Dubai CommerCity opens up for global e-commerce companies

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Dubai CommerCity, the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia’s (MEASA) first dedicated e-commerce free zone, has started commercial operations, bringing in an exciting era for global e-commerce and trade.

The free zone offers seamless solutions for established businesses as well as integrated services to help licensed e-commerce companies grow. Companies can also benefit from the unique service packages offered by global partners in logistics, information technology, and other sectors.

In the first phase of the free zone development, which covers 2.1 million square feet and costs approximately $1 billion, Dubai CommerCity was able to lease 30 percent of its facilities in just two months. In response to consumer demand, Dubai CommerCity has opened a customs office that is open 24/7.

Through an “Early Bird Campaign,” it is also offering unique launch deals to investors as part of the start of commercial operations. Customers of Dubai CommerCity can save up to 50 percent on setting up their businesses in the free zone during the campaign, which runs until mid-September.

DeVere Forster
DeVere Forster
Chief Operating Officer
Dubai CommerCity

“The ‘Early Bird Campaign’ comes as one of the several investment incentives Dubai CommerCity provides to its new customers, as we offer solutions that can reach 50 percent discount on establishing companies. Dubai CommerCity is a real game-changer and offers first of its kind solutions, services and offerings to businesses of all sizes and backgrounds.”

By 2025, the GCC’s e-commerce market is estimated to be worth around $50 billion, and this free zone expects to play a key role in achieving this sector’s true economic value.

Dubai CommerCity is located near the Dubai International Airport in the Umm Ramool region. In addition to a complete business set-up and customs support, it provides e-commerce strategy consulting, guidance on e-commerce regulations in the region and end-to-end logistics solutions inclusive of warehousing and last-mile delivery.

It is divided into three clusters, each with its innovative design. The Business Cluster is home to modern landscaped buildings with Grade A premium offices, the Logistics Cluster which consists of state-of-the-art dedicated and multi-client warehouse units with scalable pay-as-you-go pricing models, and the Social Cluster houses restaurants, cafes, exhibition halls and events.

The second edition of “MEASA E-Commerce Landscape: B2C Products Edition,” a report that provides a comprehensive overview of the MEASA region’s e-commerce sector, shows that e-commerce took a significant leap during the COVID-19 pandemic, with cross-border online sales in the Gulf region increasing by 214 percent year over year by mid-year 2020.

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