Setting up a business in Dubai Mainland require a licensed local agent for the procedure. The investor can have 100% ownership of the company and its management. However, a representative is required to draft legal agreements and other documentation for a professional business company. We, at Rokn Al Zahra (RAZ), facilitate hassle-free registration and company formation in Dubai Mainland. Everything to start a new business – from business setup in Dubai and getting registered, to writing a business plan and getting sponsored – is right here. Are you ready to be an entrepreneur and Start your own business in Dubai? Business advisors at RAZ will provide you with all you need to make it fast and easy. If you’ve got queries, our expert advisors are here to help, every stage of the setup and after.
Setting up a business in the mainland means you have got the access to the best transportation, sustainability and other facilities within quick reach. In short, business set up in Dubai Mainland is socially, economically, politically accessible, apart from having the leverage of favorable demographics.
To start the company setup process, it’s important to identify the legal structure and commercial activity of the company to apply for the registration and license. There are several types of company structures namely- Joint Liability Company, Simple Commanded Company, Limited liability Company (LLC), Public Joint Stock Company (PJSC), Private Joint Stock Company (PrJSC).
Selecting a legal form or structure of business depends mainly on the nationality of the investor/owner and the type of commercial activity.
The name of the business set up in Mainland Dubai is approved by DED. The title of the business entity and the logo is required to be in line with the regulations set by DED for investors applying for registration and formation of business in mainland Dubai.
Before anything, you have to appoint a UAE national as a local sponsor or partner of your company, to begin with, the process. Though, you can make an agreement that the local sponsor will not have any involvement in the business operations or profit sharing in your company.
There are three different categories of registration under different license types, namely-
1. Commercial License (Commercial)
2. Professional Service License (Vocational)
3. Industrial License (Manufacturing Units and industries)
Once the trade name is registered, your advisor will apply for initial approval certificate. The initial approval certificate is necessary for further processing of documentation and approval from other government bodies like – Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, and Civil Defense.
Foreign investors are required to obtain a certificate of approval from General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs before the initial approval. Initial approval does not permit an investor to start trading activities unless the commercial license is duly issued.
An office address verified by the Dubai Municipality is a prerequisite for establishing business in Dubai mainland. The office space depends on the availability of office space at the time of applying, the validity of the tenancy contract as well as the type of license investor has applied for.
It is mandatory for all businesses in Dubai Mainland to have a physical address. Our Business Consultant will assist you in determining a site to conduct your business activity which would be fully compliant with the requirements set out by DED. In Dubai, for attestation purpose, you must present a rent agreement (MoU) registered with Ejari for the proposed location of your business. You may be able to add a new trade license to the same address. In Dubai, you would need to consider the following:
1. Ownership of LSA or Sponsor must be the same.
2. The total number of licenses owned by the local party cannot be more than 10 licenses per location
3. Not less than 200 sq. ft. for each space allotted.
After completing the above-mentioned processes, your appointed advisor, consultant or agent will submit all the documents to DED and finalize all due payments.
Tada! Mission complete! Within a few days, the investor will receive the Trade License and can establish and start a business in Dubai.
At RAZ, we are trained and experienced in providing timely assistance and facilities to help you get your trade license.