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Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech) Free Zone Company

Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech) Free Zone Company Formation

Introduction – Free Zone Focus

The Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech) was launched in 2005 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and is the first free zone in the world dedicated to the Life Sciences industry. DuBiotech is a member of the TECOM Investments Science cluster.

With its specific facilities and infrastructure, this free zone provides the perfect platform for Life Sciences companies to house their operations and take advantage of the rapidly growing emerging markets in the area. DuBiotech also offers services such as registration and licensing, government services, leasing services, partner development and regulatory affairs services to support the growth of its companies.

Since launching, over 150 Life Sciences companies, including global giants and well known small to medium enterprises, are housed in DuBiotech. There are 70 testing laboratories, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and laboratory equipment companies.

DuBiotech is a talent pool of industry experts of all levels. DuBiotech’s clients have the opportunity to collaborate with industry players, allowing them access to new business opportunities as well as operational synergies from the co-location of companies within the industry. DuBiotech actively builds affiliations and alliances with well-known hospitals, universities, and global regulatory bodies which provides a link between DuBiotech and the global Life Sciences industry.

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Competitive Advantages: Why Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park?

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Dubai or RAK Free Zone Company Formation for $1.450Incorporation Fees and Annual Running Fees
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  • 100% personal, income and corporate tax free for 50 years
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of profits and capital
  • Zero customs duty for goods and services
  • Strategic location – near major seaports / airports in Dubai and near Abu Dhabi – easy imports, exports and logistics operations
  • Easy access to customers and suppliers from Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, Asian Subcontinent and Eastern Mediterranean
  • World-class infrastructure and services which enable successful and profitable operations
  • Ideal business environment for clients
  • Well known global, regional and local industry players
  • Cluster working environment which enables interaction and cooperation between companies throughout the industry’s value chain
  • State-of-the-art technology and advanced processes
  • One-stop shop providing governmental services – easy access to government and regulatory authorities
  • Easy, hassle-free registration of companies
  • Facilities available for commercial, residential, recreational and educational use
  • Specific tailored facilities and services for the Life Sciences industry
  • All DuBiotech’s buildings are LEED certified ‘green’ buildings
  • Simple but strong legal framework and company laws
  • Services that add value – one-stop shop, networking events, business development events,
  • 24/7 visa service
  • Access to Knowledge Workers because of fast-track immigration process

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Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park Contact Details

Dubai, UAE
Tel: +971 4 390 2222
E-Mail: sales@dubiotech.ae / marketing@dubiotech.ae
Website: www.dubiotech.ae

Driving Directions:
DuBiotech is on Umm Suqeim Road between Al Khail Road and Mohamed Bin Zayed Roads.

Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park Company Registration Process

Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority DTMFZ approves the registration and setup of DuBiotech’s companies.

Six steps to set up a FZ-LLC where the corporate person or the entity is the shareholder:

Note: to set up a FZ-LLC where (1) the natural person/individual and corporate person/entity are shareholders or (2) an FZ-LLC where the natural person/individual is a shareholder or (3) to set up a Branch, please visit the DuBiotech website for more information.

Steps and Documents Required Client Actions
DuBiotech / DTMFZ Actions

Step 1:

Submit application for provisional approval

Documents Required:

Application form for company registration

License application form

Business plan

Colour copy of passport for manager / director(s) / legal representative

Contact the Sales Department at DuBiotech Nucleotide Lab Complex and submit application

Evaluate client’s application

Inform the client if any external regulatory body approvals are required

Timing: 5 working days

Step 2:

Submit legal documents for company registration

Documents Required:

Application form for company registration

Shareholder(s) details

Original Memorandum and Articles of Association

Board Resolution

Passport copy of manager

NOC from residency visa sponsor

Manager’s specimen signature

Passport copy of director(s)

Director(s)’s specimen signature

Proof of Share Capital

Registration fee and license fee

Memorandum of Association of FZ-LLC

Agreement for personnel secondment

Certificate of Authorization for GSO

Submit the legal documents for registration of the company to DuBiotech Sales Department

Issue Customer Confirmation Letter

Timing: 2 working days

Step 3:

Sign and return Customer Confirmation Letter and make the necessary payments

Sign and return Customer Confirmation Letter and make payments (registration and license fee and first lease installment) to the DuBiotech Sales Department

