Dubai South

WELCOME TO
DUBAI SOUTH
THE CITY OF YOU

The urban experience reinvented and re-imagined to revolve around you.

 

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

FOREWORD

In 2014, when HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai, unveiled the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021, he defined a new focal point for the emirate’s governance: the happiness of its people.

The ultimate aim of the Government is to create and sustain an environment in which individuals can empower themselves to achieve all their legitimate aspirations, to the greater good of society.

Since 2006, the Government of Dubai has been working to build a city – Dubai South – that will lead the rest of the emirate in embodying the societal themes required for the facilitation of happiness. While the more visible features of Dubai South – such as the Al Maktoum International Airport – are already in public view, the city is progressively planning and executing several beneficial initiatives that are designed to maximize the happiness of individuals.

Dubai South is the emirate’s flagship urban project that embodies Dubai’s vision to become a city of happiness.

The Government of Dubai is proud to unveil Dubai South as the ‘City of You.’







Welcome Home Happiness

building a home to more than half a million jobs

 

We live in cities. We work in cities. We visit cities. But until now, we’ve never truly felt at home in a city.

Offering a wide range of housing options, this truly integrated community will be home to a diverse population. And they will find all their needs are located just outside their front door, including an interconnected network of parks, open spaces and plazas structured for beauty, convenience and recreation; a 250,000 sq. ft. wellness centre; and a solar-powered urban farm.




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    Education

     

    Because lifelong learning is an important hallmark of our culture, The Villages revolve around a centrally located, K-12 private school which is connected to the community hub housing the library and media centre and community facilities that offer the opportunity for a range of lifelong learning opportunities. Our schools will be world-class and more affordable for all through an offset model embedded in the community service charges.

    Dubai South - Education





    Community

     

    Dubai South - Community

     

    A thriving community. A diverse community. An empowered community. That is what you will find in The Villages. The opportunity to be a part of something truly special, where you can achieve your aspirations for the greater good of society.

     

    Homes

    A range of housing choices, from villas, to town homes and apartments will offer broad appeal to home buyers while attracting a diverse population. Integrating work, shopping choices and learning with the diversity of housing choices offers a truly integrated community, where it is possible for one to walk from home to all of life’s needs – without losing time sitting in traffic jams.

     

    Culture

    Meet up with friends for lunch and a fashion show or art exhibit, take a cooking class with your kids, swim at the health club or take a walk through the climate-controlled botanical garden. From the vital community farm/greenhouse to the main street shopping centre to the grand mosque, the heartbeat of The Villages can be felt at the Civic Centre. Throughout this bustling area, you’ll get a feeling of social integration and cohesiveness, coming together with people from all walks of life and all over of the world.

     

    Sense of Community

    Every choice we’ve made in building this city was made with an eye towards fostering a strong and diverse community. Centering each village around a school and learning centre; plenty of public parks and plazas; and making almost everything accessible by walking or biking – all go a long way towards bringing us all together and creating a strong sense of community.







    Health

     

    A thriving community is a healthy community, which is why The Villages has put a premium on health and wellness. Almost everything is reachable by foot or by bike. We house a solar-powered urban farm where you can purchase fresh, organic fruits and vegetables. And you will also have access to a mega health club, which features a total “club” style gym experience, indoor/outdoor pools, indoor jogging track, Pilates studios, martial arts, indoor basketball, squash and youth fitness classes. The Club will also offer casual dining, fine dining, business networking events, juice bars and athletic retail. Amenities include day care, spa and an indoor/outdoor relaxation garden.

    Convenient and state-of-the-art healthcare will prioritize outreach, targeting leading health issues like diabetes and vitamin D deficiencies. Residents with special needs or learning disabilities will be welcomed and embraced, with services that seek to specifically attract these families.

    Dubai South - Health





    Sustainability

     

    Dubai South - Sustainability

     

    Being built from the ground up, The Villages were designed with Smart City principles. It’s an integrated network of digital technologies and information that greatly enhances quality of life and the performance of essential urban services. Costs are reduced, resources are conserved and residents are more effectively and actively engaged within the community.

    Sustainability has become an elusive idea for many but a true reality for very few. The Villages seek to have the lowest energy bills for its residents of any place in Dubai and will achieve this goal with a comprehensive program of efficiency, conservation and sustainable design.

    Buildings are constructed using the latest environmental designs and technology and civic systems reuse and recycle high percentages of water and cool air. Residents and businesses will be financially rewarded for energy-efficient practices.







