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Dubai Outsource City Company Formation

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Dubai Outsource City Free Zone Company Formation

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Dubai Outsource City (DOC) Free Zone Company Formation

Introduction – Free Zone Focus

Dubai Outsource City (DOC) was established in 2007 and operates within Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone. It is the first ever free zone dedicated to the outsourcing industry. It was initially established to cater for the increasing demand for outsourced activities.

DOC supports HR outsourcing, IT outsourcing, back office activities, call centre operations and business process outsourcing. It presently houses over 120 companies including global companies who have chosen DOC for their back office and outsourcing activities.

DOC provides the ideal platform, infrastructure and facilities for companies wishing to set up outsourcing business in the United Arab Emirates.

To see  DOC’s Interactive Presentation, Corporate Video, Brochure, Google Map and useful Application Forms follow this link


Competitive Advantages: Why Dubai Outsource City?

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  • 100% personal, income and corporate tax free for 50 years
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of profits and capital in any currency
  • Zero customs duties
  • Different companies of the value chain in one location enabling business interaction and networking
  • Great opportunities for channel and market development
  • Metro Ethernet environment
  • Dynamic international community
  • Strategic location
  • One-stop shop services facilities for incorporation, licenses and visa services and other government services
  • Modern, state-of-the-art offices
  • Facilities management services
  • Venue management services
  • Communications infrastructure based on world-class technologies
  • Digital voice and high-speed data services offered at reasonable rates
  • 24/7 security

Dubai Outsource City Contact Details

P O Box 500500, Dubai, UAE
Tel : +971 4 3676666
Fax : +971 4 3670400

DOC is located off Manama Street

Working Hours
7.30 am to 4.30 pm Sunday to Thursday

Key People

Majed Alsuwaidi
Managing Director, Dubai Internet City and Dubai Outsource City

Ammar Al Malik
Director of Business Development DIC and DOC

Abeer Khalid
Head of Marketing

Dubai Outsource City Company Registration Process

Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) approves the setting up and registration of DOC’s companies.

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

Note: to incorporate 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 incorporate a Branch please visit the DOC website for more information.

Steps and Documents Required Client Actions
DOC / DTMFZA Actions

Step 1:

Submission of application form for approval

Documents Required:

Company registration application form

Application form for license

Business plan

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

Contact the Sales Team at DOC and submit application for approval

Evaluation of application form and review of chosen name

Inform the client of any external regulatory body approvals required

Timing: 5 working days

Step 2:

Submission of legal documents for company registration

Documents Required:

Company registration application form

Details of shareholder(s)

Original Memorandum and Articles of Association

Board Resolution

Manager’s passport copy

NOC from residency visa sponsor

Specimen signature of manager

Director(s) passport copy

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 DOC

Issue the Customer Confirmation Letter and check that the legal documents have been collected

Timing: 2 working days

Step 3:

Sign Articles & Memorandum of Association

Visit DOC to sign AOA and MOA and collect bank introduction letter and resolution

Step 4:

Deposit share capital

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

Arrange License and Lease

Timing: 3 working days

Step 5:

Sign and return Customer Confirmation Letter and make necessary payment

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

Review legal documents and prepare AOA and MOA and Bank Introduction Letter

Timing: 2 working days

Step 6:

Sign lease and personnel sponsorship agreement

Visit TECOM Leasing Department for signing of the lease, personnel sponsorship agreement and collection of the license

Dubai Outsource City Services

  • Registration of companies
  • Commercial licenses
  • One-stop shop
  • Fit-Out Process
  • Visas
  • Advertising and Venue Management Services (AVMS)

Registration of Companies

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

Types of Companies:

Free Zone LLC (FZ-LLC)

  • Legal entity with shareholders as individuals and / or companies
  • At least one Director
  • AED 50,000 minimum capital requirement


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

Commercial Licenses

The Registration and Licensing Department of Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority issues commercial licenses and permits for DOC’s FZ-LLC’s and Branches.

  • The business activities of the potential company must be in compliance with the licensing regulations issued by DTMFZA
  • DTMFZA must approve the company’s business activity
  • The client must lease a DTMFZA facility
  • The license covers the Company’s operation only within the free zone
  • Licenses are issued for a period of one year and are renewable annually (penalty or termination for late license renewals)

Amendments to Licenses

The below amendments to licenses can be requested by DOC’s clients:

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

Transfer of Shares

A FZ-LLC company set up at DOC can amend its share structure as follows:

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

Other Changes to Licenses

  • Merge or amalgamation of two or more companies inside the free zone
  • Change from Branch of an overseas company to a FZ-LLC
  • De-registration and cancellation of licenses

Business Sectors

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

Outsourced Activities:

  • Information technology management
  • Customer care
  • Transaction processing
  • Document management
  • Operations support

General Activities:

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


DOC is regulated by the Dubai, Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) whose regulations are consistent with global regulating standards, enabling the companies within the free zone to function correctly.

One-Stop Shop

DOC offers the below services through its One-Stop shop:

  • Fast-track registration process
  • Incorporation of companies
  • Issuing of licenses
  • Telecom and internet services
  • Visa services
  • Data services
  • Facilities management
  • Health, security and safety services

Fit-Out Process

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


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

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 Outsource City Products

  • Office space
  • Plots of land

Office Space

  • Modern commercial offices suitable for all types of business activities
  • State-of-the-art design facilitating easy communication between different sections of the business
  • Corporate venue with space from 1,000 sq ft and above
  • Building Management System (BMS) offering many services such as energy saving and security systems
  • Building maintenance and other services
  • Indoor and outdoor car parking

Plots of Land

Plots of land are offered by TECOM Investments:

  • Land available for sale or lease
  • Plots of 75,000 sq ft and above are available for commercial offices
  • Plots of 82,000 sq ft and above are available for housing facilities
  • Land available for hospitality facilities, ie, hotels, apartments etc
  • Land available for retail activities which is suitable for retail projects
  • Ready infrastructure for road, power, telecommunications, water

Dubai Outsource City Major Clients

Some of DOC’s clients for outsourcing and back office operations:

Outsourcing activities:

  • Nokia Siemens Network
  • Dunia Finance
  • Larsen & Toubro Infotech Ltd
  • First Data
  • Al Futtaim Willis

Back Office activities:

  • Emirates Airlines
  • Mashreq Bank
  • Arab Bank
  • HBZ Services FZ LLC
  • ADCB
  • AXA

Information to download:

DOC Corporate Video

Dubai Outsource City (DOC) Map

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