Business Setup In Dubai

Mainland, Free Zone, or Offshore Company Formation in UAE

  • Location Selection, Business License, Government Approvals
  • All-in-One Business Setup
  • Fast Approvals for a Smooth Launch

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Start A Business In Dubai And UAE With Juriszone Your Business Setup Consultant

Thinking about a business setup in Dubai? UAE offers a compelling combination offactors for entrepreneurs. Dubai’s position as a global trade hub, well-established business infrastructure, and commitment to innovationcreate a fertile ground for companies of all sizes. However, maximizing your success hinges on choosing the right location within Dubai andthe UAE.

From choosing the right jurisdiction to handling all legalities, Juriszone simplifies your Dubai setup. Our personalized approachfocuses on finding the solutions that align perfectly with your business goals.

Who We Serve

UAE offers a compelling combination of factors for entrepreneurs. Dubai’s position as a global trade hub, well-established businessinfrastructure, and commitment to innovation create a fertile ground for companies of all sizes. However, maximizing your success hinges on choosing the right location within Dubai and the UAE.

Financial Institutions

1

Banks, Investment Firms, Insurance Companies

Regulated Businesses

2

Healthcare Providers, Educational Institutions, Food & Beverage

Corporations with UAE Operations

3

Holding Companies, Subsidiaries, Branch Offices

E-commerce Businesses

4

Retail Platforms, Online Marketplaces

Technology & Innovation Companies

5

Innovation Companies

Hospitality & Tourism Businesses

6

Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies

Retail & Consumer Goods Companies

7

Retail Platforms, Online Marketplaces

Manufacturing & Industrial Businesses

8

FinTech, E-commerce, Startups

Real Estate & Property Development

9

Hotels, Restaurants, Travel Agencies

Professional & Consulting Firms

10

Law Firms, Accountants, Marketing Agencies

Dubai Company Formation & Business Setup Services

Jurisdiction Selection

Guidance on choosing the ideal location for your business (free zone, mainland, or offshore) based on your industry, target market, and operational needs.

  • LLC Company Formation in Dubai
  • Dubai Free Zone Company Setup
  • Dubai Offshore Company Setup

Company Structure Advice

Selecting the most suitable legal structure for your business (LLC, Sole Proprietorship, Branch Office, etc.), considering factors like liability, ownership, and tax implications.

Trade Name Reservation

Securing your chosen business name and ensuring its uniqueness and availability.

Initial Approval

Navigating the initial approval process required to start the business setup procedure.

Document Preparation & Submission

Preparing and submitting all required legal documents, including Memorandum of Association (MOA), Articles of Association (AOA), shareholder agreements, and more.

Licensing

Obtaining the necessary trade license(s) for your business activities from the relevant authorities (DED, Free Zone, etc.).

Government Liaison

Handling interactions with government departments, ministries, and regulatory bodies on your behalf.

Visa Processing

Assistance with obtaining visas for yourself, employees, and dependents, including investor visas, employment visas, and family sponsorship visas.

Corporate Bank Account Opening

Guiding you through bank selection and the account opening process.

PRO Services

Ongoing management of government relations, renewals, obtaining approvals, and routine administrative tasks.

Registered Agent Services

Providing a registered agent for your company (a legal requirement) to receive official communications.

Office Space Solutions

Assisting in finding and leasing suitable office space, whether it’s a virtual office, shared workspace, or dedicated premises.

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Setting up accounting systems, managing financial records, and preparing financial reports.

Tax Compliance

Advising on tax regulations in Dubai and ensuring compliance with filing requirements.

Trademark & Intellectual Property Registration

Securing your brand identity and protecting your intellectual assets.

Business Plan Development

Assisting in crafting a comprehensive business plan for internal use or attracting funding.

Company Liquidation

Guiding you through the process of closing down your business in Dubai.

Jurisdiction Selection

Guidance on choosing the ideal location for your business (free zone, mainland, or offshore) based on your industry, target market, and operational needs.

  • LLC Company Formation in Dubai
  • Dubai Free Zone Company Setup
  • Dubai Offshore Company Setup

Company Structure Advice

Selecting the most suitable legal structure for your business (LLC, Sole Proprietorship, Branch Office, etc.), considering factors like liability, ownership, and tax implications.

Trade Name Reservation

Securing your chosen business name and ensuring its uniqueness and availability.

