Sole proprietorship in UAE

Is a Sole Proprietorship For You?

UAE has one of the most modern legislation that allows simple business setup for both small and large investors. Sole proprietorship in UAE is a legal entity owned or operated by a single individual with a trade license issued in his/her own name. The owner takes up all the responsibilities of entity including the financial liabilities. Any business establishments that practice professional services and don’t extend to any commercial business are exempted from the CCL or Commercial Companies Law. But, it’s essential to be licensed by the Department of Economic Development or DED. We can help you with incorporating a Sole Establishment in Dubai or anywhere in the United Arab Emirates.

Unlike establishing a LLC or Limited Liability Company, which has at least 51% of shares registered at GCC/UAE national sponsor. Sole proprietorship business in UAE or a qualified foreign investor who practice professional service is granted complete ownership in the company.

Businesses that are owned by foreign national appoint a local service agent to help in obtaining licenses, visas, etc. In most of the case, LSA have no direct involvement in the business. A&A Associate LLC is capable of acting as local service agent.

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Key steps to setting up an Establishment or Sole Proprietorship in UAE:

The documents required for registration and approval will include,

Advantages of a Sole Proprietorship in UAE or an Establishment

Usually, sole proprietorship in Dubai can be set up by both foreign and local citizens in the Emirate. Establishing a sole proprietorship in Dubai requires a UAE national or national of the GCC. Foreign entrepreneurs who wish to open sole establishments in Dubai will require a local sponsor with a residence permit. In such case, sponsor can be Dubai Company or national.

At A&A Associate, we have a track record of having helped entrepreneurs establish their businesses on the mainland as well as in free zones. Our friendly company formation experts do whatever it takes, guiding you patiently through the paperwork so that your application for a Business License is approved in record time.

We are backed by a team of knowledgeable legal experts, who ensure that everything is above board. This way, you don’t have to worry about anything. You can focus on doing what you do best – running your business.

We also have professional accountants and audit experts on board who can assist you with all your financial accounting needs. An Annual Audit is mandatory for all companies set up on the mainland, and our solutions have been helpful to many.

For more details, get in touch with us.

Establishment or Sole Proprietorship in UAE – FAQs

Expatriates are allowed to form sole establishments only for practicing professional services, such as management, medical, engineering and IT consultancies or similar services.
Yes, we can open a bank account in any of the UAE banks

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Nida Siddiqua
Nida Siddiqua
Company Formation Specialist

Passionate on immense challenges, Sonia is a distinctive performer in A&A Associate. She is an innovative professional with a clear vision to provide world-class advisory services to her clients. She emerged as a free zone business setup expert with comprehensive capabilities and path-breaking initiatives.

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