have to refund the client.

    Our professional fee covers consultation, drafting of legal documents, introducing reliable local citizen service-agent when required, assisting in document notarization from the local notary public, assisting in local bank account opening, and applying to the concerned authorities on your behalf.