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BUSINESS SETUP

MAINLAND

The UAE offers investors more than 40 different free zones where expatriates and foreign investors have 100% control of their companies.

A company registration in a free zone (free trade zone) allows you to do international business and interact with all 40 free zones. The marketing of your products and services in the UAE outside the free zones is not possible but requires a Mainland company set up.

IS STARTING A MAINLAND COMPANY THE RIGHT CHOICE?

As soon as you offer products or services in Dubai or another emirate, a mainland license is required. By acquiring one, you will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Principle: 9% corporate tax (since June 2023), AED 375,000 profit pa tax-free

  • Small & Medium Business Release Program, up to AED 3,000,000 turnover tax-free

  • 5% VAT

  • 0% dividend tax

  • 0% capital gains tax

  • Shareholders and employees: 0% private income tax

  • 100% ownership possible for more than 1,000 operating licenses

  • No deposit of share capital necessary

  • Permanent Residence for the owners (from 25% ownership )

  • No automatic exchange of bank data AIA

  • Simplified accounting and auditing

  • Low bureaucracy (business-friendly)

  • No visa limit for employees (number depends on office size)

  • Unrestricted business activity in UAE, including all free trade zones and internationally

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SET UP A COMPANY?

A Freezone company formation can usually be completed within a few days to a maximum of 2 weeks , provided that all necessary documents are available.
The company formation can be conveniently carried out by post or email.
Account openings are possible after receiving the Emirates ID *Permanent Resident VISA *Residence Permit and take 2-5 working days.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO START A COMPANY?

The cost of starting a business in a free zone depends on various factors, so it is important to discuss the following points beforehand:

  • Type of free zone (There are over 40 free zones in the UAE)

  • Type and number of activities *Corporate licenses (selection from 2,500 corporate licenses)

  • Number of shareholders Number of residence permits required *Permanent Resident VISA

  • Type of office (virtual or physical)

  • Interaction with third countries, double taxation agreements, transfer pricing (international tax law)

In order to discuss your individual requirements and make you a suitable offer, we recommend a personal meeting.

HOW WE SUPPORT YOU

Our team of experts has over 15 years of experience in company formation and has successfully founded more than 1,000 companies since 2009.
We take care of your company formation from A to Z, including the necessary permits, as well as the opening of company and private accounts, and ensure that you have a smooth start in the United Arab Emirates.


In addition to company formation, we offer our clients additional consulting services:

  • Market entry studies

  • Business Development Strategies

  • Access to our customer network of more than 1,200 companies *Synergies and company events

  • Investors & M&A

  • Scaling and expanding

  • Office and business building

  • Personnel procurement

We would be happy to advise you in a free personal consultation so that we can understand your concerns and offer you a tailor-made solution.

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