    A workplace that is happily yours

    MAXIMISING EASE, MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION

     

    We spend a significant part of our lives at work. It is only right that our professional ambiance serves to make us happy and helps sustain our work-life balance.

    Companies located in Dubai South – The City of You – function in an environment that maximizes the well-being of your workforce, fuels their creativity, and gives them the gift of time.

    Here are three important ways we help you achieve this: ecosystems that empowers; infrastructure that inspires; easy access for stress-free commute.

    “It is necessary to ensure employees’ happiness in order that they, in turn, can bring happiness to others.” HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
    Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    AN ECOSYSTEM THAT EMPOWERS

    THE DUBAI SOUTH SERVICES E-SUITE MAKES ROUTINE TASKS QUICKER & EASIER

     

    Dubai South is progressively building a dedicated IT-enabled platform that allows you to execute certain tasks online, with minimal time and effort.

    Such applications can be run on your desktop computers as well as on hand-held devices. They help you execute routine administrative and operational functions on the go, such as processes related to business set-up, HR services, and the acquisition of free zone e-gate passes.

    CALENDAR OF EVENTS FACILITATE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE & NETWORKING

    Periodically, Dubai South organizes breakfast meetings that enable you to enrich your industry knowledge and network with peers. The events revolve around various relevant industrial and business themes.

    GLOBAL STATUS INSTILS PRIDE

    Working at Dubai South instils a sense of pride in being part of the Middle East’s most dynamic urban ecosystem. As a city, it is home to the airport that is to become the largest in the world, and basks in international spotlight as it prepares to host to the watershed World Expo 2020. It also hosts landmark events such as the Dubai Airshow and the Middle East Business Aviation Show.







    INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGNED TO SAVE TIME & ENHANCE CONVENIENCE

    Every dimension of the working environment at Dubai South is built to save your time, maximize convenience & eliminate stress.

     

    Dubai South has a growing list of retail and F&B options, wellness centers, medical facilities, banks & ATMs that add to your convenience.

    All our buildings – including commercial buildings and industrial complexes – are aesthetically designed and set within landscaped surroundings to invigorate you. The smart technology deployed helps conserve power and water – bringing down utility costs – and enhances safety.

    Ample and well-designed parking spaces are readily accessible by private vehicles.

    Green spaces help create a soothing ambiance and inspire creativity.

    The city currently has 260 kilometers of two and three lane dual carriageways for rapid and convenient movement within the city.




    EASY ACCESS FOR A STRESS-FREE COMMUTE

    Commuting time to place of work is a key consideration that directly impact the quality of our lives. Thanks to the present and growing menu of transport options, it has never been easier to access Dubai South.

     

    Choice of three arterial roads to Dubai South

    You can quickly reach Dubai South via three arterial roads – the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311), Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) and the Emirates Road (E611).

     

    Traveling times to Dubai South (via road)

    • From Discovery Gardens and Dubai Marina – 20 minutes
    • From Dubai International Airport – 40 minutes
    • From Abu Dhabi – 50 minutes

     

    Options in public transport

    As Dubai South becomes the emirate’s major employment hub, it is preparing for multiple pubic transport options:

    • Dubai South is served by RTA bus route F55. The bus shuttles hourly between Ibn Battuta Metro Station and terminates at the Al Maktoum International Airport.
    • In the run up to 2020, public transport options to and at Dubai South will further expand with the extension of the Dubai Metro line and the introduction of the Dubai South city tram.

    Residency options at Dubai South to shrink commuting times to a minimum Dubai South is gearing to offer you attractive residential accommodation options locally. As a resident of Dubai South, you will enjoy proximity between your home and workplace, shrinking your commuting times to an absolute minimum. Eliminating stressful commutes will be one more contributing factor that promotes happiness at Dubai South.







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    Redefining Investor Happiness

    AN INTEGRATED ECOSYSTEM SUITED TO EVERY BUSINESS & INDUSTRY

     

    As an investor at Dubai South, we work hard to give you more reasons to be happy.

    Being a city of 145 sq. kms, Dubai South has the critical mass to sustain a broad, innovative and flourishing platform that supports every conceivable enterprise and industry in the most strategic location in Dubai – a vital connecting point between East and West.

    At Dubai South, you will find the ideal urban ecosystem that enables your business to save significantly on time and money. Become part of our growing family of investors list of MNCs, SMEs and entrepreneurs who are leveraging on the city’s internal and external synergies.







    Why Dubai South?

    Dubai South has the three elements every business needs to succeed.

