Getting a Business License in Dubai Healthcare City
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Getting a Business License in Dubai Healthcare City


Dubai Healthcare City is a Dubai based health care free zone. As the saying goes health is wealth and now during the pandemic of Covid 19 every human being alive on this earth is most concerned about their health.

DHCC has come to light in order to meet the high quality demands of people, provide a patient centric healthcare, and also to attract the various tourists all the world to come and experience the medical services and treatments provided in Dubai Health care City.

DHCC focusses on healthcare, medical education and research, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and wellness.

Types of Licenses Structures

There are 3 types of legal structures namely

  1. Free zone Limited Liability Company (FZ- LLC)
  2. Branch of a Foreign Company
  3. Branch of a UAE Company

Based on the legal structure types of license the cluster can be chosen and the 2 clusters that are provided by Dubai Healthcare City is clinical and non-clinical.

Clusters/ Activity Group under Clinical and Non Clinical

It is very important that one needs to choose the right type of activity to obtain a license. As one is allowed to perform operations only for those activities that are mentioned in the license.

DHCC is not only restricted to Clinics but also has various other activities that fall under the non-clinical cluster.

The Clinical cluster has the below list of segments

  1. Clinical Inpatient (Hospitals)
  2. Clinical Outpatients
  3. Diagnostic centers and Medical Laboratories
  4. Non Diagnostic Medical Laboratories
  5. Patient Escort Services
  6. Pharmacy

The Non Clinical Cluster has the below mentioned Segments and many more:

  1. Child Skill Development training
  2. Consultancy
  3. Early Learning center
  4. Food and Beverage
  5. Educational Support Services
  6. Personal care center
  7. Hotel Services
  8. Event management

Based on the above segments we can perform all the approved activities that are available in DHCC.
For e.g., under the Segment of Consultancy we can choose to do activities like Interior Design Consultancy , Management Consultancy, IT Consultancy and a lot more.

Under the segment of Food and Beverages we can perform activities like Bakery, Cafeteria, Floating Restaurant, Coffee Shop etc.

Getting a Business License in Dubai Healthcare City

There are many more interesting activities that are described under the non-clinical segment.

Type of Leasing Space

DHCC facilitates Commercial office space, Business Centers and also Retail spaces. Depending on the requirement for the no. of visas the leasing space is provided. The minimum Square feet for one visa is 10 sq feet.

Share capital Requirement

  1. For a Clinical Segment the minimum share capital required will be around AED 1,000,000
  2. For Non Clinical Segment the minimum share capital required will be AED 50,000
  3. For a Branch there is no requirement of Share Capital

Cost for obtaining the License in DHCC depending on the segments chosen for Clinical and Non Clinical and the type of office requirements the charges vary.

  • Initial Approval Fees is AED 3100
  • Registration Fees AED 3500
  • Commercial License Fees for Clinical will be Approx. AED 25000 and for Non-Clinical it will be Approx. AED 15000

Know more about the Trade licence cost in Dubai from Flyingcolour

Documents required for setting up the License

  • Passport copy of all shareholders
  • Visa status
  • Business Plan mandatory

If in case of clinical segments, the educational certificates in related facilities , experience certificates and CV will be required.

This blog is written by Ms. Florine Das, Director (Client Relationship) at Flyingcolour Business Setup, Accounting & Tax Services in Dubai & across UAE . Feel free to call us for more info about getting business license in Dubai Healthcare City or anywhere across the UAE. You can also send your inquiry to info[at]flyingcolour[dot]com or call +971 4 4542366.

*Please Note: This article was published on 28th January, 2021. The information provided in the article is based on the policies and rules applicable at the time of writing it. Talk to one of our consultants for any recent update or change.


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