Set Up a Mainland Company in the UAE

Hassle-free and affordable business setup solutions for new businesses in UAE Mainland

It is a well-known fact that Dubai offers a very progressive ground for business set up and to be registered as a Dubai Mainland Company means having the liberty to trade anywhere in Dubai, in the UAE and internationally too. However, setting up a serious business comes with a whole set of legal requirements. Avyanco majors in all legal aspects of mainland company setup in Dubai and affords a team that handles all necessary documentation and assists you efficiently to acquire all permissions needed to sail a smooth business in Dubai. Our comprehensive support system includes helping you get a local sponsor, company registrations, UAE trade licenses, government approvals, and PRO Services; all of this at exceptionally competitive prices coupled with expert guidance from industry veterans who have been around to understand the pros and cons of every business set up.

  • Send an Enquiry
  • Get Free Consultation
  • Make the Initial Payment
  • Submit the Documents
  • Proceed to Incorporation

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-DED

A Mainland Company is an onshore company licensed by the Department of Economic Development of the respective emirate in which one chooses to establish the company or business set-up. Our teams assist you with their knowledge and experience of the jurisdiction and other operations that make your company formation easy, hassle free and quick, resulting in opening the gateway of newer opportunities much faster than otherwise.

A Mainland Company may exercise any industrial, commercial, trading, professional or tourism activity. Some professional activities are excluded as per DED's business regulations and certain actions call for approvals of authorities that regulate these activities. A Mainland Company must have one manager or up to five managers to handle the business depending upon the magnitude of the business and the company.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-ADDED

ADDED is aimed at driving productivity and growth across industries to foster Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.The department leads Economic ingenuities based on intrinsic research and statistics from local, regional and international pointers.

The Department is strategically equipped to stimulate best economic and administrative practices through employing quality human resources, instilling the latest technology and creating a robust ecosystem with reginal and international conglomerates based on transparency, innovation and know-how. ADDED is known for its business-friendly culture and is the hub for aspiring business communities and professional with a vision to create milestones.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-SEDD

The Economic Department", Sharjah, is the first economic department to be established locally in the history of UAE. This Department was founded with the sole mission of governing the local authority for the application of federal laws related to economic affairs, and the application for local decrees and orders related to the economy of the Emirate.
The Department was recognized for the following sections:

  • Commercial Registration Section
  • Companies Section
  • Planning, Research and Statistics Section

The functions of the department revolve around research and implementation to manifest the best economic and technologically advanced foliage suitable to investment and business growth.

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT-DED

The affluence of Ajman’s well shaped and smart economy began with the inception of the Department of Economic Development (DED), a division of the Municipality and Planning Department, until it was re-established as an independent local entity in 2011. The DED – Ajman’s key feature involves framing universal economic policies, including ‘green’ economy programs, forming sustainable economic development, and systemising the emirate’s economic affairs and initiation of the local business sector.

The department incorporates integrated strategies and regulations and shapes well rounded plans to ensure maximum utilisations of the emirate’s resources. The department is focussed on providing a commercial protection system and encourage auspicious opportunities to attain highest levels of local, regional, and international economic competitiveness and management.

Benefits:

  • No minimum capital requirement
  • Flexible business opportunity across all emirates as well as outside of UAE
  • Legal business contracts with government entities made easier
  • Effortless product approvals
  • Vast Investment opportunities
  • Permitted to rent/own a physical office
  • Ease of availing bank facilities like loans
  • Increase your employee strength with options for unlimited visa availability without depending on office size.
  • 100% Tax-Free Income
  • 100% foreign ownership – depending on business activity

 

Type of Licenses

A trade license is obligatory when it comes to conducting business in the UAE. The Economic Department issues different licenses for various business and professional activities. The three major types of licenses in the UAE are commercial, industrial and professional. There are some business practices that need specific licences by the government.

Along with licenses approval from relevant authorities one might also need a prerequisite to conduct many commercial activities in the UAE.

For example:

  • For doing business in the insurance industry, an approval from the Insurance Authority is a must.
  • The healthcare industry businesses need an approval from the Ministry of Health.
  • The hotel sectors require approvals from the tourism authority.

The type of licenses needed to conduct business in the UAE are:

COMMERCIAL LICENSE

Commercial licenses are granted to businesses that are involved in any sort of commercial trade activity related to goods, commodities and services. Some of the activities that come under commercial activity are logistics, car rental and real estate brokerage. The tertiary activities along with the main activity should be restricted to 10 per license.

INDUSTRIAL LICENSE

Industrial licenses are required for starting industrial or manufacturing activity in the UAE. With the industrial license, businessmen can assemble and process goods using raw materials that are purchased locally or imported. One needs to obtain an industrial license for the manufacturing of;

  • Food Processing
  • Textile
  • Metals
  • Equipment and engines
  • Petroleum products
  • Paper

 

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE

Professional licenses give consent to individuals and companies to engage in a profession they are talented in based on their educational qualification. Activities that come under this license are artistry, carpentry, consultancy services, printing and publishing, medical services, beauty salons, computer graphic design service, repair services, security services, and document clearing etc. With a professional license, foreign investors can hold 100% ownership of their business, however UAE national is still require to be appointed as local agent ( Sponsor) of the company.

TOURISM LICENSE

Tourism activities such as tour Operator, Hotel management, hotel renting, tourist camps, cruise boat rental, guest houses, travel agencies etc require a tourism license.

Within MAINLAND there are different types of setups:

SOLE ESTABLISHMENT

A sole proprietary is a great option for the business oriented. A Sole Establishment Company in the UAE is formed under the name of an Individual known as Sole Proprietor. The sole proprietor exercises complete control over the company’s operations, profits, and liabilities.

PARTNERSHIP FIRM

A General Partnership Firm is one of the legal structures that businesses may adopt to start a company in the UAE. It is an arrangement where two or more partners agree to perform professional and consultancy services and are liable to the extent of their assets for the company’s obligations. Professional activities that can be practiced here are medical clinics, management consultancy, legal consultancy, IT consultancy, HR consultancy, training and similar services.

LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Limited Liability Company (LLC) is the most common form of business in UAE. A Limited Liability Company can be formed by a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 50 shareholders whose liability is limited to their shares in the business capital.

BRANCH OF FOREIGN COMPANY

The formation of a company by a foreign entity avails business ownership in UAE, for the foreign company, under the Commercial Company Law in the UAE. For this purpose, they are required to incorporate a Branch or Representative Office (RO) in the UAE, which permits 100% ownership by the mother company.

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UAE has the most diversified economy making it highly lucrative for upcoming businesses and entrepreneurs. Setting up a
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