    YOUR STRATEGIC GATEWAY TO EMERGING MARKETS

     

    Dubai South is your preferred gateway to the emerging and dynamic markets of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia – a region with a GDP projected to reach $12.8 trillion by 2022-23. The city is home to the world’s largest airport in the making, as well as to landmark events like the World Expo 2020 and the Dubai Airshow.

     

    DO BUSINESS WITH TOTAL FREEDOM

    Free Economic Zones at Dubai South offer foreign investors –the entrepreneur, the SME, or the MNC – unparalleled benefits such as 100% foreign ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, 100% free transfer of funds and zero customs duties.

     

    ASSETS THAT ADDS VALUE

    Dubai South offers assets in the form of land, office spaces, buildings, and industrial facilities that support every conceivable every type of business and industry.



     

     

     

    THE CITY OF PROGRESSIVE AVIATION

     

    With the emergence of powerful players such as Emirates, Etihad Airways and Qatar Airways, the region is a key market for companies throughout the entire aviation supply chain. Dubai is the aviation capital of the region, with the industry representing 28% of the emirate’s GDP.

     

    The holistic aviation ecosystem at Dubai South takes full advantage of the city’s strategic proximity to the Al Maktoum International Airport and the Jebel Ali Seaport. Airside and landside access and infrastructure have been specifically put in place to maximize synergies amongst the aviation businesses and to provide an unrivalled experience for general aviation.








    A CITY OF SEAMLESS CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN SEA, LAND AND AIR

     

    Dubai South integrates the realities of global logistics into the fabric of the city, making it a dynamic and viable multimodal investment destination for startups, SMEs, large corporations, contract logistics, integrators, freight forwarders and agents.

     

    Businesses can take advantage of a dedicated Logistics Corridor connecting Jebel Ali Port and Dubai South, forming a single custom-bonded free zone spanning an area of 200 sq. km.

     

    Doing business here include access to value-added services such as light manufacturing and assembly, with ready-to-occupy or built-to-suit office spaces, warehouses and distribution centers.



     

     

     

    THE BUSINESS PARK

     

    Located at the gateway of Dubai South, the Business Park is a free economic zone designed to provide cost-effective office solutions for entrepreneurs, SMEs and MNCs – who want to setup operations quickly and efficiently.

     

    The Business Park provides elegant office spaces that are quickly and easily accessed from Dubai as well as from Abu Dhabi. It is just a 15 minute drive away from the Al Maktoum International Airport – which will become the world's largest once complete.



     

     

     

    THE COMMERCIAL DIMENSION

     

    The self-sustained, 145 sq. km. city of Dubai South is developing a holistic urban ecosystem that will include vibrant residential, business and industrial dimensions.

     

    Dubai South offers a host of investment opportunities in the commercial space.

     

    An illustrative list of The commercial opportunities now available at Dubai South:

    • Education
    • Healthcare & Wellness
    • Retail & Hospitality
    • Information & Communications Technology
    • Finance
    • General Trading
    • Consultancies & Misc. Services

     

    FOR ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT US

    Within UAE (toll free): 800-SOUTH / 800-76884
    International: +971-800-76884
    Email: info@dubaisouth.ae





    Services

    At Dubai South, our service offering extends beyond the traditional support associated with set-up, registration and licensing of businesses.

     

    We are constantly working to introduce solutions and systems which are making Dubai South the easiest and most rewarding place in which to do business and grow.


    SETTING UP YOUR BUSINESS AT DUBAI SOUTH

    Businesses based at Dubai South are registered and licensed by Dubai South Authority. Begin by choosing the right legal structure when you are setting up your business.

     

    Step 1. Submit application form with legal documents

    Application Form for LLC
    Application form for Branch

    Legal docs required for LLC (Individual Shareholders)

    1. Passport copy of Shareholder(s) / Director(s) / Secretary & GM
    2. Memorandum & Articles of Association

    Additional documents may be required as deemed necessary Legal docs required for LLC (Corporate Shareholders)

    1. Foreign language documents translated to English/Arabic should be done by legal translators, notarized and attested
    2. Certificate of Incorporation (Certified True Copy)
    3. Board Resolution to establish company (Simply signed)
    4. Board Resolution giving Signatory authority or Power of Attorney for 3rd Party (simply signed, attested & legalized)
    5. Certificate of Good standing or Valid Trade license copy
    6. Memorandum & Articles of Association
    7. Passport copy of Director / Secretary / Manager

    Additional documents may be required as deemed necessary. Legal Docs required for Branch of a foreign/UAE company

