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Whether you want to setup a new company or establish a wholly-owned subsidiary in the United Arab Emirates, we make the exercise as quick, easy, and precise as possible. The good news is that you do not need to be in Dubai or the UAE to start a business here.
Our friendly and professional team of experts will guide you through every step to get you up and running fast.

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Types of Business Licenses in UAE We Offer?

At Corporate Business Services (CBS), we offer all the available business licenses in UAE for local and international investors who want to start a new business or extent an existing one to the UAE.

Dubai and the UAE generally offer many types of company formations, with the popular ones being: Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Joint Venture Companies, and Sole Proprietorships.

The types of business licenses to choose for your business will depend on your business goal and objectives.

Below are the 4 primary business licenses in UAE.

  1. Commercial License: If your business’s main activity is trading, such as buying, selling, or importation of goods and commodities, then a commercial license is the best option for you.
  2. Professional License: A professional service license will be the recommended option if your business’s primary goal is offering professional services such as Consultation, Engineering, Technical, Medical, or any related professional services to another company or individual.
  3. Industrial License: For companies engaging in manufacturing, production, warehousing, or other industrial-related activities, an industrial license is a best-suited option if you plan to setup a company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  4. Tourism License: Engaging in tourism-related activities, such as travel agencies, hotels, and tourism operations. Then you need a tourism license to start your business in Dubai or any other emirates in the UAE.

Where You Can Setup a Company in UAE?

The UAE and Dubai in particular, offers 3 main jurisdictions for setting up a company.
Choosing a jurisdiction in Company formation in Dubai will depend on your company’s goal.
We recommend you setup your company in a jurisdiction closer to your target customers.
Below are the 3 main jurisdictions for company formation in Dubai:

  1. Mainland: Company formation in Dubai mainland in particular, offers you the opportunity of no restriction in doing business anywhere in the UAE. Among other many benefits attacked in owning a business license in Dubai Mainland, now you can have 100% ownership of your company, which was only possible for Freezone companies.
  2. Freezone Company Formation: The UAE and Dubai in Particular is home to more than 40+ freezones. These freezones are designed to accept particular business activities within the jurisdiction. With a freezone license in Dubai, you enjoy 100% foreign ownership, no corporate or personal tax, and no currency restriction. ETC.
  3. Offshore Company Formation: Companies with offshore business licenses in UAE are prohibited from conducting business activities in the UAE. However, these companies can have tax exemptions and limited liability benefits in UAE. 

Procedure For Business Setup in UAE?

They’re required procedures for achieving any possible result. The process for Company formation in Dubai, and the UAE, is no different from registering a company anywhere in the world.

If you are ready to get a business license in Dubai or any Emirate in the UAE, below are the required steps you need to take.

  • Choose a Jurisdiction: This can be any that meets your business goals ( Mainland, Freezone, or Offshore).
  • Choose a Business Activity: Your business activity determines the licenses for your business operation.
  • Choose a Name for Your Company: The name you choose for your company has to be unique. That is, it must not be a registered name for another business in Dubai. Choose at least three optional names.
  • Apply For a Trade License: You must apply for a trade license with a regulatory authority in UAE. This can be either from the Department of Economic Development DED ( Mainly for a Mainland license) or from a Freezone Authority ( For a Freezone License)
  • Get an Office: Normally, you will need an office to run your company; you can either rent an office space or a Flexi-Desk ( Mostly for a freezone license) to carry out your business activities.
  • Get Necessary Permits: Next, you will need permits to get some necessary paperwork, such as obtaining employment visas and EJARI ( to rent an office).
  • Open a Bank Account: The main purpose of starting a business is to generate financial income. Therefore, you must open a corporate bank account with a registered bank in UAE.

Documents Needed for Company Formation in UAE?

Here are the documents that are usually required:

  1. A copy of the Passport or Emirate IDs of all company 
  2. A Memorandum of Association (MOA) outlining the company’s objectives, activities, and legal structure.
  3. A No Objection Certificate (NOC) from your sponsor (No necessary for FreeZones business setup)
  4. A Power of Attorney (POA) if a representative is applying.

NB: You might need to provide or acquire other documents based on your business activity or jurisdiction.

How Can Corporate Business Services (CBS) Assist You In Getting A Business License In Dubai and the UAE?

As a professional business consultancy company with more than 16+ years of providing business setup and advisory services

 in Dubai and the UAE, we can assist you by providing a customized, reliable, and fastest way to launch your company in the UAE.

We understand that every business has a unique need. That is why our professional business setup consultants are always ready to provide a free online/onsite consultation to help you understand the requirements for obtaining a business license that suits your business’s present and future needs in the United Arab Emirates.

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Office #1601, 48 Burj Gate, Downtown Dubai - UAE

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