Investors have the possibility to open three types of companies in Dubai:
Foreign investors may also choose to register an onshore free trade zone company in Dubai that is among the most common types of companies registered in Dubai because of the tax benefits it offers.
According to the Companies Law in Dubai, onshore companies may be incorporated under different forms among which limited liability companies, private and public shareholding companies. Foreign companies also have the possibility of registering branch offices or subsidiaries as onshore companies in Dubai. All types of onshore companies have different shareholding structure and share capital requirements as it follows:
Licensing requirements are applicable to all types of companies.
No matter the type of onshore company to be incorporated in Dubai, there are three types of licenses:
The Dubai trade license is issued for trading activities within the UAE market. The manufacturing or industrial license is released for onshore companies carrying out investment activities in the manufacturing industry and the professional licenses are granted for onshore companies, such as accounting services, educational and medical services.
Please watch our video on how to open an onshore company in Dubai:
The registration of a company in Dubai provides many benefits to foreign investors, that is why the Emirate has flourished during the last few years. Among these benefits are:
For onshore company incorporation, we invite you to contact our company formation agents in Dubai.