A Free Zone that empowers you
A dynamic Free Zone environment that offers you a tailored and agile approach to setting up your business, including different licence and visa options.
Premium offices within sustainable buildings
A variety of Grade A office spaces designed with efficient and flexible floor plates, located within sustainably designed, LEED Platinum and Gold certified buildings.
Strategic location and comprehensive services
Expo City Dubai is located at the heart of new Dubai in the south. It offers clients a seamless and fully integrated access to all Government and Expo City Dubai Free Zone services, virtually through a dedicated portal and physically at the Client Relations Centre.
An integrated community to work, live and play
Expo City Dubai is an integral part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, which emphasises the need for sustainable growth and greener, healthier communities. The City supports business growth through an integrated community built on sustainability where all daily needs are within a 15-minute walk or bike ride.
Work smarter, faster and more sustainably
An innovative ecosystem that takes you further
Expo City Dubai is a purpose-driven community that comprises premium offices, unique event venues, stunning green spaces, cultural and entertainment attractions, hotels, restaurants, and residential units, within a tech-enabled environment fully focused on sustainability.
The community promotes connections and encourages growth through an activated business ecosystem, and is rooted in the belief that we can propel human progress by working collectively. The City brings together companies of all sizes and promotes cross-sector collaboration in education, innovation, sustainability, entertainment, and more, and is constantly activated through a vibrant year-round calendar of business and social events.
A Free Zone with more freedom
Our innovative, dynamic and digitally-driven Free Zone environment is designed with you in mind. We offer flexible solutions for individual professionals and companies of all sizes.
Expo City Dubai Free Zone services are available to clients virtually through the Expo City Dubai Portal, and physically at the Client Relations Centre – a unified destination that ensures a seamless and integrated experience for clients and provides all services in one location:
- Commercial Spaces Leasing
- Registration and Licensing
- Visa and Establishment Card services
- Certificates, Permits and Attestations
- No Objection Letters and Employment Disputes
A platform to expand
Join leading businesses and organisations that are constantly growing within our collaborative and innovative ecosystem, and enjoy competitive benefits:
- 100% foreign ownership
- Competitive visa allocation
- Duty-free environment
- 1-, 2- and 5-year employment visas
- 100% repatriation of all capital and profits
A place to connect
Get in the zone. Unleash your potential in a people-first community that encourages a social and active lifestyle.
- Freelance Permit
- Easy and cost effective
- Flexible co-working spaces
- Incredible networking opportunities
- Freedom to operate from any location
For short-term setup
An opportunity not to miss
Give your existing business more chances to grow through a temporary setup at Expo City Dubai.
- Quick and easy permit process
- Setup from one day to six months
- Cost effective with flexible rates
- Solutions tailored to your business
- Opportunity to target new customers
A fully integrated business community
Bringing together multinational companies, entrepreneurs, SMEs, startups, government, academia, research and development institutions, and more; to collaborate in a vibrant setting, helping them to grow and thrive.
Workspaces that anticipate your needs
- Grade A office space
- Efficient and flexible shell-and-core spaces
- Available from small sizes to large bespoke requirements
- LEED Platinum and Gold certified buildings
- Unique views of Expo City landmarks
- Extensive visitor parking
An ecosystem built on collaboration
- Ideal setting for companies of all sizes that supports innovation and growth
- Inclusive campus feel that encourages connections and inspires ideas
- Diverse, dynamic and digitally advanced work environment that fosters creativity
A sustainable and healthy lifestyle
- Region’s first WELL-certified community
- BREEAM Excellent-rated Public Realm
- 45,000sqm of parks and gardens
- 5km running track and 10km cycling track
- Gym, fitness grounds and wellness facilities
- Fully pedestrianised districts
- Smart and sustainable mobility solutions
- City-wide cultural and entertainment attractions
- Unique event venues including Dubai Exhibition Centre
- Wide variety of restaurants and retail outlets
- Premium Expo Living residential community
Discover a 15-minute city where you can live, work and play. An innovative business hub integrated with modern residences, cultural spaces, unique leisure facilities, restaurants, and retail outlets. All within a city fully focused on sustainability.
For short-term set-up
What our clients say
“We are proud to contribute to Expo’s legacy at Expo City Dubai. Our Emirates Pavilion which wowed Expo visitors, is being transformed into a bespoke space for our Emirates Group Innovation and Emerging Technologies Centre. This will serve as a base for our innovation team, a venue for events, and also a space for global partners to collaborate with us on projects that will propel our vision for aviation and travel.”
Sir Tim Clark, President of Emirates Airline
“Expo City Dubai is a world-leading example of sustainable infrastructure that demonstrates how innovation and technology can support communities and protect the environment. This space encompasses everything that a modern business environment should, with a strategic location, excellent infrastructure, facilities, and amenities. Expo City Dubai’s sustainability ethos aligns perfectly with our vision at Siemens Energy, to decarbonize the world’s energy systems, and we’re proud to be part of the business community here.”
Dietmar Siersdorfer, Managing Director Middle East and UAE, Siemens Energy
“Our shared ambition for developing sustainable, global innovation hubs is why Terminus Group chose to become an official premier partner of Expo 2020 Dubai and an anchor tenant within its legacy development – Expo City. As a key commercial tenant in this dynamic business district of the future, our international HQ and presence in the UAE is not only representative of a commitment to the region, it is core to our global strategy and development.”
Victor Ai, Founder and CEO of Terminus Group
“At ENGIE, we're proud to be part of Expo City Dubai's vibrant and fast-paced business community, which fosters innovation and cooperation. The City's smart, sustainable working environment is perfectly aligned with our commitment to delivering low-carbon energy solutions. We look forward to contributing to Expo City Dubai's growth and success as it continues to evolve into a dynamic hub of commercial and social activity.”