Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)

Dubai Healthcare City launched in 2002 it 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. This Dubai 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 is the world’s largest healthcare free zone, which comprises two phases. Phase 1, dedicated to healthcare and medical education, occupies 4.1 million square feet in Oud Metha, and Phase 2, which is dedicated to wellness, occupies 22 million square feet in Al Jadaf, overlooking the historic Dubai Creek. DHCC is the healthcare center where there are hospitals, outpatient centers, clinics specialized health centers, diagnostic laboratories, research health centers, other medical institutions and licensed professionals operating in DHCC. DHCC supports the continuous development of the healthcare sector and provides a range of services in the healthcare sector including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and related support, medical education and research. DHCC is committed to providing service excellence in healthcare across numerous specialties. DHCC is continuously adding new services, in order to establish itself as a leader in global healthcare.

Core Sectors: Focus on healthcare and pharmaceutical industries.

Recommended for:Hospitals, outpatient medical centres, diagnostic laboratories, licensed health care professionals, medical education and research, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment supply and related support.

DHCC Advantages

  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 0% percent corporate and personal taxes
  • Wide range of medical and healthcare licenses available
  • State of the art facilities
  • Full repatriation of profits and capital
  • Guaranteed 50-year exemption from personal, income and corporate taxes
  • Exemption from customs duty for goods and services
  • No restrictions on capital, trade barriers or quotas
  • Competitive pricing with low operating costs
  • Access to network with regional and international healthcare professionals
  • Attractive investment opportunities and financial returns
  • Ability to lease or purchase a clinic facility
  • Coverage of the entire health professional value chain
  • Direct access to the best quality of medical equipment, devices and a global network of healthcare professionals

Types of Licenses

  • Professional service
  • Commercial trading
  • Industrial


  • Clinical spaces
  • Fitted offices
  • Shell and core options
  • Business centre, executive desks and offices
  • Retail units

Documents required for setting up a DHCC free zone company

  • DHCC application form
  • External government approvals
  • Detailed business plan
  • Copy of existing company brochure or profile (if available)
  • Passport copies of each director, shareholders, and general manager
  • Copies of Emirates ID of director, shareholders, and general manager (for UAE residents)
  • Completed personal information sheet of each director, shareholders, and general manager
  • Lease agreement for business facility
  • Applies to a corporate shareholder – certified true copy for all parent company incorporation documentation e.g. certificate of registration (attested by the appropriate authority)
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association (MOA/AOA) of the parent company (attested by the appropriate authorities)
  • Applies to a corporate shareholder – board resolution for establishing a company in DHCC free zone and appointing a manager (attested by the appropriate authority)
  • An attested and notarized power of attorney appointing Creation Business Consultants as your representative to act on your and/or shareholders behalf for the company incorporation

DHCC Company Setup

We will guide you through every step to get your DHCC business setup and your company bank account opened as soon as possible.

  • Step 1. Expert consultation
  • Step 2. Select company type
  • Step 3. Prepare company registration
  • Step 4. Select and lease business location
  • Step 5. Receive business license
  • Step 6. Complete corporate bank account opening
  • Step 7. Finalize UAE residency visa


Unparalleled Access To World-Class Business Services

  • Dubai Healthcare City
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Starting from AED 100,000
  • 6-8 weeks
  • Tax and duty exemption
  • Required Annually