In UAE, companies can be started as mainland businesses, free zone, or offshore businesses. For a business setup in the UAE mainland, a local sponsor in required, and the license is provided by the Department of Economic Department in Dubai. In a free zone, you can operate only within a limited geographical region, and the business is licensed by the respective free zone authority.
An offshore business in UAE allows you to safeguard your wealth and assets, but you can only trade outside UAE. A certificate of incorporation is provided to the company and not a trade license.
Mostly all types of companies can be started in the UAE and there are more than thousands of activities registered and allowed by the Economic Department. Yet, it is best to be sure before getting started. So, speak to a business setup consultant for Free! Send us an inquiry!