    1. Foreign language documents translated to English/Arabic should be done by legal translators, notarized and attested
    2. Certificate of Incorporation (Certified True Copy)
    3. Memorandum & Articles of Association of Parent company (Certified True Copy)
    4. Board Resolution to establish a branch (Simply signed)
    5. Board Resolution giving Signatory authority or Power of Attorney for 3rd Party (simply signed, attested & legalized)
    6. Certificate of Good standing or Valid Trade license (copy)
    7. Passport copy of the General Manager

    Additional documents may be required as deemed necessary

     

     

    Step 2. Name & Activity approval

    Legal Docs Required for LLC (Individual Shareholders)

    1. Company name should relate to the Business Activity(s) listed
    2. Company name should not resemble other existing trade names
    3. NOC should be obtained for activity(s) that require external approval

     

     

    Step 3. Company Registration & Invoice Issuance

    *Companies are registered subject to Management Committee approval.

     

     

     

     

    Step 4. Invoice Payment

    PAYMENT OPTIONS

    1. Credit Card
    2. Cheque (favoring ‘Dubai World Central’)
    3. Cash
    4. Account Transfer

     

     

     

     

     

    Step 5. Sign and collect Registration Certificates, License & Lease

    *An LLC is formed as a separate legal entity with shareholders as individual and/or Corporates.

     

    TEMPLATES

    1. Articles of Association
    2. Memorandum of Association

     

    Free Zone Rules and Regulations

    1. Free Zone Rules and Regulations

     

    Free Zone FAQs

    1. Free Zone FAQs

     

    LAND PLANNING, DEVELOPMENT & HSE SERVICES

     

    Clients can find here the set of Application forms for various services provided by Dubai South Land Planning & Development and HSE sections. We also issue affection plans of leased/sold plots and demarcate them for legal registration with the Dubai Lands Department. Please contact us directly at LPD@dubaisouth.ae for receiving updated development & HSE guidelines.

     

    FEES

     

    LAND PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT FORMS

    All applications must be filled on computer.

    1. Affection Plan Request
    2. Site Services Information Request
    3. Soil Investigation Request
    4. Preliminary Design Review Request
    5. Final Design Review Request
    6. Building Permit Request
    7. Enabling Works Permit Request
    8. Land Demarcation Request
    9. Mobilization Permit Request
    10. Structural Inspection Request
    11. Structural Inspection Log
    12. Building Completion Certificate Request
    13. Zoning Exception Request
    14. Design Revision Review Request
    15. Consultant Contractor Change Application
    16. Consultant Contractor Registration Form
    17. Operation Fitness Certificate Request
    18. Signboard Approval Request
    19. Work Permit Request
    20. Block Register Form
    21. Exceptional Permission Approval Request
    22. Filling Sand Request Form

     

    HSE FORMS

    1. Application for Chemical Storage
    2. Balcony Undertaking Template
    3. Cold Work Permit
    4. Confined Space Work Permit
    5. Fitout HSEQ NOC Application
    6. General Works - Access Permit
    7. Hot Work Permit
    8. HSE Induction Undertaking - External
    9. HSEQ NOC Application
    10. Night Shift - Work Permit
    11. Pre-construction HSEQ NOC

     

    REGULATIONS & GUIDELINES

     

    Within UAE (toll free): 800-SOUTH / 800-76884

    International: +971-800-76884

    Email: info@dubaisouth.ae







    Masterplan Of Dubai South

    ABOUT DUBAI SOUTH

    A CITY THAT DEFINES ITSELF BY HAPPINESS OF THE INDIVIDUAL

     

    Dubai South –The City of You – is an emerging 145 sq. km. master-planned city based on happiness of the individual.

    Identified as the emirate's flagship urban project, Dubai South is centered on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The royal vision is reflected in the themes of Dubai Plan 2021, which apply to Dubai South as follows.

     

    To become a city of happy, creative and empowered people

    To become the preferred place to live, work and invest

    To create an inclusive and cohesive society

    To build a smart and sustainable city,

    Become a pivotal hub in the global economy.

     

    THE EMERGING FACE OF DUBAI

    Dubai South is projected to sustain a population of a million. As an economic platform, it is designed to support every conceivable kind of business and industry, creating 500.000 jobs.

    It is the home of the world's largest airport in the making – the Al Maktoum International Airport – and of landmark events such as World Expo 2020 and the Dubai Airshow.

