Dubai Mainland LLC Company

Mainland company formation in Dubai

A mainland company is an on-shore company licensed by the Department of Economic Development of the respective emirate which is allows to do business anywhere in UAE or outside of UAE without any restriction.

Dubai Mainland is popular for its ease of doing business and world class infrastructure and facilities. Company registration in Dubai mainland is still the first preference by most of the investors when establishing their business in Dubai. Company Formation in Dubai Mainland is very challenging and time consuming task, EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI as the best business setup professionals offers the best services for Mainland Company Formation in Dubai, UAE.

How Mainland Companies are Favourable: Owning a business setup in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is always a very enticing endeavour due to the country’s wealth in economy and resources. However, UAE maintains two different business environments within its marketable industries, namely Free-Trade Zones and Mainland areas. With these in mind, you will be looking to decide which one will benefit you the most, if you are looking towards a new business setup here in Dubai.

Company Setup In UAE

After selecting your local business partner or ‘sponsor’, you will need to register your potential company with the local Department of Economic Development (DED). In accordance to Dubai’s company registration procedures, you will need to adhere to every required document and processes put forth. Here, the registration process itself is not too arduous. Nevertheless, you may face inconveniences in handling the processes, with Arabic being essential for your dealings. Thus, business setup services in Dubai come into the fray here.

There are many business setup companies in Dubai which provide business consultancy to aid you in setting up your new business in Dubai. Business setup consultants in Dubai are among the best in the industry, with many of them having extensive portfolios of client business setups under their wings.

Dubai’s local economy is shaping up to be amongst the most prosperous in UAE. There are so many massive future projects in the pipeline and industries being developed by the local authorities. Dubai will undoubtedly lead you to better fortunes in the near future.

Process For Mainland Company Formation In Dubai

To start a mainland business set-up process, if you want to form your company in the Dubai mainland, you will need to appoint a UAE national or a local sponsor for your company. However, the local sponsor will make an agreement that he will not have any interference in the company operations or profit sharing of the company in Dubai mainland.

To setup professional mainland License, the foreign investor can have 100% ownership, but a local service agent is still required. In case of a professional license, the local service agent has no active part in the company business management, operations or profit sharing. Instead, they will act as a local representative.

An office address anywhere in Dubai is required when setting up company in mainland Dubai. The area of office space for mainland business setup in Dubai, can be different based on the type of license and it is investor’s responsibility to make sure a valid tenancy contract for an office is ready at the time of applying for the license of Dubai mainland company.

There are 7 main steps involved in Dubai mainland company process. However, there are some activities which requires special approval from some specific Government departments. Below are the steps involved for company formation in mainland :

  1.  Get your business activity followed by name Approval
  2. Select your Local Partner or Service agent
  3.  Get the Initial Approval from DED for mainland Company Setup
  4.  Typing of MOA followed by Dubai Court notarisation
  5.  Make your office lease agreement or tenancy Contact
  6.  Final approval after submitting all above documents to DED
  7. Get the payment voucher issued, make the payment and get your mainland license immediately
    We, as a team at EXPEDITEZONE DUBAI support our clients to select the most appropriate decision in business setup and guide them through complete process of Dubai Mainland company setup and Dubai Economic Department company registration. Contact us for Dubai mainland business setup

License and Sponsor Fee

  • SPONSORSHIP FEE – AED 10000-Annual
  • LICENSE FEE (DED) – AED 13000 -Annual

Note: Additional fees for office and foreign company name.

  • Market fees 5% of the office annual rent to be paid to economic department annually.
  • Foreign name charges of AED 2000/ to be paid to economic department every year.
  • If you take an Arabic name the charges can be avoided because Arabic name is free.

The Businesses providing expert and consultancy services across all industries.

Services license are allowed for production, assemble and distribution of services. The license includes offering services because the primary objective and utilizing associated goods to supply those services.

Allow the import, export, distribution as well as storing of items written on the license.


This enables the licensee to trade a wider range of activities and provides the liberty to trade any item which is permissible within the UAE.

This allow the licensee to import raw materials, then production or re production, manufacture, package the required products, and then export.

It allows the holding assets and shares in multiple companies. Holding companies are mainly for controlling other companies and entities, property & land, stocks, assets, trade marks and patents.

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.

  • Dual Free Zone Business License with zero visa cost AED 11,200/-
  • Free Zone License with one visa cost AED 15,200/-
  • Dual Free Zone License with two visas cost AED 17,200/-
  • Free Zone License with four visas cost AED 20,800/-
  • Free Zone License with six visas cost AED 24,200/-

The UAE is a country of seven states: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai, Fujairah, Ras Al Khaimah, Sharjah, and Umm Al Qaiwain, which when combined, houses over 10 Million people.

The UAE has still maintained its top spot for a fourth year as the most competitive economy in the Middle East and North Africa, trading over AED 1,536,000 million in 2018. This assures its promising status as an emerging global icon with a great influence in world affairs.

As the second biggest middle east economy, the United ArabEmirates ranked 25th globally out of 140 countries in the annual 2019 Global Competitiveness Report which measures performance across 12 key economic pillars.

The UAE scored a perfect 100% in economic stability, so joining Singapore to become the most competitive country in the world.

The UAE also scored second in information and technology adoption and fourth in product market; thus a clear indicator that assesses domestic market competition and openness for trade.

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