With loads of business activities to choose from, we are here to help you pick the one which suits best.
DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) was established in 2002 as a strategic initiative of the government of Dubai with a mandate to provide the physical, market and financial infrastructure required to establish Dubai as a hub for global commodities trade. As of March 2016, it had over 11,700 registered members including both commodities and other businesses.
Industry participants and Free Zone member companies enjoy access to market infrastructure and physical facilities such as gold and diamond vaults, trading platforms like the Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange, Dubai Diamond Exchange, the Dubai Pearl Exchange and DMCC Tradeflow, the DMCC Tea Centre and a range of commodities backed financial investment tools.
Today you will find many commodity sectors along with a range of businesses from shipping to trade, recruitment, to IT and advertising, through to restaurants, retail stores, gyms, nurseries, luxury brands, universities and more in the 85,000 people strong business and residential community-based in Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai
DIFC is an onshore financial centre strategically located between the East and West, which provides a secure and efficient platform for businesses and financial institutions to reach into and out of the emerging markets of the region. The quality and range of DIFC’s independent regulation, common law framework, supportive infrastructure and its tax-friendly regime make it the perfect base to take advantage of the region’s rapidly growing demand for financial and business services.
DIFC fills the time-zone gap for a global financial centre between the leading financial centres of London and New York in the West and Hong Kong and Tokyo in the East. Guided by its core values of integrity, transparency and efficiency, DIFC is playing a pivotal role in meeting the growing financial needs of the region.
At the heart of the DIFC model is an independent risk-based regulator, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA), which grants licenses and regulates the activities of all banking and financial institutions in DIFC. The regulatory body was created using principle-based primary legislation modelled closely on that used in London and New York. The DFSA has played a major role in providing financial companies the confidence that they have a sound, stable, secure and growth-oriented platform for their business.
Ajman Free Zone Authority or AFZA is a strategically situated Free Zone at the entrance of the Arabian Gulf. AFZA was established in the year 1988 and was granted independent status by the ruler of Ajman. It was given the Amiri decree no 3 of 1996 and has been named the sole regulatory agency for the free zone in the Emirate.
AFZA is well positioned to serve the eastern and the western markets to set up businesses. Ajman port serves over 1000 vessels every year and today, it has emerged as an important maritime focal point. AFZA is located half an hour from Dubai and 10 minutes from Sharjah makes it an interesting opportunity with ease of accessibility to the two international airports and four ports. Ajman Free Zone’s main aim is to offer a global opportunity for foreign investment with a platform for investment, trade and industry business establishment. It also provides essential cost-saving benefits for entrepreneurs compared to other free zones within the United Arab Emirates. AFZA’s pricing is very competitive along with world-class infrastructure; it has no hidden fees or service charges.
Creative City Free Zone was established in 2007 and has since witnessed thousands of clients successfully launch their business. Creative City provides a broad spectrum of business fields including media, events, consulting, education, communication and marketing, music and entertainment, design and technology. These business activities complement existing media clusters in the region and further facilitating creativity in all fields.
Creative City provides licenses to individuals within a Free Zone economic environment. It regulates and processes all government formalities, work permits, and visas and simplifies the process of a business startup.
Ras Al Khaimah
Based in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah and guided by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, United Arab Emirates Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) was established to oversee and consolidate the specialised zones and clients of both Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAK FTZ) and RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA).
RAKEZ is committed to its promise of empowering free zone and non-free zone investors by offering a cost-effective and world-class economic zone with customisable packages and services as well as state-of-the-art facilities.
Blessed with a strategic location, RAKEZ connects investors to growing markets of the Middle East, North Africa, Europe as well as South and Central Asia.
RAKEZ is the continuation of the story that started with the foundation of RAK Free Trade Zone in 2000 and the establishment of RAK Investment Authority in 2005.It is the preferred business destination of more than 13,000 multinational companies from over 100 countries representing above 50 sectors.
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