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Dubai Design District free zone is the latest addition to Dubai free zones. D3 free zone was launch in 2013 by the UAE Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum. The vision behind launching Dubai Design District free zone is to build; a tailor made design hub that would develop emerging local talent; as well as provide a home for the county creative thinkers.

Many of the world creative hubs have grown organically over many years; the result of developing fashions and cultural trends. The creators of the Middle East design district are undertaking an ambitious; as well as innovative approach to creating a regional center for creative design. From the ground up, Dubai Design District free zone has evolved to become the primary destination; that is for creative from all over the Middle East; and it is still evolving.

D3 free zone (Dubai Design District free zone) offer a choice of operating either as a free zone entity; or as an onshore business. Each set up has its own merits and our team will be able to talk; that is about which way forward might be best suite to your needs. D3 free zone also provide freelance permits; so that talented and ambitious young artists and designers can get a foothold; that is on the commercial ladder and work in an environment that reflects their needs. The physical spaces at d3 free zone are design to provide this kind of flexibility.

Dubai Design District free zone

Dubai Design District free zone

Dubai Design District free zone

For the thousands of artists, fashion designers and creative minds across the region; there has been a desperate need for a real, living community. A community that provides space, collaboration and opportunities for our regions designers; and that also attracts exceptional talent from across the globe.

Dubai Design District free zone, d3 free zone, has been carefully develop; that is to provide a creative ecosystem that surpass the expectations of a typical creative neighborhood. It has its own beating heart; its own spirit and its own very personal style. This is a place where bohemians can live, work and play. Where aspiring designers can cut their teeth and learn their trade; where local talent can work alongside international design, art and fashion houses. It is, at its heart, a place where creative minds can come together to realize their dreams.

Dubai Design District free zone License OR D3 free zone License

We have discuss a lot of thing about D3 free trade zone. Now its time to say some thing about the license of D3 free trade zone. Free zone license is the choice of those who wish to retain 100% ownership. Operating with a Free zone license also means that; you have the freedom to work within the zone. There are a number of different types of D3 Free zone licenses; each these license offer 0% tax as well as full repatriation of profits:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ LLC)
  • Branch of a UAE company
  • Branch of a foreign company
  • Freelance permit

All Free zone licenses come under either a commercial license or a freelance permit. Commercial licenses can either be a Free zone LLC; or a Branch Company (a branch of either an existing UAE company or a foreign company). Freelance permit enable individuals to work as a sole proprietor for the specified activity.

D3 free zone FZ LLC

This is a special type of a license with the following main key point.

  • It is an independent legal entity; with 100% ownership to an expat.
  • For FZ LLC there is no tax; that is 0% corporate tax as well as income 0% tax.
  • Ability to repatriate capital as well as profits
  • At this time let me clear this that FZ LLC; can only operate within the Free zone itself.
  • Must have at least one Director
  • A minimum capital requirement for incorporation is required

Branch of a foreign company in Dubai design District free zone

This type of a license allow foreign company to operate in the free zone; with the same activity which the parent company have. Following are the main key point of this type of a license.

  • No share capital requires for this type of entity.
  • There is no tax; that is 0% corporate tax as well as 0% income tax
  • It also allow a foreign company to replicate his business in this free zone.
  • Conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business

Branch of a UAE company in Dubai design District free zone

  • 51% locally own
  • No share capital require for this type of entity.
  • There is no tax; that is 0% corporate tax as well as 0% income tax
  • Not a separate legal entity from its parent
  • Conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business

Freelance license in D3 free zone

  • Offers the ability to operate as a freelance professional
  • Identified as a sole practitioner
  • Enables practitioner to conduct business under birth name as oppose to a brand name

Salient Features of Dubai Design District free zone:

  • Location: the main feature of D3 free zone is the location. It is in the heart of the Dubai city; which is very near to business Bay. It is 6 minute away from the DIFC free zone; as well as 3 minute away from the Dubai Mall; and 65 million annual visitors. It is also a 15 minute away from the Dubai Airport. 18 minutes from the city’s Dubai Media City and Dubai Internet City clusters.
  • Company formation in D3: Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) is responsible for the setup of companies in Dubai Design District. There are 6 easy steps to setting up your Free Zone FZ-LLC; and there are only 4 steps for a Branch Company.
  • Regulatory Value: The District falls under an independent; and business also offer friendly regulatory scheme under the DTMFZA. D3 free zone is also very near to the Business Bay area of Dubai. So it mainly focus on fashion, design and luxury sectors. 100% foreign owner ship; as well as a legal frame work that encourages new start up; also an integrated service, and full repatriation of profits as well as capital.
  • Mainland license: Unlike other free zones; it is quite possible to setup as well as operate at d3 free zone with onshore license. Onshore d3 free zone company has more flexibility in terms of territorial coverage; as they can also do business out side of the free zone area as well. At the same time they can be part of the unique d3 free zone community. However, you need to be aware that onshore license must be issue from DED directly; and you also need to have a local partner or sponsor.

Our D3 free zone company formation services include:

  • First of all in the first place, let me tell you that we advise on the most cost effective; as well as suitable license package in Dubai Design District free zone.
  • We also assist with obtaining residency visas; as well as work permits after your company formation in Dubai Design District free zone
  • Also setup of your company branch; as well as subsidiary in Dubai Design District free zone
  • At this point let me tell you one more service; which we offer for D3 free zone; that is, Assistance with opening bank accounts for your Dubai Design District free zone company
  • We also assist with all other start up and legal requirements

D3 free zone set up cost:

Description Fees (in AED)
License Fee: 15,000
Registration: 3,510
Office space categories: 110 per sq/ft to 165 per sq/ft
Office deposit Equal to three months’ rent.

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