Set Up and License Your
Tech-enabled Company in Dubai

& Save up to AED 29K

In partnership with DMCC, UAE’s number-one Free Zone, AstroLabs enables global and homegrown companies to thrive in its vibrant Tech & Entrepreneurial Hub

Set Up Your
Tech-enabled Company in Dubai

& Save up to 29K

In partnership with DMCC, UAE’s number-one Free Zone, AstroLabs enables global and homegrown companies to thrive in its vibrant Tech & Entrepreneurial Hub

Where Tech-Enabled Companies Thrive


Enabling tech-enabled companies to obtain their subsidized license with the DMCC


We set up your business and activate your virtual license at AstroLabs

24/7 Access to Coworking
& Community

Engage with our proactive tech community and benefit from our extensive amenities and services

Fast Setup & Best

With a direct point of contact with your Free Zone, we streamline your business registration and setup

Open Knowledge

Access a wide range of specialized digital and entrepreneurship courses, discussions, and events

Become Fully Operational in 6-8 Weeks


Applying for DMCC License


Receiving the License

2 - 3 weeks


Applying for Visas


Receiving the Visas

7-14 days


Opening Bank Account

Approximately 10 days


Start Operations

Accelerate Your Dubai Expansion

0 +


0 +




0 +



Members & Alumni

Logo of Deliveroo
Logo of Trella
Logo of Lovin Dubai
Logo of Ubisoft
Logo of Pyypl
Logo of
Logo of Fresha
Logo of Trukker
Logo of Justlife
Logo of Klaim
Logo of Dawn Health
Logo of elGrocer


Our Members
Say About Us

Your Gateway to UAE

Setup your business in the UAE with a DMCC Free Zone trade license, a spot at our 24/7 coworking spaces in the heart of JLT, and the ability to sponsor UAE residencies for your team

Your Scaling Platform

Setting up with AstroLabs gives you access to a network of 350+ tech-driven active members and a wide array of support services to scale your potential

Set Up & Save Up​

Get 100% Ownership and save up to AED 29K on initial investment with AstroLabs’ affordable monthly payment plans. With an assigned contact from within DMCC, get all-around support and a full-serviced setup process from licensing and registration to banking and visa issuance

Thrive Within a Supported Network

Thrive Within a Supported Network

The AstroLabs Advantage


AstroLabs supports a wide range of companies and entrepreneurs who are looking to set up or expand their tech-enabled businesses in the UAE. These companies come from a wide range of industries, including IT, web and software development,  ecommerce platforms, F&B, logistics, health, wellness, and fintech. You can see a list of some companies of our community at

The following is required to set up a new company:

  • Company name and shareholder structure
  • Passport Visa page or Emirates ID of Legal Representative
  • Business plan
  • Selected business activities for the new entity
  • Lease agreement for the company’s legal business address in JLT

For branch and subsidiary setups, additional documents are required. Please contact our Expansion Consultant to learn more about these requirements

You can have up to 6 business activities included in your DMCC license at no additional cost, allowing your business a range of operations. It also gives you the flexibility to add more activities for an additional fee during the incorporation phase or later on as your business develops

Yes, depending on the type of business that you are conducting. If you provide services to clients in a UAE freezone or to clients established in the mainland as an LLC, this can be executed through the DMCC company

If you’re working with companies internationally, this can also be done through the DMCC company.
If, however, you wish to trade (i.e. sell physical goods to a mainland company) then you will need to find a distributor with the appropriate license or set up a subsidiary in the mainland

As an AstroLabs member, your first desk comes with 5 visa quotas. As you increase the number of desks, you can obtain additional visa quotas to fulfill your growing business needs, giving you the full flexibility to grow your business as required

Yes, when establishing a company and getting a trade license in the UAE, an office lease agreement is a necessity as this is the legal business address that will be tied to your license. You are required to have a lease that is continuously active throughout the whole period that your license is valid. AstroLabs provides a lease agreement as part of all its setup packages

All employers with more than 50 employees must recruit UAE nationals at the rate of 2% per year

The Emiratisation rate is calculated as follows: one national employee hired for every 50 skilled workers

Recruit Top-Tier Local Talent

Get In Touch

In case you can’t see the form, please click here

Get In Touch

In case you can’t see the form, please click here