Start your company formation with German Arabian Advisory & Business Center through our Dubai and Germany offices. We aim to provide the best business advisory services with personal dedication to each client, helping you with your plans and being available to assist and solve simple to complex business demands.

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Free First Consultation

Non-binding meeting with a GABC consultant who can offer personalized advice on the right type of legal structure for your business. 

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Formation Assistance

Full support through the entire formation process from completion of DMCC Forms, coordination with DMCC Key Business Setup Executives (BSE), document attestation and notarization support services, to submission of required documents to DMCC.

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GABC Office Lease

To complete your licensing process, a valid lease contract is required. Should you choose to lease with us, various office facilities are available to suit your business requirements.

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Supplementary Support Services

From corporate post licensing support services (i.e. bank account opening) to obtaining UAE residency visa for you and your family.


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0% income and corporate tax

for 50 years

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100% Capital Repatriation

no currency restrictions

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100% Foreign Business Ownership

no need for local partner

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Growing Business Network

more than 17,000 registered companies from 170 countries

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Strong Infrastructure

wide range of real estate options (buy or lease)

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Business Environment with Mixed Community

attractive advantages due to Free Zone with currently 92,000 people living and working


Whether you want to set up a new company or simply a branch or representative office in DMCC Free Zone, we help you in making the decision about the structure of your business. As you provide the essential information, we take care of your set-up formalities such as documentation and coordination without any hassle. Our team of experts will guide you through every step towards the success of your company formation.
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5-10 working days
  • Completion of the online form
  • Initial Application fee payment
  • DMCC Management & Compliance Approval
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4-7 working days
  • Registration & License fee payment
  • Legal documents signing
  • Provisional Approval to be issued by DMCC
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3-5 working days
  • Choose suitable office solution
  • Submission of Office Lease documents to DMCC
  • Issuance of DMCC e-License and other company documents
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Within 30 days
  • Finalization of company letterhead and stamp templates
  • Auditing company appointment
  • Share Capital bank confirmation submission

GABC & DMCC strengthen ties between Dubai and Germany

German Arabian Advisory & Business Center – your premium serviced office provider and trusted business advisor has signed a partnership and collaboration agreement as the International Service Provider for Company Formation of the world’s flagship Free Zone and global hub for commodities trade and enterprise – Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).

Established early of 2016, our representative office in Germany, located in the heart of Düsseldorf, brought DMCC to the doorstep of European clients and continuously offering businesses a simpler route to company formation without the requirement of travel to Dubai.

*Services in Düsseldorf include consulting and execution of free zone company formation in DMCC; preparation of documents and power of attorney; visa application; assistance with annual financial audit and advice on serviced offices in the Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) district. Düsseldorf – which is only a short train journey from London, Paris, and Berlin – also provides quick and easy access to Dubai for clients based in Europe, with direct air service through Emirates Airline.

The Executive Chairman of DMCC, Ahmed Bin Sulayem expressed the growing appetite shown by German and European companies to explore closer trade ties with Dubai, and understand how to utilise the free zone’s strong commodity connections and trade routes to push into China and Africa:

“With a representative office in Düsseldorf, DMCC is able to work closer with German and European businesses and expedite the process of setting up a company in Dubai. As a free zone operating in a progressive economy with business-friendly policies, DMCC provides all the required services and offerings required to deliver long-term commercial growth. We are also situated in the heart of a vibrant commercial and residential district – the perfect platform for businesses looking to connect with trade partners and customers across the region and beyond.”

The Düsseldorf office opening was marked by an official ceremony and concluded DMCC’s latest Made for Trade Live international roadshow event, which toured business communities across Germany in August including the cities of Braunschweig, Darmstadt and Bielefeld. The German roadshow was co-hosted by the German Chamber of Commerce and sought to showcase the ease of partnering with DMCC to grow foreign businesses in Dubai and beyond.

Commenting on the office-opening event, Felix Neugart, CEO at the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK), said:

“Over the years, we have built a strong connection between the business communities of Germany and the UAE. Free zones, especially in Dubai, play a key role in attracting international companies to the UAE. The opening of a DMCC representative office in Düsseldorf is a further step to facilitate the contact between German business and the DMCC with its international business community.”

