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United Arab Emirates 

company formation

The UAE and in particular Dubai and Abu Dhabi are a rapidly growing market. In recent years, the government has increasingly passed business-friendly laws that make it easier for foreign investors to settle here. Due to current world events, company formations in Dubai and the remaining Emirates continue to grow rapidly. The country is also establishing itself very positively due to its ideal location between Asia, Africa and Europe, which is considered the gateway to the world. 

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The advantages of incorporating a company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 

  • 100% foreign ownership 

  • Tax exemption 

  • No capital or transaction controls

  • No share capital deposit obligation

  • Internationally recognized corporate structures

  • No or simplified accounting requirements

  • Possibility to open bank accounts

Choosing the right license to set up a company 

Choosing the right location and the most appropriate license and associated activity for your business, can be a challenging task. Hence the right advice is extremely important. 

 If you want to set up a company in Dubai, Abu Dhabi or a neighbouring Emirate there are 2 main options: 

 Freezone
Company Formation 

Ideal for International Business Operations and for asset protection

  • International business activity
     

  • Local Business only within the free trade zone(s)
     

  • 0% corporate tax
     

  • 100% foreign ownership 
     

  • No share capital deposit obligation
     

  • Permanent Residence for company owner
    (unrestricted residence permit) 

     

  • Corporate and Private Bank Account (subject to banking secrecy)

Mainland
Company Foundation 

Necessary if you want to do business  in Dubai and the rest of the UAE 

  • International as well as local business activity 
    (unrestricted in total UAE) 

     

  • 9% corporate tax  (from July 2023)
     

  • 100% foreign ownership 
     

  • No share capital deposit obligation
     

  • Permanent Residence for company owner (unrestricted residence permit) 
     

  • Corporate and Private Bank Account (subject to banking secrecy 

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