Dubai Multi Commodities Center DMCC

Join the largest Freezone in the UAE

DMCC - for Commodities Trading

The Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) Freezone is the largest Free Trading Zone in the UAE, with more than 15,000 businesses from all sectors and industries worldwide. It was rated Number One Global Free Zone for four consecutive years by the Financial Times FDi magazine.

DMCC supports commodity trading through organizations such as the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), the Dubai Good Delivery Standard (DGD) for Gold, the Dubai Pearl Exchanges (DPE), DMCC Tradeflow, the DMCC Tea Centre and the DMCC Coffee Centre.

The DMCC´s main focus lies on the trade of Gold, Diamonds, Tea, Coffee, Pearls. Spices, Agro and Base Metals but it is also a thriving marketplace for financial services and a growing range of specialist industries.

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Why chose DMCC?

Dubai has the fastest growing market in regard to business setup with trade being at the heart of Dubai’s vision to be the most dynamic country at the crossroads of the world. The Dubai Multi Commodities Center is the region’s largest global trading centre.

Over 90,000 people live and work at the attractive Freezone with its amazing properties and high quality infrastructure. The strategic location and its vicinity to the airport and sea harbors makes it the ideal business base for worldwide trading.

Benefits of a company in DMCC

  • 0% PERSONAL AND CORPORATE INCOME TAX
  • STRATEGIC LOCATION - Situated in the heart of Dubai, DMCC is within fast, easy reach of the airport, Jebel Ali Port harbour and the Expo2020 site
  • 100% BUSINESS OWNERSHIP - you can own 100% of the company you are setting up
  • WORK IN A VIBRANT COMMUNITY - DMCC is home to nearly 92,000 people who live and work here. With its striking waterfront and beautiful community park
  • THRIVING BUSINESS CENTRE - You can connect yourself with over 15,000 member companies representing 170+ countries
  • FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS - There are various business activities offered by the DMCC. You can set up as a branch, subsidiary or new limited liability company.

Cost of Setting up a Business in DMCC

Please find below the estimated total cost of setting up a Freezone company in DMCC excluding Setup Service Fee. The cost is always a combination of the license and the mandatory office facilites. The license cost is significantly higher than in other emirates. If you are on a lower budget and dont need the address in Dubai for your trades we recommend to chose a Freezone in another emirate (from AED15,700 per year).

  • from AED 61.000 - License with Flexi Desk
  • from AED 95.000 - License with minimum size office
  • from AED 145.000 - License - General Trading with minimum size office


Possible Office Solutions

  • Flexi Desk
  • Office (Example for 50m²)
  • Office - General Trading


How many Residence Visa come with the license?

  • License with Flexi Desk - 3 Visa
  • License with Office - 1 Visa each 10² office size
  • License General Trading with Office - 1 Visa each 10² office size