DWTC Company Setup

DWTC Company Formation

The Dubai World Trade Centre free zone is a rapidly growing and highly sought-after business hub in the UAE. Established in 2015, almost forty years after the inception of DWTC, it marks a significant milestone in Dubai’s continuous growth story.

Strategically located in Dubai’s central business district, it offers an ideal environment for startups, SMEs and large corporations to operate locally with access to regional and global markets.

The DWTC free zone covers a vast area from the Dubai World Trade Centre to the adjacent One Central. It offers exceptional facilities, including collaborative and traditional office spaces, to businesses from all industries looking for a prestigious commercial location.

As a premier business consultancy firm, we specialize in facilitating DWTC company setup for businesses aiming to establish their presence in this dynamic spot. Whether you run an established corporation or a budding startup, with our help, you can easily navigate the free zone company setup process in DWTC and start your business operations in no time.



DWTC company set up in the UAE offers several advantages to investors and entrepreneurs, including:

  • Complete foreign ownership
  • Full repatriation of capital and profits
  • Unrestricted currency and funds repatriation
  • No limitations on hiring foreign employees
  • No constraints on capital nationality
  • Opportunities for dual licensing
  • Exemption from income and corporate tax for 50 years (renewable)
  • Flexibility to choose from multiple legal operating structures, supported by stable and transparent regulations
  • Types of Companies

    Types of Companies

    When establishing a DWTC license with us, you can opt for one of four structures:

  • Free Zone Company (FZCO): This structure suits a DWTC company setup with multiple shareholders, ranging from two to ten. These shareholders can be individuals, companies or a combination of both.
  • Free Zone Establishment (FZE): Designed for a single shareholder, who can either be an individual or a company.
  • Foreign Branch: Companies registered outside of the UAE can use this option to establish a branch. This branch will be legally dependent on its parent company and can conduct all or some of the parent company’s operations.
  • UAE Branch: This allows companies already registered with a UAE license authority to create a branch. Similar to the foreign branch type, a UAE branch is also legally reliant on its parent company and has the authority to carry out all or some of its operations
  • DWTC company set up in the UAE does not have specific minimum capital requirements. Paid capital is only necessary when the intended share capital exceeds AED 300,000 (US$82,000) or a share certificate must be issued.
  • Types of DWTC Licenses

    Types of DWTC Licenses

    Businesses can choose from seven different types of DWTC licenses based on the nature of their operations. These include:

  • Commercial
  • General trading
  • Professional
  • Event management
  • E-commerce
  • Single-family office
  • Multi-family office
  • DWTC Company Setup Cost

    DWTC Company Setup Cost

    We provide a wide range of services as part of the setup process, including:

  • License packages from 1 to 4 years
  • Visas
  • Establishment card
  • Flexi-desks
  • Bank account opening
  • Ultimately, the total cost will depend on the scope of your specific requirements. Please reach out to us for a personalized quote.

    DWTC Company Setup Process

    DWTC Company Setup Process

    When you partner with us, the setup process for new businesses in the DWTC Free Zone is as follows:

  • Firstly, get in touch with our business consultants;
  • We’ll ask for necessary details like your business activity and your goals;
  • We’ll provide legal advice and explain the advantagesadvantage of DWTC over other free zones;
  • Once settled, we’ll walk you through the DWTC company formation process step by step;
  • We’ll send you an e-form to fill along with a list of documentationdocumentations you need to submit;
  • Our business consultants will process everything within 5-10 working days.
  • Once approved, we’ll still be here whenever you need us to help and advise.

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