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Business Setup In Dubai Mainland

Mainland Company Setup

Business Setup In Dubai Mainland

Mainland Company Formation

Alfa Zone have numerous experience with setting up various kinds, sizes, and structure and 100% expat claimed companies on the UAE Mainland. Business Setup in Dubai Mainland can be completed instantly with proper documents in a day. UAE business license is mainly divided into Mainland, Free Zone and Offshore on geographical basis. Mainland Business License is the only license which deals with B2B and B2C clients unlike the Free Zone Business License have limitation on their business activities to B2C.

Business setup in Dubai mainland allows the companies to carry out their business activity with local and international market which is not possible with Free Zone business license.  

The only limitation of Mainland Business License is that an expat cannot have 100% ownership except for sole ownership company and this limitation was thrown out by UAE government in the month of June 2021, and an expat can own 100% ownership (expect for real estate company in UAE).  

Our Amazing Prices For Obtaining Mainland License

Mainland Commercial License

AED 12,000 / year
  • Commercial License
  • Local Sponsor not required
  • 100% Foreign Ownership
  • License Vouncher Fees
  • Free Company Stamp
  • Free Website Domain
  • Free Logo Design

4-Steps Of Business Setup In Dubai Mainland

Steps Of Mainland Company Formation

Business Setup in Dubai Mainland can be completed within 4 steps, are as follows: Prepare the documentations, Get the Business License, Start the Visa Process and Open A Bank Account are the four board steps of business formation in mainland.

Alfa Zone Businessmen Services will help you to complete all these 4 steps of business setup in a day instantly and get your business license without any hardship which you may face while doing yourself. We also provide all other businessmen services like Digital Marketing & Web Development, Accounting, PRO Services.

Prepare the Documentation

We offer business setup across UAE with the choice of Free Zone, Mainland or Off Shore. Helps in preparation of required to documents.

Start the Visa Process

Get Your Visa Approval Within 24-Hours.

Get the Business License

Get A Business License Easily, Whether in Free Zone, Mainland or Offshore.

Open a Bank Account

0% Easy Payment Plan(EPP) Plan with our Partnered Banks.

Why Business Setup In Dubai Mainland ?

Business Setup In Dubai Mainland is the most preferred license in United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Business Setup in Dubai Mainland is the best license for entrepreneurs who want their business operations in the local market. There are mainly three types of licenses according to their geographical location. They are Mainland Business License, Free Zone Business License and Offshore Business License.

With Mainland License can operate business activities with the local and international clients whereas other licenses like Free Zone business license have limitation to operate in local market.

100% Foreign Ownership with Mainland Business License
For a professional company with 100% foreign or expat ownership should have a local service agent. But the local sponsor can issue power of attorney and their involvement in day to day operations can be eliminated. By issuing power of attorney by local sponsor, it’s not required to share profits with him rather than some amount of sponsor fees.

Business Setup In Dubai Mainland with 100% Ownership

A Local Sponsor is no longer required to get a Dubai mainland license as per the latest resolution passed by the Government Of Dubai on June 2021. Expats or foreign investors can now start a mainland business with 100% ownership same as Free Zone Business License. Dubai Department Of Economic Development (DED), have added more than 1,000 commercial and industrial activities included in the list of 100 % foreign ownership.

Why Mainland License From Alfa Zone ?

Alfa Zone experts have been into business setup for more than 10 years

Mainland Business Setup in dubai

Mainland License Offers & Freebies

Alfa Zone Businessmen Services is the only consultant in UAE which offers company logo, business card, company stamp, website domain free of cost along with best Mainland Business License.

Our Dubai mainland company formation experts will guide you through the best options of company formation in Mainland according to the requirements of the entrepreneurs across the globe. Dubai Expo 2021 months away, it is truly an exciting time to begin establishing a business presence in the Emirates.

