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What are the total costs of setting up a business in UAE?

Setting up a business in UAE can cost up to 9-10K per resource, 150K for Office rent, and 10K at the Economic department, with a few extra charges.

Posted 21 October, 2018


What are the options outside the free-zone companies in UAE?

Outside the Free-zone companies in UAE, there are 2 options: a Professional license or a normal Trade license.

Posted 21 October, 2018


What is Sole Ownership?

A company which is solely owned by one person, it requires that you setup one at one of the free trade zones throughout the UAE. Expats can have a company setup by a UAE national and sign legal documents at the courts that the actual ownership of the company is for them. This agreement normally invo

Posted 21 October, 2018


What is partnership ownership?

In this type of ownership, 51% of the company will be owned by a UAE national. General partnership companies are limited only to UAE nationals, while the establishment of partnership-en-commendams and share partnership companies are not presently encouraged.

Posted 21 October, 2018


Can one sponsor their family if they’re being relocated in Dubai?

To relocate in the UAE and to be able to sponsor family, one needs a residence visa. Your firm needs to have a trade license and a local partner/sponsor to be able to sponsor you. Otherwise you can obtain a multiple entry visa but will not be able to sponsor your family.

Posted 21 October, 2018


How much percent of ownership should one have along with their sponsors?

With a local sponsor 51% of the company will be owned by a UAE national and the other 49% will be of the sponsor.

Posted 21 October, 2018


Can one open up business in UAE?

For any kind of business, there are few types of licenses one will need. The three types of licenses required in UAE are:

Posted 21 October, 2018


Can a non-UAE resident register a business in the UAE?

Yes, but in limited areas.

Posted 21 October, 2018


Is it possible to get a local sponsor as a silent partner, while not being in total control of the business?

In order to get a suitable "sleeping partner", one should ensure the following points:

Posted 21 October, 2018


What are the things one should recall while building up a business in UAE?

One ought to be comfortable with UAE Laws, in regards to exchange permit and it's necessities, work law, sponsorship or Free Zones, visa principles and UAE as a nation as a rule.

Posted 21 October, 2018