Dubai South Free Zone (Dubai World Central)Dubai South Free Zone (Dubai World Central)

The world's first aerotropolis, this grand project is more than just a Free Zone and encompasses a range of other entities all done to make the region into an investment for the world. With a 140 sq kilometre free zone located close the Jebel Ali port, it is able to support myriad business activities such as aviation, commercial, humanitarian, and tourism to name a few.

The AL Makhtoum International Airport is encompassed inside of Dubai South and is one of the largest airports in the world. Its presence will boost economic activity by enabling enterprises to reach International markets. All kinds of industries will flourish inside the Dubai South and Exsolution will help you setup a company in South.

Dubai South has been divided into districts and there are three:

Aviation District

This is for the aviation industry. All types of industries dealing with aviation can be encompassed in this district - manufacturing, support, design and consultancy, training, products and parts, maintenance, research and development. It has been developed into a one stop shop for everything aviation related and will be an ideal location to become the HQ of several aviation companies.

License Types for Business Setup in DMCC

  • General Trading License - You can do import, export, and distributing on the types of products that are specified in the license
  • Commercial Trading - Import, export, and distribution of the products that are there specified on the license.
  • Service License - This allows you to practice consultancy and services which are specified in the license.

Logistic District

It provides direct access to sea, air and road and with a corridor that connects the airport to the sea one, there will be a direct movement of goods from one to another. There is a simplified process for startups and therefore is ideal for company setups. The residents of the district can obtain a free zone license or a nonbonded one.

Free Zone Business Park

Located at the entrance of Dubai South, the park offers businesses and companies settling there, the space to flourish with the rest of the complex. There exists a wide range of commercial buildings for you to choose from. One of the striking aspects of the park is the availability of the Dubai South Business Centre inside of it. This is a relatively big centre with state of the art offices for those who wish to setup business there. The competitive lease rates and opportunities to reach out to international businesses and clients make it attractive for small, medium and large industries alike.

For those who want to be part of Dubai South, you will need to be registered as a Free Zone Enterprise and hold a Dubai South License:

One must seek approval from the Free Zone department.

Once approval is procured, then they will have to proceed for registration and incorporation in the form of an application with a non-refundable fee. Once the application is approved and share capital is furnished, the DS registrar will issue this:

For an LLC -

Incorporation Certificate

Individual Share Certificate


Articles of incorporation

For Branch

Registration Certificate

Company Setup in Dubai South


The number of shareholders is limited to the shared value that they hold

An LLC must have directors, shareholders, secretary and GM


Must have a general manager who is in charge

Name of the branch is the same as the parent company

Lease Options for Company Setup in Dubai South

There are different lease options; office space leases, land and warehouse leases are some of them. The lease agreement will be issued once every other process prior to it have been approved and finalised.

Licenses for Business Setup

Licenses are valid for one year and can be renewed every year.

  • Logistics License
  • Trading License
  • Service License
  • Education License
Benefits of Setting up a Company in Dubai South
  • 100 % tax-free
  • 100 % Ownership
  • No Corporate Tax
  • High-Quality Commercial Buildings
  • Commercial Leases
  • Competitive Rates
  • Access to the Al Makhtoum Airport
  • Space to operate