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Dubai Logistics City (DLC)

the world’s first truly integrated logistics platform with all transport modes,
logistics and value added services, including light manufacturing and assembly,
in a single customs bonded and Free Zone environment. It is part of the Dubai
World Central with the upcoming Dubai World Central International Airport and
adjacent to the Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone.

DLC will have the capacity to turn over 12 million tonnes of air cargo annually,
in addition to having its own staff village set in landscaped surroundings with
sports and leisure facilities, restaurants, shops and service spreading over
21.5 square kilometres, a 140 square kilometre urban aviation community centered
on what is to become the world’s fourth largest international airport, Al
Maktoum International Airport, currently being built 40 kilometres south of the
existing Dubai International Airport. Upon completion, DLC will consist of
warehouses and plots of land for the logistics business of industry, trade, and
distributors. Up to 16 air cargo terminals with an average area of 30,000 square
metres will handle cargo. The 21.5 square kilometre Dubai Logistics City is part
of the Dubai government’s overall 2015 strategy to enhance the emirate’s
transport and logistics services and capitalise on its geographical location to
make Dubai a regional hub for logistics. The DLC is a world’s first and one of
its kind. Its first phase will be fully operational in mid-2009 when the first
cargo flights are expected at Al Maktoum International Airport. The 25,000
square metre distribution centre at DLC is already completed.

Dubai Logistics City will have:

  • Air cargo terminals
  • Land plots for industry or contract logistics
  • Land plots for forwarders
  • Land plots for aviation industry
  • Shared forwarders warehouses
  • Integrator facilities
  • DLC Office Park
  • Amenities
  • DLC Labour Village

This allows companies to focus on the optimization of their supply chains, using

DLC as a global supply chain hub for sea-air or air-air transport

DLC as a global hub for value adding logistics operations such as
merge-in-transit, customization, postponement, packaging and labeling, final

DLC as a distribution hub for the greater region while reducing number of
required warehouses and improving customer service

DLC as a platform to re-gain control of the distribution channel, e.g. by the
introduction of direct sales

To be the best-of breed integrated logistics platform of excellence serving the
world-class supply chain and logistics community while positioning Dubai as the
global logistics hub of choice.

Dubai Logistics City will deliver a business-friendly, free zone platform,
offering state-of-the-art infrastructure and services operated by highly
experienced logistics professionals.

DLC is part of the Dubai World Central Free Zone. It delivers all the
advantages of a Dubai free zone:

No taxes: no corporate tax,
no personal income tax, no customs duties within the area of DLC/JXB/DXB/Port/JAFZA

Secure investments: 100%
foreign company ownership, free capital transfers, access to 2 billion
consumer market

Resources: Liberal Visa
regulations and easy availability of skilled workforce

DLC provides this free zone platform exclusively for logistics businesses to
ensure the logistics community can optimally collaborate and will find
sufficient space to expand in the future.

With the exception of applications for the DLC Office Park, free zone and
operations licenses will only be issued to companies closely related to
logistics business, e.g.

  • forwarders engaged in multi-modal cargo handling
  • logistics service providers offering warehousing and value added services
    in a multi-client environment and with multi-modal transport needs
  • contract logistics service providers with dedicated or custom designed
    facilities for distribution and value added services
  • industry and trading companies which self-operate their distribution
    centers, final assembly and other value adding activities as part of their
    down-stream order fulfillment processes
  • companies supporting the logistics community
  • Companies carrying out light assembly

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