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International Humanitarian City (IHC)


The International Humanitarian City (IHC) was created in the year 2003 by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, as an aid and humanitarian hub offering services and facilities to the global operations of humanitarian organizations and commercial suppliers to assist the efficiency and effectiveness of humanitarian operations. IHC provides an adequate environment to foster partnership and social responsibility in a clear legal framework. IHC was launched by the government as an independent authority and is a non-religious, non-political, and non-profit organization.

The free zone offers commercial companies the opportunity to operate from a highly strategic location in a free zone environment that is adapted to their particular industry while benefitting from the attractive incentives and an array of value-added services.

Benefits of Setting up a Business in IHC

  • - 100% foreign ownership
  • - 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • - Strategic geographical location
  • - 100% free transfer of funds
  • - 100% exemption of import and export duties
  • - IHC gives a stockroom complex that includes cold storage for foodstuffs and supplies of medical
  • - A cosmopolitan and an attractive living environment
  • - Minimal red tape

Facilities in IHC

  • - Office space
  • - Warehouse facilities
  • - Meeting room
  • - Business and training facilities
  • - Dedicated UN building
  • - Auditorium and cafeteria

How to Set Up a Business in IHC?

Acting both as an operational platform and a physical and virtual meeting place, Dubai Humanitarian City provides non-profit organizations, companies, donors, volunteers, governments and those striving to save lives with a common ground for collaboration. One does not have to go through too many hassles for business setup in Dubai free zones. It is a straight-forward process. Likewise registering with the IHC free zone can help you spread your services and link a lot more people who right need the kind of humanitarian help. The steps to register your organization at the International Humanitarian City Dubai are as follows.

Why Set Up an Organization/Company in IHC?

Currently, IHC is the biggest and busiest global humanitarian hub and logistics centre for humanitarian aid in the world. It boasts about nine UN agencies and 65 non-profit organizations, intergovernmental organizations, and commercial entities. Not just this, IHC has also organized delivery of supply to some of the worst crisis in the past 10 years, like

  • - 2010 Haiti earthquake
  • - Wars in Gaza
  • - Nepal earthquake
  • - Cyclone Pam
  • - Ebola epidemic in West Africa
  • - Syrian refugee crisis in Jordan

Contact us to set up your business in International Humanitarian City, our team will be glad to assist you!

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