UAE Business Options
» Doing Business in UAE - UAE Business
We are able to assist you on all aspects of company formation within the
UAE and have a working knowledge of the practices of local authority.
The benefits of establishing a business in the UAE:
No corporate and individual tax for almost all sectors and the freedom
to repatriate capital and profits.
There are no currency restrictions.
Companies located outside of designated Free Zones must be owned from at least 51% by a local UAE national. Foreign ownership is generally allowed to 49% but there is no requirement
for a local partner for Free Zones, UAE branch and representative offices
of foreign companies, and for certain professionals.
For setting up a company in the UAE, all businesses (of all types) must
obtain a license to operate in the UAE.
The UAE Commercial Company Law recognizes the following major forms of
companies in the UAE:
- Limited Liabilities Companies
- Branch Offices
- Representative Offices
- Free Zone Companies
Companies located in Free Zones are not allowed to trade goods with the
local UAE market directly, however - they must use authorized local agents
and the import customs duty (usually 5%) has to be paid when goods
are released onto the local UAE market. Services and products may be purchased
from and within the UAE market directly, without an agent.
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