Why to Setup Your Business in Dubai South?


Dubai South Free Zone (known also as Dubai World Central) is a unique project of the Government of Dubai that is set to be the largest business and aviation hub in the region. It is recognized as one of the most aspiring and exceptional projects of its kind in Dubai as it has a free zone status, located next the new international airport Al Maktoum and Jebel Ali Sea Port and World EXPO 2020 takes place in Dubai South. In this article we will discuss why to choose Dubai South for your business, what are the advantages and benefits that Dubai South offers.

  • 1. Al Maktoum International Airport

Al Maktum International Airport is part of Dubai South project, which once completed will have the capacity to handle 12 million tonnes of annual cargo capacity and 160 million passengers by 2020. This makes Dubai South a brilliant multi-modal development that creates opportunities for a number of activities in logistics, aviation, commercial, exhibition, humanitarian, residential and leisure-related businesses.

  • 2. World EXPO 2020

Yes, you got it right. Dubai South is going to be the venue for the World EXPO 2020. Due to this reason, there are many new hotels, shopping centers, residential and commercial compounds are expected to be built. Indeed, the construction works are already underway. By the way, Dubai is the first city in the MENASA region to host such a highly notable global exhibition.

  • 3. Jebel Ali Sea Port

Dubai South further reinforces Dubai’s primary position as a logistics and trade center in the region. The free zone has direct access to the largest seaport in the region, Jebel Ali Sea Port. Dubai Logistics Corridor, which is part of Dubai South, flawlessly connects the Sea Port to Al Maktoum International Airport. This enables free movement of goods between the Sea Port and the Airport in a single custom-bonded zone.

  • 4. Infrastructure and Road Access

Dubai South is located close to major trans-emirate road networks in the UAE such as Emirates Road, Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road and Sheikh Zayed Road. This makes the free zone a true adaptable logistics hub that provides incomparable levels of connectivity, speed and efficiency. Maybe that’s why many leading logistics companies operate from Dubai South. Some of them are Aramex, DHL, Kuehne + Nagel and Panalpina.

  • 5. Free Zone Benefits

Dubai South is a free zone, where 100% foreign ownership of companies is permitted. Dubai South offers companies the framework and the flexibility they need to setup, grow and expand businesses within the free zone and city around it. Companies can operate from the Business Park buildings that are fully completed and meet the highest standards of commercial developments.  The Business Park buildings are strategically located between Dubai and Abu Dhabi and ideal place for long-term business growth.Most importantly, Dubai South offers companies full free zone benefits and advantages such as:

  • Full foreign ownership
  • 100 per cent tax-free operations
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits is allowed
  • No tax or duty for import and export
  • Flexible commercial lease terms
  • Wide range of business activities are available
  • Minimum documentation to setup a company
  • No proof of share capital required
  • No currency restrictions
  • Competitive rates
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • And direct access to Jebel Ali Sea Port and Al Maktoum International Airport
  • Flexi-desk or Flexi-office facilities are available for those who don’t need permanent office space

If you are planning to setup or expand your business in Dubai, then Dubai South is the way to go. By 2020 Dubai South would become a new centre of Dubai where EXPO 2020 will take place. Direct and flawless access to the sea port and airport can give incomparable advantage for your trading or logistics business. Moreover, due to Dubai South’s free zone status, you can setup your company with 100% foreign ownership having full control on your business. You may also be amazed by the high-quality office facilities that Dubai South offers at competitive rates.