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Is there a fixed estimation of costs for setting up a business in Dubai?

No, the cost will vary according to the company.

Posted 21 October, 2018


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


Does NSA have any right in the company that is established in UAE?

No, they do not have any rights in the company.

Posted 21 October, 2018


What is NSA?

The NSA is normally in charge of dealing with local, and federal authorities for the purposes of obtaining necessary documentation for the branch office and its staff such as approvals, licenses, labor cards and visas.

Posted 21 October, 2018


Is the branch office a separate legal entity?

No, a branch office is not a separate legal entity.

Posted 21 October, 2018


Can a company in UAE be 100% foreign owned?

Yes, setting up a branch office of foreign company in Abu Dhabi or Dubai is straightforward and an attractive prospect for clients in that it can be 100% foreign owned.

Posted 21 October, 2018


Is it possible for the legal documents of an LLC to contain provisions of the company?

If the sponsors consent, it is possible for the legal documents of an LLC to contain the following provisions designed to protect the interests of a foreign minority shareholder, and through a power of attorney the entire business operations of the company can be exclusively managed and controlled b

Posted 21 October, 2018


How can profits be allocated in a business in UAE?

Profits can be allocated in different percentages as agreed by the sponsors and foreign shareholders of the company.

Posted 21 October, 2018


How can an LLC be formed?

An LLC can be formed by a minimum of two and a maximum of 50 shareholders whose liability is limited to their shares in the company's capital. At least 51% of the share capital of the company should be owned by UAE national(s) or a 100% owned UAE Company (sponsors).

Posted 21 October, 2018


What is the commonly used vehicle in foreign business activities in UAE?

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is the most commonly used vehicle for setting up in the UAE as a foreign investor and is often the only choice for many business activities.

Posted 21 October, 2018