Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority)

In 2014, the ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued a mandate to lead the development of Dubai’s creative industries in support of the Dubai Innovation Strategy, leading to Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) being renamed as Dubai Creative Clusters Authority (DCCA).

This free zone was launched in 2000 with the aim of establishing Dubai as a hub for knowledge-based industries and is committed to foster the growth of Dubai’s creative industries by developing policies and programmes to attract, retain and grow such businesses in Dubai. DCCA is the main regulatory and administrative body for a number of free zone parks in Dubai.

Committed to encouraging the development of Dubai's imaginative ventures and making a situation wherein innovative organizations can thrive, Dubai Creative Cluster Authority creates proof based approaches and projects. It additionally acts to build up the inventive ability pool, cultivate enterprise and development, offer money related help,create forums amongst creative industries, and provide a platform for research, creativity and community-building.

How to Set Up a Business in DCCA?

If you wish to set up a company in DCCA, you can follow these simple steps:

  1. Submit an application for approval
  2. Submit the legal documents for company registration
  3. Make the requisite fee payment
  4. Sign and collect company registration certificate
  5. Documents Required for Company Registration in DCCA
  6. Personal details of the shareholder
  7. Passport copies of the shareholder, manager, and director
  8. Business plan
  9. Company incorporation certificate
  10. No objection certificate (NOC)
  11. Memorandum and Articles of Association (MAA)
  12. Bank reference letter of the shareholder
  13. Resolution for the incorporation
  14. Proof of share capital

Benefits of Setting Up a Business in DCCA

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Exemption from corporate tax and customs duty
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Customized real-estate options ideal for organizational needs
  • Easy access to high-end residential accommodation
  • Strategic location

Types of Licenses Issued by DCCA

Dubai Creative Clusters Authority issues licenses under the following categories:

  • Higher Education Provider Segment
  • Storage Activity Segment
  • Manufacturing and Productivity Segment
  • Food Segment
  • Broadcasting TV and Radio Segments
  • Publishing Segment