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Dubai Healthcare City

Dubai Healthcare City is an urban healthcare landmark facilitating individuals and corporations to advance their healthcare services, engage with the community and enjoy the energy of the central healthcare districts.

Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is a free zone committed to creating a health and wellness destination. Launched in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the free zone has worked towards its vision to become an internationally recognized location of choice for quality healthcare and an integrated center of excellence for clinical and wellness services, medical education and research.

The free zone is governed by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) and regulated by the independent regulatory arm, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR), whose quality standards are accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua).

DHCC has close to 160 clinical partners including hospitals, outpatient medical centers and diagnostic laboratories across 150 plus specialties with licensed professionals from almost 90 countries, strengthening its medical tourism portfolio. Representing its network of support partners, close to 200 retail and non-clinical facilities serve the free zone. DHCC is also home to academic institution the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center.

Advantages of establishing a business in DHCC:

  • 100% foreign ownership.
  • Full repatriation of profits and capital.
  • Guaranteed 50-year exemption from personal, income and corporate taxes.
  • Exemption from customs duty for goods and services.
  • 100% tax free.
  • No restrictions on capital, trade barriers or quotas.
  • Competitive pricing.

Commercial benefits:

  • Low operating costs.
  • State-of-the-art facilities.
  • Flexible real estate design to suit business requirement/industry.
  • Integrated healthcare community providing specialized high-quality healthcare.
  • Access to network of regional and international healthcare professionals.
  • Attractive investment opportunities and financial returns.
  • Increased brand exposure.

The minimum paid-up capital requirement to incorporate a Free-zone Limited Liability company (FZ-LLC):

  • Non-clinical facilities/companies are required to have minimum paid-up capital of AED 50,000.
  • Clinical facilities are required to have minimum paid-up capital of AED 100,000.
  • Hospitals are required to have minimum paid-up capital of AED 300,000.
  • For hotels, please refer to the below:
    • 3-star hotels are required to have minimum paid-up capital of AED 1 Million.
    • 4-star hotels are required to have minimum paid-up capital of AED 2 Million.
    • 5-star hotels are required to have minimum paid-up capital of AED 3 Million.

* For branches, minimum paid-up capital does not apply.

Commercial space options available inside DHCC:

  • Leasing solutions.
  • Clinical spaces.
  • Non-clinical (retail) spaces.
  • Business center:
    • Executive Desk: – perfect for companies that require minimum space.
    • Executive Office – full-fledged furnished office.

DHCC also offers:

  • Freehold.
  • Investment opportunities.

Types of licenses:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company.
  • Branch of a Foreign Company.
  • Branch of UAE Company/Establishment.

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