Initial Approval

Navigating the initial approval process required to start the business setup procedure.

Document Preparation & Submission

Preparing and submitting all required legal documents, including Memorandum of Association (MOA), Articles of Association (AOA), shareholder agreements, and more.

Licensing

Obtaining the necessary trade license(s) for your business activities from the relevant authorities (DED, Free Zone, etc.).

Government Liaison

Handling interactions with government departments, ministries, and regulatory bodies on your behalf.

Visa Processing

Assistance with obtaining visas for yourself, employees, and dependents, including investor visas, employment visas, and family sponsorship visas.

Corporate Bank Account Opening

Guiding you through bank selection and the account opening process.

PRO Services

Ongoing management of government relations, renewals, obtaining approvals, and routine administrative tasks.

Registered Agent Services

Providing a registered agent for your company (a legal requirement) to receive official communications.

Office Space Solutions

Assisting in finding and leasing suitable office space, whether it’s a virtual office, shared workspace, or dedicated premises.

Accounting & Bookkeeping

Setting up accounting systems, managing financial records, and preparing financial reports.

Tax Compliance

Advising on tax regulations in Dubai and ensuring compliance with filing
requirements.

Trademark & Intellectual Property Registration

Securing your brand identity and protecting your intellectual assets.

Business Plan Development

Assisting in crafting a comprehensive business plan for internal use or
attracting funding.

Company Liquidation

Guiding you through the process of closing down your business in Dubai.

Five Types

Benefits Of Getting A Dubai And UAE Business License

  • 1

    Fast and Efficient Setup

    A company formation process in the UAE typically takes only 3-5 days, significantly quicker than in many other countries.

  • 2

    UAE Tax Advantages

    Dubai’s numerous Free Zones (such as JAFZA and DMCC) offer tax exemptions on corporate and income taxes. Enjoy up to nine percent corporate and income taxes within these designated areas.

  • 3

    Dubai’s Business Environment

    Dubai caters to a wide range of industries. Explore thousands of business activities, multiple company structures, and flexible licensing options.

  • 4

    United Arab Emirates Economy

    Participate in Dubai’s robust economy. Access a massive regional market and find lucrative investment opportunities throughout the UAE.

  • 5

    Dubai’s Strategic Location

    Establish your business at a central point connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa. Expand your reach with ease.

  • 6

    Full Ownership

    In most sectors, you can set up your Dubai business with 100% foreign ownership – no local partners required.

  • 7

    Working with government organizations

    Having a Dubai mainland license enables you to get contracts from government organizations and work on projects valued over a million dirhams.

  • 8

    Sponsorship of Dependents

    The ability to easily sponsor family or employees, contributing to personal relocation and building your workforce.

  • 9

    Currency Restrictions

    There are no foreign exchange controls or currency restrictions, allowing free movement of funds into and out of the country.

  • 10

    Connect with the Industry

    Benefit from Dubai’s frequent networking events, forging powerful connections in your sector.

A company formation process in the UAE typically takes only 3-5 days, significantly quicker than in many other countries.

Dubai’s numerous Free Zones (such as JAFZA and DMCC) offer tax exemptions on corporate and income taxes. Enjoy up to nine percent corporate and income taxes within these designated areas.

Dubai caters to a wide range of industries. Explore thousands of business activities, multiple company structures, and flexible licensing options.

Participate in Dubai’s robust economy. Access a massive regional market and find lucrative investment opportunities throughout the UAE.

Establish your business at a central point connecting Europe, Asia, and Africa. Expand your reach with ease.

In most sectors, you can set up your Dubai business with 100% foreign ownership – no local partners required.

  • Having a Dubai mainland license enables you to get contracts from government organizations and work on projects valued over a million dirhams.

The ability to easily sponsor family or employees, contributing to personal relocation and building your workforce.

There are no foreign exchange controls or currency restrictions, allowing free movement of funds into and out of the country.


Benefit from Dubai’s frequent networking events, forging powerful connections in your sector.

Process

Process Of Setting Up A Company In Dubai

Our focus has always been to ensure customer satisfaction, and we have curated an easy checklist to get you started. These are the standard operating procedures we follow to help you get started with the business setup in Dubai:

1. Identifying the Nature of Your Business Activity

  • Determine the specific products or services your Dubai-based company will offer.
  • Analyze the target industry, competitors, and relevant regulations within the UAE.

