Company registration in Dubai
As a businessowner or a budding entrepreneur, you must have considered either launching a new business in Dubai or expanding your footprints to the ever-growing economic hub of the Middle East. The Emirates offers a highly lucrative environment for businesses to foster.
Some of the major attractions for company registration in Dubai include:
Strategic geographic location
Growth-centric international business hub
Low tax liabilities
World-class infrastructure and unparalleled global connectivity
Active government support for entrepreneurs and investors
100% expat ownership on mainland as well as free zones
At the same time, the thought of getting on with the company registration process in a foreign land with its own set of rules and regulations and an unknown bureaucracy must have been overwhelming. However, the city is also home to the pioneers of business set up service providers. We make the process of company formation seamless for businessowners with our bespoke solutions for all your business needs.
Having helped more than 35,000 entrepreneurs take their first step in the UAE, Shuraa Business Setup will help you with every aspect starting from suggesting the best area to start a company in Dubai and the most suitable corporate structure for your line of business, to opening a bank account and hiring employees.
While you focus on your actualising your business vision, we will get company registration in Dubai sorted by preparing legal documents required by various government authorities, getting necessary permissions from relevant authorities, and finding you the perfect commercial space for your office / warehouse / manufacturing unit, among others.
Furthermore, we will also offer you tax consultancy, and banking assistance. Additionally, our well-connected public relations officers (PRO) are experienced in getting approvals and documents processed in a timely manner.
Below is the step-by-step aPROCESS nd cost breakup of company registration in Dubai:
1. Select business activity
We will help you comprehend the feasibility and map out the possible expenses for documents required
2. Get a local partner
You need an Emirati sponsor for company registration in Dubai Mainland, unless you are willing to make a huge investment for securing 100% ownership. We will ensure you have a reliable shareholder who will act as a silent partner, while you have complete command over your finance and operations. We will help draft a fool proof legal contract to protect your rights as an investor in Dubai.
4. Finalise your company name
It is compulsory to reserve your trade name with the Department of Economic Development (DED)
6. Rent a commercial space
Regardless of what type of business activity you do, you would require a rental lease, also known as Ejari in Arabic, to apply for your business license in Dubai
7. Make relevant payments
We will assist you with opening a bank account in Dubai. Our company formation specialist will provide you with the cost breakup of all the administrative charges with complete transparency
8. Get your trade license
Once you receive your formal / legal documents, you are good to proceed with other aspects of your business such as hiring a team. We also help you choose the right fit.
Company registration in Dubai Mainland
|Commercial Business Setup (Expat + Local)|
|Service||Type of fee||Period||Cost|
|Notarisation of MoA||Governmental||One-time||AED1,500|
|Trade License fee||Governmental||Yearly||AED10,000 (approx.)|
|Foreign trade name (other than the owner’s or non-Arabic)||Governmental||Yearly||AED2,000-AED3,000|
|Professional / Services (Sole proprietorship)|
|Service||Type of fee||Period||Cost|
|Notarisation of MoA||Governmental||One-time||AED900|
|Trade License fee||Governmental||Yearly||AED5,600 (approx.)|
|Foreign trade name (other than the owner’s or non-Arabic)||Governmental||Yearly||AED2,000|
Launching new business in free zones
|Sharjah Media City (SHAMS)||AED5,750||Includes media activities, services & e-commerce; excludes visa quota|
|International Free Zone Authority (IFZA)||AED15,700||Includes provision for one visa|
Includes provision for two visas in the first year; excludes VAT