UAE mainland license is required for businesses that operate within the geographic boundaries of UAE mainland. This type of license allows businesses to conduct commercial activities in Dubai’s local market and beyond, without any restrictions.
Obtaining a UAE mainland license also provides businesses with a range of benefits, such as the ability to rent a office space anywhere in UAE mainland, the ability to sponsor employees and family members for visas, and the ability to apply for bank accounts and other financial services.
In summary, obtaining a UAE mainland license is essential for businesses operating in UAE’s local market, as it allows them to comply with local regulations, operate legally, and access a range of benefits.
The process of establishing a company in the UAE involves only a few simple steps, in all seven emirates. Establishing a company typically involves identifying the location, specifying the nature of the business, and paying ascribed fees, for the issuance of a commercial license.
One of the world’s most vibrant and business-friendly cities is Dubai & Abu Dhabi. Here are the procedures to take if you want to establish a business in Dubai’s & Abu Dhabi’s mainland:
1. Choose your business License & activity: Depending on the nature of your business, you may need to apply for specialized licenses from a few government agencies, including the Ministry of Economy, the Dubai’s or Abu Dhabi’s Municipality, and the Dubai or Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
You must choose your business activity before you can establish a mainland firm in Dubai or Abu Dhabi from the following activities
The UAE offers 6 main types of economic licenses:
2. Type of company: Determine your firm’s legal structure, such as whether it will be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a limited liability company. (LLC).
Legal forms of businesses in the UAE
3. Reserve Name: Following your selection of a legal structure, you must reserve your company name with the DED. Your company name needs to be distinctive and adhere to DED regulations.
4. Initial Approval & MOA: Obtain initial approval: You must submit a thorough business plan and other necessary documentation to the DED in order to receive initial approval.
A Memorandum of Association (MOA) is required if the legal form of the company is a civil company, limited liability company, public shareholding company, or private shareholding company. A local service agent agreement (LSA) is required if it is a sole proprietorship.
5. Choose Your Business Location: To establish your business, you’ll need to rent office space on Dubai’s mainland or Abu Dhabi’s mainland. Certain specifications, including a minimum size and placement inside a designated business area, must be met by the office space.
6. Open a corporate bank account: In order to conduct business in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, you must first open a corporate bank account.
7. Hire Employees: After you’ve established your business, you can hire staff and secure work permits for them in Dubai or Abu Dhabi.
8. Apply for Additional Government Approvals: In some cases, additional approvals from government entities governing certain business activities are required.
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