When starting a company in Dubai, entrepreneurs must follow a few simple steps. The company registration and company incorporating procedures are quite straightforward and the authorities are trying to make the process an easy one, without the hassle of extended administrative procedures.
Entrepreneurs in Dubai should know that there are two distinct areas for setting up companies: the Dubai mainland, where 100% foreign ownership is not allowed (the foreign investor needs to have a Dubai sponsor) and the Dubai economic free zones, where foreign investors have complete ownership on their companies.
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The Dubai Department of Economic Development is the governmental agency that regulates and guides the company formation procedure. When doing business on the mainland, any company must obtain a Dubai business license issued by this department.
The steps for establishing a business in Dubai are:
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One of the most important parts of the company registration procedure in Dubai is licensing. There are three types of business licenses for companies operating in Dubai:
In order to obtain the trade license, a company must submit the following documents with the Dubai Trade Register:
The clearance for using the office space must first be obtained with the Dubai Municipality Building Department.
The list of documents that need to be submitted to the Department of Economic Development includes:
The first approval certificate is a mandatory document issued by the Dubai government that certifies that you can start a business and move forward with the company registration procedure.
A registration and licensing form needs to be submitted in order to obtain this certificate, along with the following documents:
Other documents could also be required depending on the type of company you are registering.
Our attorneys can help you submit all the required documents to register your company in Dubai. Please contact our Dubai law firm to find out more about how we can help you register a company.