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Dubai Design District – d3

Dubai Design District – d3 was launched in 2013 by the UAE’s Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohamed bin Rashid al Maktoum. The vision behind launching d3 is to build a tailor-made design hub that would nurture emerging local talent and the region’s creative thinkers.

The creation of d3 is an essential step as there had been a real demand for such a platform amongst the designers and creative thinkers in the region. The Middle East design industry was worth around 2.3 billion in 2014. This means the design industry has become an important part of the economy in the region and it is continuously thriving.

As a hub of creativeness, d3 gathers innovators, creative thinkers, artists, designers and inventors not only from Middle East but also from other parts of the world. For the thousands of professionals across the region, there has been a desperate need for a real, living neighbourhood that provides space, framework and opportunities for them to enhance, thrive and interact.

Company Formation in Dubai Design District 

Free Zone or On-shore?

There are two different options of company formation in Dubai Design District. Individuals or companies have the choice of operating either as a free zone or as an on-shore (mainland) company. Each one of them has its own merits and incentives. d3 also offers freelance licences for professionals who want to operate as freelancers in the design industry. Such flexibility makes d3 a unique and sought-after location for doing business.

Freezone Company Formation in Dubai Design District - d3

Freezone company formation in Dubai Design District is usually a preferred choice for foreign investors that wish to have 100% company ownership. Operating as a Freezone entity in Dubai Design District enables you to work within the free zone territory without being able operate outside of it. Following types of free zone entities can be established in d3:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ LLC)
  • Branch of an existing UAE or foreign company
  • Freelance permit

Freelancer License in Dubai Design District - d3

Those professional who wish to start as sole entrepreneur can opt for Freelance license. This will enable individuals to operate within d3 and have commercial dealings with all other businesses within the Freezone.

On-shore / Mainland Company Formation in Dubai Design District - d3

Unlike other free zones, it is quite possible to setup and operate at d3 with on-shore entity and license. On-shore entities have more flexibility in terms of territorial coverage as they can do business beyond the free zone area as well. At the same time they can be part of the unique d3 community and take advantage from all its commercial, retail and leisure facilities available within the district. However, you need to be aware that on-shore onhore company formation in Dubai Design District means that the license is issued by the Dubai Economics Department (DED) directly and you need to have a local partner or sponsor.

Our Expertise

Our Dubai Design District company formation services include:

  • Advising on the most cost-effective and suitable license package in Dubai Design District tailored to your business requirements and budget
  • Registering your company’s branch, subsidiary or representative office in Dubai Design District
  • Assistance with obtaining residency visas and work permits after your company formation in Dubai Design District
  • Assistance with opening bank accounts for your Dubai Design District company
  • Assistance with all other start-up and legal requirements

Are you looking to setup a company in Dubai Design District - d3?

If you are looking to set up your on-shore or free-zone company in Dubi Design District or in other parts of the UAE, please get in touch with us for professional assistance. You can call us on +971 55 465 9836, send us email at contact@mimolegal.com or use the contact us form on this website. First consultation is FREE.

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