Dubai World Trade Centre - About

A diversified Free Zone for a diversified economy

Forty years after its inception, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) continues its story of growth with a dynamic new free zone, established in 2015. The DWTC (Free Zone) Authority offers a unique and highly desirable proposition for businesses seeking a competitive and well-regulated ecosystem to grow either locally or globally. DWTC is centrally located in Dubai’s business district, providing an ideal environment for startups, SMEs and large corporations to operate locally while reaching regional and global markets.


Our diverse range of offices, both collaborative and traditional, are available for lease to businesses in any industry that require a world-class commercial address.

The DWTC Authority understands the needs of modern day corporations and businesses. It innovates and implements free zone services, procedures and policies that allow companies to pursue opportunities rather than be bogged down in bureaucratic processes. Dual Licensing is one such hallmark of the DWTC Authority’s approach, providing companies with unmatched options.


This added flexibility allows the Authority to work one-on-one with entities to find and register the right licence for their business, whether they already have a local license or require a free zone license. This means that companies can operate within the DWTC free zone with a DWTC Authority issued operating permit in tandem with a local license issued by the Department of the Economic Development (DED) or elect to apply for one of the DWTC Authority issued Free Zone Licences.


Registering as a free zone entity in Dubai is a relatively seamless process with the DWTC Authority. The Authority is a one-stop-shop and single point of contact for individuals going through the process of setting up a company, establishing a new branch or relocating a locally licensed company to the free zone.


The Authority’s team assists prospective tenants in navigating through all related processes and details, from company registration and licensing to immigration services. As the single point of contact for tenants, the DWTC Authority works directly with companies to find the best options to meet their individual needs. And with all services under one roof, no time is lost in executing every checklist to get businesses off the ground and join DWTC Authority’s growing business community.