Dubai Business Setup

Do you want to set up a business in Dubai?

Dubai is one of the best cities to set up business and expand the existing one with a branch of a foreign company or a representative office. The complete Dubai business setup cost for different entities is below.

Charity Rules  & Regulations

Charity sector is subject to IACAD regulations which are applicable both for free zones and mainland companies.

Expedite Zone LLC Dubai UAECompanies interested to conduct charitable activities should:

  • Get the license from DED
  • Obtain an additional license from IACAD

 

Moreover, if they wish to be fundraiser for donations they will also have to obtain a fund-raising license from IACAD

  • License fee from DED approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 15,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 5,000
  • Physical office space (min 220sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: the IACAD license fee is approximately 10,000-15,000 AED
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 95,00

Mainland Company Formation in Dubai | Branch of a Foreign Company or Branch of a Free Zone Company

  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 10,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 5,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • In general, the maintenance of a Branch license is approximately AED75 ,000.

Distribution License

Any company with a commercial license issued by the DED can be the distributor of its own goods in the mainland without restrictions. However, to be an official exclusive distributor of the specific product in the UAE, it is require to:

  • Set up an LLC company 100% owned by a local Emirati,
  • Register the company in the Ministry of Economy as a Commercial Agency, and
  • Register the distribution agreement in the Ministry of Economy as well.

In this way, the company will protect the rights of its distribution 100%, and it will be very difficult for the abroad supplier to change the distribution agency in future.

Charity Rules and Regulations

Charity sector is subject to IACAD regulations which are applicable both for free zones and mainland companies. Companies interested to conduct charitable activities should:

  • Get the license from DED
  • Obtain an additional license from IACAD,

Moreover, if they wish to be fundraiser for donations they will also have to obtain a fund-raising license from IACAD

  • License fee from DED approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 15,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 5,000
  • Physical office space (min 220sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: the IACAD license fee is approximately 10,000-15,000 AED
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 95,000

Transport Of Oil & Petroleum Products – No external approval is required. It is a normal Business set up.

  • License Fee approx. AED 15,000
  • Local Partner AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)

In general, the Dubai business setup cost for maintenance license is approximately AED 70,000 Including INVESTOR RESIDENCE VISA   

Onshore & Offshore Oil & Gas Fields Services
  • License Fee approx. AED15,000
  • Local Partner AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)

External Approval from Royal Court in Abu Dhabi. The approval is submitted to the Royal Court directly by DED itself (fee of the approval not available)

Company Formation In Dubai With Real Estate License Real Estate (buy and sell):

Only GCC nationals can be owners of the License.
All parties must pass a RERA Qualification course if they hold a University Degree or Real Estate Diploma course if they do not have a Degree.
Certificate of Good Conduct Issued by the Dubai Police General Quarters.
Registration with RERA AED 5,000
Office space mandatory. Min 220 sq. feet.
Approximate total AED 200,000 plus.
Real Estate Development License:

Deposit with RERA AED 3,000,000
Real Estate (Lease Brokerage Service):

Only GCC nationals can be owners of the License.
All parties must pass a RERA Qualification course if they hold a University Degree or Real Estate Diploma course if they do not have a Degree.
Certificate of Good Conduct Issued by the Dubai Police General Quarters.
Registration with RERA AED 5,000
Office space mandatory. Min 220 sq. feet.
Approximate total AED 200,000 plus.

