Setup Your Company in Dubai Mainland Today

Establishing a mainland company in Dubai offers a wealth of opportunities for entrepreneurs and businesses looking to tap into one of the fastest growing economies in the world. 

Operating on the mainland allows access to a diverse customer base, a dynamic business ecosystem and an ever-expanding variety of commercial opportunities. However, setting up a mainland company requires careful planning and an understanding of local laws and regulations.

Whether you are entering I.T., healthcare, manufacturing, or any other industry, we can help you navigate the often complicated process of setting up a mainland company in Dubai.

From in-depth consultations and relevant industry advice to taking care of admin and providing corporate bank account support, we’ll help you get up and running quickly.


    Country-wide trade

    There are no restrictions on where you can trade as a mainland business in the UAE

    Trade internationally

    If you are planning on expanding, a mainland registration gives you the freedom to do so.

    Low tax rate

    The UAE has one of the lowest tax rates in the world (VAT set at only 5%; corporate tax - 9%)


    Let's see the full list of advantages for setting up a business in Dubai mainland

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    Here are some key advantages of establishing a business in Dubai mainland:

    Access to Local UAE Market

    Ability to Operate Across the UAE

    Flexibility in Business Activities

    Local Sponsorship and Partnership Opportunities

    Enhanced Credibility and Reputation

    Greater Office Space and Staffing Flexibility

    No Currency Restrictions

    Potential for Local and International Expansion

    Comprehensive Support and Infrastructure

    What Our Service Offers?

    Start Business Advisory offers a full corporate bank account opening service that takes the hassle out of the process to make it much more convenient. Our team will advise you about relevant compliance measures, ensure all relevant documentation is in place and can manage the entire application procedure from start to finish, keeping you updated every step of the way.

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    - Frequently asked questions

    The requirements for setting up a mainland company in Dubai and the UAE include registering the company with the Department of Economic Development (DED). You must also lease an office space, and fulfil legal documentation and licensing requirements, whilst also adhering to labour and immigration regulations. Under new laws, specific businesses no longer require a local sponsor, which means foreign investors have the opportunity to own 100% of company shares. 

    The timeframe for setting up a business in Dubai mainland can vary. This is depending on the nature of the business and the completeness of the documentation. On average, the process can take around 2-4 weeks, including company registration, obtaining approvals, and acquiring necessary licenses.

    The costs associated with setting up a mainland company in Dubai include company registration fees, trade license fees, office space rent, visa processing fees, sponsor fees, and other miscellaneous expenses. The exact costs can vary depending on the business type, license category, and office location.

    Yes, having a physical office space in Dubai mainland is a requirement for setting up a mainland company. The office space must meet certain criteria and be compliant with the regulations set by the DED. However, the specific office space requirements may vary. This is depending on the nature of the business activity and the number of employees.

    No, a foreigner cannot own a mainland company in Dubai without a local sponsor or partner. Moreover, the local sponsor must hold at least 51% ownership, while the remaining 49% can be owned by the foreign investor(s). This requirement is mandated by the UAE commercial law for mainland companies.


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