Review of legal documents and preparation of MOA, AOA and Bank Introduction Letter

Timing: 2 working days

Step 4:

Sign Articles & Memorandum of Association

Visit Sales Department at DuBiotech to sign AOA, MOA and collect bank introduction letter and resolution

Step 5:

Deposit of share capital

Open a bank account in the name of the company, deposit share capital and take proof of capital letter to DuBiotech

Prepare License and Lease

Timing: 3 working days

Step 6:

Sign lease and personnel sponsorship agreement

Go to TECOM Leasing Department to sign lease, personnel sponsorship agreement and collect license, AOA and MOA

Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park Services

  • Setting up companies
  • Issuing commercial licenses
  • Issuing visas
  • Fit-out process
  • Business development
  • Advertising and Venue Management Services (AVMS)

Setting up Companies

The registration and establishment of companies in DuBiotech is approved and regulated by Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority.

Types of Companies

Free Zone LLC (FZ-LLC)

  • A separate legal entity with shareholders as individuals and / or companies
  • At least one director
  • AED 50,000 minimum capital requirement

Note: the following business activities require a minimum capital of AED 300,000:

  • Manufacturing and production – therapeutics sector
  • Manufacturing and production – food sector
  • Manufacturing and production – agricultural, forestry, horticulture sector
  • Manufacturing and production – environmental sector
  • Manufacturing and production – medical/scientific devices or equipment sector
  • Manufacturing and production – speciality supplies sector

Branch

  • A branch of a foreign or local company – not a separate legal entity from its parent company
  • Same business activities as the parent company
  • No minimum capital requirements


Issuing Commercial Licenses

Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority’s (DTMFZA) Registration and Licensing Department approves the licensing for the FZ-LLC’s and Branches of DuBiotech.

  • The business activities of the company must be in compliance with the licensing regulations which are issued by DTMFZA
  • DTMFZA approves the company’s business activity
  • The client must lease a DTMFZA facility
  • The license covers the operation of businesses within the free zone
  • Licenses are valid for one year and are renewable annually (there is a penalty or even termination for late license renewals)

Amendments to Licenses

The following changes to licenses can be requested by DuBiotech’s clients:

  • Additional business activity within the segment
  • Change of business activity within the segment
  • Change of company name
  • Change of company address
  • Change of director
  • Change of manager

Transfer of Shares

A FZ-LLC company incorporated at DuBiotech can amend its share structure as follows:

  • Increase of share capital via new shares to existing or new shareholders
  • Decrease of share capital
  • Transfer of shares to new or existing shareholders

Other Changes to Licenses

  • Change from Branch of an overseas company to a FZ-LLC
  • Merge or amalgamation of two or more companies
  • De-registration and cancellation of license

Business Sectors

Companies from the below business sectors can apply for registration at DuBiotech:

  • Agricultural, forestry, horticulture
  • Environment
  • Therapeutics
  • Food
  • Medical / scientific devices or equipment
  • Diagnostics and analysis
  • Speciality supplies
  • Life science services
  • Life science associations (non profit)

General Sectors

  • Providers of property management services
  • General providers of services
  • Regional headquarters
  • Consultancy services
  • Hotels and leisure facilities

Regulation

DuBiotech is regulated by the Dubai, Technology & Media Free Zone Authority whose regulations are in line with global regulating standards, enabling the companies within the free zone to operate effectively.

Issuing Visas

The Government Services Operations (GSO) Department of TECOM is responsible for the issuing of visas as well as providing other services such as immigrations services, traffic and postal services through its one-stop shop.

Fit-Out Process

DuBiotech provides a centralized “Fit-out Process” via TECOM’s Engineering Management Department which provides a one-stop shop service, handling all the processes involved in setting up a facility.

Business Development

DuBiotech’s Business Development team works closely with clients so that they can operate effectively. Business Development also coordinates various business development events and activities for its clients. These activities support the interaction and collaboration of clients and stimulate potential business opportunities.

Advertising and Venue Management Services (AVMS)

A wide range of advertising services and venues are offered by TECOM’s Advertising and Venue Management Services. There are many indoor and outdoor advertising facilities and venues available.

Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park Products

DuBiotech has an infrastructure spread over 22 million sq feet. Its range of facilities is specially tailored to serve the life sciences industry requirements. It provides a cost effective and specific environment which supports clients’ business activities.

