Free Zones

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
Issues licenses for wholesale businesses in banking & brokerage, capital markets, asset management, reinsurance, Islamic finance and ancillary financial services. Located between Trade Centre Roundabout and 1st Interchange (Sheikh Zayed Road).
Dubai Knowledge Village (KV)
Central location for language schools, human resource consultancies and professional training centres. Offers freelance and business licenses. Located between Al Sufouh 2 and Dubai Media City.
Dubai Multi Commodities Centre
Offers free zone licenses for businesses operating in the gold & precious metals, diamonds & coloured stones, energy and other commodities industries. Sales, leasing and customer service office open Sunday to Thursday 08:00-17:00.
Commercial free zone for setting up businesses in the UAE without renting office or desk space. Licenses for entertainment, sports and event management; IT, online, media & marketing services; consultancy; and recruitment. Located at The Walk in JBR.
Energy & Environment Park (ENPARK)
Grants licenses to companies offering sustainable and renewable energy and environmental services. Located near Dubai International Academic City.
Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)
Healthcare hub of Dubai: two hospitals, more than 90 outpatient medial centres and diagnostic labs. Located next to Dubai Creek Park and Grand Hyatt Dubai.
Dubai Media City (DMC)
Offers licenses to companies in media, publishing, music, film, new media, entertainment and broadcast industries. Located between Al Sufouh and Sheikh Zayed Roads at the entrance to Palm Jumeirah.
International Media Production Zone (IMPZ)
Grants licenses to companies in graphic design, publishing and packaging industries. Facilities include a mix of industrial, commercial and residential areas. Located on Emirates Road next to Dubai Sports City.
Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSO)
Offers service, industrial and trade licenses to businesses dealing in information technology, telecommunication, computer hardware and software, electrical equipment and microelectronics. Located along Emirates Road by Dubai International Academic City
Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)
Regional hub for higher education institutions offering undergraduate, postgraduate and postgraduate research programmes. Located off of Emirates Road (just past International City).
Business and immigration consultants helping businesses to set up in the free zones of the UAE, and in Dubai free zones.
Creative Zone
Business start up services and licensing without renting office space. Freelance and business licenses for: design, event and media management, marketing, entertainment, IT, publishing and education. At The Fairmont Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Clone Golf Club Advisor
Clone Gulf Club based in Dubai.
Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech)
Grants licenses to agricultural, forestry, horticulture and life sciences companies working in therapeutic research and treatment, biological and chemical analysis and research equipment. Located between Al Khail and Emirates Road highways.
Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)
Grants licenses for import, export and distribution of finished goods (trade industry); raw material import and product manufacture (industrial industry); and services industry. Located between Jebel Ali Port and Al Maktoum International Airport.
Arab Publisher House FZ-LLC
Business, special interviews, technology, advice, food and health, travel, lifestyle, expert opinion, lists, events, magazine. Located at Dubai Studio City.
Mixed-use freezone and freehold development built around man-made lakes along Sheikh Zayed Road (5th and 6th Interchanges).
International Humanitarian City
Regional hub for local and international humanitarian and aid organisations. Grants licenses to new and subsidiaries of commercial companies and international branches of non-profit organisations. Located off Al Khail Road next to Business Bay.
R Serviced Offices
Serviced offices and meeting rooms located in Jumeirah Lakes Towers.
Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ)
Trade licenses granted for businesses in: aviation, pharmaceutical products, logistics & freight, jewellery and internet technology. Office and light industrial units for rent. Located adjacent to Dubai International Airport.
Dubai Internet City (DIC)
Hub for information and communications technology companies (ICT) in Dubai. Software development, sales and marketing branches, business services, ecommerce, and consultancies. Located off of Sheikh Zayed Road (opposite Emirates Golf Club).
Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ)
Offers licensing to businesses operating third party services in finance, accounting and payroll processing; information technology; engineering and design; and research and development. Located near Dubai Media City and Knowledge Village.
Dubai Studio City
Offers licenses for broadcast media platforms and management, media production, music and entertainment, production services and entertainers. Also assigns approvals/permits for location filming through the Location Approval Services (LAS) department.
Al Nisr Publishing
Publishes news. Located at Sheikh Zayed Road.