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One of the main reason why Dubai is going to be the most important destination in the region is the Free Zones that are already in place. It is very important to understand that the success of these Free Zones will not be over night in the next 10 years Dubai will be the center of these respective industries.
Below are the details of different Free Zones establish in Dubai. All the information has been obtained from their respective web sites.    

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC)

Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC), a government entity established in 2002 to enhance commodity trade flows through Dubai, performs several roles, which have firmly established Dubai as a regional and international trading hub.

DMCC regulates, promotes and facilitates trade across a range of commodities sectors, including gold, diamonds, pearls, precious metals, tea and cotton. Major multinational companies as well as small and medium enterprises in the commodities sectors have made the Jumeirah Lakes Towers district their home.


International Media Production Zone (IMPZ)

International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) in Dubai is a dedicated media production zone designed to meet the unique needs of the global media production industry. The business park serves graphic art, printing, publishing, packaging and media production companies. 

Companies benefit from Free Zone privileges of 100 percent ownership and tax free income in addition to a range of customs duty exemptions including those for machinery, equipment, raw materials and spares. Furthermore, rules governing media production have been simplified to facilitate ease of operation for companies. Businesses from the following sectors may apply to become part of the IMPZ business community: Publishing, Printing, Packaging and Graphic Design.



Set to become a regional and international tourism hub, DUBAILAND is a unique multi-faceted district of sporting, entertainment, and retail attractions sitting alongside growing residential communities. It is already home to a number of exciting attractions welcoming millions of visitors every year.

Cultural entertainment at Global Village - Motor racing action at MotorCity - World-class sporting events and sporting academies at Dubai - Shopping at Dubai Outlet Mall

The destination will continue to draw and host diverse attractions scheduled to open in the coming years reinforcing Dubai’s position as an international hub for family tourism. Future plans for DUBAILAND feature developments such as City of Arabia, Palmarosa and Dubai Lifestyle City in addition to world-class attractions including Universal Studios and LEGOLAND to create a distinctive entertainment and lifestyle district in Dubai.


Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA)

Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), a 100% government-owned free zone, was established following Law no 16 of 2005 of the Government of Dubai, with the Mission to "facilitate and promote modern technology based industries" thus supporting the region's demand for business expansion. A full package of incentives and benefits are provided to companies operating within the free zone. Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO) is a technology park and provides both a living and working integrated community.


Dubai International Academic City (DIAC)

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) is the world’s only Free Zone dedicated to Higher Education. Established in 2007 as part of TECOM Investments, DIAC aims to develop the region’s talent pool and establish the UAE as a knowledge-based economy.

DIAC is the premier destination for Higher Education in the region, located on a fully-appointed 18 million sq ft. campus with state-of-the-art modern facilities.

DIAC currently has 21 of the UAE's 37 International Branch Campuses (IBC's), from 11 different nationalities, which is the largest number in any one location in the world.

DIAC is host to a large student community from 137 nationalities and have access to over 400 Higher Education programmes.


Dubai Investment and Financial Centre (DIFC)

DIFC is an onshore financial centre strategically located between the east and west, which provides a secure and efficient platform for business and financial institutions to reach into and out of the emerging markets of the region. The quality and range of DIFC’s independent regulation, common law framework, supportive infrastructure and its tax-friendly regime make it the perfect base to take advantage of the region’s rapidly growing demand for financial and business services.


Dubai Healthcare City

Dubai Healthcare City and we are home to many major national and international healthcare brands. Over 120 medical facilities and 3700 healthcare professionals have chosen Dubai Healthcare City as their home and our high patient satisfaction levels are a testament to our quality of care.


Dubai Media City (DMC)

Since its official opening in January 2001, Dubai Media City (DMC) has grown to become a thriving business community hosting both global and regional media companies. DMC offers media companies and independent media professionals a pro-business environment  which enables them to operate with collective synergy and freedom while enjoying free zone benefits including 100 per cent business ownership and tax-free income as well as value added services such as networking opportunities, venue management services, industry building programmes and government services. 


