Any business in Dubai must have a Business (Trade) License issued by the Dubai Economic Department (DED) to operate. The Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai is the government agency responsible for issuing these licenses for Dubai. The department operates from several locations delivering the licensing services. The requirements for any type of Trade License and the permissions required from different authorities and government, ministries depends on the category of the business.

Depending on the nature of the business activity a business entity can plan to undertake, one of these licenses:

  • Commercial License/LLC Company in Dubai – to be issued to a company that will operate in any kind of trading activity.
  • Professional License in Mainland– to be issued to service providers, professionals, doctors, artists, lawyers and craftsmen.
  • Branch / representative office of a foreign company in Dubai issue for the purpose of marketing or conduct the same business as per the parent company.
  • Industrial License – to be issued to a company that will engage in manufacturing or any industrial activity.

Mainland Company Setup in Dubai

A UAE national is required for Mainland company setup in Dubai who is known as local sponsor or local service agent. A Local sponsor is required for commercial companies where he will hold maximum number of share, that is (51% shares) and expatriate will hold only (49% shares). Local service agent is required for professional company setup, in which an expatriate is permitted to hold 100% shares in mainland company setup in Dubai. We can provide you a local sponsor and we can also arrange a full power from him to you to do business in your own style and they will not be involved in profit sharing or in your business operations

Benefits of Mainland Company Registration in Dubai:

  • Mainland company in Dubai will 100% tax free on corporation tax
  • You can operate your company from any part of UAE
  • No capital required for a local Dubai mainland license
  • Able to carry out business in Dubai mainland
  • No currency restrictions in Dubai Mainland company
  • Easy processing of employment visas in Dubai minaland company
  • You are free to choose office locations anywhere in Dubai
  • Mainland company registration will provide 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • Hassle free legal procedures to get the license and registration in Dubai
  • Simple incorporation process to setup Mainland Company in Dubai.
  • No audit requirement in Dubai Mainland
  • Business Registration in Dubai which require Special Approval
  • Special approval may require for certain business activities from the concerned authorities.