Company Formation in dubai

Mainland Company Formation

The Department of Economic Development (DED) is the responsible government entity for issuing all licenses for corporate entities or individuals who desire to carry out business in the mainland of Dubai outside the free zones. A DED licensed enterprise is often known as a “Mainland Company FORMATION IN DUBAI”

Incorporating business in Dubai is becoming easier than ever, in line with the vision of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai to help business owners launch and expand their operations without the need for lengthy processes and administration.

LOCAL SPONSOR / AGENT

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Foreign investors may start their business in partnership where 51% ownership of the company belonging to UAE nationals or choose a Sole Establishment company formation to own 100% of shares. Some Business activities are reserved for UAE nationals and can include foreign nationals as partner in the license.

Local Sponsor

Service Agent

Required for Commercial and Industrial License activity Required for Professional License activity
51% shares 0% shares
Can be non-active shareholder with no involvement in operations or financials via a Shareholder Agreement attested in UAE Court No administrative or financial involvement
Annual fees in exchange of full Power of Attorney via a Momorandum (MOU) attested in UAE courts Paid set annual fees for service

Legal types of Mainland Company formation in dubai

Some Business activities are reserved for UAE nationals and can include foreign nationals as partner in the license.

Branch of Foreign Company


Local agent – 0% shares, Foreign company – 100% shares

Limited Liability Company


Local partner – 51%, Foreign Investors – 49%

Representative Office


Local agent – 0% shares, Foreign company – 100% shares

Sole Establishment


Local agent – 0% shares,Foreign company – 100% shares

Commercial License

Requires Local sponsor

There is no minimum share

capital requirement

Some of the activities:

Import & Export

Wholesale & Retail

Finance

Real Estate

Hospitality

Transport

Construction

General Trading

Professional
(Sole Establishment)

Requires Service Agent

There is no minimum share

capital requirement

A degree, experience, and

relevant certificates for

shareholders are mandatory

Some of the activities:

Artist, entertainment

Recreations

Information Technology

Media & Broadcasting

Consulting 

Industrial License

Requires Local sponsor

Industrial licence for establishing an industrial or manufacturing

activity

Some main activities:

Manufacturing

Mining

Electricity, water and gas

Agriculture. Forestry and Fishing</b

Incorporation Steps

1
VAT REGISTRATION

Trade Name
2

3
Select Structure ( LLC / Sole / Branch )

Activity approval
4

5
Appoint Local Sponsor / Service Agent

Memorandum attestation in court
6

7
Select office location

External government approval depending on activity ( if required )
8

9
Final Submission

License Payment
10

11
Partner Visa Processing

Bank Account
12