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What are the conditions for a foreign-based company in UAE?

They have to make sure that the business activities that the foreign company is intending to carry out are competent in the UAE.

Posted 21 October, 2018

International Media Production Zone

Dubai's International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) seeks to create a unique cluster environment for media production companies from across the industry value chain, and from across the world, to interact and collaborate effectively.

Catering exclusively to companies in the following industries – Graphic art, Publishing and Packaging – IMPZ is an initiative of the visionary Dubai government, under the patronage of parent company, Dubai Holding.

As a master developer, IMPZ will provide an environment of growth by building key facilities, investing in infrastructure, and forming a unique free zone that incorporates industrial, commercial, residential and community service projects under its mantle. The vast complex will be housed on a territory of over 43 million square feet of land, in the heart of commercial Dubai.

The IMPZ initiative is part of Dubai's vision to develop itself into a global media hub. As such, it will provide a pro-business environment, sophisticated technology and community infrastructure to support and foster the growth of media production.

Posted 9 April, 2018

What are the assessments for organizations and people?

The UAE has no pay assess for people. With respect to the duty on corporate benefits, it is charged just from banks and the exercises identified with oil industry and tourism. Organizations enlisted in the UAE Free Trade Zones are not subjected to corporate tax assessment. There are no charges identified with the installment of wages. Notwithstanding the above, organizations have fundamentally diminished printed material with respect to invoicing, demonstrations of fulfillment, answering to various foundations and whatnot. No expense reviews, reviews, any fixes or the dangers that the organization will quit working for reasons unknown. In the event that you appropriately sorted out your business, acquired the essential licenses, don't hesitate to make business!

Posted 21 October, 2018

Can I gain UAE citizenship?

No, you can't. An exile isn't qualified for UAE citizenship. UAE nationals are characterized by law to be just those people conceived of guardians who are both UAE residents or destined to a dad who is a UAE native.

Posted 21 October, 2018

What is the greatest length of the probation time frame?

A most extreme of a half year. A specialist won't chip away at probation more than once.

Posted 21 October, 2018

Dubai Internet City

DIC provides a knowledge economy ecosystem designed to support the business development of information and communications technology (ICT) companies. It is the Middle East's biggest ICT infrastructure, built inside a free trade zone.

Dubai Internet City, a member of Dubai Holding subsidiary TECOM Investments, was founded in October 1999, and it opened its doors in October 2000. Dubai Internet City is the Middle East and North Africa's largest information and communications technology hub. Dubai Internet City (DIC) has been created and designed to support information and communications technology (ICT) companies, standing out as the biggest ICT infrastructure built inside a free zone.

Dubai Internet City (DIC), a forerunner in carrying forward Dubai's vision of transitioning into a knowledge-based economy, has successfully developed an ecosystem for technology organizations.

DIC is home to the most prestigious global ICT giants, including Microsoft, Oracle, HP, IBM, Dell, Siemens, Canon, Logica, Sony Ericsson, Schlumberger and Cisco, as well as many small and medium enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures. Companies from various sectors: software development, business services, ecommerce, consultancy and sales and marketing are benefitting from various cost-effective solutions through Firststeps@dic, a facility that enables companies to conduct feasibility studies, evaluate future potential and scout for new business or collaborative ventures and work alongside existing and future enterprises operating within DIC without making a large initial investment.

Dubai Internet City business benefits:

  • No personal, income and corporate taxes (50-year exemption)
  • 100 per cent foreign ownership
  • Full repatriation of profits
  • Metro Ethernet environment
  • Dynamic international community
  • Networking opportunities
  • Market development opportunities
  • World class communications infrastructure on new innovative technologies
  • Digital voice and high-speed data services offered at competitive rates
  • Commercial offices, Business Centers (Executive Desk and Executive Office) and Conference Facilities

Legal entities inside Dubai Internet City:

  • Free Zone Limited Liability Company (FZ-LLC)
  • Branch of a Foreign Company, where the applicant is a foreign registered corporate person
  • Branch of a UAE Company, where the applicant is a UAE registered corporate person

Business Infrastructure in Dubai Internet City:

  • Commercial offices
  • Business Centers with Executive Desk and Executive Office
  • Conference Facilities
  • Amenities – Star Hotels, Fitness Facilities, Dining and Retail, Banking & ATM, Medical, Security and Public Safety

Posted 9 April, 2018

What falls under business exercises of a business?

Activities that require capital, for example, discount and retail exchange, development, transportation, correspondence, land, and renting, go under business exercises.

Posted 21 October, 2018

Using trademark in marketing materials

What are the rules around using trademarks in signs, business cards and other marketing materials? For example, an auto shop that specializes in repairing BMWs, but not affiliated or licensed with BMW, can they say “OurShop, local BMW specialists” or something similar? I see that this is a common practice in automotive small shops, but how is it supposed to work? How about other industries?

Posted 24 November, 2018