2. Determining the Company’s Legal Structure

  • Choose the optimal legal structure for your Dubai business. Options include:
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) – Common choice offering flexibility and liability protection.
  • Sole Proprietorship – For single-owner businesses.
  • Branch Office – For extending an existing foreign company into Dubai.
  • Understand how legal structures impact liability, taxation, and ownership within the UAE.

3. Registering the Trade Name

  • Select a unique and compliant trade name for your Dubai business. This becomes your official brand identity.
  • Adhere to the naming regulations established by the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED).

4. Applying for Initial Approval

  • Obtain initial approval from the DED or the relevant Free Zone Authority. This signifies compliance with Dubai’s legal requirements.

5. Creating a Memorandum of Association (MOA)

  • Prepare this essential legal document that outlines your Dubai company’s:
  • Objectives
  • Shareholder details
  • Operational structure

6. Choosing the Business Location

  • Strategically select your Dubai business location:
  • Mainland – Access to the broader UAE market.
  • Free Zone – Benefits like tax exemptions and specialized infrastructure
  • Virtual Office – For reduced overhead and a flexible presence

7. Applying for Additional Government Approvals

  • Secure any industry-specific permits or licenses required for your Dubai business activities.

8. Submitting the Required Documents

  • Compile and submit all necessary documents to the relevant Dubai authorities. This includes:
  • MOA
  • Trade Name Registration Certificate
  • Operational structure
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Passport copies

9. Paying Fees and Collecting the License

  • Upon approval, pay the fees to receive your Dubai trade license. This grants legal authority to operate.

10. Registering Your Company with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Register with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry to:
  • Network within the business community
  • Access business support services

  • Determine the specific products or services your Dubai-based company will offer.
  • Analyze the target industry, competitors, and relevant regulations within the UAE.

  • Choose the optimal legal structure for your Dubai business. Options include:
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) – Common choice offering flexibility and liability protection.
  • Sole Proprietorship – For single-owner businesses.
  • Branch Office – For extending an existing foreign company into Dubai.
  • Understand how legal structures impact liability, taxation, and ownership within the UAE.

  • Select a unique and compliant trade name for your Dubai business. This becomes your official brand identity.
  • Adhere to the naming regulations established by the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED).

  • Obtain initial approval from the DED or the relevant Free Zone Authority. This signifies compliance with Dubai’s legal requirements.

  • Prepare this essential legal document that outlines your Dubai company’s:
  • Objectives
  • Shareholder details
  • Operational structure

  • Strategically select your Dubai business location:
  • Mainland – Access to the broader UAE market.
  • Free Zone – Benefits like tax exemptions and specialized infrastructure
  • Virtual Office – For reduced overhead and a flexible presence

  • Secure any industry-specific permits or licenses required for your Dubai business activities.

  • Compile and submit all necessary documents to the relevant Dubai authorities. This includes:
  • MOA
  • Trade Name Registration Certificate
  • Operational structure
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Passport copies

  • Upon approval, pay the fees to receive your Dubai trade license. This grants legal authority to operate.

  • Register with the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry to:
  • Network within the business community
  • Access business support services

Business Setup in The Mainland vs Free Zone vs Offshore

Free Zone

Enjoy tax exemptions, complete ownership, global connectivity, Full Profit Repatriation & other incredible benefits with Juriszone’s business setup services in freezone. Access state of the art infrastructure while maximizing market potential. Click here for consultation!

Mainland

Enjoy zero trade restrictions, location flexibility, stronger market presence, zero visa limitations, no currency restrictions and other such lucrative benefits with Juriszone’s business setup services in the mainland. Operate your business from the heart of the vast UAE market and expand your business by partnering with a broad client base.

Offshore

Enjoy tax benefits, access to global markets, access to international funding sources, multi currency bank accounts, seamless company formation and many more such benefits only with Juriszone’s business setup services in offshore. Tap into the international market and drive creative strategies while benefiting from the UAE’s robust infrastructure and business-friendly policies.

Which Jurisdiction Should You Choose?

Understanding the differences between free zones and mainland jurisdictions can significantly impact your market access and growth potential. Therefore analyzing the differences and making decisions based on the pros and cons are important for any business.

