Mainland Company Formation
Steps to set up a new business in the UAE
We have many years of experience in establishing many different types, sizes, and structures of Trading Consulting & 100% expat owned companies on the UAE mainland. Complementing this vast experience is our skilled and specialised expertise in different aspects of local mainland company formation. Our dedicated team of lawyers, chartered accountants, consultants and others work diligently to ensure that every step is perfect, on the path to success. For all your queries relating to mainland company setup in Dubai, please get in touch with us.
This combination of experience and expertise allows you to be fully at ease, and feel extremely confident as we help set up your LLC Business in the UAE. Hundreds of individuals and institutions from around the world rely on us to procure new business licences, rent office space, earn legal residence and start a successful new life in this country. You are invited to join their distinguished ranks.
Select business activity
Our specialists, who are experts when it comes to mainland company setup in Dubai, will advise you on the specific business activity or multiple business activities that are able to meet both, your current requirements and your future plans. They will guide you towards the jurisdiction which best suits your chosen activities, and present cost-effective options that match your budget.
We also offer package deals for start-ups located anywhere in the UAE, such as Commercial Trading License / Consultancy license / E-commerce license / Real Estate / Manufacturing License in Dubai.
Finalise company structure
The most common route to Setup a mainland business in the UAE is the safe and trusted vehicle of the Limited Liability Company (LLC), but there are other options too.
Our lawyers and professional management consultants undertake feasibility studies, due diligence, and corporate structuring/restructuring to help you set up the ideal company on UAE’s mainland:
Register trade name
The trade name of your new business must reflect your chosen activity, and it must get approved by the authorities before formal usage. Approval is subject to the trade name not already being in use by someone else, or it being previously registered. Further, the trade name must not offend public morals or the public order of the UAE.
You can check the availability of trade names on the websites of the Department of Economic Development (DED) in every emirate except Fujairah, where it is listed on Fujairah Municipality’s Rukhsati app. Licenced trade names can also be found on the UAE Ministry of Economy Unified Commercial Registration System, and the National Economic Register.
Alternatively, you can shortlist trade names that reflect the nature of your business, and our team will check its availability and secure its registration. When approved, the trade name will be followed by the acronym of your legal structure, ex: LLC, PLC or PJSC.
Get required approvals
We will assign you a company formation specialist who will do all the paperwork and complete all the processes to get you the Initial Approval. This early approval is a prerequisite for almost all ensuing steps towards setting up a business on the UAE mainland.
Thereafter, based on your chosen business activity, there may be other government approvals and translations of such approvals, and various attestations and notarisations. Carefully timed and co-ordinated, these steps will lead towards collection of the final approval – your UAE mainland company’s Trade License.
You may have a preference about where your new office needs to be located, but if you are unsure or are new to the UAE, our real estate consultants will offer their assistance with finding, confirming, and leasing or buying work premises.
There are multiple choices for new business set up in the UAE’s mainland, each catering to specific needs and budgets:
Comply with labour rules
If you do not wish to take up the process of procuring visas yourself, our immigration teams will handle everything on your behalf: opening an official governmental file, processing your Establishment Card, applying for the required number of employment and/or residence visas for members of staff and family. This also includes the verification, translation and attestation of various documents.
Open bank account
Opening a corporate bank account is an integral part of UAE mainland company formation. Businesses are legally required to separate personal and professional funds.
The UAE offers numerous choices, from prestigious international banks, well-established local banks and digital-only banks. Each offers distinct advantages to entrepreneurs, start-ups, small businesses, or large foreign corporations.
Our teams will lend you their expertise at making the right decision, and completing required documentation.
Seek professional support
Often, mainland company setup in Dubai can be overwhelming affair, to start operations immediately without a network of alliances and partnerships in place.