UAE is one of the best countries in the Gulf to start up a
mainland company setup due to its strategic location that takes less than 7 hours flying time to
most countries, a vibrant economic policy, and multicultural lifestyle.
The country also has zero corporate tax, encourages innovative business approaches, and easy to
obtain license. Natural resources such as oil and tourism sectors have made the country a dynamic
If you are planning for a business set up in the UAE mainland, here is some basic info that can get you started.
A mainland Limited Liability Company (LLC) is registered with the government in one of the UAE Department of Economic Development (UAE DED). As per the government rules, you must register a business with the UAE DED to conduct the said business in the UAE mainland. You will then be provided a business license to start doing business in UAE.
Mainland companies are not limited to free zones and can do business in any industry, tourism, commercial, professional or trading sectors. UAE mainland companies can also get better deals with office spaces and rents.
A mainland company can only exist if sponsored by a UAE national as a Local Partner or a National Service Agent. Foreign investors can start their business where 51% ownership belongs to a UAE national and the 49% goes to the remaining owner or shareholders. In case you want complete control over the business you can opt for a Sole Establishment company creation to own all 100% of shares
Have any doubts or got questions about our services? Reach out to us by filling the form below and we will get back to you ASAP. We pride on fast responses and on time services.