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The latest addition to the Free zones in Dubai, the Dubai Design District is the hub of all design scenes in the Middle East. Catering to the design, fashion, and luxury industry of the world, the entire infrastructure is made to nurture and grow global and local talents alike. D3 is the hub of innovation and ideas. D3 is also home to some of the largest local and global design brands. Here’s why your business should be established here as well

Advantages of business setup in D3
  • 0% income tax
  • 0% corporate tax for the first 50 years
  • No limit of capital repatriation
  • Free to hire foreign employees
  • Special licensing for design and fashion with freelance permits for artists and designers
  • Hub of designing and innovation

Company formation in Dubai Design District

Company formation in Dubai Design District

Here are all the different types of companies that you can incorporate in the D3 Free Zone:
  • Free zone companies
  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company
  • Branch of UAE company
  • Branch of Foreign company
  • Freelance permit
  • Commercial and freelance
On-shore companies: Operating with an on-shore (DED) license that is 51% locally owned and allowed to operate in the mainland and inside the zone.

D3 allows for multiple business activities.

Here’s a list of some of the activities you can apply for and establish a business on:

  • Architectural Design
  • Branding and Corporate Identity
  • Fashion/Fair Exhibition
  • Modeling Agency
  • Stage Fashion Show
  • Art Galleries
  • Design Consultancy
  • Graphic Design
  • Performing Arts Management
  • Studio Space
  • Beauty Advisors
  • Direct Marketing
  • Image Consultancy
  • Photography
  • Tailoring
  • Concept Design
  • Fashion Design Consultancy
  • Industrial Design
  • Public Relations Agency
  • Visual Merchandising


Highlights of Dubai Design District

  • You get 100% business ownership and capital repatriation. You get all the profits to your home country
  • The D3 is strategically located within the easy reach of Downtown Dubai and Burj Khalifa
  • You get easy access to office spaces, co-working, and studio spaces to mix in with other talent and grow together
  • D3 is designed for Freelancers and to promote and nurture their talents. Work alongside some of the largest and most prestigious companies to gain more experience and grow more.