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A specific license is required to offer products or services in the UAE outside a free zone. Since 2022, Flag Strategies has made it possible to set up a company for more than 1,000 commercial and industrial activities that is 100% self-owned and no longer requires local stakeholders.

Is a Mainland company the right solution for me?

A mainland license is necessary when you want to offer products or services in Dubai or another emirate. By acquiring one, you enjoy the following benefits: 

  • 9% corporate tax (starting from July 2023)

  • 5% VAT

  • 0% income tax 

  • 100% ownership for more than 1,000 activities 

  • No deposit of share capital is necessary 

  • Permanent Residence for the shareholders (travel to Dubai every 6 months to keep active) 

  • Corporate and private accounts are subject to local banking secrecy 

  • Simplified accounting  (Income/Expenses) 

  • Low bureaucracy (business friendly) 

  • No visa limitation for employees (number dependent on office size)

  • Unrestricted business activity in the UAE, including all free zones as well as international

How long does the company setup take?

A Mainland company formation can usually be carried out in a few days, up to a maximum of 2 weeks, provided that all the necessary documents are available.  

The process can be initiated via email. 

To finalize and activate the company and private accounts, it is necessary to enter Dubai.

We would happily advise you in a free personal meeting to understand your individual needs and offer a tailored solution.

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