Feature Mainland Free Zone Offshore
Local Market Access Direct access Limited, may require agents No direct access
Tax Benefits Low corporate tax (9%) Tax exemptions in the free zone No corporate or income tax
Ownership 100% foreign ownership possible 100% foreign ownership 100% foreign ownership
Business Scope Wide range of activities Often industry-specific Limited scope, international focus
VISA Investor visas, employee visas Visas for employees within the free zone No visa option
OFFICE SPACE Mandatory physical office space Office space required within the free zone No physical office required
ACTIVITY A wide range of business activities permitted Activities restricted by industry of the free zone Limited activities, focused on holding assets and international transactions
OPERATION Operation within the UAE and internationally Operation primarily within the free zone (trading outside UAE possible) Primarily international operations
Setup Cost Generally higher Moderate Potentially lower
Ongoing Costs Consider license renewals, potential audits Can vary depending on free zone May have lower ongoing costs
Timeline for Setup Can be done under a we Usually quick setup Potentially the fastest
Restrictions on Shareholding May have some limitations May have minor restrictions Fewer restrictions
Banking Easier access to local and international banks Access within the free zone, potentially more complex for international transactions More challenging to open UAE-based bank accounts
Regulatory Body Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) Free Zone Authority Offshore Jurisdiction Authority (e.g., JAFZA, RAK ICC)
Types of Licenses Commercial, Professional, Industrial, Tourism, Branch, Representative Varies by free zone, often industry-specific Limited license types
Number of Visas Flexible, based on office size and other factors Limited, dependent on free zone regulations Very limited visa options
Location Anywhere in mainland Dubai Confined to the designated Free Zone No physical office requirement in the UAE

Business Licenses In Jurisdiction

Commercial License

These licenses allow companies to engage in trading activities such as buying, selling, and distributing goods within the UAE market.

Professional License

As an individual or a group focusing on professional service provisions, this license enables professionals, artisans, and service providers to conduct business activities in their respective fields, including consultancy, legal services, and healthcare.

Industrial License

Granted to companies involved in manufacturing and industrial activitieswithin the UAE.

You can obtain a trade license from the Dubai Department of Economy andTourism ( DET ) within 3-5 working days

Activities include

  • Tourism & Hospitality
  • Pharma
  • Real estate
  • Health care
  • Logistics & Transportation
  • E-commerce

Trading License

Permits businesses to import, export, distribute, and store specific goods within the designated free zone. These licensing terms allow you to conduct and engage in trade relations from and within the free zone.

Service License

Authorizes companies to offer services such as consultancy, IT services, advertising, and marketing within the free zone jurisdiction. If you are focusing on the service industry, you can get a service license to get started with the organizational procedures.

Industrial License

Allows companies to set up different plans for manufacturing, assembly, and production facilities within the free zone area.

You can obtain a trade license from the Free Zone authority within 3-5 working days.

Activities include

  • Commercial trade
  • Consultancy services
  • Professional
  • Industrial
  • Educational
  • eCommerce
  • Media
  • Freelancer
  • Manufacturing
  • Innovation

Offshore Company Formation

Ideal for businesses seeking international operations and asset protection.Offshore companies cannot conduct business within the UAE but can engage in activities outside the country.

You can obtain a trade license from the RAKICC within 3-5 working days.

Find the Perfect Business Structure for Your Needs

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

The most popular choice, offering liability protection for shareholders and operational flexibility. Partner with a local sponsor initially, but remember, Dubai allows majority ownership for foreign investors after a set period.

Sole Proprietorship

Ideal for UAE nationals and GCC citizens offering professional services within Dubai’s mainland. For foreign entrepreneurs, Dubai’s free zones, like Dubai Media City (DMC) or Dubai Design District (d3), present excellent opportunities for sole proprietorships.

Limited Partnership

Combine general partners with unlimited liability and limited partners with liability restricted to their investment. This structure is suitable for ventures with a mix of risk tolerance among partners.

Branch of a Foreign Company

Establish a branch of your existing foreign company in Dubai, leveraging Dubai’s strategic location and ease of doing business. The parent company bears full responsibility for the branch’s activities.

General Partnership

Share unlimited liability with your fellow UAE national partners.

