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Run your business across UAE

Mainland License

The DED is the government body entrusted with setting and driving the economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE., obtaining an officially approved document through which he can start practicing business activities legally in the emirate. During this service, the customer can issue a memorandum of association or a service agent contract according to the legal form previously specified in the initial approval.
We work alongside the DED to facilitate company formation in Dubai Mainland and support a more diversified and innovative service-based economy.
Our business setup services are designed to meet all required government formalities and document legalities.

Options of trade licenses in Mainland

Professional

In the professional license,

100% of the shares are owned by a foreign partner,

and a UAE national is appointed a local service agent.

The license is obtained for intangible services such as consulting.

Commercial

Companies involved in brand activities can

benefit from this license; merchants in the public domain

or specialized fields need to obtain a license to carry out

business operations safely throughout Dubai.

Under this license, 51% of the shares are owned by a UAE national

and 49% by the expatriate owner.

Tourism

Dubai provides 3 main license types:

Travel Agency License as Domestic Tourism Operator,

Travel Agency License as Outbound Tourism Operator,

Travel Agency License as Travel Agent.

Industrial

An industrial license in Dubai

is issued to companies that transform natural materials

or natural resources into other products

or manufacturing activities.

Under this license, 51% of the shares are owned by the UAE

local and 49% by the expatriate.

Start From 5,250

AED

Types of trade licenses in Mainland

Regular (normal) License: It requires the existence of a Memorandum of Association (that can be obtained either electronically or manually) and a site lease contract.

Instant License: It is issued for a group of activities that do not need external approvals, with the option to issue a memorandum of association and a virtual site for the first year. The below bundle services are issued.

 

simultaneously with this license:

  • Dubai Chamber membership for commercial activities
  • The establishment card from the general directorate of Residency and Foreign Affairs
  • The establishment card from The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization, where the customer receives a text message approving the opening of the establishment card and an automatic file for the employment of 3 employees. This license is available for the following legal forms:
  • Limited Liability Company (L.L.C)
  • Limited liability company Single owner (L.L.C – SO)
  • Sole Establishment
  • Civil Company
  • DED trader license: It is an exclusive establishment license that can be obtained by Dubai home-based businesses issued with the trade name Dubai Chamber membership simultaneously with this license.

International Freezone authority (IFZA)

Located in silicon Oasis

Strategically situated within one of the UAE’s dynamic business gateways, IFZA Dubai is a leading free zone that provides local and international businesses the ideal platforms, infrastructure, and location that optimize the benefits of the UAE’s geographic position, world-class infrastructure and business- and tax-friendly environments
providing competitive Free Zone License packages, fast and efficient incorporation, and an expert team with up-to-date knowledge of rules and regulations to ensure that our client’s business foundation is laid in a timely and secure manner.

  • 100% ownership of commercial enterprises
  • 100% import and export tax exemptions
  • No paid-up capital
  • No personal income tax
  • A safe and business-friendly legal framework for Licensees
  • Complete flexibility for IFZA license upgrades or downgrades
  • IFZA licenses can accommodate a flexible number of visas, subject to authority approval
  • Residency visas are valid for three years
  • Residency visas available to shareholders and employees
  • License options
  • IFZA Dubai offers license options and business activities to effectively serve many of your requirements, whether you’re a small local venture or a large international business.
  • IFZA Dubai also offers the flexibility to combine Professional, Commercial, and Industrial Business Activities under one License.

Options of trade licenses in Mainland

Options of trade licenses in Freezone

Professional

Businesses provide professional consultancy

and multiple services, for example

technical, lifestyle, and similar services.

Commercial

Authorizes the import, export, distribution & storage of specified items.

Branch

Foreign incorporated companies

may also register an extension at IFZA Dubai.

The activity of the proposed addition needs to correspond

to the training conducted by the parent company.

Industrial

(AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST)

Allows the import of raw material,

manufacture, process, packaging, and export of specified products

Start From 6,790

AED

Sharjah Media Free-Zone

Company Formation in Sharjah

Sharjah represents a safe and progressive environment for company formation, offering foreign investors benefits, such as zero corporate, import, and export taxes, and other advantages. The UAE is well-recognized as a trading hub, boasting a sizeable non-oil sector that contributes to nearly 70% of the GDP – 45% of which is contributed by Sharjah’s trading activities. Join the thousands of entrepreneurs who have completed the business formation process and are now part of this thriving community.

A Shams limited liability company (LLC) is an independent entity whereby the company structure separates the owners and shareholders from the company. Hence the liabilities of the company, whether arising in contract or otherwise, are the company’s liabilities and not the personal liabilities of the shareholders. Equally, the company’s assets are the company’s and not the shareholders’ assets.

A Shams branch is an entity belonging to an existing parent company. All profits, benefits, gains, and other returns of the department shall be profits, gains, and other returns of the parent company. Equally, all costs, expenses, debts, and other liabilities of the branch are costs, expenses, debts, and other liabilities of the parent company.

SHAMS

Sharjah Media Free-Zone

Sharjah Media City (Shams), a digitally born free zone authority, was launched after an Emiri Decree was issued in 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah. Shams is a 2 million m2 multi-use media city located in Al Messaned – Sharjah, with its doors open to talent from across borders.
With an infrastructure that emulates international standards, Shams aims to be a regional leader across media and creativity while providing various resources to generate high-quality content. Our services are curated to create cost-effective solutions for SMEs, established companies, and freelancers that can help them quickly embark on their entrepreneurial journey.
Under the umbrella of Shams, businesses can choose from a wide range of business activities. The free zone over the years has attracted foreign direct investment from across the globe. Our goal is to produce future change makers who will use the knowledge and experience at Shams across global platforms, thus paving the way for generations to come.

