Business Setup

We believe in our startups and are committed to assisting them in graduating and growing. We understand how difficult it is to bring your idea to life, which is why we have made the entry procedure into our incubator extremely easy with a simplified business set up process at exceptionally affordable rates. Post graduating from our programme, our startups are eligible for special rates in any of the business districts affiliated to us, if they wish to relocate.  

Why join in5

business setup
Creative co-working spaces
and specialised facilities
Workshops and
networking events
Investor access


Subsidized License and Lease Pricing during in5 Incubation

Lease Price at Subsidized Price (AED)Year 1Year 2Year 3
Co-Working Desk at in5 Buildings12,00015,00018,000
Dedicate Office at in5 Buildings30,00035,00040,000
Commercial Office at TECOM Group****Lease discounts are considered

*Full license pricing of AED 15,000/annum is applicable after in5 incubation tenure.

The Licensing Authority for a business setup is Dubai Development Authority and the Legal Structure offered to in5 companies is a Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC).  A BVI/Offshore company can be a 100% shareholder of a Startup FZ-LLC Company.  View the permitted business activities.

Visa/Establishment Card Pricing

Establishment Card*AED 2,000Issuance Authority GDRFA
Personnel Sponsorship AgreementAED 2,500/personWaive up to 4 visas for first 3 years of company incorporation
Visa/Person (Out of Country)**AED 1,630/personCost includes Emirates ID Card and Medical Test
Visa/Person (In-Country)**AED3,130/person

*An Establishment Card is mandatory to apply for a visa, as the license expiry date matches the validity of the Establishment Card. The Establishment Card is exempted for companies not applying for visas or work permits under their sponsorship. 

**Validity of visa and prices are subject to change by 3rd party service providers GDRFA, EIDA & DHA. Please refer to AXS for the full visa pricing list.

How to Apply ?

Follow the steps to join the dynamic success driven world of in5.



Founders and entrepreneurs apply to the incubation program submitting an online application , including relevant material and information about their concept and business model.



The in5 team shortlists candidates based on various eligibility criteria & invites selected candidates to present.



Shortlisted start-ups present their venture to a committee consisting of various industry experts and seasoned entrepreneurs, and answer the committee’s questions.



The steering committee selects start-ups and admits them to the incubator. During their incubation period, startups access to various benefits that span the incubation value chain.



On completion of the incubation phase, start-ups graduate and become part of the in5 alumni network.