Dubai South

Dubai South


Dubai World Central (DWC) is a massive, multi-phased development centered around the world’s largest international airport. At 140 km2, it is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island. The self-sustaining development at Jebel Ali, some 40 kilometers south of Dubai city center, includes Al Maktoum International Airport and a cluster of specialized zones. DWC is a new city where eventually some 945,000 people will live and work; that’s more than the present population of Frankfurt and almost that of Stockholm.

§A Multimodal Platform -The integrated master plan of Dubai World Central comprises eight districts: The Al Maktoum International Airport, Logistics District, Aviation District, Residential District, Commercial District, Humanitarian District, Exhibition District and Golf District. Dubai World Central represents the convergence of Dubai’s logistical prowess spanning sea, land and air. DWC is directly linked to Jebel Ali Port via a dedicated logistics corridor. This forms a single customsbonded free zone spanning approximately 200 square kilometers.

§Strategic Location -The development is strategically situated to the south of Jebel Ali and connected to the Jebel Ali Port via the Logistics Corridor. DWC provides direct access to two of the primary trans-emirate road networks - Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (previously known as Emirates Road) and the Dubai By-Pass. It is also conveniently linked to the Sheikh Zayed Road, a freeway popular with several UAE motorists.

§World Class Business Hub -Dubai is perfectly situated to access the world’s developing economies, which makes it the ideal location to set up and grow the business in this region.

§100% business ownership -An expat can fully own the business without a requirement of a local partner.

§Flexible Office Solutions -Options for immediately available flexi desks (plug and play), serviced offices, as well as freehold & leasehold offices for retail and commercial use.

§A full range of business activity options -DWC mirrors majority of Dubai Department of Economic Development activities from commodities to retail outlets, consultancies to beauty salons.

§Fewer Nationality Restrictions -Lesser restrictions apply compared to other free zones in terms of ownership, visas & dependents sponsorship.



A wide range of trading, services, and industrial activities is available ranging from but not limited to:

§ Aviation

§ Logistics

§ Manufacturing

§ Trading and repairing

§ Transport, storage and communications

§ Education

§ Health and social work

§ Other community, social and personal service

How Much It Costs?


Annual license fees at Dubai South are as follows:

· General Trading License: AED 20,000 per year

· Normal Trading License: AED 10,000 per year

· Service/Consulting License: AED 10,000 per year

· Logistics License: AED 10,000 per year

· Educational License: AED 10,000 per year

· Aviation License: AED 10,000 per year

In addition, for registering a company in Dubai South, you need to rent an office or a shared desk (the "Smart Desk”) in Dubai South’s business center. However, the Smart Desk option is available only under normal trading and service licenses.

Annual rental cost for ready fitted out offices may start from AED 1,100/m2. Shell and core offices space that can be configured to your specifications may cost starting from AED 800/m2 per year.