Business Setup in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone.

Business Setup in Dubai Maritime City Free Zone – It is a multi-purpose maritime free zone established with a view to develop as a world-hub of maritime industries. The free zone is located between Port Rashid and Dubai Dry Docks and surrounded by the Arabian Gulf waters. The location advantage, world-class infrastructure and support service turns Dubai Maritime City a global maritime community with business friendly environment.

Dubai maritime City Free Zone is spread across an area of 227 hectares. The free zone is divided into six districts like Industrial Precinct, Maritime City Academic Quarter, Marina District, Harbor Residence, Harbor Offices and Maritime Centre.

The Industrial Precinct is intended mainly for marine services like ship lifts, ship repair and other related services. The Industrial Precinct consists of Workshops, Warehouses, Yacht Manufacturing Workshops, Showrooms, Shops, Office spaces, Ship Repair and Ship Building Plots.

The Academic Quarter is located in the middle of the Maritime City with a facility to accommodate more than 1300 students. The main courses offered in Academic Quarter are on marine engineering, naval science and marine transportation.

Marina district is meant for mixed up activities including retail outlets, entertainment facilities, shopping complexes and restaurants.

Harbor residence is high residential towers for meeting the requirements various investors. Harbor office district are dedicated for office solutions and business centres. Maritime centre is the operation hub of maritime city which includes state of the art offices and star hotels.

Registering a company in Dubai Maritime City

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is the licensing authority for all maritime activities in Dubai. Investors planning to setup a business in Dubai Maritime City can choose from three legal forms – Free Zone Establishment, Free Zone Company and Branch.

For knowing more about the benefits of setting up a free zone company in Dubai, read the following article: Free Zone Company Formation - Advantages

Mr. Baiju Masoodu is a Free Zone Business Setup Consultant. Our ‘corporate service firm’ can advise and assist you to set-up a business in Dubai Maritime City and other Free Zones in Dubai and UAE. For a free consultation & cost estimate, call me on: +971 50 214 1476 or mail me at:

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