Only UAE nationals can open a recruitment company in Dubai and its manager must also be an UAE national

  • Local Sponsor 100% approx. cost above AED 200,000 (they are liable for employee deaths, and can only sponsor one manpower company)
  • Approval from Ministry of Labour (1st year AED 100,000 renewal AED 50,000)
  • Deposit with Ministry of Labour (AED1,000,000 conducting temporary employment activities + 300,000 AED for conducting mediation activities)
  • Must provide transport busses and labour camp
  • Notary Expenses AED 5,000
  • Deposit with immigration (AED 5,000 per person)
  • License fee = Variable (approx. AED 54,000)
  • In general, the maintenance of a manpower license costs approximately 5 million Dirha
  • It is subject to the below regulations of Dubai Tourism and Commercial Marketing (DTCM)
    • As far as inbound activity concerns, the bank guarantee deposit is 100,000 AED while the insurance should cover 1,500,000 AED
    • Regarding outbound activity, bank guarantee deposit is 200,000 AED while the insurance should cover 2,000,000 AED
  • The manager of a Dubai travel agency must have three years of experience, if he or she has an university diploma or a certificate in travel and tourism. if he or she only has a high school diploma, 5 years of experience are required

Company Formation In Dubai With IT Services (Information Technology Consultancy)

  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: NO
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 70,000
  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 350 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: Dubai Municipality Safety Department
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 70,000 + external approval fee
  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: KHDA or CDA for services for children with disability
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 75,000 + external approval fee

IFZA Fujairah offers a wide range of business activities including Consultancy, Service, Trading and Industrial options.

Specifically, all licenses are registered with a structure of LLC which is an independent entity whereby the company structure separates the owners and share holders from the company. Also with the LLC company the owners are able to sponsor employees and open bank accounts.

It should be noted that IFZA’s process is simple and easy assuring a fast turnaround.

Training License In Dubai

  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: KHDA
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 70,000+ external approval fee

Mainland Company Formation In Dubai With Landscape Activity

  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE  DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: Dubai Municipality– Building Department
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 70,000 + external approval fee

Publishing (with printing facilities):

  • License fee approx.  AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 10,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 5,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: National Media Council, approval from Ministry of Economy approx. AED 1,000
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 70,000 + external approval fee
  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: NO
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 70,000

Company Formation In Dubai With General Trading License

Since the administrative and financial aspects of company setup in Dubai can seem difficult to deal with.

By following some simple steps with the right support, it is far more speedy and affordable than you might think. We have supported many companies establish themselves in different free zones. Mainly the process can be break down into the following seven steps.

Company Formation In Dubai With General Trading License

  • License Fee approx. AED30,000
  • Local Partner AED 10,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 5,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • Custom registration 100 AED
  • In case you want to register food under general trading license, you need an additional approval from Dubai Municipality. The registration fee for each item is 7 AED
  • In general, the maintenance of a General Trading license is approximately AED 95,000+ annual registration fee at Dubai Customs.
 

Dubai Business Setup Cost For Commercial Food Trading License

  • License Fee approx. AED15,000
  • Local Partner AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • Custom registration 100 AED
  • Registration of each item at Dubai Municipality. The registration fee for each item is 7 AED
  • In general, the maintenance of an Event Management license is approximately AED 75,000+ plus approval from the health authority by Dubai Municipality and each item and label need to be registered and approved by DM+ annual renewal at the Dubai Customs to import-export the goods.

Dubai Business Setup Cost For Shop License

License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
Local Service Agent AED 8,000
Notary Expenses AED 2,000
EXPEDITEZONE  DUBAI fee AED 4,000
Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
Additional requirements: depends on the products. Eg. Technical items are subjected to the approval from Consumer right, Garments do not requires approvals
In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 75,000

Ticketing (The Proper License Is Sports & Events E-Ticketing)

  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: DTMC
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 75,000 + external approval fee

Dubai Business Setup Cost/Personal Training License

  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: NO
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 75,000 + external approval fee.
  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 8,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 4,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • Additional requirements: NO
  • In general, the maintenance of the license is approximately AED 75,000
  • License fee approx. AED 12-15,000
  • Local Service Agent AED 10,000
  • EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI fee AED 5,000
  • Notary Expenses AED 2,000
  • Physical office space (min 220 sq feet) for 3 visa eligibility (min AED 40,000 per year)
  • In general, the maintenance of a Branch license is approximately AED75 ,000.
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