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Grow your crypto business with DMCC

Championing Cryptographic and Blockchain Technologies in Dubai

Located in the state-of-the-art Almas Tower, the DMCC Crypto Centre is a thriving cryptocurrency ecosystem and your gateway to global trade in blockchain technologies.

As a hub for the development and application of crypto and blockchain technologies, the DMCC Crypto Centre offers a home to all types and sizes of crypto businesses, from companies developing blockchain-enabled trading platforms to firms offering, issuing, listing, and trading crypto assets.

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

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

Low Tax Rates
100% Foreign Ownership

A Network of over 21,000 Companies

One, Two and Three-year Residential Visas Available

Supporting the UAE Cryptocurrency Vision

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The UAE has embraced crypto and blockchain as a powerful force for business and operations, having the highest concentration of cryptocurrency exchanges and the highest number of Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) in the world. The country is also home to the largest blockchain conference in the world, the Blockchain Summit Dubai.

The government of the UAE has made it a strategic priority to position the country as the blockchain and crypto centre of the world. The government is taking steps to achieve this goal by creating a conducive environment for blockchain and crypto startups to thrive. For example, the government has created a blockchain sandbox to support blockchain startups in the early stages of their operation and is also supporting blockchain and crypto startups through funding, networking, and provision of office space. 

The government has also developed a regulatory framework for blockchain and crypto startups to mitigate the risk of fraud and money laundering. This framework will facilitate the blockchain and crypto startups to develop and implement anti-money laundering and know your customer (AML/KYC) measures. This will help to protect the interests of the startups and their customers.

If you are a blockchain or crypto entrepreneur and you are looking to start a blockchain or crypto startup, the UAE is the place to be.

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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.


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What Awaits You



Shared offices, private offices, meeting facilities



Courses, certificates, quality content



Meetups, summits, competitions


Community Building

Networking, SM marketing, blogs/vlogs



Consulting, incorporation, business modelling



Funding, mentoring, alumni network



Corporate innovation, corporate venture,



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



In the heart of the JLT community. Cafes, restaurants and retail on your doorstep

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.

With our promotion in November and December, save 10% on the Crypto Business Set Up Package.

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.

Start a Crypto Business

With the emergence of cryptocurrency consulting firms, blockchain advisory businesses, NFT consulting services, and more, the crypto world offers a vast array of opportunities for entrepreneurs to take part in this growing industry. 

There are a few reasons to start a cryptocurrency business in the UAE: 

  1. 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. 
  2. The UAE has a very favourable regulatory environment for cryptocurrency businesses, with a clear and supportive legal framework.
  3. The UAE has a growing ecosystem of cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses, providing a supportive environment for new businesses to get started.

Crypto Business Ideas & Opportunities

Crypto Mining Consultant

A cryptocurrency mining consultant is a professional who helps companies and individuals create and manage cryptocurrency mining operations. They typically have experience in mining operations and can help with issues such as equipment selection, mining pool selection, and mining strategy.

Blockchain Consultant

A blockchain consultant is a professional who helps companies to understand and implement blockchain technology. They work with clients to identify how blockchain can be used to solve business problems, and then develop and implement blockchain solutions.

NFT Consultant

An NFT consultant is someone who helps individuals and businesses to understand and utilise non-fungible tokens. They provide advice on how to create, issue, and use NFTs, and help businesses to develop strategies for incorporating NFTs into their operations. Consultants also assist with the creation of NFT marketplaces and exchanges, and provide guidance on how to best store and protect NFTs.

Cryptocurrency Consultant

A cryptocurrency consultant is a person who helps businesses and individuals understand how cryptocurrencies work and how they can be used to improve their operations. Cryptocurrency consultants can help businesses and individuals navigate the often-complex world of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. They can also provide guidance on how to invest in cryptocurrencies and how to use them to improve their businesses.

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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