Dubai World Central (DWC) is a massive, multi-phased development centered around the world’s largest international airport. At 140 km2, it is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island. The self-sustaining development at Jebel Ali, some 40 kilometers south of Dubai city center, includes Al Maktoum International Airport and a cluster of specialized zones. DWC is a new city where eventually some 945,000 people will live and work; that’s more than the present population of Frankfurt and almost that of Stockholm.
A Multimodal Platform - The integrated master plan of Dubai World Central comprises eight districts: The Al Maktoum International Airport, Logistics District, Aviation District, Residential District, Commercial District, Humanitarian District, Exhibition District and Golf District. Dubai World Central represents the convergence of Dubai’s logistical prowess spanning sea, land and air. DWC is directly linked to Jebel Ali Port via a dedicated logistics corridor. This forms a single customsbonded free zone spanning approximately 200 square kilometers.
Strategic Location - The development is strategically situated to the south of Jebel Ali and connected to the Jebel Ali Port via the Logistics Corridor. DWC provides direct access to two of the primary trans-emirate road networks - Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (previously known as Emirates Road) and the Dubai By-Pass. It is also conveniently linked to the Sheikh Zayed Road, a freeway popular with several UAE motorists.
World Class Business Hub - Dubai is perfectly situated to access the world’s developing economies, which makes it the ideal location to set up and grow the business in this region.
100% business ownership - An expat can fully own the business without a requirement of a local partner.
Flexible Office Solutions - Options for immediately available flexi desks (plug and play), serviced offices, as well as freehold & leasehold offices for retail and commercial use.
A full range of business activity options - DWC mirrors majority of Dubai Department of Economic Development activities from commodities to retail outlets, consultancies to beauty salons.
Fewer Nationality Restrictions - Lesser restrictions apply compared to other free zones in terms of ownership, visas & dependents sponsorship.
The above timelines correlate to working days not calendar days.
The above timelines are collated based on the average processing times over the previous 3 months and hence are not exact and in reality may be shorter or longer.
Applications are submitted for processing and indicated timelines commence upon realization of payment.
The cut-off time for documents to be submitted/received, and payments to be received/realized is 1pm, anything received after this time will be considered towards the following working day.
During periods in and around Ramadan, days of mourning, Eid and other National and Religious Holidays the indicated timelines are likely to become subject to delays.
Should you be outside the country when the visa is issued, and are not from one of the 48 countries that are granted a visa on arrival, and are entering the UAE on your new entry visa, which will constitute your change of status, please be sure to contact your airline prior to travelling, as many airlines will need to see a copy of your entry visa prior to travel in order to verify the sameand then upload a copy of the visa onto their system, and provide you with an ‘OK to Board’. The same would apply if you are inside the country when the visa is issued, and plan to exit the country with your visa in hand, and then re-enter the UAE by air.
Furthermore when you are entering the country on your new entry visa, please ensure you carry out your eye scan at the airport on arrival, and ensure the immigration official stamps the entry visa as well as your passport. Do NOT enter on your e-gate card.
Once you complete your change of status you will NOT be able to travel outside of the UAE until your passport has been stamped with your residency visa.
The Visa process for certain nationalities may be longer than the timelines indicated above.
Should you have a visa application under process and wish to travel in and out of the UAE, and are a national of one of the 48 countries who are granted visit visas on arrival, please contact us before re-entering the UAE, as if your visa application has cleared security approval, you may have to wait until your new employment visa has been issued and to re-enter the UAE using the same.
Should you not wish to exit the country and re-enter after the entry visa has been issued - please note this option is only available to those applicants on their 30 day grace period following the cancellation of their previous residency visa OR if you are in the country on a visit visa (NOT Tourist Visa) OR if you received a visa on arrival into the UAE - granted to nationals of 48 countries who don’t need to apply for a visa prior to entering the UAE
Please note that we are legally obliged to keep the applicant notified of all steps and progress reports concerning their visa process and release the visa and passport directly to them unless they instruct us otherwise. We will not be able to release the passport or visa to anyone else, including the company owner/s, unless expressly directed to do so by the applicant.
A UAE MOFA attested degree will be required if the position applied for on the visa is Managerial or any other higher position. This will also be applicable to Shareholders, Directors & Manager on the license.
LICENSE AND SUPPORT SERVICE COSTS:
Commercial Trading/Service License
Trade License Fee
Trade License Fee
Office Options at DWC (Mandatory)
Smart Desk (Usage Allowed 5 hours per week) 2 visa allocations
Permanent Smart Desk 2 visa allocations
Smart Office (Usage Allowed 5 hours per week) 3 visa allocations
Permanent Smart Office 3 visa allocations
Permanent Exclusive Office 4 visa allocations
Physical Office for Lease*
Starting from AED 700 + per sq.m
Options available to purchase or lease the office space