Dubai Health Care City Company Formation

Established in 2002, by the UAE Prime Minister and Dubai’s Ruler, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) lies in the heart of the city and is one of the numerous specialized ‘cities-within-a-city’ in Dubai meant for healthcare and the pharmaceutical industries. Located besides Rashid Hospital in Bur Dubai, DHCC is at a stone throw distance from the serene environs of the Creek Side Park and Dubai Creek, and is reachable through Sheikh Zayed Road from Al Ain and Abu Dhabi.

Owned and developed by Dubai Holding under its subsidiary Tatweer, this US $ 1.8 billion development has been designed to promote medical tourism and consists of a cluster of pharmaceutical offices, private hospitals, rehabilitation centers, medical teaching institutions, research centers, clinics and spas. Additionally, DHCC has 5-star hotels, apartments and villas for residential purpose surrounded an artificial lake.

DHCC is dedicated to the excellence in health care and patient care across multiple specialties, and is constantly adding new services and expertise under its wing to establish itself as the pioneer in global healthcare. Entire gamut of medical services is delivered at Dubai Healthcare City by eminent healthcare professionals who follow international quality standards to provide best medical help to the patients.

Setup in sprawling 4.1 million square feet area in the heart of Dubai, DHCC is a home to over 2,500 licensed medical professionals working in two hospitals and more than 90 diagnostic laboratories, medical facilities, and outpatient medical centers. Also, it is a house to major national and international healthcare brands that combine the expertise of medical institutions and distinguished healthcare providers.

Reason to Setup Company in Dubai Health Care City

Business Setup in Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)

Health is a common concern world-wide, and DHCC has become the destination of choice for individuals and families facing health issues and looking for excellent healthcare, and for the medical institutions and practitioners capable of delivering innovative solutions in patient care. DHCC offers advanced multi-disciplinary preventive, maintenance, and rehabilitation medical services for diabetes, cardiology, oncology, etc. and is a cherished investment destination among medical community.

Dubai Health Care City delivers conventional diagnostic and treatment services of international standards in a highly convenient setting equipped with modern outpatient facilities, surgical clinics, analytical and diagnostic laboratories, state-of-the-art surgical suites, and commercial offices. Additionally, it houses various hospices, specialty hospitals, physician offices, rehabilitation centers, general hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.



Business setup in Dubai Healthcare City is dream come true for anyone associated with the medical and healthcare domain and is also a lucrative proposition due to the following reasons:

Free Zone Status

  • Competitive pricing
  • 100% tax exemptions
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • No corporate or income tax
  • No income tax
  • No customs duty
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No quotas or trade barriers or
  • Option to get clinic on lease or purchase


  • Additional knowledge workers, and resurgence of medical tourism to Dubai
  • Decrease in costs due to less patient traveling
  • High quality and improved cost-benefit ratio
  • Increased business in all sectors due to increased ‘people traffic’

Commercial Advantages

  • Access to a network of regional healthcare professionals
  • Availability of flexible real estate options as per the requirements
  • High-tech facilities
  • Integrated healthcare community providing specialized first-class medical care
  • Less operational costs

Business Convenience

  • No bureaucracy or administrative red tape
  • One-stop shop for government services (24-hour visa service, permits, etc.)
  • Business support services (hospitality, events, etc.)
  • Hassle-free company registration, company laws and legal framework
  • Quick access to knowledge workers due to fast track immigration process.


  • Access to top-notch specialized medical care
  • Access to best quality medical equipment, devices and global network of doctors
  • Access to a practice, education and research network
  • Competitive, world-class working conditions
  • Dubai University Hospital Medical Staff
  • Private rooms, family accommodation, etc.
  • One-stop shop for government services and convenience of an entire healthcare community
  • Opportunity close to home

Business Set Up Process in Dubai Healthcare City

Pre-defined rules and regulations as specified by the DHCC need to be followed for hassle-free business setup in Dubai Healthcare City. Company incorporation process gets easy if you get in touch with a reliable business partner like Incorp International who is well-aware of the laws pertaining to employment, office lease, residential permits, licensing, business registration, capital, dispute resolution, etc., and know which authorities to contact, and how.

Incorp International takes care of the entire business setup responsibility in DHCC along with the decision making and business planning, without letting the clients worry about the expansive company formation formalities or the bureaucratic red tape. We help our clients fulfil legal formalities, choose permissible business structures, get required residential and office space, hire staff, and decide their business activity type, apart from making them aware of the company formation rules mentioned below.

A business can be setup in DHCC in any of the 2 ways:

New Company Setup – By Individual Applicants or Corporates

Branch Setup – By Individual Shareholders or Corporate Shareholders

Capital Requirement

New Company Setup (Individual Applicants and Corporates)

  • Clinical – AED 300,000 (US$ 82,191)
  • Non Clinical – AED 100,000 (US$ 27,397)
  • Hospitals – To be advised

Branch Setup (Individual Shareholders and Corporate Shareholders)

  • No Capital is required

(Note: There may be some extra costs incurred that will be determined by the authorities at the time of applying)

Documents Required for Business Setup

New Company Setup (Individual Applicants and Corporates)

  • Proof of trade name reservation and initial approval for the activities
  • Passport copies of shareholders
  • Passport copies and resume of the manager
  • Personal Information sheet for each shareholder & manager
  • Documents for Lease Agreement – It’s mandatory to have a physical business/office address in UAE for company setup, and we can assist you with that. The rent in free zone varies between US$ 405 to US$ 720 per sq. m.
  • Attested and Notarized Memorandum of Association / Article of Association from the UAE Embassy at the place of origin (Only for corporates)
  • Attested and Notarized Power of Attorney appointing us as your legal representative to act on your and/or shareholders behalf
  • Attested and notarized Certificate of Registration or incorporation, and Business License of your existing company / entity by the UAE Embassy. (Only for corporates)
  • Physical address for your business

Branch Setup (Individual Shareholders and Corporate Shareholders)

  • Passport copies and personal information sheet of the manager and shareholders, along with the resume of the manager (manager must have a university degree)
  • Proof of trade name reservation for the new branch and initial approval sheet for the activities performed by each shareholder and manager.
  • Initial approval proof for the activities to be performed in the new branch
  • Notarized Memorandum of Association / Article of Association of your existing main branch at place of origin by the UAE notary public
  • New Branch’s Lease agreement– It is mandatory to have a physical UAE business address with a minimum of 60 sq. m space. We can help you search for the physical address
  • Notarized Power of Attorney appointing us as your legal representative to act on your and/or the shareholders’ behalf
  • Existing company or entity’ Certificate of registration/incorporation or license duly attested and notarized by the UAE Embassy
  • Board resolution of the directors of your existing company at the place of origin showing the expression of interest for establishing a branch of existing entity in DMC, in the template forwarded by Incorp International (only for Corporate Shareholders)
  • Company profile of your main branch (only for Corporate Shareholders)
  • Your physical business address

Type of Business Licenses Available in DHCC

There are 3 types of business licenses available in DHCC, these are:

  • Service License
  • Industrial License
  • Trading License

The cost for licensing and registration varies for ‘new company setup’ and ‘branch setup’.

Feel free to contact us.