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Business Setup In Dubai South Free Zone

Business Formation in Dubai South Free Zone

The strategic location of Dubai South Free Zone, also known as Dubai World Central, provides businesses access to rapid economic growth. Over the years, the sought-after business hub has witnessed a significant increase in local and foreign investment. Reasons proving the viability of Dubai South Free Zone business setup are as follows:

  • Al Maktoum Int’l Airport – as it’s located in the heart of Dubai South Free Zone, businesses in industrial, manufacturing, logistics, and assembly industries are within close proximity to an international airport with a capacity of 10 million tons of freight per annum.
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  • Following industries you can setup in Dubai South Free Zone

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

  • Business Setup Requirements & Procedure

    • Valid registration
    • Contract/agreement for leased commercial space
    • Memorandum of Association specifying company policies, internal regulations, and activities
    • Personal information of company shareholders
    • Appointed managed signature

    Failure to provide all required documentation to the free zone authority results to a considerable loss of resources. Seek our help as our business setup team can help ensure your chances of getting through red tape and bureaucracies are increased.

  • The procedure of processing the company setup would range from 2 to 4 weeks.
  • Support Services Offered in Dubai South Free Zone

    The Dubai South Free Zone business setup service of FAR Consulting Middle East covers all stages of company formation, such as:

    • Trade name and activity selection and approval
    • Initial Approval application from Dubai South Free Zone Authority
    • MOA notarization and legalization
    • Submission of requirements for trade license
    • Tenancy contract drafting
    • Visa application or renewal
  • Business Setup Cost in Dubai South Free Zone

    Dubai South is considered as one of the most cost- efficient free zones in Dubai that allows companies formation for various business activities. Farahat & Co has a proficient business consulting team that is experienced in setting up businesses in the Dubai South. The below fee table represents an estimation of the cost involved for business setup in the said free zone. Please do contact us for a detailed guide on business setup in Dubai.

    Cost for Business setup in Dubai South (Formerly DWC)

    Business Registration and Licensing CostFees
    Set-Up Fee (One-time Fee)AED 1,000.00
    Booking Fee (One-time Fee)AED 1,000.00
    Registration Fee – Local or Foreign Branch Set UpAED 10,000.00
    Knowledge Fee & Innovation FeeAED 20.00
    Cost by Trade Licence Type (Select one of the following)
    Commercial License FeeAED 10,000.00
    Service License FeeAED 10,000.00
    General Trading License FeeAED 25,000.00
    Industrial License FeeAED 10,000.00
    Education License FeeAED 10,000.00
    Freelance Permit FeeAED 7,000.00
    Setting up a branch office (Starting from)AED 10,000.00
    Setting up a Branch of a Foreign Company (Starting from)AED 10,000.00
    Additional Fees for Business Registration
    Establishment card issuanceAED 2,060.00
    Chamber of Commerce FeesAED 2,200.00
    Visa Processing Cost
    Emirates ID applicationAED 370.00
    Medical TestAED 880.00
    Employment/Residence Visa (Select one of the following)
    Employment / Residence Visa – In CountryAED 4,809.00
    Employment / Residence Visa – Out of the CountryAED 2,500.00


    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.