Company Setup in the UAE

Take the First Step to Company Setup

in the UAE

When choosing which free zone is best for your particular business needs, there is undoubtedly a lot of information to look over and a lot to think about. These factors include location, cost, business type, options for flexible desks or office space, share capital requirements, auditing and bookkeeping, and much more.

This is where DuDigital Global comes in; they will guide you through the process step-by-step, save you money, and, in the end, make the whole experience stress-free.


Overview of Mainland Dubai Company Formation

Dubai mainland companies enjoy extensive flexibility with minimal restrictions. They can conduct business within and outside the UAE. Specific  business activities do not even need local sponsors. You get access to government contracts and a favorable environment. With over 2000+ activities and 100% ownership, seize the chance!

The cost to establish a Mainland Business Setup in Dubai varies from AED 15,000 to AED 35,000. This range depends on license type, business size, visas, office space, nature of operations, and other variables.

Free Zone

Grow Your Business with Free Zones

A freezone company setup is a business established in one of the special economic zones in the UAE. It offers various perks, including 100% foreign ownership, tax exemptions, and simplified regulations. This helps businesses grow and trade globally.

The total cost of Dubai freezone company setup registration varies. It is between AED 12,900 and AED 50,000. The price depends on which free zone and office space you choose for your business, your business needs, visas, and other fees.

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Our Strength

Tailored Business Solutions

Get in touch with us to take advantage of our specialized packages and clever business creation in the United Arab Emirates solutions.

Outstanding Effinity

With our seamless help, starting a business in the UAE won't take long to be up and running.

Massive Diversity

When establishing a business in the UAE, there is a vast array of industries, sectors, and commercial endeavors to select from.

Seasoned Professionals

Establishing a company in the UAE is simple. Our team of professionals is always available to assist you with your needs.

Benefits of Establishing a Business in the UAE

Types of Business License in the UAE

Commercial License

Tailored for businesses involved in trading activities, this license permits importing, exporting, distributing, and storing goods within the UAE. Whether dealing in electronics, textiles, or luxury items, a commercial license forms the cornerstone for retail and wholesale businesses.

Trading License

This license is suitable for businesses engaged in buying and selling goods within the UAE or for import and export activities. It permits the holder to trade specific goods mentioned in the license. Holding a valid trade license enables businesses to participate in government tenders and contracts.

Industrial License

Businesses involved in manufacturing, processing, assembling, and packaging activities require an industrial license. This license allows companies to set up manufacturing facilities within the Free Zone. Industrial license allows the establishment of industrial enterprises, factories, and production facilities.

Tourism License

In a nation famed for its hospitality and tourism sector, the tourism license serves as an entry point for businesses in travel agencies, tour operators, and hospitality services. With Dubai's ambitious tourism aspirations, this license presents ample prospects for HNIs to capitalize on the flourishing tourism industry.

Entity Options for Free Zone Company Setup in the UAE

Setting up a business in the free zones of the UAE is easy and simple, thanks to the regulators to encourage foreign investors with low capital needs. When starting a company in these zones, Indian entrepreneurs can pick from three main types of entities:

Steps to Set Up a Business in the UAE Free Zones

Choose Legal Entity

Decide on the type of entity you want to establish in the free zone, considering the capital requirement for that particular zone.

Select A Trade Name

Pick your company’s unique and permissible trade name, ensuring it is not already registered.

Apply For A Business License

Submit the required documents and apply for the appropriate business license based on your company’s primary activity.

Secure Office Space

Determine the suitable office space, either through purchasing or leasing, depending on your business’s needs.

Obtain Approvals And Register

Get initial approval, business approvals, and register your company on the free zone authority’s portal

Obtain The License

Once the process is completed, you will receive your business license to start your operations within 2-4 weeks.

Documents Required for Company Setup in the UAE


Is it mandatory to have a local office for company setup in UAE?
Yes, a physical office is required for a company to be set up in the UAE.
What is the corporate income tax in the UAE?
The corporate income tax rate in the UAE is 0%. In addition, the Emirates allow full repatriation of capital and profits.
Is appointing a local sponsor mandatory for business setup in UAE?
Is appointing a local sponsor mandatory for business setup in UAE?
How much time is required for company setup in UAE?
Company formation in UAE generally takes 4 to 5 working days. But, it’ll depend on several factors and certifications.
What are the types of businesses can I start in UAE?
There are a lot of potential business opportunities in the UAE. Some of them are e-commerce, Travel and Tourism, General Trading, consultancies, IT.

Your personalized advisor, who answers all your new business setup queries, helps you grow your business hassle-free by providing all-in-one company setup solutions under one roof.

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