Dubai Media City Company Formation

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Dubai Media City Free zoneDMC Free zone Business Setup to transform Dubai into a place for practice and knowledge based economy who like to invest money that why in the reflection of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum ruler of Dubai and the Prime Minister of the UAE established DMC Free zone Business Setup in January 2000. DMC Free zone Business Setup as part of this vision to create an international environment for global and regional media companies as well as independent media professionals in the United Arab Emirates.

 Dubai Media City is operated under the jurisdiction of Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority and now renamed as Dubai Creative Clusters Authority and is managed by TECOM Investments. Dubai has put time and work to make a place that is dedicated to knowledge and life improving industries with subsidiary of Dubai Holding and Dubai based company. Companies in Dubai Media City have been operating with collective including media, synergy, and marketing services, printing and music, publishing, film, new media, leisure and entertainment, broadcasting and information agencies. Dubai Media City offers a supportive platform for media-oriented companies to display their products and services and since its launch in 2000 and more than 1,400 companies have set up in Dubai.

Why you need to DMC Free zone Business Setup?

Dubai Media City provides a variety of business clusters for companies to start their operations along with its business friendly environment, energetic networking atmosphere and top-notch logistic facilities to Dubai Media City companies.

1. Unique Environment

Dubai Media City offers a unique collective environment where a work campus is dedicated to the businesses falling under a specific industry value chain so that they can interact and collaborate effectively towards a common business goal.

2. World Class Infrastructure

DMC Free zone Business Setup Metro Ethernet environment, high speed connection, latest technology, digital voice services, and community infrastructure at competitive rates to foster cluster growth.

3. Free Zone Status

  • Freedom of 100% foreign ownership
  • No currency restrictions
  • No need for minimum capital investment
  • 0% personal income tax and corporate tax for at least 50 years, which is renewable further
  • No restriction on hiring foreign employees
  • Total exemption on customs duties on import and/or re-export of goods and services
  • 4. Business-Friendly Environment DMC Free zone Business Setup

  • The nuisance free and simplified incorporation process
  • Streamlined legal framework and business friendly company laws
  • Single window operations for all government services like postal services, licensing, registration, visa, traffic, etc.
  • Easy going immigration process and faster access to knowledge workers
  • 24x7 hour visa service
  • The advantages of DMC Free zone Business Setup

  • Advertising & Communication
  • Event Management
  • Event Support Services
  • Business Information
  • Freelancing
  • Media and Marketing Service
  • New Media
  • Non-Profit Association
  • Media Support Services
  • Media Consultancy
  • Permissible Legal Entities in DMC Free zone Business Setup

    1. Free Zone Establishment

    A business entity with one shareholder

    2. Free Zone Company

    A business entity with 2 to 5 shareholders

    3. Branch of a Foreign Company

    For an application of foreign nationality

    4. Branch of a Local Company

    To open a Branch of a local company you need to be a UAE citizen to apply for company setup

    5. Freelancer

    For a person wishing to dispense a certain service had to fall under freelance permit and under one’s own name

    Licensing Options for Dubai Media City Companies DMC Free zone Business Setup

    Once you have decided on your business segment and type of legal entity you going to choose for your business idea.
    • Business Information Services License
    • Media Marketing Services License
    • New Media Support Service License
    • Consultancy and Retail License
    • Event Leisure License

    Procedure of Business Setup in Dubai Media City Free Zone

    The Dubai Creative Cluster Authority is the main jurisdiction responsible for company registration DMC Free zone Business Setup and licensing in Dubai Media City is the company registration process might differ from company to company and it depends on the type of business you choose.

    Free Zone Limited Liability Company

    LLC company formation is the same as any other Free Zone in Dubai Media City whether you are an individual or a corporate person as a shareholder.

    You need to follow 3 step procedure

    Step 1: Application for company registration and submission of the following documents for approval to the DCCA
    Step 2: Submit your necessary documents and pay the fees. The documents you need to require for LLC Formation
    Step 3: The Final is to Sign and collect your license, certificates, lease, MOA and AOA
  • Sign and collect the lease
  • Sign and collect the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Collect the license and Certificate of Incorporation
  • Branch of a Foreign Company

    The steps for setting up the branch of a foreign company are the same as that for an FZ-LLC.

  • Application for registration
  • Trade license of the parent company issued by the Department of Economic Development
  • Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the parent company
  • Resolution for the establishment of the branch
  • No Objection Certificate from the current UAE sponsor
  • Registry Identification Code form for the manager
  • Branch of a UAE Company

    To setup a branch of a company in UAE the procedure differs.

    The steps are as follows:

    Step 1: You need to submit an application regarding license, type of business and a copy of UAE license. It should be noted here that companies that have been carrying out their business operations for at least 2 years will qualify for setting a branch.

