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Dubai Cars and Automotive City Free Zone

Updated on Tuesday 19th April 2016

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Dubai-Cars-and-Automotive-City-Free-ZoneThe Dubai Cars and Automotive City Zone (DUCAMZ) was launched in 2000, is located in Ras Al Khor and provides easy access to the Dubai International Airport and to the Jebel Ali Port to all companies operating within the free zone. The Cars and Automotive Zone is one of the largest free zones in Dubai and the largest one dedicated to the automotive industry in the world. Companies in DUCAMZ may sell vehicles on the local markets and re-export cars to the Middle East and Africa. The vehicles sold by companies in the Dubai Cars and Automotive Zone are divided into two categories:

  • - left-hand drive vehicles to be exported to the local markets and fall under the regulations of the UAE,
  • - right-hand drive vehicles dedicated to African countries mostly.

Company registration in the DUCAMZ

The most employed type of company to be registered in the Dubai Cars and Automotive City Zone is the free zone company. The minimum share capital required to set up free zone company in the DUCAMZ is 100,000 AED (approximately 30,000 USD). The company must have at least two shareholders and a maximum number of five. Foreign investors may also benefit from different advantages when opening a free zone company in DUCAMZ among which:

  • - a skilled workforce,
  • - no currency restrictions,
  • - cheap fright charges,
  • - no personal income and corporate taxes for a 50-years period of time,
  • - 100% foreign ownership,
  • - 100% repatriation of profits,
  • - no restrictions on the number of imported cars.

Foreign companies may also set up branch offices within the Dubai Cars and Automotive Zone. Our company incorporation agents in Dubai will guide you through the company setup procedure.

Business licenses in the Dubai Cars and Automotive Zone

The only activities permitted to companies operating in the Dubai Cars and Automotive City Free Zone are related to trading and selling vehicles. Other activities such insurance, banking, repairing and maintenance of vehicles are also permitted. In order to operate within the DUCAMZ, a company must apply for a trading license that is issued within four or five working days and must be renewed on an annual basis.

For details about applying for a trading license within the DUCAMZ, please contact our agents in Dubai.




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