International companies can now set up business in Dubai in five working days, no upfront fees

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), the free economic zone on commodities trade and enterprise, has announced a new offer to attract more international businesses to set up in the emirate.

The offer allows international companies to set up a representative office in the emirate in five working days for a 6-month free trial period! This means that the businesses can explore the Dubai market ecosystem without making any initial investments like upfront fees.

According to the free zone, the entire setup process is fully digital, providing smart solutions that give access to the free zone’s wide option of business services from any device, anytime and anywhere.

Businesses will also benefit from a much simplified setup process which are as follows:

  • No requirement to open a bank account,
  • Option to apply for a residence visa alone or with a family member,
  • the opportunity to connect digitally with DMCC member companies, and
  • Access to DMCC business center facilities.

The offer is valid till 31st December 2020.

Companies will also benefit from the emirate’s strategic geographic location and an extensive logistics network that gives a gateway to access the region and beyond.

DMCC has successfully established a dynamic and thriving business district that has redefined the ease of doing business.It was established in 2002 and has attracted more than 18,000 local and global businesses. On average, seven new businesses join the award-winning business district every day.

With this new offer, it will be easier and faster to set up a presence in Dubai and enabling access to some of the fastest-growing markets. If you wish to know about setting up a business in Dubai or any investment opportunities please contact our Dubai Business Specialist at

Dubai Business & Finance Specialist Francesca Bouwman

2 thoughts

  1. Vijayakumar Karumathil on said:

    I am interested in the option of setting a representative office in Dubai as a branch of a Botswana company. Can u give me more insight in this?

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