Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)

About DIFC:

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is the leading financial hub for the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA). With world-renowned retail and dining venues, a dynamic art & culture scene, residential apartments, hotels, public spaces & a proven independent judicial system with an English common law framework called Dubai Financial Services Authority(DFSA) – DIFC continues to be one of Dubai’s most sought-after business and lifestyle destinations with a vision is to drive the future of finance.

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Approximate Processing Time:

  • Tick Average setup time - 3 to 6 months

Calculate your business setup cost:

The cost of setting up a free zone company starts from AED 5750 depending on the business activity, the number of visas and other factors.

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Advantages of DIFC license:

  • Legal framework supports cross-border activities

  • Well-positioned to harness the potential of emerging markets

  • The largest fund domicile in the region

  • 100% exemption from corporate and income taxes

  • No restrictions on capital repatriation

  • World-class independent regulatory environment

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Advantages of DIFC license:

Types of business licenses

To set up a business in Dubai that involves the buying and selling of goods, you need to obtain a trading license. This license can cover companies in import and export, sales, general stores, etc.

This license type is issued to businesses engaged in manufacturing activities that transform natural materials and resources into final products. This license covers industries such as gold and precious metals manufacturing.

This license type is issued to businesses that are service providers, artisans or craftsmen. Examples of companies that apply for this type of license include medical services, beauty salons and repair services.

Types of business licenses

To set up a business in Dubai that involves the buying and selling of goods, you need to obtain a trading license. This license can cover companies in import and export, sales, general stores, etc.

This license type is issued to businesses engaged in manufacturing activities that transform natural materials and resources into final products. This license covers industries such as gold and precious metals manufacturing.

This license type is issued to businesses that are service providers, artisans or craftsmen. Examples of companies that apply for this type of license include medical services, beauty salons and repair services.

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