International Humanitarian City Company Formation

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HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum in the year 2003 inaugurated International Humanitarian City (IHC) was created in aid and humanitarian hub offering services and commercial suppliers to assist the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian operations and facilities to the global operations of humanitarian organizations. IHC provides an environment that provides social responsibility in a clear legal framework and to foster partnership well being of people of UAE. IHC was launched as a non-political, non-religious, and non-profit organization and by the government as an independent authority.

The free zone offers a highly strategic location in a free zone environment for commercial companies and the opportunity to operate from that is adapted to their particular industry while benefitting from the attractive incentives and an array of value-added services.

Benefits of Setting up a Business in IHC

How to Set Up a Business in IHC?

Dubai Humanitarian City provides non-profit organizations, companies, donors, volunteers, governments and those striving to save lives with a common ground for collaboration acting both as an operational platform and a physical and virtual meeting place. One does not have to go through too many hassles for business setup in Dubai free zones. It is a straight-forward process. link a lot more people who right need the kind of humanitarian help and Likewise registering with the IHC free zone can help you spread your services.

1. Eligibility criteria for a license

As a set by the International Humanitarian free zone authority there are two criteria to check your eligibility to apply for the license.

Any business which is registered and incorporated in the jurisdiction outside or inside the UAE like a non-governmental, governmental, company or a non-profit organization.

It must be a Commercial Company incorporated pursuant to the “International Humanitarian City Commercial Companies Regulations”

2. Fill the application

If you are filling for the business setup you need to mention all the necessary details and provide whether you are a non-governmental, governmental, company or a non-profit organization submit the required documents to the relevant authorities.

3. Lease Agreement

If you want to setup a company in the IHC you need to have a valid lease. The sharing of any property is not permitted and sub-leasing. In the event a Humanitarian Organization or a Commercial Entity’s Without limiting the terms of any Lease, License or Lease is terminated or expires and to ensure that the property or the office is fully vacated and returned to the authority it is the responsibility of this International Organization or Commercial Entity.

4. Criteria for the name of the organization

No organization in IHC shall be registered with a name which in the opinion of the authority is undesirable must not be identical to the name of an already existing organization in the free zones name must not contain words which suggest or is likely to suggest the patronage of prominent local persons with no real connection or connection with any authorities or government.

5. Before getting the license to read the terms and conditions

Terms of License

Form the date of license was given it is valid for two years

Appointment of a Manager

It is mandatory for the organization to appoint a manager who shall be the principal representative and will represent the company in all matters with the authority

Nationality of the Organization

The Humanitarian Organization and the Commercial Entity (Branch of Commercial Company) shall hold the nationalities of their existing headquarters

Local Address

The company need to provide a they’re real physical address for contracting to the authorities

Why Set Up an Organization/Company in IHC?

In recent years IHC becomes a center for humanitarian aid in the world and is one of the biggest and busiest global humanitarian hubs and logistics. IHC provides help in every way possible in the time of crisis all around the world and also organized delivery of supply to some of the worst crisis in the past 10 years

  • 2010 Haiti earthquake
  • Wars in Gaza
  • Nepal earthquake
  • Cyclone Pam
  • Ebola epidemic in West Africa
  • The Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan
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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 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: 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 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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