    Launched as a Government of Dubai project in 2006, Dubai South is easily accessed from downtown Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

     

    "Our objective is to make our people happy. There is no delaying happiness." HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
    Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai






    City of You Video

    HH Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum (Chairman, DACC)

     

    In 2014, when HH Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and the Ruler of Dubai, unveiled the Dubai Strategic Plan 2021, he defined a new focal point for the emirate's governance: the happiness of its people.

    The ultimate aim of the Government is to create and sustain an environment in which individuals can empower themselves to achieve all their legitimate aspirations, to the greater good of society.

    Since 2006, the Government of Dubai has been working to build a city – Dubai South – that will lead the rest of the emirate in embodying the societal themes required for the facilitation of happiness. While the more visible features of Dubai South – such as the Al Maktoum International Airport – are already in public view, the city is progressively planning and executing several beneficial initiatives that are designed to maximize the happiness of individuals.

    Dubai South is the emirate's flagship urban project that embodies Dubai's vision to become a city of happiness.

    The Government of Dubai is proud to unveil Dubai South as the 'City of You.'

     

    HE Eng. Khalifa Al Zaffin (Exec. Chairman, DACC)

     

    Over the decades, Dubai's leadership and its people have worked together to transform the emirate into one of the world's most beautiful places.

    While features such as a vibrant economy, excellent roads, iconic buildings, and attractive recreational facilities are outstanding accomplishments for any city, they are simply the means to a higher end – to facilitate the happiness of people.

    Dubai South is the emirate's flagship urban project that symbolizes Dubai's vision to become a city of happiness.

    By bringing the individual and his legitimate needs to center stage, Dubai South is re-inventing the urban ecosystem. Living and working at Dubai South is calculated to be an inspirational and humane experience, which reduces or removes many of life's pressure points.

    In such a setting, individuals will be empowered to reach their true potential. This will result in the creation of a more productive, prosperous and sustainable society, and a happier Dubai and UAE, overall.

     

    Welcome to Dubai South – The City of You

     

    Rashed Bu Qara'a (COO, DACC)

     

    Dubai South is the emirate's flagship urban project that embodies its vision to become a city of happiness. Through it, we are re-inventing the urban living experience in a way that brings more joy and fulfilment to our lives.

    Whether you need to live, work or invest, Dubai South is the city designed around You, and not the other way around.

    Dubai South is a progressive development which fundamentally changes the entire idea of how a community is built and what it stands for; where business will thrive as we create over half a million new jobs; where people will prosper as we create an environment filled with green space, schools, shopping and entertainment.

     

    Welcome to a new city – a living and breathing city that is designed aroundyour human needs. Welcome to the City of You.







    Events

    Dubai South’s strategic location and integration with the Al Maktoum International Airport are fast making the development an excellent venue for international exhibitions and events. With full conference facilities at the Dubai South HQ building, completed passenger terminal and airside chalets, Dubai South is set to host some of the region’s leading aviation events.

     

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    Media Resources

    Dubai South encourages the media from across the world to learn more about us.

    If you would to contact us for more information, please write to contact our Corporate Communications team at communications@dubaisouth.ae.

     

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    Careers

    Dubai South is a rapidly growing government organization that are seeking ambitious, energetic, enthusiastic and skilled individuals who have a passion to ensure the visions of Dubai South are realized by creating and managing a fully integrated city – Dubai South ‘The City of You’.

    If you feel that you would like to be part of the team that is creating Dubai South then please do follow the instructions below and should your profile match any of our current positions then a member of our Talent Acquisition team will contact you.

    Graduates

    Dubai South are always looking for Emirati graduates to join our business where we can offer an excellent training and development pathway to really help turn your individual career dreams into reality.

    Emiratization

    As an organization we are committed to effectively contribute to the economic and industrial growth of the UAE, we support the UAE Government by helping develop the Emirate’s Human Capital. Our goal is to develop competent and professional national talents to enable them to positively contribute towards the desired growth and prosperity of Dubai South and the Emirate of Dubai.

    Employment Opportunities:

    Our employment process is not limited to UAE Nationals only, but extends to every skilled and ambitious job seeker who seeks to leave a positive and strong impact in the UAE

    Alternatively, you can send your CV to: careers@dubaisouth.ae

     

    Contact Us

    Thank you for visiting the Dubai South website.
    If you have any questions, would like to arrange a visit or speak with an executive, please use the form below to get in touch with us.

    Dubai South Headquarters:
    P.O.Box 282228, Dubai South, UAE
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    Other Contacts:
    Within UAE (toll free): 800-SOUTH / 800-76884
    International: +971-800-76884
    Email: info@dubaisouth.ae