Setting up a business in DWC comes with amenities that other jurisdictions do not possess. The business park is the perfect location to establish your business to the international community and has an innovative, modern architectural design.

Of course, there are many financial incentives to establishing your business in DWC. With its location within close proximity to Jebel Ali Airport and JAFZA, DWC is an independent free zone. Companies can benefit from advantages that come with a free trade zone including 100% tax free operation, no corporation tax, competitive rates and more.

To find out more about setting up a business in DWC, contact a member of the Charterhouse Team.


Established in 2002, the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) is the world’s fastest growing free trade zone. The DMCC’s mission is to establish an innovative trading centre in the heart of Dubai to facilitate the trade of global commodities and create an international gateway to the markets of the Middle East. The DMCC currently hosts more than 13,000 companies, from small startups to large multinationals, and houses almost 90,000 people in a thriving community of stunning properties.

The DMCC is perfectly situated in the middle of the Jumeirah Lakes Towers district, with strong infrastructure connections by air, sea and road to provide the perfect conditions for business expansion. The DMCC’s pursuit of innovation and business excellence earnt it the Financial Times’ fDi Magazine ‘Global Free Zone of the Year’ award for both 2015 and 2016.

170 companies make the move to the DMCC every month because of the multitude of enticing benefits. From the date of incorporation, businesses in the DMCC enjoy a 0% personal and corporate income for 50 years. There are no restrictions on remittance payments back to home territories and the proximity of the two local airports to the site make international travel easily accessible.

The endless opportunities for expansion put the DMCC among the world’s leading trade zones. With 13,000-member businesses, there are an abundance of networking opportunities for your business to access new global markets. The DMCC also provides flexible property solutions, offering everything from flexi-desks for small startups, to multi-story offices available for lease or purchase. 

RAKEZ, formerly RAK

Ras Al Khaimah is gaining a global reputation; with companies from across Europe, North America, Middle East and Asia registering their business in RAK, this free trade zone has now registered more than 4500 companies worldwide.

Ras Al Khaimah, located only 45 minutes from Dubai, offers a range of business opportunities for both new and established companies. With a fast growing economy, this is a stable jurisdiction. This is fast becoming a popular investment destination with global investors. Within less than ten years of its formation, Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAKFTZ) has already developed into an exceptional business destination.

Ras Al Khaimah is strategically positioned close to Sagr Port allowing this free trade zone easy access to all northern Emirates, and is the closest Emirate to all the northern markets such as Iran, Pakistan, India and markets further afield including China and the Far East.

UAE Residence Visa

Once charterhouse have established your Free Trade Zone company, we are able to assist clients in the processing of their UAE residence visa which is a pre-requisite should you wish to live and work in the UAE. Our service includes a complete turnkey solution, from collecting you from your accommodation, taking you for your medical and finger printing, processing of your Emirates Identity Card, collecting medical results, and delivering your passport back to you complete with your 3 year residence visa. To maintain your tax free residency in the UAE, it is necessary to be present in the country for one day every 180 days.

With our established network of banking contacts, we can also assist in the opening of bank accounts in the UAE for both your newly incorporated company and you personally.

For more information about setting up a company in Ras Al Khaimah free trade zone, contact a member of the Charterhouse Lombard team.