Mainland Company Formation

Business Setup in Dubai Mainland is a company registered under Dubai DED (Department of Economic Development). It means that if you choose to conduct business in Dubai Mainland, you will need to register a business entity with the DED, which will then provide you a business license to start doing business in UAE.

                              Foreign investors may start their business in a partnership where 51% ownership of the company belongs to UAE nationals or choose a Sole Establishment company formation to own 100% of shares. However, some business activities are reserved for UAE nationals only like real estate business in UAE

                              Shareholders must fulfill the formation documents and processes, which is included the appointment of a manager by the Memorandum of Association (MOA) or Service Agreement, for a limited or an unlimited period. 

Types Of Mainland Business Licenses

Business Setup in Dubai Mainland or in UAE, is a company which is registered under Dubai DED (Department of Economic Development) office. 100% foreign ownership was not possible for mainland business license but after June 2021 UAE government passed the resolution.  

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Commercial License

Requires Commercial License for all trading activities.

Industrial License

Requires Industrial License for conducting manufacturing activities

Professional License

Requires Professional License which covers professionals, services, craftsmen and artisans.

Tourism License

Restaurants, Travel agencies, Cruise boat rental, Tourist camps

Agricultural License

Arable and livestock farms and fisheries owners requires Agricultural License

Benefits

  • Mainland allows foreign entrepreneurs to trade/operate directly with the local market
  • Pitching for a host of private and government projects that are not available to Free Zone or professional services companies without a local partner
  • 100% repatriation of the capital
  • 0% corporate and personal income taxes
  • A mainland can have more than one branch
Mainland DED License

Documents Required for Mainland Business Setup

Cost Of Mainland License

Commercial License Dubai (Local + 1 Expat)

Mainland License + Local Sponsor Fees

1

Intial Approval

Govt. Fees

One-time

AED 120

2

Name Approval

Govt.Fees

One-time

AED 620

3

Notarization Of MOA

Govt. Fees

One-time

AED 1500

4

License Fees

Govt. Fees

Every Year

AED 10,000 (APPROX)

Additional Fees as per the License

Annual Rent's 25% levied (now exempted)

Govt. Fees

Every Year

AED 250

Trade Name Charges (only for foreign trade names. Arabic Trade name will not be charged)

Govt. Fees

Ever Year

AED 2000 - AED 3000

Professional License Dubai (Sole Proprietorship)

Mainland License + Local Sponsor Fees

1

Initial Approval

Govt. Fees

One-time

AED 120

2

Name Approval

Govt. Fees

One-time

AED 620

3

Notarization of MOA

Govt. Fees

One-time

AED 900

4

License Fees

Govt. Fees

Every Year

AED 5600 (APPROX)

Additional Fees as per the License

1

Foreign Name Charges 
(No charges for Arabic Name)

Govt. Fees

Every Year

AED 2000

Benefits Of Mainland Company Setup

  • Mainland allows foreign entrepreneurs to trade/operate directly with the local market
  • Pitching for a host of private and government projects that are not available to Free Zone or professional services companies without a local partner
  • 100% repatriation of the capital
  • 0% corporate and personal income taxes
  • A mainland can have more than one branch

Requirements

  • Foreign company owners have to appoint local sponsors. These local sponsors hold 51% shares of the company. Remaining 49% shares will be owned by company owners.

  • In case of professional license, foreigners hold 100% shares of their business. But they will appoint a local service agent for their assistance.

  • Minimum office space required for any company in Dubai mainland is 200 sq ft.

  • Approval from DED (Department of Economic Development), DM (Dubai Municipality), MoL (Ministry of Labour), MoI (Ministry of Interior) and other related authorities are mandatory for Dubai mainland company formation.

Requirements Of Mainland Company Setup

  • Foreign company owners have to appoint local sponsors. These local sponsors hold 51% shares of the company. Remaining 49% shares will be owned by company owners.

  • In case of professional license, foreigners hold 100% shares of their business. But they will appoint a local service agent for their assistance.

