Since UAE laws related to company formation are specific, and there are many different incorporation models available, we’ll help navigate you through the red tape and complicated procedures.
JURISDICTIONS IN THE UAE
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A company looking to conduct business in the Dubai Mainland will need to register with the Department Economic Development (DED), which is the principal licensing authority. It’s the government department responsible for issuing all licenses for corporate entities or individuals carrying out business in the Mainland, outside the Free Zones.
A UAE national will need to act as a local sponsor for Mainland companies.
Help me incorporate a Mainland (DED) company
Free-zone trade is fast becoming the most popular economic option for start-ups, small businesses, and e-commerce companies in the UAE. There are more than 40 Free Zones operating in the UAE which play host to over 25,000 diverse companies. Free Zones are designed to encourage and attract foreign shareholders to invest in the local market since they have special tax, customs and import regulations within the UAE.
There are no restrictions on ownership, and Free Zones can be owned by a company or by any individual of any nationality.
I'd rather incorporate a Free Zone Company
The term “offshore” is used to define any business or investment made outside a country of residence. When forming offshore companies, or incorporating offshore, means you’ll need to select a country. Each jurisdiction has slightly different benefits, and therefore selecting the appropriate type of offshore is crucial for ensured business growth and continuity. Offshores provide confidentiality, anonymity and the highest level of privacy. It also allows for business to be conducted globally, as well as tax optimisation.
There are no restrictions on ownership, and Offshores can be owned by a company or by any individual of any nationality.