What type of licenses are provided by Dubai South?

01 August, 2018 By Anisha Shah

Dubai South, formerly known as Dubai World Central (DWC), located adjacent to Al Maktoum International Airport, is in huge demand among investors as the free zone delivers various advantages.

  • Prime location for aviation and logistics
  • Location on Sheikh Zayed Road which connects Abu Dhabi & Dubai
  • Self-contained City
  • No capital deposit required
  • No visa deposit required
  • No bank letter required
  • No proof of residency
  • Affordable rent for commercial and residential property
  • Near to the venue of World Expo 2020


Dubai South is a Free Zone offering opportunities for multiple business sectors. Unlike other free zones in UAE which offers a limited list of business activities. Setting up a business in Dubai South provides a prospect for activities like aviation, commercial, logistics, humanitarian and many other business activities. This free zone offers a cost-effective licensing packages for all type of business.


So, to know more about various licensing structures for company registration in Dubai South, read on:

  1. Commercial

Business setup in Dubai South with commercial license will allow companies to conduct trading activities.


  1. Trading

This is another commercial license issued for distribution, import, export and storage activity. Trading license can also be applied for if the activity of sale of products in UAE market through a mediator.

  1. Industrial

As the name suggests, this license can be applied to investors who are into production activity.


  1. Service

The service license is issued for service providers. The license holder is allowed to provide services in Dubai South and out of UAE.


  1. Logistics

Logistics license is termed separately but it is the same as commercial license, but specifically defined under logistics.

  1. Education

Education license is for training institutes and education service providers.


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