    Step 2: Submit the required documents, select a commercial space, and pay the requisite fee. The documents required here are the same as the ones mentioned for the branch of a foreign company.

    Step 3: After procedure is done you just need to sign all the necessary papers and collect your license.

    Freelance Permit

    A freelancer is a person who is self employed and provides service to different companies or firms. A freelance permit allows a freelancer to carry out his or her DMC Free zone Business Setup professional activities without any hassle or government interruption. Procedure to get a freelance permit in Dubai Media City:

    Step 1: Submit

    • An application form for a license
    • Business plan
    • Valid passport copy
    • Personal reference letters (minimum 3 people)
      A sample of work or portfolio
    • These procedures are done by the DCCA you need to submit your documents and get license from them.

    Step 2: Submit the undermentioned documents then select suitable commercial space and then pay the required fee.

    • Application for registration
    • One CV
    • Bank reference letter
    • Registry Identification Code form

    Step 3: The final step is to Sign the agreement and collect your freelancepermit.

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    With any company formation in Dubai, visas are always going to be a consideration and while Dubai Media City certainly delivers on this front it has to be said its flexi-desk visa options are not the most generous in the region. Allowing one visa per flexi-desk package makes the free zone ideal for freelancers and solo entrepreneurs – allowing them the freedom to make use of DMC’s many business facilities on an ad-hoc basis. However, it’s not the best option for those looking to employ others. As for price, at AED 25,000 it’s a little higher than others in the region. DMC Free zone Business Setup


    For those who want to work even more flexibly than a flexi-desk,DMCC Free Zone Business Setup allows businesses to set up without the need to take office space at all. As well as being able to use the free zone as your company’s registered address, you’ll also get access to Dubai Media City’s Business Centre which offers visa and document processing, mail collection and distribution, and access to meeting rooms among a wide range of services. There are exceptions, however. Businesses that trade in specific industries such as publishing or other regulated activities must take on physical office space to set up in the free zone. If you fall into that category or simply prefer a more permanent office presence, there are plenty of options available – DMCC Free Zone Business Setup commercial office units come in sizes to suit everyone from solo entrepreneurs to multinational corporations.


    Company formation in Dubai is not to be taken lightly. The Dubai Media City process is both flexible and thorough enough to ensure everything is in correct order once your business is up and running. DMCC Free Zone Business Setuprequires a number of documents to process a licence application, including passport copies, a certificate of incorporation and a detailed business plan. It is not unusual for DMC Free zone Business Setup shareholders to be asked to attend a brief meeting with free zone officials too. In all, the registration process usually takes around three months. Having said that, there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ application process, so the exact requirements and timeframe will differ depending on the type of licence you’re applying for, the industry you trade in and the size of your business.


    As the names suggests, Dubai Media City is particularly attractive to those in media-related industries. And with good reason. DMCC Free Zone Business Setup is home to a media community of over 20,000 professionals and packed with networking and collaborative opportunities. The free zone also offers a prestigious office address and location for those wishing to make a splash in the global media industry.The free zone also offers a prestigious office address and location for those wishing to make a splash in the global media industry. Industries permitted to set up in DMCC Free Zone Business Setupinclude media and marketing, encompassing advertising and communications, event management, consultancy, media freelancers and non-profit associations. Finally, unlike many other free zones in the region, DMCC Free Zone Business Setup based media companies are, in some circumstances, allowed to take on government contracts.


    Company formation in Dubai, like anywhere else in the world brings with it a long list of ‘to-dos’. One of the most important is ensuring you have somewhere for your clients to send funds. DMCC Free Zone Business Setup makes this particular task easy:DMC Free zone Business Setup not only can free zone staff advise on the best bank to suit your needs but they’ll also arrange for meetings with your chosen financial institutions if required. What’s more, Dubai Media City is rated by UAE banks as highly trustworthy which can only aid a smooth account opening process.


    Obtaining a visa through Dubai Media City is usually rather straightforward – both for you and your dependents. Providing you meet certain obligations, it is possible to apply for additional visas for your staff and family. The process is quick and easy: entry permit, status adjustment, medical fitness test, then Emirates ID registration and visa stamping. But it’s a good idea to get advice from an expert in setting up UAE free zone businesses. They will help you make sure that before you start an application, both you (and those you’re hoping to sponsor) meet the entry criteria.


    One factor that makes Dubai Media City particularly popular with large corporations is that it allows company formation with more than one shareholder. Newly established Free Zone Limited Liability Companies (FZ-LLCs) are allowed multiple shareholders which can be either individuals or corporate entities.


    Dubai Media City is one of the most centrally located free zones in Dubai. Just 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport and with extensive road links DMC Free zone Business Setup putting neighbouring emirates within easy reach, DMCC Free Zone Business Setup is perfect for doing business both at home and abroad.


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