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Dubai World Trade Centre introduces Home Business Packages for its growing Expo Village Community Top of Form

Dubai World Trade Centre introduces Home Business Packages for its growing Expo Village Community Top of Form

  • Targeted at first time business owners, entrepreneurs and SMEs, looking to establish a presence in Dubai, the Home Business Package enables residents of DWTC’s Expo Village to operate from home without renting separate office space
  • The Home Business Package provides access to the ‘Expo Village Work Hub’ co-working space, aimed at digital nomads and entrepreneurs seeking networking and collaboration
  • Initially available for select licence types and business activities in sectors such as information technology, management consulting, research, events and entertainment, design and production and e-commerce.

Dubai, 23 May 2024: Dubai World Trade Centre has introduced a new Home Business Package for its residential community, Expo Village, located at Expo City Dubai.

The new offering is tailored to meet the needs of Dubai’s expanding entrepreneurial community, catering to first-time business owners, start-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs. It allows them to obtain a DWTC Free Zone company licence and employee visas based on a residential lease, eliminating the costs associated with renting dedicated office space. This move reflects Dubai’s growing status as one of the top global cities to work and live in.

Developed to address the global rise in flexible working models, the Home Business Package caters to entrepreneurs and digital nomads seeking a more versatile approach to business set-up and new company formation. Expo Village, a thriving community in the heart of Expo City Dubai, is an ideal base for fostering the next-generation ecosystem of hybrid work and work-from-home culture. Served by a robust public and private transport infrastructure network including the Dubai Metro and Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC), residents of Expo Village can take advantage of car-free daily commutes to surrounding business districts, including Dubai Investment Park, Jafza, DMCC and Dubai Internet City.

There are currently four Home Business Packages exclusive to Expo Village, inclusive of membership access to the state-of-the-art Expo Village WorkHub co-working community and facilities.

“DWTC’s unique offering for residents of Expo Village provides a sought-after proposition for entrepreneurs and SMEs seeking entry to the local market through a competitive and well-regulated ecosystem. Expo Village Residences with its Home Business Package will attract new businesses to this future corridor of growth and provide an active gateway to regional opportunity”, said Abdalla Al Banna, Vice President, Free Zone Regulatory Operations at Dubai World Trade Centre Authority.

The newly introduced Home Business Packages are initially available for selectlicence types and business activities in sectors like information technology, healthcare, education, management consulting, research, events and entertainment, design and production and e-commerce.

Developed by Dubai World Trade Centre, Expo Village is located at Expo City Dubai. Offering modern and accessible community living across four residential clusters consisting of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom apartments, Expo Village features an abundance of greenery, including the 37,000-square-metre Expo Park, a jogging path, access to a cycling track, supermarket, pharmacy, salon, and eateries, with more expected to open as part of the residential community development.

“Dubai is a globally acknowledged hub for ambitious entrepreneurs, innovative start-ups, freelance consultants and SMEs, who not only want to benefit from its pro-business setup advantage but are also looking for a quality lifestyle experience. The new Home Business experience for the Expo Village Residents, will provide a new avenue of opportunity for business owners for whom the convenience of operating from home is a highly desirable fit,” concluded Al Banna.


About Expo Village

Expo Village was originally developed by Dubai World Trade Centre for the Expo 2020 Dubai. Following the reopening of Expo City Dubai in 2022, Expo Village today is home to an active residential community. With 2,273 units spread across four clusters, it is home to a growing international community and offers furnished short-term or annual lease rental options with doorstep access to major business hubs, highways, and transportation links – including a dedicated metro station – as well as essential retail services, green spaces, walking areas, leisure facilities, and nearby Expo City dining and entertainment destinations.

About Dubai World Trade Centre Authority

Established in 2015, Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) is a competitive, well-regulated free zone ecosystem. Located strategically in Dubai’s Central Business District, including the One Central development, it offers more than two million square feet of Grade A commercial office space. DWTC Authority is home to a dynamic international community of start-ups, SMEs, and corporations who benefit from networking and collaboration opportunities during world-class events. The free zone is home to 2,000+ companies representing 40+ industry sectors. In line with DWTC’s commitment to growing industry sectors, DWTC Authority’s focus is to create a supportive ecosystem through a robust regulatory framework and business friendly policies, making it an ideal destination for leading companies, entrepreneurs, and businesses seeking world-class commercial offices.

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