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Dubai Logistics City (DLC)

Dubai Logistics City (DLC)

The newest international financial centre in the world is the DIFC. The goal is to reach the same level of recognition and stature as Hong Kong, London and New York. 

The first fully integrated logistics platform in the world is Dubai Logistics City. In a Free Zone and single customs bonded environment, it has logistics, all transportation modes and such value added services as light manufacturing and assembly. It is next to the Free Zone and Jebel Ali Port and part of the Dubai World Central that includes the soon to come Dubai World Central International Airport.

Companies are able to optimize their supply chains with the use of

DLC as a hub for worldwide supply chains in need of transport combinations of air-air or sea-air

DLC as a worldwide hub for added value logistics operations that include postponement, customization, final assembly, packaging and labelling, and merge-in-transit

DLC as a hub for distributing to the greater region with a reduction in the number of necessary warehouses as well as customer service improvement

DLC as a platform to again gain control of the channel of distribution, such as by introducing direct sales


To position Dubai as the logistics hub of choice worldwide with a top-notch integrated logistics platform that excellently serves the logistics community and top class supply chain.


Dubai Logistics City intends to deliver a free zone platform that is business friendly and offers services and cutting edge infrastructure operated by logistics professionals with vast experience.

As part of the Dubai World Central Free Zone, DLC delivers every advantage of a Dubai free zone such as:

No taxes: taxes that do not exist include personal income tax, corporate tax and customs duties within the DLC/JXB/DXB/Port/JAFZA area

Secure investments: 2 billion consumer market access, free capital transfers and 100 percent foreign ownership of companies

Resources: Liberal regulations for visas and a skilled workforce that is readily available

The free zone platform provided by DLC is exclusive for logistics businesses to enable the logistics community to collaborate in an optimum fashion and be able to locate adequate space for future expansion.


With the exception of DLC Office Park applications, the issuing of operations and free zone licenses will be limited to companies with a close relationship to logistics business, such as

  • Added value services with multi-modal transport requirements in a multi-client environment and warehousing offered by logistics service providers
  • Multi-modal cargo handling conducted by forwarders
  • Added value services and distribution facilities that are custom designed or dedicated for contract logistics service providers
  • Trading and industry companies that operate their own final assembly, distribution centers as well as other added value operations as part of their order fulfilments down stream
  • Companies providing support for the logistics community
  • Companies involved in light assembly work
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