Björn Lakebrink, CEO, German Arabian Advisory and Business Center, also commented:

“Opening a representative office in Düsseldorf shows real commitment and intent by DMCC to Germany and its business community. The new office will boost trade and investment links between local German businesses and Dubai, and our exclusive services will enable companies to become members and tap into the vast trading opportunities without having to leave Germany. It also allows us to interact more closely with potential clients and highlight the trade potential on offer in Dubai and beyond through DMCC.”

DMCC and German Arabian Advisory signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in mid-2016 to jointly explore the establishment of an advisory service in Düsseldorf as part of DMCC’s effort to attract German companies to establish a presence in Dubai and strengthen ties between the two cities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


German Arabian Advisory & Business Center is one of the International Service Providers of Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) Free Zone. With 2 offices in Dubai and Germany, GABC can help you setup your company whether you are in Dusseldorf, Germany or Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A GABC representative will provide all support for your company formation from verifying your passport, witnessing signatures and accepting related documents to be submitted in DMCC.

Free Zone Companies are registered and listed with a Free Zone Authority (e.g DMCC). DMCC Free Zone companies can be registered as an Individual, Branch, and/or Subsidiaries of Local UAE or Foreign Companies.

DMCC Free Zone Companies does not require you to have any Local UAE Citizen Partner and can be 100% owned by any foreign citizen and/or company.

Yes, you can choose any name added with the “DMCC” suffix. Name registration will go through DMCC Authority and Dubai Economic Department approvals.

For companies registered as a Branch, it should bring the same name of the parent company added with the “DMCC Branch” suffix.

With DMCC Free Zone, the number of visas given to your company will depend on the size of the Office Space you will lease. If you require more visas than the allocated number, additional DMCC fees are applicable. (Example: A 150 sq. ft. Serviced Office entitles you to have 3 visa allocations by system default)

DMCC has no minimum or maximum age requirement for an individual to become a shareholder. But individuals who are under the age of eighteen must be represented by a Legal Guardian.

Minimum one and maximum fifty shareholders for each DMCC Company.

DMCC will allow you to either sell, buy, or rent a Flexi/Serviced Desk, Serviced Office, Physical Office, Retail Space, and Warehouses or Open Land for Industrial Units.

Having an office facility is a mandatory requirement to issue your license. DMCC Free Zone companies are only allowed to have an Office Facility inside the DMCC Free Zone community - in Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT).

Yes, you can trade locally and internationally under the Rules and Regulations of DMCC Free Zone.

Yes, you can and there is a wide variety of good banks to choose from.

The amount of the Share Capital will depend on the chosen activity. Minimum required Share Capital for a Service/Commercial Trading License is AED 50,000; and AED 1 Million for General Trading. This amount must be deposited in the company’s bank account and once Share Certificate is issued by the bank, money can be withdrawn thereafter.

Yes, you are allowed to form as many companies as you want.

Documents and company setup cost will vary from one activity to another. To get a better idea about the costs involved, email us at

Company formation in DMCC has a minimum processing of is 3-6 weeks. However, the speed of approvals will depend on the chosen activity, chosen business structure, certification, and attestation of requirements.

Yes, we can help and guide you through the whole process of your DMCC Free Zone Company formation.

Yes, we can assist you on your DMCC license company amendments. Examples of license amendments are the following:

  • Increase/Decrease/Transfer of Shares
  • Change of Company Structure & Officeholder
  • Change of Address

Yes, we can assist you with the whole process as per the Rules & Regulations of DMCC Free Zone.

GABC offers a wide-range of PRO services, from setting up your company to visa application, audit & financial services. For the full list, please click here.


Shareholders and Employees of a DMCC Free Zone Company is eligible to have a UAE Residence Visa – valid for 3 years and is renewable. They can also sponsor their family as long as they reach the minimum salary & possess the approved profession by the Dubai Immigration.

No, UAE is an income-tax free country.

You are not allowed to stay outside the UAE for more than 6 months. If you exceed more than 6 months, your UAE Residence Visa will be automatically cancelled.

No, you are not required to be a resident or to live in UAE if you own a DMCC Free Zone Company.

Our Team awaits in answering your queries!

Dubai Team
Contact Number: +971 4 279 8300

Germany Team
Contact Number: +49 211 9753 2490