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Business setup in Dubai
in 7 easy steps.

You can now setup your business Dubai, issued by Dubai Economic Department which is the most affordable.

When looking for a country in which to start a business, the UAE – and particularly Dubai – is often at the top of the list.

Dubai is known for its minimal bureaucracy, its key global position, and, of course, its incredibly attractive tax rate – still at 0% on both personal and corporate incomes.

Many are also attracted by just how easy it is to start a new business in Dubai, regardless of how familiar you are with the UAE and its corporate practices.

If you’re looking to set up a business in Dubai, here’s a simple step-by-step guide to help you get familiar with the process.

License Packages


  • DED Trade License Payment Voucher
  • Corporate Sponsorship (Commercial) /Local Service Agent (Professional)
  • 3 Visa Quota for employees
  • Co working space in Dubai

Commercial License AED 24,675Professional License AED 24,150


  • DED Trade License Payment Voucher
  • Corporate Sponsorship (Commercial) /Local Service Agent (Professional)
  • 3 Visa Quota for employees
  • 1 Partner Visa, Inc of Medical Test & EID
  • Co working space in Dubai


Commercial License AED 33,075Professional License AED 30,975

Starting a company in Dubai can be a very straightforward process. When done correctly, it is possible to set up a business in Dubai in just seven simple steps.

The first, and one of the most important, steps when setting up here is choosing your business activities. These will determine where you can set up and what license you require.

There are several licenses available in the UAE. The one that is right for you will depend almost entirely on you chosen business activities.

Choosing a company name is a hugely important step in setting up your business in Dubai, UAE. You must abide by a strict, yet easy to follow, set of naming conventions. Our company set up expert can help you with this step.

There are two common business types in the UAE – mainland companies and free zone companies.

Free zones such offer benefits such as a quick and easy incorporation process, financial incentives such as tax exemptions and zero currency restrictions. Meanwhile, mainland businesses can trade directly with the UAE market and take on potentially lucrative government contracts.

Whether making your application yourself or through a company formation agent, you are usually only required to provide a few details and some basic documentation, including:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport copy of the proposed owner or owners
  • Two colour passport size photos.

The process of applying for your visa, as well as those of your employees, is straightforward.
The maximum number of visas you can apply for will depend on the size of your company, your chosen setup and, for dependant visas, your personal earnings.

Strict money laundering regulations can make it difficult for overseas entrepreneurs to access corporate banking facilities. Working with an expert in the field makes for a much smoother process.

When you work with a company formation expert, you get access to their connections with both local and international banks. Many company formation agents will also arrange meetings for you in branch if required.

Getting your business setup in Dubai, UAE

If you’re armed with the right knowledge, setting up a business in the UAE doesn’t have to be overly complex.
It’s a good idea to work with a company formation specialist such as Business Incorporation Zone (BIZ) when establishing a new company in the UAE.

We are a team of company registration professionals who are passionate about bringing the dreams of aspiring entrepreneurs and SMEs to life.

As well as handling your license application, BIZ can also assist with the opening of corporate bank accounts and advise on the most appropriate financial institution to suit your specific needs.

Getting your business setup in Dubai, UAE

  • Access to UNLIMITED employment visas
  • Package includes Dubai Mainland license, Corporate Sponsorship and Office Space
  • 100% ownership – depending on business activity
  • Flexibility to conduct business throughout the UAE
  • Dedicated Account Management Team
  • Wide array of business activities from all industries
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