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Our services streamline your company registration process in any free zone, ensuring all necessary licenses and permits are obtained within 48 hours. Our expert advice guides you on key facets of conducting business in the UAE, regardless of your current location.

Furthermore, we extend our support to facilitate the opening of your bank account and acquisition of your residence permit.



  • Company in the UAE – without visas (1 founder)
  • Company in the UAE – without visas (2 founders)
  • Company in the UAE – with 1-3 visas
  • Company in the UAE – with 4-6 visas


Explore the benefits of business immigration and relocation to the UAE with us:

  • We’ve been facilitating the registration of diverse companies in the UAE since 2010, covering sectors such as services, manufacturing, trade, and even cryptocurrencies. Our immigration professionals help businesses with relocation and corporate immigration to the UAE, broadening their global mobility and operational scope.

  • We cater to all, from start-ups and small firms to medium-sized to large international holdings, and even foundations with a workforce in the hundreds.

  • With a thorough understanding of state documents and regulations, we ensure swift and punctual registration and documentation of your company.

  • We possess the required forms and templates for registration across all UAE free zones, supported by our vast experience of liaising with state-level free zone representatives.

  • We personally compile and submit documents to government agencies to ensure a rapid process and prevent the loss of crucial original documents, eschewing third-party couriers and associated risks.

  • We discuss all activities and potential registration options with you and the free zone authorities in advance to avert potential operational constraints in your chosen industry.

  • For complex licenses we prepare for obtaining additional permits, guiding you through the nuances of doing business in UAE, from dress code when visiting government agencies to VAT return submission requirements.

Our services include:

  • Company in the UAE – without visas (1 founder)
  • Company in the UAE – without visas (2 founders)
  • Company in the UAE – with 1-3 visas
  • Company in the UAE – with 4-6 visas

We advocate for personalized solutions. Hence, we conduct preliminary consultations to identify the best opportunities suited to your unique circumstances.

Types of Companies

Establishing a business overseas comes with considerable obligations. Launching an enterprise in Dubai might appear straightforward initially, there are always finer details that typically only experts recognize.

You are presented with three legal entity choices for your venture:

  • Offshore Company
  • Free  zone Company
  • Local Company

A brief overview of each of these entities is provided below.


An offshore company can:

  • Operate exclusively overseas
  • Maintain a UAE bank account
  • Conduct up to 5 types of licensed activities
  • Serve as a shareholder in any other UAE-based company

An offshore company is not permitted to:

  • Operate within the UAE
  • Lease office space in the UAE
  • Obtain  residence permits for its workforce
  • Be recognized as a tax resident of the UAE
  • Accept funds transfers from other UAE-based companies

If these conditions fit your business plans, our team stands ready to help you set up your business in a UAE offshore zone, providing all the support you need.


A free zone company is considered a UAE resident and can be set up in any of the over 20 areas. Free zones allow full foreign ownership and are scattered across Dubai.

Registration costs vary from one zone to another and can range from USD 4,000 to USD 15,000. Annual renewal and upkeep fees mirror these costs. 

Let us help you navigate this process in the UAE’s bustling business environment.

A free trade zone company can:

  • Carry out business activities both within the UAE and internationally
  • Collaborate with legal entities in other free trade zones as well as local companies, if it offers services within its office premises (like consulting, web and app development, online marketing, branding services, and so on)
  • Employ staff, issuing them resident permits, and lease office space
  • Get a Tax Residency Certificate

A free trade zone company is not permitted to:

  • Lease office space outside the free trade zone (FTZ) it is registered in
  • Operate outside the FTZ, provide services that involve travel beyond the FTZ (such as equipment installation and repairs, deliveries and others
  • Trade or distribute products outside the FTZ (trading can only occur within the FTZ or elsewhere in the emirate through a local distributor)
  • Participate in government tenders

If these conditions align with your business requirements, our team is here to guide you on how to establish your business in Dubai or any other emirate within a Free Trade Zone.


A local company can:

  • Operate and expand the business in various locations within the emirate
  • Participate in government tenders
  • Lease office space within the emirate

A local company is not permitted to:

  • Not applicable

Our team is ready to assist you in establishing your local company and unlocking the full potential of doing business in the UAE.

The Process of Registering a Company in the UAE

  • Contact UsFill out the feedback form on our website, and our Manager will reach out to you within 15 minutes.
  • Discuss DetailsUnleash the power of your venture with our expert Business Consultant. Get personalized guidance for company registration, a clear roadmap, and a precise budget. Start smart and cost-effective, start with us.
  • Gather DocumentsStart your business with ease using our digitized document processing. All we need are scanned copies of your paperwork, no need for original documents. With our comprehensive checklists and seasoned advice, your company registration becomes a swift, efficient journey.
  • Register your CompanyExperience the effortless registration of your company as we manage all the administrative burdens for you. With no need for your physical presence, we assure timely and flawless execution every time. Leave the complexities to us while you focus on your business.


FAQs on Launching a Business in the UAE

Business Registration

Q: What are the different legal business structures in the UAE?

A: The UAE provides the option to register a Limited Liability Company (LLC), which permits 100% foreign ownership.

Q: What is the timeline for company incorporation in Dubai and other UAE emirates?

