How to join DHCC

Process for setting up

Dubai Healthcare City Authority Regulator (DHCR) is responsible for the establishment and registration of companies in Dubai Healthcare City.

Prospective investors who wish to set up a business in Dubai Healthcare City should contact DHCC sales team on 800 (Health) 432584. The sales representative will be responsible for communicating the process and acting as your primary point of contact to support you through the registration steps.

Setting up your business

There are eight easy steps to setting up your Free zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC) and only seven steps if establishing a Branch Company. These steps are explained in detail in the business set-up guide for Dubai Healthcare City

The first two steps of this process (for both FZ-LLC and Branches) require you to submit documents, as per the templates below:

Submit Application for Provisional Approval
  • Business Plan Template
Submit Legal Documents for Company Registration
  • Application for License
  • Resolution for natural shareholder(s) in FZ-LLC
  • Board Resolution for corporate shareholder(s) in FZ-LLC
  • Board Resolution to establish a branch
  • Specimen Signature form (Registry Identification Code form) – Corporate person as shareholder
  • Specimen Signature form (Registry Identification Code form) – Natural person as shareholder
 

Minimum Capital Requirements

FZ-LLCs incorporated in Dubai Healthcare City are required to have minimum paid up capital of AED 50,000 for Commercial and AED 300,000 for Clinical. Branch establishments have no minimum capital requirements.

Licensing Options

Dubai Technology & Media Free Zone Authority (DTMFZA) approves the establishment and registration of companies in Dubai Healthcare City and regulates all related procedures and matters. Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority offers a choice of commercial license options

New Incorporation of a Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)

A FZ-LLC is formed, as a separate legal entity, with shareholders as individuals and/or entities. Each FZ-LLC is required to have at least one director. There is a minimum paid up capital requirement of AED 50,000 for Commercial and AED 300,000 for Clinical.

Branch of an Existing Foreign/UAE Company

A branch of a foreign or a UAE company is not a legal entity separate from its parent but is considered a place of business that forms a legally dependent part of the parent company and conducts all or some of the operations inherent in the parent’s business. No share capital is required.

Licensing Regulations

Commercial licenses issued by Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone Authority are subject to leasing a facility within the Dubai Healthcare City and the license is valid only for operating a business inside the Free Zone territory. Licenses and permits are for a period of one year and are renewable on an annual basis.

Commercial licenses and permits are issued to all businesses registered within Dubai Healthcare City, to allow specific approved business activities in compliance with the Dubai Healthcare City Licensing Regulations.