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Business Setup in Dubai

Everything you need to know with a comprehensive support for the swift initiation of your new business venture. Our VIP priority service ensures personalized assistance, expediting your Business Setup in Dubai within a mere 48 hours.

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Starting a new business can be time consuming and frustrating. It can take weeks or months to get your business setup and operational in the UAE. Setting up a company, finding office space, getting an NOC from the local authorities and hiring staff all require time. 

This process can be frustrating for first-time entrepreneurs, or even for seasoned business-owners, especially if you’re unfamiliar with how things work here in Dubai. Our Company Formation Service let’s you set up your new company quickly so that you can start doing what you love most – running your own business! 

Choose a jurisdiction for your Business Setup in Dubai

Mainland Company

A mainland company is established and registered in the mainland or onshore area of the United Arab Emirates, as opposed to being located in a free zone. Local regulations and laws, including those related to business ownership and operation, apply.

Mainland company establishments can vary from a sole establishment, partnership, LLC or a local branch. The setup process involves obtaining approval from the Department of Economy & Tourism in the respective emirate.

Freezone Company

A free zone company in Dubai is a business entity set up in a designated economic zone that offers benefits such as tax exemptions, full foreign ownership, and streamlined business regulations. However, businesses are typically confined to operating within the designated free zone area.

The setup process for a free zone company involves choosing a specific free zone based on the nature of the business and submitting an application to the relevant free zone authority.

Benefits of Mainland Licensing in Dubai

Do Business Anywhere

You can carry out your business anywhere in the UAE with no restrictions of any kind.

Exchange Currency

Mainland companies in UAE do not face stringent currency exchange regulations.

Capital Incentives

There is no minimum capital requirement to set up a mainland business in the UAE.

Favorable Corporate Rates

Mainland companies - including those owned by foreign investors - can retain 91% of their earnings after an AED 375,000 threshold.

No Visa Limitation

The eligibility to obtain visas depends upon office space. The more office space you have, the more number of visas you may get.

Convenient Hub Location

Dubai and the UAE are the gateway to the Middle East, opening the doors to business opportunities throughout the GCC region.

Choose a License Type for your Business Setup in Dubai

Getting a professional license is like saying, “I’ve got some serious know-how in these specific services.” To grab one, you just need to have the skills or training that match up with the job. It’s all about showing you’ve got what it takes for those particular services.

Setting up shop as a mainland company in the UAE means you’ve gotta get your hands on a commercial trade license. It’s a basic must-have if you want to dive into buying and selling stuff. This license is basically your golden ticket to legally go about your business in the country.

If you’re into industries in the UAE, you gotta snag yourself one of those essential industrial trade licenses. It’s a must-do to play by the rules and stay in line with all those strict regulations. This license shows you’re all about safety, following the environment rules, and running a responsible operation. It’s like your badge for being a solid and responsible player in the industrial game.

If you’re running a hotel, restaurant, or travel agency in the tourism game, you gotta make sure you grab the right license. It’s a must-have to show you’re playing by the rules and keeping things legit in the ever-changing world of tourism.

Choose a Legal Structure for your
Business Setup in Dubai

When establishing a mainland business in Dubai, entrepreneurs have the flexibility to select from various legal entities. This diversity empowers them to discern and adopt a structure that impeccably aligns with their specific needs and prevailing circumstances. Have you strategically aligned your company’s structure with its overarching goals?

Required Documents Checklist

Below is the comprehensive list of requisite documents necessary for a Business Setup in Dubai and the UAE.

  • Passport Copy (valid for at least 6 months)
  • Visa Page Copy (if applicable)
  • Emirates ID (if applicable)
  • Passport-sized Photos
  • Personal Information Sheet or Application Form
  • 3 Business Name Choices
  • Company Trade License / Certificate of Incorporation
  • Memorandum of Association
  • Board of Resolution for Company Setup and Appointment of Authorized Signatory
  • UBO List
  • Incumbency Certificate
  • 3 Name Choices
  • Passport copy of Company Manager
  • Visa copy of Company Manager
  • Emirates ID of Company Manager

Partners & Affiliates

Our well-established affiliation with government authorities facilitates our access to valuable resources and support. We strictly adhere to government regulations and standards, positioning us as reliable and trustworthy partners.

Our Efficient Timeline

A hallmark of our service excellence is our exceptional efficiency, delivering results in a highly competitive and timely manner. Our commitment to VIP priority ensures our clients receive expedited and distinguished personalized service.

1. Consultation

Business Setup in Dubai

In order to provide you with an individual offer, we have to get some information regarding your plans in the UAE. We walk you through the whole process and clarify your inquiries.

2. Registration & Submission

Business Setup in Dubai

Once the all documents have been received and payment has been done, we will submit your documents, setup your licenses and process your visa/s.

3. Handover & Relocation

Business Setup in Dubai

Finally, we will provide you all the finalized legal documents and support you to find your new home in the UAE.

Steps for a Business Setup in Dubai 

Below are the steps to setup the formation of a company in Dubai.

Business Activity

Select the type of business and activity you aspire to pursue; this decision marks the inception of your entrepreneurial journey in the UAE, akin to the initial stride of your business expedition.

Business Structure

Decide on the legal framework for your business, tailoring rules and structure to align seamlessly with your business plan, objectives, and ownership model.

Brand Registration

Craft a company name that aligns with your objectives and target audience; ensure its official registration to safeguard your brand, ensuring recognition and compliance with UAE laws.

Application Submission​

We'll initiate and submit the application for the appropriate trade license to get the approval. Which serving as the legal authorization to conduct operations in the market.


With over 5,000 square feet of sophisticated space, our amenities include wide selection of private executive offices and co-working areas hosting many workstations.

Business Registration​

Once the registration has been done with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce, you can commence your business operations, enabling you to serve customers and engage in business activities in Dubai.

Find out how much it costs to setup your business today!