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SET UP YOUR COMPANY IN DUBAI DESIGN DISTRICT (D3)

Dubai Design District

About D3 Free zone

Dubai Design District, also known as D3, is the UAE’s thriving creative center devoted to nurturing the design sector and positioning the city as a global design hub. Strategically located in Dubai’s core, near landmarks like the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, D3 spans over 4 million square feet. It houses 500+ businesses, including top-notch design studios and prestigious fashion brands.

Core Sectors: Deals with companies related to digital media, arts, design, and fashion.

Recommended for: Fashion and design-related activities, companies large and small, from local boutique design studios to prestigious global fashion houses.

OUR SERVICES

Advantages of business setup in the Dubai Design District Free Zone

Beyond its reputation as a design hub, Dubai Design District (D3) offers a plethora of incentives and advantages to entrepreneurs and companies looking to establish themselves in this dynamic environment. These incentives are designed to foster growth, innovation, and success in various sectors, making D3 an even more enticing destination for businesses.

Dubai Design District (D3) offers a company set up in the heart of Dubai.

01 Remarkable infrastructure
D3 is a smart zone hub. It encapsulates smart parking meters, smart energy meters, and smart waste management.
02 Near to renowned landmarks
The zone is in close proximity to Dubai Mall. It is also close to Burj Khalifa, Dubai Internet City Clusters, DIFC, and Dubai's Business Bay.
03 Low cost company setup
Setting up a business in D3 is not too expensive. You need around AED 15,000 to get the license for business setup. The minimum share capital required is just around AED 50,000.
04 Renowned Jurisdiction
D3 is a renowned free zone. It is famous among designers and artists who showcase their talent to experienced individuals from the same industry. This is part of the Dubai Design Week.
04 Legal Framework
D3 has many advantages as far as legal framework is concerned.
1) No personal income tax
2) 100% foreign ownership
3) Minimal corporate tax (9% if applicable)
4) No restrictions for foreign employees
5) Low tariff rates
6) No currency restrictions
Free zone’s commercial facilities

Facilities in Dubai Design District

Dubai Design District is known for its state-of-the-art facilities. The zone is popular for co-working spaces, thought-out studios, and splendid views. It also has in-built floating meeting rooms created by some of the top designers around the globe.

The zone has an area of 64K+ square feet with stunning rooms and event spaces that can host up to 40K+ people.

Types of business licenses in D3

D3 caters to 3 types of licenses commercial, services, and manufacturing.

Legal entity types

D3 is popular among foreign investors that need 100% ownership while doing business in Dubai.

D3 FZ LLC - A free zone LLC is a legal entity that is registered under D3. This type of LLC is similar to other LLCs. They are separate legal entities from their owners and have limited liability to their shareholders.
Freelance Permit - D3 is a global hub where various artists and designers can carry out services under their name as part of the special permit.
Branch Company - A branch company is a subsidiary of a parent company. It is representative of the company which is situated out of D3 or the UAE. This type of company can have a different name than the parent company.

Documents required

Registration and licensing application form
Profile details of all the shareholders
Passport copy and signature of each of the general manager and director
Board resolution for creating a free zone entity
Detailed business plan
Proof of share capital
PROCESS

Steps in Setting Up Your Business in Dubai Design District

1
Select a Business activity
Choose a business which you want to set up in Dubai Design District (D3). Companies have the option to operate in either Mainland or a Free Zone.
2
Submit Application
The online application needs to be submitted with passports of all the shareholders. YABS can help you with this step.
3
Find Physical Space
It is important to select a physical space from where the operations will be managed. This is not applicable to freelancers.
4
Apply for Trade License
Once the office space is finalised, it is important for the shareholders to apply for trade license as part of D3.
5
Bank Account Opening
After all the steps have been taken care of, the final step would be to open a corporate bank account. All the transactions will take place with this account as part of Dubai District Center.
PROCESS

Steps in Setting Up Your Business in Dubai Design District

1
Select a Business activity
Choose a business which you want to set up in Dubai Design District (D3). Companies have the option to operate in either Mainland or a Free Zone.
2
Submit Application
The online application needs to be submitted with passports of all the shareholders. YABS can help you with this step.
3
Find Physical Space
It is important to select a physical space from where the operations will be managed. This is not applicable freelancers.
4
Apply for Trade License
Once the office space is finalized, it is important for the shareholders to apply for trade license as part of D3.
5
Bank Account Opening
After all the steps have been taken care of, the final step would be to open a corporate bank account. All the transactions will take place with this account as part of Dubai District Center.

WHY CHOOSE D3

There are multiple reasons for choosing D3 free zone to set up your business:

0% income tax if the regulatory requirements are met
Good and strategic location w.r.t trade from different continents
100% business ownership and capital repatriation
Exclusive business center
Quick and efficient setup process
Live and work as one community
WE ARE YABS

Why Us ?

YABS has a rich experience of 8 years in the business setup. We can help in your business setup journey by providing you all the necessary tools. With decent experience in business setup, our team comprises of professionals who know in and out of the businesses in the UAE.

Our Services

At YABS, we believe in an end-to-end solution to your business setup needs. Our team of professionals works persistently with you so that you can build your business from scratch. Being a reputed company in Dubai and the UAE, we believe in transparent transactions and services.

Following are some of the business setup services that are taken care of in the D3 jurisdiction.

Business setup consulting
Regular updates regarding full processs
Pre Approval for company name, activity, shareholder's structure
Establishment card
Company stamp

Company letterhead
Business plan action
Company registration
Company licensing
Company profile, and more.
YOUR QUESTION

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of businesses can be set up in Dubai Design District?
Dubai Design District (D3) is designed to cater to creative industries, including fashion, design, art, media, and technology. Businesses such as design studios, fashion houses, art galleries, and tech startups are well-suited to operate in D3.
What are the benefits of setting up a business in Dubai Design District?
Setting up a business in D3 offers numerous benefits, including 100% foreign ownership, a strategic location near Downtown Dubai, a vibrant community of creative professionals, modern infrastructure, and access to a variety of networking and collaboration opportunities.
What is the process for setting up a business in Dubai Design District?
The process typically involves selecting a business activity, choosing a company structure, submitting the required documents, obtaining necessary approvals, and paying the relevant fees. The Dubai Design District authority provides guidance and support throughout the setup process to ensure a smooth experience.
Are there any special licenses required for operating in Dubai Design District?
Yes, businesses in D3 need to obtain a specific license depending on their activity. The main licenses available include the Commercial License, Freelance Permit, and Design License. Each license has its own set of requirements and fees, which can be clarified by the D3 authority.
Can I sponsor employees and family members with a business in Dubai Design District?
Yes, businesses set up in D3 are allowed to sponsor employees and their families. The number of visas available depends on the office space and the type of license obtained. The D3 authority assists with visa applications and other related procedures.

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