Business Setup Cost

Mainland

Dubai Mainland License with Visa

Dubai Mainland License without Visa

Freezone

Freezone License with Visa

Freezone License without Visa

Offshore

Ras Al Khaimah ICC (RAK ICC)

Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)

We Are

We Are The Catalyst For Your Business Excellence

Your Dubai Launchpad

Your Dubai Launchpad

Partner with Juriszone for Strategic Success We dive deep to understand your business goals. With our legal expertise and your vision, we’ll navigate Dubai’s landscape together for a seamless setup and lasting growth.

Experience the Juriszone Difference

Experience the Juriszone Difference

Setup Made Easy, Results that Last Let us handle the complexities of Dubai’s regulations while you focus on building your dream business. We deliver personalized solutions for a smooth launch and continued success.

Unlock Your Dubai Potential

Unlock Your Dubai Potential

Build on Our Legacy of Success Juriszone’s years of experience in the UAE market pave the way for your company’s growth. We streamline your setup, anticipate challenges, and foster connections to propel you forward.

Ready to Launch Your Dubai Business?

Discover how our Dubai expertise can propel your business to new heights. Contact Juriszone today and let’s embark on a growth-focused partnership that paves the way for unparalleled success.

With over 10 years of experience, Juriszone provides customized corporate services to help businesses in the UAE succeed. We offer comprehensive solutions that ensure compliance with regulations, reduce risks, and promote growth through our deep understanding of corporate law and ability to develop effective business strategies.

With over 10 years of experience, Juriszone provides customized corporate services to help businesses in the UAE succeed. We offer comprehensive solutions that ensure compliance with regulations, reduce risks, and promote growth through our deep understanding of corporate law and ability to develop effective business strategies.

With over 10 years of experience, Juriszone provides customized corporate services to help businesses in the UAE succeed. We offer comprehensive solutions that ensure compliance with regulations, reduce risks, and promote growth through our deep understanding of corporate law and ability to develop effective business strategies.

With over 10 years of experience, Juriszone provides customized corporate services to help businesses in the UAE succeed. We offer comprehensive solutions that ensure compliance with regulations, reduce risks, and promote growth through our deep understanding of corporate law and ability to develop effective business strategies.

Schedule Your Dubai Business Setup Consultation With Juriszone Today And Start Turning Your Vision Into Reality.

Find Answers to Your FAQs

Industry-Focused FAQs

Licensing requirements, prerequisites, and other factors depend upon the major industry in which your business focuses. Therefore, it is better to consult with a legal firm before starting the paperwork.

Each free zone has specialities, free zone restrictions, and relaxations that your business entities can leverage. However, depending on the industry you are focusing on you can choose free zone business.

The current market trends and opportunities need a flexible approach to create a sustainable model. Therefore, analyzing and conducting market research is important before engaging in the Dubai market.

Operational FAQs

As a land of opportunities Dubai can offer the contacts of different suppliers, contacting different contractors and suppliers can help establish networks and connections with your resource suppliers. This will help you find a reliable supplier that can offer the best prices for your firm.

Consulting with a marketing consultant and agencies can help you understand the different options and strategies you can implement to market and improve the brand image among customers in Dubai. Building networks and establishing the brand identity through consistent work will help you better market your business.

Creating a logistical operation network and shipping manifest to improve efficiency involves the creation of a core department within your organisation and hiring experts in the field to improve shipping services.

With over 10 years of experience, Juriszone provides customized corporate services to help businesses in the UAE succeed.We offer comprehensive solutions that ensure compliance with regulations, reduce risks, and promote growth through our deep understanding of corporate law and ability to develop effective business strategies.

Advanced Setup FAQs

Setting up a holding company in Dubai involves managing and navigating a complex legal and regulatory framework. Therefore, seeking advice from consultancy firms before starting out with the final work is important.

Registering your intellectual property, patent, and property registration in UAE requires specialised experts in the field. We have our experts working as a team to ensure copyright enforcement, patent protection, and trademark registration to safeguard and protect all your private and company assets safely and securely.

Due to the diplomatic relations and other measures taken by the embassies, visa and residency options vary for foreign business owners. Depending on your experience, expertise, and nationality, there are many visa options and multiple residency choices. To learn more specific details, please feel free to get in touch with us.

With over 10 years of experience, Juriszone provides customized corporate services to help businesses in the UAE succeed. We offer comprehensive solutions that ensure compliance with regulations, reduce risks, and promote growth through our deep understanding of corporate law and ability to develop effective business strategies.