Dubai Production City

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Dubai Production City(DPC) is part of the TECOM Investments’ Media Cluster. It is based on Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone (DTMFZ).

DPC was established in July 2003 to fulfil the specific needs of the media production sector. It has become the largest media production free zone devoted to the printing, publishing, and packing (PPP) industries. All types of media companies have set up companies in DPC, from well-known multi-nationals to SME’s, as well as start-up companies. Companies with business activities such as printing, publishing, graphic art, packaging, and media production are housed within DPC and take advantage of the many free zone benefits as well as enjoy regulations that are geared towards hassle free operations.

Currently, there are around 1800 qualified media professionals working at DPC.

Where is it located?

DPC is located on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, adjacent to the DIP Roundabout.

Physical Address:

P.O.Box 53777
Tel: +971 4 391 1122
Fax: +971 4 391 8067
Website: www.DPC.ae

Describe the kind of businesses here?

  • Ready-made units
  • Offices
  • Plots of land 

Ready-Made Units

  • Units can be either warehouses or showrooms
  • Sizes available: 615 – 10,000 sq ft
  • Full utilities – electricity, water, A/C, maintenance, etc. 

Offices

  • Sizes available offices: 615 – 10,000 sq ft
  • Full utilities – electricity, water, A/C, maintenance, etc. 

Plots of Land

  • Sizes available offices: 64,000 sq ft – 120,000 sq ft
  • Lease period 30 years 

What are the advantages of setting up business here? 

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% personal and corporate tax free for 50 years
  • 100% repatriation of profits and capital
  • Zero customs duty for goods and services
  • Cluster working environment providing interaction and cooperation
  • Well known global, regional and local industry players
  • Suppliers and providers throughout the value chain located together
  • Infrastructure and services which enable success and profitability
  • Ideal business environment
  • State-of-the-art technology and advanced processes
  • One-stop shop offering governmental services – access to government and regulatory authorities
  • Simple, hassle-free setup of companies
  • Simple legal framework and company laws
  • 24/7 visa service
  • Access to Knowledge Workers – fast-track immigration process 

What are the procedures for establishing a business here? 

Steps and Documents Required Client Actions DPC / DTMFZ Actions
Step 1:

Submit application for provisional approval

Documents Required:

Application forms for company registration

License application form

Business plan

Colour copy of passport for manager/director(s)/legal representative

Contact a sales person at DPC and submit application Evaluate client’s application

Inform the client of any external regulatory body approvals required

Timing: 5 working days

Step 2:

Submit legal documents for company registration

Documents Required:

Application forms for company registration

Shareholder(s) details

Original Memorandum and Articles of Association

Board Resolution

Passport copy of manager

NOC from residency visa sponsor

Manager’s specimen signature

Passport copy of director(s)

Director(s)’s specimen signature

Proof of Share Capital

Registration fee and license fee

Memorandum of Association of FZ-LLC

Agreement for personnel secondment

Certificate of Authorization for GSO

Submit the legal documents for registration of the company to DPC sales person Issuing of Customer Confirmation Letter

Timing: 2 working days

Step 3:

Sign and return Customer Confirmation Letter and make the necessary payments

Sign and return Customer Confirmation Letter and make payments (registration and license fee and first lease installment) to the DPC sales person Review of legal documents and preparation of MOA, AOA and Bank Introduction Letter

Timing: 3 working days

Step 4:

Sign Articles & Memorandum of Association

Visit Sales Department at DPC to sign AOA, MOA and collect Bank Introduction Letter and resolution
Step 5:

Deposit of share capital

Open a bank account in the name of the company, deposit share capital and take proof of capital letter to DPC Prepare License and Lease

Timing: 3 working days

Step 6:

Sign lease and personnel sponsorship agreement

Go to TECOM Leasing Department to sign lease, personnel sponsorship agreement and collect license, AOA, and MOA

What is the cost of setting up business here? 

Free Zone LLC (FZ-LLC)

  • A legal entity with individual persons and entities as shareholders
  • Minimum one director
  • Minimum capital requirement AED 300,000

Note: Minimum capital requirements for the following segments only:

  • Printing machinery and printing consumables manufacturing – AED 500,000
  • Printing press – AED 500,000
  • Publishing – AED 200,000
  • Graphic arts support services – AED 50,000 

What is the distance from various landmarks to this location? 

DPC to Airport – 36.4 km
DPC to Downtown – 27.5 km

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