  • Company setup options starting from AED 5,750
  • Wide range of business activities available on the same business license
  • All company documents are issued within days
  • 100% foreign ownership permitted
  • Companies will have limited liability
  • Shareholders are not required to be physically present in the UAE to incorporate a new company
  • Allocation of up to 12 visas on a dedicated desk facility.
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • 0% corporate or personal income tax
  • The quick and simple online registration process
  • Shams do not require deposit SMS
  • Allocation of up to 6 visas on a shared desk facility
  • Located 15 minutes from Sharjah International Airport and 30 minutes from Dubai International Airport

Start From 6,790

AED

Ajman Media City Free-Zone

Ajman Media City Free Zone is the latest free zone offering in the United Arab Emirates in Ajman. It has created a dependable, harmonious, and professional environment for businesses and individuals.
We aim to create a world-class environment with innovative and flexible processes to ensure professional guidance in every step of company formation.
Start your own business starting from AED 8,500, the most cost-effective option in the UAE

Ajman company formation packages

bronze

A shared permanent office in our state-of-the-art premises. Companies formed will be eligible for one visa and have a free zone status.

silver

A shared permanent office. Companies formed in the SMART OFFICE PLUS will be eligible for one visa and have a free zone status.

silver plus

A shared permanent office. Companies formed in the SMART OFFICE PLUS will be eligible for one visa and have a free zone status

gold

Companies formed in the EXECUTIVE OFFICE will be eligible for five visas and have free zone status. AMC will provide an executive office in our state-of-the-art office premises.

Ajman SMI packages

SMI: Social Media Influencer

packages to suit the requirements of individuals and entities that wish to engage in this business. Social Media Influencer package is suitable for individuals that are product/brand promoters and influence their reader’s buying decisions.

The new regulations make it mandatory for individuals to use social media channels to promote their clients’ products and services. In addition to having a formal company to conduct such activities, influencers need to have approval from the National Media Council. Ajman Media City has tied up with the National Media Council. It will assist influencers in setting up their company and obtaining licenses for conducting their business as per the laws of the United Arab Emirates.

A holding company exists for the sole purpose of Controlling other companies, whether they be other corporations, limited partnerships, or limited liability companies (LLC). May also own property, such as real estate (internationally), Patents, Trademarks, IP Stocks, and other assets. Further, a holding company is advantageous for issuing shares, partnerships, SPV, and other purposes.

A shared permanent office. Companies formed in the SMART OFFICE PLUS will be eligible for one visa and have a free zone status.

Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone

RAKEZ

Situated in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) is a powerhouse business and industrial hub that offers customizable solutions to free and non-free zone businesses in an international community flourishing in over 50 sectors.
Established by the government of Ras Al Khaimah, we are an authority that supports start-ups, entrepreneurs, SMEs, and industrialists with their business set-up requirements by providing them with a range of licenses, customizable facilities, and first-class support services such as visa facilitation. The aim is to make running an ess in the UAE fully compliant with the UAE’s rules and regulations.
Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a freelancer, an SME, or even a large enterprise, there is a range of solutions perfect for your stage of development.

  • Free zone and non-free zone entity formations
  • 100 % foreign ownership
  • Fast and efficient business set-up processes
  • Wide-ranging business and industrial facilities
  • Provision to build on-site staff and labor accommodations
  • One-stop shop for all government services
  • Self-service client portal
  • Connectivity to major logistical hubs
  • Accessibility via an international spread of regional offices
  • Easy access to markets across MENA, Europe, and Asia

Start From 6,790

AED

Options of trade licenses in Ras Al Khaima

Commercial

Trading in services and goods

Educational

Opening An education-related institution or consultancy company

E-Commerce

Trading in goods and services via electronic means

General Trading

Trading in multiple goods

Individual / Professional

One owner with one activity in a specific specialty or expertise

Industrial

Manufacturing, importing, packaging, and exporting products.

Media

Operating media-related business activities

Service

Conducting services or consultancies across any industry

Start From 6,790

AED

Fujairah media Freezone (Creative city)

Start your business with one of the fastest growing Media Free Zones in the MENA region!
Creative City Free Zone Authority in Fujairah specializes in Media, Events, Consulting, Education, Communication and Marketing, Music and Entertainment, Design, and Technology, complementing existing media clusters in the region and facilitating further creativity in these fields.
Fujairah Creative City is a diverse and dynamic free zone that offers cost-effective setup packages for start-ups and entrepreneurs from a broad spectrum of business fields. Tap into a wealth of perks, from 100% ownership and affordable free zone licenses to freedom of mobility with unique flex desk options.

  • Free zone and non-free zone entity formations
  • 100 % foreign ownership
  • Fast and efficient business set-up processes
  • Wide-ranging business and industrial facilities
  • Provision to build on-site staff and labor accommodations
  • One-stop shop for all government services
  • Self-service client portal
  • Connectivity to major logistical hubs
  • Accessibility via an international spread of regional offices
  • Easy access to markets across MENA, Europe, and Asia

Options of trade licenses in Mainland

Commercial

No visa eligibility

One activity (E-commerce, media, IT-related)

One owner

Commercial plus one

Two visas allocation

Up to 3 activities

One owner

Commercial FZE

No visa eligibility

Up to 3activities

One owner

Commercial FZ LLC

No visa eligibility

Up to 3 activities

Multiple shareholders

Freelancer Company

Four visas allocation

Up to 3 activities

Multiple shareholders

Baby business

Six visas allocation

Up to 3 activities

Multiple shareholders

Genius package

15 visas allocation

Up to 3 activities

Multiple shareholders

Elite Package

One visa allocation

Up to 2 activities

One owner

Start From 6,790

AED