Dubai Production City: A Comprehensive Guide to Setting Up Your Media Venture

Rajesh Pillai


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    Dubai, a global business hub known for its strategic location, world-class infrastructure, and business-friendly environment, continues to attract entrepreneurs and investors from around the globe. One of the key destinations within Dubai for businesses involved in the media and production industry is Dubai Production City. In this blog, we will explore the essentials of starting a company in Dubai Production City and the opportunities it presents for ambitious entrepreneurs.

    Dubai Production City: Business Setup in Freezone

    Dubai Production City, also commonly referred to as the International Media Production Zone (IMPZ), was established in 2003 to cater to the burgeoning needs of the Media and Production Industry in the country. Presently, it stands as the UAE’s most comprehensive media production-free zone, specifically dedicated to the printing, publishing, and packaging sectors. Numerous media enterprises have chosen the Dubai Production City free zone as their preferred location for establishing their businesses.

    Functioning as a vital business hub, Dubai Production City serves global and local corporations, providing a wide range of amenities related to business, retail, and residential lifestyles for business owners situated in this area. This free zone capitalizes on the advantages and regulations afforded to free zones, streamlining business processes, and fostering a distinctive and dynamic community that actively supports and nurtures the growth of the media production sector.

    Advantages of Establishing a Business in Dubai Production City

    • Complete foreign ownership rights
    • Full exemption from personal and corporate taxes for 50 years
    • No customs duties are imposed on goods and services.
    • Recognition and collaboration opportunities with global, regional, and local industry leaders
    • A streamlined and straightforward business setup process
    • Clear and uncomplicated legal framework and company laws
    • Cluster working environment that encourages interaction and collaboration
    • 100% repatriation of both invested capital and earned profits

    Types of Corporate Structures in DPC

    Various business structures are available within the Dubai Production City Free Zone, including:

    1. Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC):

    A Free Zone Limited Liability Company is established as a distinct legal entity, with shareholders comprising individuals and corporations.

    1. Branch:

    A branch or subsidiary office is not a separate legal entity from its parent company. Instead, it functions as a business structure, serving as a legally subordinate part of the parent firm. It undertakes some or all of the activities inherent in the parent company, and no separate share resources are required.

    Permissible Activities in Production City Free Zone

    Each free zone outlines a set of approved procedures that investors must adhere to when conducting their businesses.

    These include:

    • Marketing
    • Import and Export
    • Support Services
    • Digital and Newspaper Printing
    • Commercial and Industrial Printing
    • Online Publishing and Electronic Content

    The types of business licenses available for application vary depending on the specific business activity the owner intends to undertake.

    Steps for Initiating a Business in Dubai Production City Free Zone

    1. The subsequent step involves obtaining initial approval from the free zone authority for company registration within the free zone.
    2. The next phase entails submitting the necessary legal documents for business registration.
    3. Submission of the required documents where a client confirmation letter is issued, and subsequent payments can be made. The subsequent step involves acquiring a Trade license and Certificate of Registration, marking the successful registration of the business in the Dubai Free Zone.
    4. With the completion of the registration process, subsequent tasks such as securing office space and obtaining visas for employees can be initiated.


    HLB HAMT to Assist!

    At HLB HAMT, we specialize in supporting clients through the process of company formation in Dubai and its free zones. Our dedicated team of business setup consultants possesses extensive knowledge of the legal intricacies involved, allowing us to guide you seamlessly through the establishment of your company.

    If you are considering starting a business in Dubai production city, we are ready to provide personalized solutions and valuable insights to make your company formation journey efficient and successful. Contact us today to explore the possibilities.

    Call our experts at +971 4 327 7775 or email to schedule a meeting.



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