Dubai Internet City (DIC)

Dubai Internet City (DIC) is the Middle East and North Africa's largest ICT hub. Since the year 2000, DIC has successfully developed a prosperous ecosystem for technology organisations and has been one of the forerunners in carrying forward Dubai's vision of transitioning into a knowledge-based economy. DIC is home to Fortune 500 companies and multinationals, including global names such as Facebook and LinkedIn, as well as some of the region's most dynamic and successful technology SMEs and start-ups from all elements of the ICT value chain.


Jabal Ali Free Zone

Jafza is Economic Zones World’s flagship operation. One of the world’s largest and the fastest growing free zones. Established in 1985, Jafza today is spread over an area of 48 sq. kms and is home to over 6400 companies, including over 120 of the Fortune Global 500 enterprises, from across the world. It is a leading driver of the burgeoning UAE economy. With its impeccable track record, Jafza stands for innovation, customer centricity, transparent operations and entrepreneurial dynamism.


Dubai Auto Zone (DAZ)

Dubai Auto Zone (DAZ) is Economic Zones World’s comprehensive market place for the Auto Industry catering to buyers, sellers, service providers, principals and traders alike.DAZ, a mixed use facility, will consist of a free zone to attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the auto sector, a specialised economic zone to cater to the GCC markets and a retail zone to serve the local markets.These components at the proposed DAZ facility will enjoy one stop services and the benefits of a dynamic market place. The cluster strategy of the Zone will facilitate and support the growth of all segments of the auto industry with focused investment in the required infrastructure particular to the respective segments.

Established in 1996 as part of Dubai Government's strategic plan to move the emirate towards an investment driven economy, Dubai Airport Freezone has grown to become the region's fastest growing free zone.


Dubai Airport Free Zone

The inner-city Dubai Airport Freezone is currently home to 1,600 companies, from across the globe and covering a vast number of key industry sectors, including aviation, freight & logistics, IT & telecommunications, pharmaceuticals, engineering, food & beverage, jewelry and cosmetics. Some of the world's most recognized brands have situated their Middle Eastern hubs in Dubai Airport Freezone.

Located next to Dubai International Airport, Dubai Airport Freezone provides unrivalled access to 24-hour logistics services, world-class facilities and infrastructure. The free zone also provides direct access to a number of government services, including Immigration, Customs and the Chamber of Commerce – helping to streamline red-tape procedures and provide clear processes and guidelines.


Dubai Flower Centre (DFC)

Dubai Flower Centre (DFC) is a transshipment centre for cool chain processes that effectively safeguard product quality, maximise shelf life, thereby enhancing profitability.

Dubai Flower Centre’s tightly controlled environment from plane to consignee prevents a break in the supply chain.

Over 130 airlines already connect through Dubai International to more than 220 destinations and further expansion is creating even more opportunities to unite global markets.

The in-house operations team is complemented by:

Consolidation/repackaging for transshipment to worldwide destinations

Pre-assembly of product lines sourced from around the world and tailored to end markets

Fruit and vegetable pack house – professional packaging for direct sale

Value added services e.g. bouquet making

Dubai Flower Centre is also the one-stop shop for local and international buyers, traders, producers and exporters.


Dubai Studio City (DSC)

Dubai Studio City (DSC) offers the right combination of planned infrastructure, talent pool and the dynamic business environment to support the growth of broadcast, movie, television and music production companies in the Middle East region. The business park offers free zone benefits of 100% business ownership and a tax free income in addition to networking opportunities, venue management services, industry building programmes and government services.

Spread across 22 million sq.ft, DSC features pre-built studios, sound stages, warehouses, workshops, office spaces, latest satellite communication facilities, backlots and stage areas. DSC caters to companies offering services from the film and broadcast production value chain such as production & post-production facilities, recording studios and ancillary services. Businesses from the following sectors may apply to become part of the DSC business community: Broadcast, Production, Music and Entertainment.


Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV)

Dubai Knowledge Village (DKV) is the world’s only Free Zone area dedicated to Human Resource Management and learning excellence.  Established in 2003 as part of TECOM Investments, DKV aims to develop the region’s talent pool and establish the UAE as a knowledge-based economy.

DKV is a unique hub that offers the best selection of Human Resource Management, Consultation, Training and Personal Development programmes on a picturesque 1km long campus in the heart of Dubai.

With over 450 business partners, DKV aims to establish itself as both a trusted business partner and a centre of excellence for professional development.


Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ)

Launched in 2007, the Dubai Outsource Zone (DOZ) business park was initiated to cater to the market demand for outsourcing companies. DOZ supports Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), HR Outsourcing, IT Outsourcing, back office and call center operations.

DOZ provides comprehensive purpose built infrastructure for both captive and non-captive companies looking to set up in a Free Zone in the UAE. Additionally DOZ offers state-of-the-art offices, robust telecom infrastructure, facilities management services and a 24-hour security service. DOZ extends Free Zone benefits including 100% business ownership and tax free income as well as value added services such as networking opportunities, venue management services, industry awareness programs and government services.

Du, Emirates Airlines, L&T Infotech, HCL Technologies, Jumeirah Group, Arab Bank and Intelenet are just some of the companies that serve the Middle East and beyond from offices in DOZ.



Enpark is a Business Park facilitating the growth of the energy and environment businesses in the Middle East.  Strategically located in Dubai, Enpark provides easy access to vast untapped opportunities in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It is an ideal one-stop platform to coordinate large projects and deploy new technologies across the region. 

Enpark specifically caters to the Energy, Energy Efficiency and Green Building, Recycling and Solid Waste sectors , by providing a cost effective business environment to serve their MENA markets.


Dubai Biotechnology & Research Park

The Dubai Biotechnology & Research Park is the major Life Sciences cluster in the Middle East. It is a Free Zone that provides the ultimate platform for Life Sciences companies to set up their operations and access the fast growing, emerging markets of the region. DuBiotech offers unique services that include regulatory affairs management, partner development, registration & licensing, leasing and government services to facilitate the growth of the local and international companies operating in the Park. Currently, over 126 Life Sciences Companies operate from the Park, including leading companies like Pfizer, Genzyme, Merck-Serono, Amgen, Maquet, National Reference Lab and Firmenich.


Dubai World Central (DWC)

Dubai World Central (DWC) is the world's first truly integrated multi-platform logistics facility. DWC is central to Dubai's position as a global and regional hub for integrated supply chain management and transport infrastructure.  Dubai Logistics City is designed as the region's premier logistics hub catering to two billion people throughout the Middle East, Indian sub-continent, Africa and the Commonwealth of Independent States, just a few hours flying time from Dubai.


Dubai Maritime City

Dubai Maritime City is the world’s most comprehensive maritime complex located on a man-made peninsula between Port Rashid & the Dubai Dry Docks, and surrounded by the waters of the Arabian Gulf. It will provide a unique world-class environment for the global maritime community. By offering outstanding infrastructure, services and regulations, Dubai Maritime City will create a unique specialized environment that will promote the networking and integration of leasing maritime companies in one destination.


International Humanitarian City (IHC)

International Humanitarian City (IHC) a place that is a catalyst for changing the world and the way we think about it. The first humanitarian hub of its kind, IHC enables humanitarian organisations through its global reach, infrastructure and custom designed services to facilitate aid and development efforts across the globe. IHC is a global humanitarian and aid hub, which aims to facilitate aid and development efforts by providing local and international humanitarian actors with facilities and services specifically designed to meet their needs. An independent free zone authority created by the Government of Dubai1 , IHC consolidates Dubai as an essential link in the humanitarian value chain. Leveraging the proven Dubai free zone model, IHC addresses the specific needs of the humanitarian aid and development community, while grouping them in a secure environment that fosters partnerships, social responsibility and global change.