Licensing Options

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA) approves the establishment and registration of companies in Dubai Internet City and regulates all related procedures and matters. Dubai Creative Clusters Authority offers a choice of commercial license options:

New Incorporation of a Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)

A FZ-LLC is formed, as a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or entities. Each FZ-LLC is required to have at least one director. There is a minimum paid up capital requirement of AED 50,000.

Branch of an Existing Foreign/UAE Company

A branch of a foreign or a UAE company is not a legal entity separate from its parent but is considered a place of business that forms a legally dependent part of the parent company and conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business. No share capital is required.

Licensing Regulations

Commercial licenses and freelance permits issued by Dubai Creative Clusters Authority  are subject to leasing a facility within the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority and the license is valid only for operating a business inside the Free Zone territory. Licenses and permits are for a period of one year and are renewable on an annual basis.

Commercial licenses and permits are issued to all businesses registered within Dubai Internet City, to allow specific approved business activities in compliance with the Dubai Creative Clusters Authority Licensing Regulations. Please click here to view  the segment and activities permitted in Dubai Internet City.