  • BIO Headquarters Building
  • Warehouses
  • Nucleotide Lab
  • DuBiotech Business Centre
  • Land

BIO Headquarters Building

  • Over 500,000 sq ft for office space
  • Central location: between the Mall of the Emirates and Motor City on Umm Suqeim Road
  • State-of-the-art architecture: 22 storey two twin tower buildings
  • Offices of various sizes
  • Customised fittings and furniture according to clients’ tastes and needs
  • Efficiency in interior office design
  • Private client access
  • Landscaped surroundings with water features and sea views
  • Facilities management services provided
  • Retail outlets and other facilities located between the towers
  • Easy access to housing and parks
  • Outdoor common areas
  • Double storey car parking for 1144 cars
  • 24/7 security

Warehouses

DuBiotech offers warehouses which are ideal for storage, distribution, logistics, light manufacturing and showrooms.

  • Facility with 25 warehouses
  • Warehouse size 5,000 sq ft
  • Prime location for imports, exports and logistics activities – near Jebel Ali port and Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum Airport and highways
  • Roads located between warehouse blocks
  • Landscaped surroundings
  • Loading and unloading dock
  • Easy access for forklifts and trucks
  • Easy and safe handling of heavy products
  • Modern mechanical and electrical systems
  • Fire and emergency systems
  • Catering facilities
  • Garbage disposal
  • Mezzanine floors which can be used as offices
  • Own kitchen
  • Car parking
  • Prayer room

Nucleotide Lab

DuBiotech’s state-of-the-art Nucleotide Lab is an office and laboratory facility ideal for pharmaceutical, biotech, food, cosmetics, healthcare, environmental and agricultural companies. It facilitates activities such as research and development of products, manufacturing and production, diagnostic and analytical testing. It is the first LEED-certified laboratory in the MENA region.

  • 256,000 sq ft area for lease
  • Partly fitted office facilities
  • Fully furnished business centre
  • Retail facilities
  • Meeting rooms
  • Showroom facilities
  • Exceptional telecommunication and IT systems
  • Facilities for 160 biological or chemical laboratories
  • Laboratories built with Class III Bio-safety standards
  • Air exhaust and ventilation systems – areas for a biological safety cabinet with an exhaust system for filtering air
  • Systems for acid resistant drainage & pH neutralisation
  • Lab facilities like water systems, vacuum / air systems and drainage systems
  • Heating ventilation and air conditioning systems built to specific client requirements, compressed air system
  • Sterilized and high quality stainless steel mechanical equipment
  • Emergency power system (electrical and air)
  • Water reverse osmosis / de-ionization systems
  • Drainage and waste management system
  • Temperature and pressurization control
  • Chilled water system
  • Vacuum system
  • Safety features with NFPA standards and Dubai Civil Defense requirements: fire suppression and alarm systems, evacuation plan
  • Green features: indoor air quality, water and energy efficiency, daylight, recycling, reduced carbon emissions
  • Electrical services
  • Support provided for designing environmentally-friendly client facilities with tenant design guideline
  • Car parking
  • Common areas and common facilities

DuBiotech Business Centre

  • Modern furnished and equipped offices
  • Workstations located in open space areas
  • Ideal facilities for SME’s and start-ups
  • Central location
  • Fast-track visa issuing
  • Exceptional IT and Telecoms
  • Meeting rooms, training rooms
  • Common areas
  • Managing guests
  • Housekeeping
  • Provision of office equipment
  • Collection and delivery of mail
  • Arabic and English newspapers
  • 24/7 security and building maintenance services

Land

  • Specific development of land for environment & energy and the life sciences industries
  • Over 10 million sq ft of land available for lease or sale
  • Road, electricity, telecommunications, water ready infrastructure

Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park Major Clients

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Firmenich SA
  • MAQUET Middle East
  • The National Reference Lab (NRL)
  • Greenrain
  • Chr Hansen
  • IFF
  • Medtronic
  • Amgen
  • Viacentra
  • Taiba
  • New Bridge Pharmaceuticals
  • Wockhardt
  • Lupin
  • Himalaya Herbal Healthcare
  • Pfizer
  • Alliance Global
  • Genzyme

Information to download:

DuBiotech Video

Dubai Biotechnology and Research Park (DuBiotech) Map

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