  • Minimum office space required for any company in Dubai mainland is 200 sq ft.

  • Approval from DED (Department of Economic Development), DM (Dubai Municipality), MoL (Ministry of Labour), MoI (Ministry of Interior) and other related authorities are mandatory for Dubai mainland company formation.

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Mainland Company Legal Structure

Sole Ownership

LLC (Limited Liability Company)

Civil Company

— Branch

— Subsidiary

Representative Office

Steps Of Business Setup In Dubai Mainland

Steps To Acquire Mainland Business License from DED (Department Of Economic Department) 

01. Select your business activity

02. Choose your business legal Structure

03. Get approval for both business activity and Trade name

04. Find a trusted service agent or local Partner

05. Apply for initial License approval

06. Prepare for the MOA and Court Notarization.

07. Create Tenancy Contract

08. Get License Approved

09.Getting an establishment card and apply for visa

10. Open A Company’s Bank Account

Dubai Business Setup DED-Department Of Economic Development

Government Department from where Dubai Mainland Business License issued.

It is a government body which takes care of economic agenda of the emirate of Dubai, UAE. It aims for emirate’s structural development, innovative business and service hub to improve the productivity of the economy.

Special Approvals for Dubai Mainland Company Formation

Visa Quota on Mainland Business License

Total number of Visas allowed on Mainland Business License

The number of Visas are not limited on Mainland Business License. Dubai Department Of Economic Development (DED) office permits Visa quotas on the basis of the area in which company operates. For every 9 sqm one visa can be applied, so bigger the office more visas can be applied. Ministry Of Labor (MOL) issues an e-quota (electronic quota) for all the companies in Mainland which shows their visa eligibilities. Visa quota can be increase according to the requirement of the company.

Note : Outdoor sales staff/PRO and driver/messenger visas are exempt from this condition.

 

 

Locations For Business Setup In Dubai Mainland

Locations for Mainland Company Setup

Jumeirah Mainland company formation

JUMEIRAH

Business setup in UAE, in particular Dubai, Jumeirah is the one of the best area for large and small investors. It includes clusters of buildings starting from A - Y. Access to Dubai metro is ease that connects the whole city

Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai Business Setup

SHEIKH ZAYED ROAD

Company Formation in Sheikh Zayed Road is prestigious. It is one of the most demanded business license in Dubai

Business Bay Company Setup Dubai

BUSINESS BAY

Business Bay is knows as Business district hub. It is a perfect location for both small start-ups and large established companies

Al Quoz Company Formation Dubai

Al QUOZ

Al Quoz is located at Western side of Dubai. It is known as industrial sector of dubai. Company formed in Al Quoz are basically large warehouses, garages, etc and many labour accommodations are there.

Al Qusais Company Formation Dubai

Al QUSAIS

Al Qusais is a mix of residential and industrial areas. It is located at the outskirts of Dubai. It is very cost effective company registration in Dubai Mainland.

Deira Business Setup In Dubai

DEIRA

Company formation in Deira is the most cost effective in Dubai Mainland. It is best suitable for small traders, SME's, small shops. Deira is covered with old traditional shops like souks.

Cost Calculated on Mainland Company Registration

How the cost for mainland license is calculated ?

Costs of the business setup in Dubai Mainland include:

  • Department of Economic Development (DED) charges a nominal fee in which it allows the entrepreneurs to operate for six months. After the completion of the documentation Dubai DED office allows the operation for 6 months with the nominal fee paid initially.
  • Charges for Trade Name: Trade name or business name is the name in which business operates. Cost depends upon the name you have selected.
    Cost of registering a trading name includes
    1. reservation fees
    2. commercial name fees
    3. foreign company name fees
  • Physical office : It is mandatory to have a physical office in Dubai Mainland to get the business license.

