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Grow your crypto business with DMCC

The DMCC Crypto Centre Advantage

Located in the iconic Almas Tower, the DMCC Crypto Centre is a leading hub for crypto businesses – fostering growth, collaboration and integrity across the global crypto, Web3 and blockchain economy.

With a rapidly-growing community of over 550 crypto firms, the DMCC Crypto Centre is the largest ecosystem of crypto and blockchain companies in the region, providing everything that entrepreneurs need to scale their operations.

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Ecosystem Partners

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Member companies

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World-Class Services and Infrastructure for Crypto Investors, Innovators and Entrepreneurs

Located in DMCC, the World’s #1 Business Hub

Corporate and Personal Income Tax & 100%
Foreign Ownership

A Network of over 23,000 Companies

One and Two-year Residential Visas Available

Accelerator Programmes available for Start-ups to apply

Stay Connected to Crypto Hubs Around the World

Centrally located in the Gulf region, Dubai gives you access to 65% of the world’s GDP in 8 hours or less with state-of-the-art air and infrastructure systems.

Crypto Licence Activites

Business Activities 

Blockchain as a service (DLT)

Metaverse Service Provider

Crypto Proprietary Trading

Crypto Mining

Regulated Virtual Assets Activities 

Advisory Services

Broker - Dealer Services

Exchange Services

Custody Services

Lending and Borrowing Services

Transfer and Settlement Services

Management and Investment Services


Explore Decentralised Finance’s (DeFi) Potential Impact of The Future of Trade

The Future of Trade report (Crypto Edition) comprehensively explores how cryptocurrency and DeFi will transform how we trade, transact, and interact online based on research, data, and input from key industry leaders.

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What Awaits You



Shared offices, private offices, meeting facilities



Courses, certificates, quality content



Meetups, summits, competitions


Community Building

Networking, Social Media marketing, blogs/vlogs



Consulting, incorporation, business modelling



Funding, mentoring, alumni network



Corporate innovation, corporate venture,


Full digital Process

Set up your company from A to Z entirely
at the comfort of your home


Essential Services

Flexible visas, medical services, Flexi and serviced desks, furnished and serviced offices and so much more



Located in the iconic Almas Tower, in the heart of Dubai

Crypto Licences in Dubai - FAQ

What Is the Cost for a Crypto Licence?

A crypto licence costs approximately AED 35,000, varying depending on the business. This covers, but is not limited, to company formation costs and expenses for the application of the crypto licence.

How Long Does It Take To Get a Crypto Licence?

Getting a trading licence in UAE for crypto should take approximately 4 weeks.

What Are the Requirements for a Crypto Licence?

In order to obtain a UAE crypto licence, you must ensure you meet the following eligibility requirements.

  • A commercial licence form (requiring the following documents)
    • ID
    • Supporting documentation for registered address of residency 
    • Supporting documentation verifying company’s name
    • Comprehensive business plan
  • Passport copies of all partners in the business
  • A clean crypto wallet with no fraudulent behaviour or activities 
  • A business runway of at least 6 to 12 months of operation
  • Incorporation of crypto assets with the “UAE Free Zone” departments that are approved by the government
  • A detailed business plan

Where to Get a Crypto Licence in Dubai?

You can acquire a crypto licence from DMCC. Our state-of-the-art crypto centre has become one the primary providers of crypto licences for businessmen and entrepreneurs. The DMCC crypto licence offers you the ability to conduct crypto-business related activities such as crypto software development, crypto management, crypto trade and crypto consulting among other forms of crypto services.

What are the advantages of starting a cryptocurrency business in the UAE?

The UAE is incredibly business-friendly, with a low corporate tax rate and a variety of free zones that offer 100% ownership and tax-free profits. The UAE has a very favourable regulatory environment for cryptocurrency businesses, with a clear and supportive legal framework. The UAE has a growing ecosystem of cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses, providing a supportive environment for new businesses to get started.

Our Accelerator Programmes

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ZK Advancer

A virtual program for global blockchain and non-fungible token (NFT) startups. The program seeks new and innovative ways to utilise Web3 to approach everyday challenges.

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TDeFi & DMCC Accelerator Programme

TDeFi is an incubator and advisor for Blockchain startups that provides access to world-class mentors, ecosystem support, marketing and community-building strategies, exchange listings, liquidity provisioning, and growth hacking partnerships. 

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The Sandbox

The Sandbox Accelerator Program seeks to support the launch of new startups that will contribute to the growth and expansion of The Sandbox.

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Latest news

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DMCC Receives High-level LinkedIn Delegation to Build Company-wide Content Strategy

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DMCC Attracts 3,049 Businesses to Dubai in 2022, Reaching 22,000 Member Companies Through Another Record Year

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DMCC’s Crypto Centre Partners with Global VC Firm Brinc to Provide Members with Access To USD 150 Million Accelerator Fund

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It is becoming increasingly clear that crypto and blockchain technologies have an enormous potential to advance global trade. Dubai has recognised this potential, and the DMCC Crypto Centre will fully support our mandate to attract and promote trade through the emirate. With the DMCC Crypto Centre providing a progressive and supportive regulatory environment, a strong pool of industry talent, and an ecosystem that provides access to capital, resources and opportunities to crypto firms, we are perfectly placed to support crypto businesses from across the world.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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