With a purpose to cater to the demand of outsourcing companies in Dubai, the Dubai Outsource City free zone was launched in the year 2007. This place gives multiple organizations a reliable place to conduct outsourcing activities. Also called DOC, Dubai Outsource City supports HR outsourcing, IT outsourcing, back-office activities, call center operations, and business process outsourcing. Currently, there are over 120 companies housing in DOC for their back office and outsourcing activities. DOC provides the ideal platform, infrastructure, and facilities for companies wishing to set up an outsourcing business in the United Arab Emirates.


  • Exemption from corporate and personal income tax for 50 years
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No currency restrictions
  • Health, security and safety services
  • Metro Ethernet environment
  • Opportunity for business interaction and networking
  • Opportunity for channel and market development
  • Communications infrastructure based on next-generation technologies
  • Digital voice and high-speed data services offered at competitive rates

Types of company formation in DOC:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC):
  • FZ-LLC with a corporate person as a shareholder;
  • FZ-LLC with a natural and corporate person as a shareholder;
  • FZ-LLC with a natural person as a shareholder.
  • Branch of a Foreign/UAE Company

Procedure to Set Up a Business in DOC

  • Submit an application form for approval
  • Submit the legal documents required for company registration
  • Sign the Memorandum and Articles of Association (MAA)
  • Deposit a share capital
  • Sign and return the Customer Confirmation Letter and make the necessary payment
  • Sign a lease and personnel sponsorship agreement

The required documents to set up a business in DOC

  • Application form for company registration and also for License
  • Passports copy of the manager, shareholder’s and also director’s
  • Business plan
  • Personal details of the shareholder’s
  • Original Memorandum of Association (MOA) and also Articles of Association (AOA)
  • Board resolution
  • Specimen signature of the manager
  • Proof of share capital
  • Registration fee and license fee