     

  • Preparation and Attestation of Memorandum of Association (MoA) :  which is kind of agreement in which details of  LLC shareholders and its cost depends on the share capital.
  • Draft LLC contract : It should be available both in Arabic and English.
  • DED fees: It include

    1. Annual charges
    2. One-time LLC registration fee plus a Mainland trade license fee.

    Mainland license costs varies from business to business. In some type of license, DED will ask for the deposit.

  • Commercial license fee:  It is widely known by the name Ejari which should be paid annually. 
  • Dubai chamber of commerce fees:  This fee is charged annually and charges varies from business activity in LLC.
  • Commercial services improvement fees:  This charge is to be paid along with other charges annually.
  • Administrative services fee:  This fee is a one-time fee which is charged by DED all the paperwork and documentation.

Additional fees depending upon Business activity: 

  • General trading company formation: which is a one-time fee
  • Contracting license: which is another one-time fee
  • Real estate brokers company : charged by the Economic Department
  • Government charges:  It includes 5% of office rent and 20% of warehousing, etc

FAQ's Of Business Setup In Dubai Mainland

Frequently Asked Questions on Dubai Mainland Company Formation

1. Prepare the Documentation

Documentation for business license in Dubai, UAE is different according to their geographical location.  We helps in preparation of required documentation for business license in Dubai, UAE

2. Get a Business License

Entrepreneur should decide from where to get the license.

(i)   Mainland Business Setup License
(ii)  Free Zone Business Setup License
(iii) Offshore Business Setup License


3. To start with Visa Processing

After receiving the business license approval we will proceed for visa application and get it approved within 24 hours. 

Major visa services includes

(i)    Tourist visa
(ii)   Investor visa
(iii)  Work visa
(iv)  Family visa
(v)   Business visa
(vi)  Maid visa, and more.

VISA PROCESS IN DUBAI
First of all should apply for entry permit, Emirates identity card and resident visa. Once receives residence visa, he can apply for work permit or labour card. All these approvals are done from different government departments where a lot of time and efforts are invested.

Alfa Zone Businessmen Services have a years of expertise in business setup services and visa processing services makes all of your approvals with ease and cost effective. 

4. Open a Bank Account

A Business or Company without corporate bank account is meaningless. To open a corporate bank account, involves 3 steps.

1. Get a business license
2. Have the necessary documents
3. Choose the right bank

To open corporate bank account you need to submit certain documents like

  • Copy of the Emirates ID card
  • Company Trade License
  • Certificate of Registration
  • Lease Agreement
  • Passport copies for shareholders and authorized signatories
  • Company Memorandum & Articles of Association

However, opening a corporate bank account in Dubai / UAE can be hassle-free and quick with Alfa Zone Businessmen Services. Help our clients to choose their bank account opening accordingly to their corporate structure or trade license activity. 

Cost of Mainland Business License starts from AED 10,000. The cost of mainland business license varies according to the type and geographical location of the business

The main attractions of establishing an entity in one of the UAE’s Free Zones is that there are no foreign ownership restrictions and companies are governed by an independent Free Zone Authority (FZA), which is responsible for issuing operating licenses and regulating the activities of companies within the Free Zone.

There are many different Free Zones and each has its own requirements concerning permitted activities as well as office space. It tends to be a cheaper and easier process than an LLC

No, since 100% foreign ownership is now possible Free Zones Business License and for onshore UAE-based businesses.

Yes, you are required to have a physical address in the country. To even qualify for a license, you’ll need to have a valid lease for an office or warehouse space.

It’s completely depends upon what kind of business license that have applied whether it’s an LLC or a Free Zone Company. It will also vary depending on which Free Zone and if the company has an individual or corporate shareholder.

It’s usually said that it can be formed within 48 hours, but in reality, it will take anywhere from 1 – 2 weeks.

Mainland License doesn’t have any restriction on number of visa’s. Dubai DED office permits visa on the basis of office space in which company operates. For every 9 sqm one visa can be applied, so bigger the office more visa’s can be applied.

Alfa Zone Businessmen Services works with all government entities. 

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