UAE DMCC ( Dubai Multi Commodities Authority) added 665 companies to its Free Zone in Dubai during the first quarter of 2022 16 percent or 106 companies where in the Blockchain and crypto domain. As per their press release, this represents DMCC’s best first quarter since its inception over twenty years ago, a 13% year-on-year increase, and a 25% increase compared to the five-year average.

In 2021 DMCC licensed over 151 crypto blockchain companies. So as of April 2022 DMCC has a registered 257 blockchain and crypto entitles. This is a significant. This increase could also be associated with the recent virtual assets law that has come out in Dubai.

“The global economic climate remains challenging, however, Dubai’s reputation as a world-leading business destination is stronger than ever, and DMCC sits at the very heart of this international appeal. Registering 665 new companies in the first three months of 2022 is another record broken for DMCC, and serves to show the huge potential on offer when joining our Free Zone in Dubai. Looking ahead, we will keep up the momentum and go further and faster to attract the world’s most ambitious firms looking to set up and do business in Dubai. Following the overwhelming success of Expo 2020 Dubai, these are exciting times for the emirate and DMCC will push ahead and continue to promote the huge commercial potential that Dubai possesses,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, DMCC.

Following the launch of the DMCC Crypto Centre in May 2021, DMCC has seen a surge in the number of crypto and blockchain businesses joining its Free Zone. In the first quarter of 2022 alone, 16% of all company registrations were for crypto-related activities.

DMCC’s key markets such as India, UK, Germany and France performed stronger than the same period in previous years. DMCC also witnessed 34% increase in Dubai company formation from China in Q1 compared to the same period last year.

Meanwhile, specific outreach programs to markets such as Israel and Turkey have led to an increase in quarterly company registrations by 350% and 100% during the quarter, respectively. DMCC has also registered growing interest from emerging trade hubs such as Indonesia and Vietnam.

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