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The Dubai Cars and Automotive City free zone was founded in the year 2000 with the thought of re-exporting high-end used cars from the UAE to Asian and African markets. The free zone is also known as the DUCAMZ free zone.


JAFZA(Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority) is in charge of regulating DUCAMZ . Furthermore, establishing a business in the Dubai Cars and Automotive City free zone provides entrepreneurs with easy access to air and sea transportation. This also makes it easier to relocate automobiles and other goods.


Company Formation in DUCAMZ


Company formation in the Dubai Cars and Automotive City free zone also provides excellent networking opportunities, not only through transportation but also through collaboration with other automobile enterprises.


Furthermore, with the help of thorough marketing, the free zone has positioned itself as a commercial zone. As a result, it has become a major draw for multinational corporations, as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) from the region and a number of international dealers.


Benefits of company setup in DUCAMZ free zone


The Dubai Cars and Automotive City free zone undoubtedly accelerated the growth of the country's automobile industry. The region is influencing several automobile manufacturing companies to begin re-exporting, as well as buyers, sellers, traders, and others.


Thus, if you want to set up a business in the automobile industry, the DUCAMZ free zone is the right place to be. There are various benefits when forming a company in Dubai Cars and Automotive City free zone, including:


  • 100% foreign ownership

  • No personal, income, or corporate taxes

  • Full repatriation of capital and profits

  • Simple and quick set up process

  • Business setup with multiple shareholders

  • Bank account assistance

  • No restrictions on the number of imported cars

  • Hassle-free clearance from Dubai police and customs port


Facilities offered at DUCAMZ free zone


There are various facilities offered at the DUCAMZ free zone. These include:


  • Office spaces

  • Showrooms

  • Warehouses

  • Workshops


Business activities permitted in DUCAMZ free zone


DUCAMZ authority enables companies to conduct various activities in the free zone. Some of these activities include:


  • Trading

  • Sales

  • Banking

  • Insurance

  • Maintenance

  • Repair


In order to set up a business in the free zone, the company needs to acquire a trading license. The cost of a license in DUCAMZ is approximately AED 14,000.


DUCAMZ free zone license renewal

Businesses in DUCAMZ can renew their licences for a low cost and in a straightforward manner. Beginning with your company's second annual renewal, you will be required to submit an audit report.


In addition, you need to complete the renewal process for your company, pay the renewal fee, and submit the signed lease agreement for your facility. One benefit is that your physical presence in the UAE is not required for renewal, which can be done through an agent.


Business liquidation in DUCAMZ


Similar to renewal, company liquidation also does not need the physical presence of the owner and can be accomplished through an agent. However, it is a requirement to pay a government fee to complete the liquidation process.


Company liquidation takes about 1 month to be completed and involves the following steps:


  • Cancellation of visas

  • Termination of lease agreement

  • Closure of bank account

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