Quick Look DMC

Dubai Media City

Dubai Media City (DMC) is the region’s leading hub for all things media. If you are functioning in the media sector, company formation in Dubai Media City is the best choice to opt for.

LICENSES: Media | Technology based services

FACILITIES: Offices |

COSTS: High (from US$ 42,000/AED 156,000)

Recommended for: Media and technology companies

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  • Incorporate your company with ease
  • Provide a holistic solution for all your business needs

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DUBAI MEDIA CITY

The Dubai Media City (DMC) covers a media community of around 20,000 people that work in over 2,000 regional and international media companies. It is the prime business hub for advertising, communication, media, and marketing companies.

WHY DMC?

  • Region’s leading media hub
  • Clearly laid out rules and regulations
  • Excellent connectivity to metro and roadways
  • Access to premier residential developments like The Greens, Barsha and Dubai Marina.
  • Managed by Dubai Creative Clusters Authority, which also manages similar knowledge clusters across Dubai
  • Full range of business activities
  • All Free Zone benefits

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Advantages of company formation in Dubai Media City

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 0% corporate tax for 50 years
  • 0% personal income tax
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 0% import or re-export duties
  • No currency restrictions
  • No restrictions on foreign talent or employees

In addition to this, company formation in the DMC can derive benefits from the extensive network of double-tax avoidance treaties that the United Arab Emirates has signed with countries worldwide, including countries such as India, Pakistan, Singapore, China, Malaysia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Austria and Holland.

Dubai offers the additional benefits of a very high standard of living and a vibrant expatriate community with people from over 180 nations living and working in the region.

Company formation in Dubai Media City can take the following legal forms:

FZ-LLC (Limited Liability Company)

An FZ-LLC is formed as a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or corporates. Minimum capital requirement depends on the business activity. Its shareholders can be an individual, corporate, or both.

The liability of its shareholders is limited to the value of the share capital they hold in the company.

Branch Company

A branch or a representative office of a parent company which already exists outside of the DIC Free Zone. The parent company can be based outside, or inside the UAE. A branch company –

  • derives its power and authority from the parent entity thus does not have separate legal personality.
  • will not have a board of directors or company secretary
  • must retain the same name as the parent entity and end with the designation (Branch).

We can help you structure your company through our DMC company formation services. Contact us to discuss your requirements. 

A wide range of service activities can be chosen for DMC company formation from the following:

  • Advertising & Communication
    • Media & Marketing Services
    • Media Support Services
    • Event Management
    • Event Support Services
    • Media & Marketing Consultancy
    • New Media
    • Business Information

Click here to view an updated list of business activities allowed company formation in Dubai Media City.

Well-designed office spaces are made available for all types of businesses.

Company formation in Dubai Media City requires physical office space. You can choose from offices in the Dubai Media City, Dubai Studio City, or Dubai Production City.

The Dubai Media City also has conference room facilities for its member companies.

Here are the documents required for company formation in Dubai Media City:

FZ-LLC – Individual Shareholder

  • Application Form
  • Business Plan
  • Passport copy of the shareholder/s, director/s, general manager, company secretary
  • CV of the shareholder(s)
  • Bank Reference Letter of the shareholder(s)
  • Resolution of the Incorporation of FZ-LCC
  • NOC for manager from UAE Sponsor (if applicable)
  • RIC form for shareholder(s), director(s), & manager
  • Share capital proof from bank or deposit receipt in trust account

FZ-LLC – Corporate Shareholder

  • Application for Registration
  • Business Plan
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Continuity or Good Standing
  • MoA and AoA of Parent Company
  • Resolution for the Incorporation of FZ-LLC
  • NOC for manager from UAE Sponsor (if applicable)
  • RIC form for shareholder(s), director(s), & manager
  • Share capital proof from bank or deposit receipt in trust account
  • Passport copy of the shareholder/s, director/s, general manager, company secretary

Branch – Foreign Company

  • Application for Registration
  • Business Plan
  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Continuity or Existence or Good Standing
  • MoA and AoA of Parent Company
  • Resolution for the Incorporation of FZ-LLC
  • NOC for manager from the current UAE Sponsor (if applicable)
  • RIC form for manager
  • RIC form for corporate

Branch – UAE Company/UAE Establishment

  • Application for Registration
  • Business Plan
  • Trade License of Parent Company issued by DED
  • MoA and AoA of Parent Company
  • Resolution for the establishment of Branch
  • NOC from the Current UAE Sponsor (if applicable)
  • RIC form for manager
  • RIC form for corporate

* if any of the documents are in any language other than English and Arabic, then, it must be legally translated into English.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum share capital starts at AED 10,000.

The minimum capital requirement may vary and depend on the activity or segment.

You can download the list of required documents here.

Click here to access the template formats of resolutions and required documents for company formation in Dubai Media City.

Here are the approximate costs incurred during Company formation in Dubai Media City:

License starts at US$ 5,500 (AED 20,000)

Registration fees – US$ 1000 (AED 3,520) (one time)

Share capital – US$ 2,725 (AED 10,000) (applicable for FZ-LLC registration)

Visa starts at US$ 962 (AED 3,500) for a three-year visa

Commercial Office in Dubai Media City – US$ 51 (AED 190) per square foot per annum ( Including DEWA & AC)

Commercial Office in Dubai Studio City – US$ 29 (AED 105) per square foot per annum ( Including AC but Electricity will be separate payable as per DEWA meter directly to the authority)

Commercial Office in Dubai Production City – US$ 26 (AED 96) per square foot per annum ( DEWA & AC are separate).

Download your fact sheet for company formation in Dubai Media City here.

How can 10 Zone help with company formation in the Dubai Media City?

10 Zone has:

  • been setting up businesses in Dubai since 2004
  • experts in consultancy and company formation
  • a team of highly qualified Lawyers, Chartered Accountants and Relationship Managers
  • capabilities to assist you in English, Arabic, French, German, Turkish, Hindi, Afrikaans & Tagalog.

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