Dubai Gold Business setup: A complete business guide

Dubai Gold Business setup

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend and gold is the best gift. As the gold economy strengthens the world over, Dubai economy is also shining, thanks to the gold and diamond industry.

If you are a budding entrepreneur who is eying the jewelry industry, or a well settled businessman who is wishing to expand their business, then business setup in Dubai gold market is your chance.

Dubai company formation in strong Gold led economy: The gold industry in Dubai began thriving in 1940s due to free trade policies which encouraged traders from all over the world to set base here. Today gold and diamond are one of the leading imports in Dubai. In the first quarter of 2016, gold dominated in imports in non-oil category.  Gold Imports worth Dh 24.4billion or roughly 15% of total non-oil trade (i)

Who hasn’t heard about the gold souk? Often a checklist item in travelers exploring the Dubai streets, the Dubai Gold Souk has been a famous and known destination of gold buyers.  Gold souk is a traditional gold market in the heart of the commercial district in Deira. It is home to around 300 (ii) retailers who exclusively trade in jewelry.
It has been said that at any given time upto 10 tons of gold is present in the gold souk! This clearly shows the potential of gold business setup in Dubai. The demand for gold comes from countries like India, Iran etc, and shoppers from all around the world flock to Dubai to buy that enchanting piece of jewelry.

If you are not a big fan of traditional gold market setup, then look no further than the Dubai Gold and diamond park. Home to around 90 retailers in a commercial complex located Sheikh Zayed Road on Umm Suqeim. It is fully air conditioned multistoried with retail shops, offices and manufacturing blocks. Under recent expansion plans, it has been upgraded to 118 manufacturing blocks and commercial office space to no less than 350 offices.

Business setup in gold

  1. Gold and Diamond Manufacturing
  2. Offices spaces
  3. Retail spaces

This business park is neighbor to multiple other business parks and these all come collectively under the Dubai freezone:  this is a special economic zone where foreign nationals can setup business and enjoy benefits on tax, ownership and customs. Businessmen seeking extra something in terms of amenities, infrastructure and other features in office leasing have multiple options here.

Here’ why company setup in Dubai is the preferred option for gold business.

  1. 100% ownership: There are many types of companies that can be incorporated under Dubai laws. Contrary to Limited Liability Company (LLC) clause where your stake as a foreigner is limited, under Free zones, you get 100% ownership on your business. Under Dubai Free zones laws, a single individual can set up the business and rope in maximum benefits of the business.
  2. 100% repatriation of capital and profits: All the profits incurred from business activities can be pulled back in the business as capital without having to pay any taxes.
  3. Exemption on corporate tax
  4. Exemption on income tax
  5. 24/7 operational facilities Giving the business owners benefits of an ‘always open’ business
  6. Workforce: Expatriate workers can be easily hired with minimum paper work and maximum government assistance.
  7. Easy access to all supporting business facilities: no matter what business function you choose, you would have supporting functions at your disposal at all times.
  8. Central air conditioning: no worrying about the Dubai heat, with centralized AC complexes
  9. Tastefully build work environment with exhaust, ventilation systems and acid waste disposal system
  10. Secure at all times: Given the discreetness and security requirements of the gold business, business owners are provided 24/7 security personnel. In addition hi-tech video surveillance, fire alarm system etc are installed in all units.
  11. Soon to be launched hallmarking by Dubai municipality for all gold manufactured and sold from Dubai gold and diamond park.
  12. Shuttle services in and around the complex.
  13. World class retail center facilities for businessmen, to service gold buying shoppers.

Other add-on benefits are ample tenant parking, high tech building management system, flexible leasing option from 1-5 years.

The office spaces range from 310 sq. ft. to 14000 sq. ft.(iii)

Company setup in Dubai: Documents required for registration with gold and diamond park management

  • Valid passport copies of the shareholders
  • Updated resume of the manager of the business
  • Proof of trade name
  • Proof of initial approval
  • Notarized memorandum of association and article of association
  • Notarized and attested power of attorney for legal representative of any
  • Lease agreement
  • Minimum capital requirement: In case of Dubai local company, this requirement does not apply. In case of freezone, the minimum authorized capital of AED 150,000 is required. You are also required to submit rent to gold park management and 15% of annual unit rent as refundable deposit. This is not inclusive of maintainence fee. In addition to the above, you may also need to pay other licensing and permit fee to the government body depending upon type of activity you will be undertaken in gold business setup.

For the uninitiated, the process may seem tedious and they may need some hand holding by professional business consultants in Dubai, Commitbiz.

The gold and diamond business setup is lucrative business opportunity. Every year the Dubai government celebrates the Dubai shopping festival which is a shopper’s paradise for all things glittery! After oil industry, the government is looking at other industries to drive the foreign capital into the country. And the trends are pointing at the jewelry industry.

If you are interested in exploring this opportunity, speak to us and we will be glad to assist you on all professional fronts.

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