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Business Setup in Dubai / UAE

Why should I setup a company in UAE?

The United Arab Emirates is located centrally between Europe, Africa and Asia, making it as a prime business destination for a variety of sectors. UAE's highly structured environment adheres to global practices and motivate entrepreneurs to invest in good business ideas. Moreover, operations eliminate taxes as well as offer complete capital repatriation with no currency restrictions. This type of financial freedom is rare in highly developed business environment, therefore entrepreneurs from around the world find abundant opportunities and potential in the UAE market.

What kind of Business can I setup in UAE?

In UAE, you can set up a mainland business, or a business in a free zone or an offshore jurisdiction. For a business setup in UAE mainland, you require a local sponsor, who will own a part of your business. In a free zone company set up - you do not need a local sponsor, but can operate only within a limited geographical region. While, an offshore business in UAE, will allow you to safeguard your wealth and assets, but you cannot trade in UAE and will only get a certificate of incorporation and not a trade license.

What are the different types of company structure to setup a business in Dubai?

Apart from questioning yourself – what business to start? And how to start a business? You also need to consider the types of company structure before starting a business in Dubai. The region offers several structures suitable to a varied category of entrepreneurs. The primarily considered structures are as follows:
• Freezone Company / Free Zone Enterprises
• Mainland Business / Onshore structures
• Professional Services
• Branch Office / Representative office
• Offshore Company

What are the categories of Business Setup in UAE?

There are various categories of business Setup in UAE – every category has a set of terms and conditions applied with regards to the capital of investment, incorporation procedures, number of shareholders and more. The seven categories are as follows; General Partnership Company, Partnership-en-commendams, Public Shareholding Company, Private Shareholding Company, Joint venture Company, Limited liability Company (LLC) and Share Partnership Company.


Do I need a visa to travel to the United Arab Emirates?

The answer to this question completely depends on your nationality and the passport you hold. For instance, a US citizen with a US passport that is valid for more than six months do not need to obtain a visa before entering UAE, if the duration of the visit is less than one month. Likewise, for a British Citizen a visitor’s visa on arrival is required. There are several other countries that can get visa on arrival, however few Asian countries do require a visa beforehand.

What are the types of Visa in UAE?

There are different types of Visa in UAE – Service Visa, Visit Visa, Transit Visa, Tourist Visa, Employment Visa, Sponsor Visa, Spouse / Parents Visa, an Investor’s / Partner’s Visa, etc. To learn more about investor and partner visa in Dubai or anywhere around UAE.

To start a business, which type of visa is required?

In order to do business in Dubai or setup a company in UAE an investor’s visa or a partner’s visa is required.

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