Dubai Design District

Dubai Design District

Based in the heart of the city, next to the Business Bay area, Dubai Design District is a platform where design, art and fashion co-exist in one place. It was established with a vision to serve as a tailor-made design hub that would promote emerging talent and extend a home for creative thinkers in the luxury fashion & interior design industry.

As Dubai’s first and largest design district, it is home to first stage ventures such as local boutique design studios to global fashion houses. It is regulated by Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority, which is an independent regulatory platform. The free zone is a kind of ecosystem that welcomes and nourishes the upcoming brands in fashion, retail and luxury.

Dubai <span class='s-yellowtitle'>Design District</span>

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Benefits of Setting up a Business in <span class='s-yellowtitle'>Dubai Design District Free Zone</span>

Benefits of Setting up a Business in Dubai Design District Free Zone


  • Exemption from personal income tax
  • Exemption from corporate tax for the first 50 years
  • No restrictions on currency
  • 100% capital repatriation and profits
  • Simple laws and legal framework
  • Special licensing is offered for design and fashion
  • Freelance permits for artists and designers
  • 100% foreign ownership

Types of entities in Dubai Design District Free Zone

Free Zone Limited Liability Company

FZ-LLC is a wholly-owned company i.e. an independent legal entity,, and requires a minimum of 1 director to operate and work in the Dubai Design District Free Zone.

<span class='s-yellowtitle'>Free Zone Limited</span> Liability Company
<span class='s-yellowtitle'>Branch Office of a</span> UAE Company

Branch Office of a UAE Company

A branch office of a company is not a separate legal entity; therefore, it conducts all or some of the operations which are intrinsic to its parent company’s business.

Branch office of a Foreign Company

This type of company can be 51% locally owned and does not require any minimum capital. The branch office of a foreign company can conduct all or some of the operations as per the requirements of its parent company’s business.

<span class='s-yellowtitle'>Branch office of a</span> Foreign Company
<span class='s-yellowtitle'>Freelance</span> Permit

Freelance Permit

Individuals who aspire to work as freelance professionals in Dubai Design District Free Zone are required to obtain this type of license. A freelance permit enables the practitioner to operate a business under their birth name, and not the brand name.

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