Our business is to help you do business!
Our business is to help you do your business, there are many steps that need to be taken to setup your mainland license business in Dubai UAE. A mainland business is a legal entity registered under the DED (Dubai Economic Department). Mainland registered businesses are permitted to trade freely in the UAE and GCC which gives it the added advantage in terms of growth and opportunities in comparison to a freezone entity.
Having to set up your own business can be a time-consuming and frustrating experience for someone doing this for the first time. That's the reason why some things are best left to the professionals. Keep your mind clear and focused on your business, and leave the rest to us. Below are the steps needed to set up a mainland license in the UAE;
We can ensure a smooth and stress-free process. All the processing and arrangements will be done by our experts.
Every market is different but there is always an angle to get your foot in the door and make your mark. With the right market research and strategies applied you can be the wolf of your wall street, and have that added competitive advantage needed to be one of the game changers and trendsetters of your industry.
Being an entrepreneur and and owning your own business has become a norm in Dubai. With it's fast pace and ever growing economy there is always opportunities for new innovative ideas, businesses to flourish and succeed.
Our team is always available for business consultancy and strategic planning that will blow your competition away.
A sole establishment is owned by a single owner (sole proprietor) who is the owner of 100% of the establishment. A non-UAE national or non-GCC national can appoint a UAE national to be a local service agent for the establishment. The local agent will be paid an annual fee (sponsorship fee) for representing the establishment in liaising with government entities in the areas of licenses and labor approvals.
The Sole establishment LLC is very similar in nature to the Sole Establishment license. The main difference would be that a Sole Establishment LLC’s owner’s liability is limited to the amount invested in the business and he/she is legally distinct from that establishment.
A civil company is basically a business partnership for professionals, and the share holders of the civil company can be of any nationality. A local service agent is needed in the case that none of the shareholders are UAE nationals or GCC nationals. The local service agent is paid a yearly sponsorship fee for his involvement with the company and assists with acquiring the needed documents and approvals from governments entities in regards to labor, immigration and business licensing. A civil company is 100 percent owned by its shareholders and does not require a minimum capital to set up.
A limited liability company license is the most popular type of license acquired by investors as it has a wider scope. A limited liability company can practice in industrial, commercial, tourism or professional activities, provided their commerce is related to that activity and they have the necessary approvals.
A limited liability company can have 2 to 50 partners, a local sponsor (sleeping partner) would be mandatory if none of the partners are UAE or GCC nationals. The local sponsor must be a 51 percent shareholder in the company as per UAE customary law; the local sponsor does not usually have any involvement in the business nor any shares of profits or loss in general. A yearly sponsorship fee is paid to the local sponsor for his/her involvement and assistance.
A commercial trade license is one of the most popular license activities. A general trading activity license allows for multiple trading options as well as ease in the importing and exporting of goods. Some goods will need approval from government department(s). This type of license is normally set up as a sole establishment or a limited liability company (LLC).
A professional license is the most cost efficient license if you have a professional services to offer, it is also the easiest to set up compared to other licenses. Usually a common choice for new investors specializing in a particular service such as designing, typing and consultancy, this particular type of license is normally set up as a sole establishment or a civil company.
A tourism license is the ideal choice for a business that provides tourism activities such as desert safaris, boats rentals, hotels, travel agencies, inbound and outbound tours. This particular license is normally formed as an LLC and requires an approval from the DTCM (Department of Tourism and commerce) for most of the activities.
An industrial license is used by businesses that specialize in manufacturing or industrial activities; any business related to the packaging, manufacturing and productions of goods. The location of such business should either be either in a factory or warehouse. Special government approvals would be needed depending on the particular activity the business is in. This type of license is normally set up as a limited liability company (LLC).