A: The duration for company incorporation changes across emirates. In Dubai, due to the flow of daily applications, it might range from 2 weeks to a month. In contrast, it could be a matter of days in other emirates. However, certain business activities necessitating additional permits from the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Defense and other local authorities extending the process by several months.

Q: What kind of taxes are applicable to companies in Dubai and the UAE?

A: The UAE taxation system largely eliminates many mandatory payments required in other countries. As per the tax decrees in each emirate, corporations and their branches may be taxed up to 55%. In reality, this rate is typically applied to companies involved in oil, gas, and natural resource extraction, and foreign banks’ branches.

Free Trade Zones follow unique rules and offer tax exemptions for businesses for 15 to 50 years, extendable thereafter.

A 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) has been in effect since January 1, 2018, as part of the country’s move to reduce dependence on oil and hydrocarbon revenues.

Starting July 1, 2023, a 9% corporate tax has also been made obligatory.

Annual licensing fees, which vary across the zones, are also part of a company’s fiscal responsibilities.

Q: Is it required to deposit the authorized capital in the company’s?
What becomes it afterward?

A: In the UAE, company incorporation necessitates authorized share capital. Typically, it amounts to AED 50,000 or more, based on the business activity. While some free zones don’t mandate the physical transfer of funds, many others do, like DMCC, which requires a AED 50,000 deposit into the company’s account.

Q: What is the purpose of an Establishment Card for a company?

A: Post company license acquisition, the owner or manager must apply for an Establishment Card. This application, processed through the Free Trade Zone office, leads to the immigration service opening a company file and issuing this card. Without it, a company is unable to hire or secure residency permits for employees. This card, needing yearly renewal, is also referred to as a Company Immigration Card (CIC) in certain free trade zones. Penalties apply if renewal deadlines are missed.


Q: Is it necessary to lease an office for licensing in Dubai and other UAE emirates?

A: To secure a license, it’s crucial to have a registered business address. This could be a leased office, a rented business center premise, or a Flexi-Desk within the free trade zone. A Flexi-Desk, offering 16-20 hours of workspace per month in the zone’s business center, is usually 3-6 times less costly than a yearly office lease, making it a cost-effective choice for startups.

Q: How is the legalization process of corporate documents handled for company
registration in Dubai or other UAE emirates?

A: The UAE, not being a signatory to the Hague Convention, requires document legalization for official recognition. This process involves certified, notarized translation, certification by the UAE Embassy in the issuing country, and further certification from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Q: What kind of documents do I receive once I’ve registered a company in Dubai
or other UAE emirates?

A: Upon successful company registration in Dubai or any other emirate, the business owner is presented with several documents (names might vary based on the free trade zone).

  • Certificate of Registration / Incorporation
  • License
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association / Articles of Incorporation
  • Share Certificate

In the case of a branch office, the Articles of Incorporation are not provided.


Q: What kinds of licenses are provided by the free trade zones?

A: The UAE free trade zones offer the following types of licenses:

  • General Trading License (enables wide-ranging goods trading)
  • Trading License (grants permission to trade only the goods specified in the license)
  • Industrial License
  • Service License

Q: Which are the most sought-after free trade zones across the different emirates
in the UAE?

A: Dubai leads with over 20 free trade zones, and several of them are particularly popular:

  • Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ)
  • Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZ)
  • Dubai Internet City (DIC)
  • Dubai Media City (DMC)
  • Dubai HealthCare City (DHCC)
  • Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC)
  • Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC)
  • Dubai Knowledge Park
  • Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA)

Other emirates also host an array of free trade zones:


  • Sharjah Airport Free Zone (SAIF Zone)
  • Sharjah Media City (Shams)
  • Sharjah Publishing City (SPC)


Ras Al Khaimah

  • Ras Al Khaimah Free Trade Zone (RAKFTZ)
  • RAK International Corporate Centre (RAK ICC)
  • Fujairah
  • Fujairah Free Zone (FFZ)
  • Fujairah Creative City



  • Ajman Media City (AMC)


Umm Al Quwain

  • Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone (UAQ FTZ)

Q: What sorts of business operations are permissible in the UAE’s free trade zones?

A: Initially, each UAE free trade zone was designed to support specific business activities. For instance, the Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) was designed for trading goods, while the Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) was for dealing with financial instruments. Over time, these zones expanded their scope to include a broader range of businesses, including retail outlets, clinics, beauty salons, and more. Despite the zone’s name, if your proposed business activity is approved by the local authorities, it’s possible to set it up there. Some zones intentionally diversify their activity list, provided it doesn’t detract from the zone’s original purpose.

Q: Are there unique requirements for companies established in FTZ?

A: Trade industry companies registered in free trade zones should note that they can only conduct business within their specific free economic zone or outside the UAE. If such a company desires to sell goods within the UAE, but is registered outside the trade zone, a local company outside the FTZ needs to act as an official distributor or a trade agent.

Q: What aspects should be considered when picking a free trade zone
for company registration?

A: Key factors when selecting a free trade zone include annual audit reports and registration fees. While Dubai’s free trade zones require potentially costly audit reports, many free trade zones in other emirates have waived this to attract more clients. Additionally, company registration is typically more cost-effective in other emirates.



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