100% ownership in Dubai Mainland

Company formation experts in UAE

Owning a business in the UAE has been the dream of many. However, it is now possible as residents can now possess 100% ownership in Dubai mainland.

The government of UAE has announced that more than thousands of commercial business activities licenses can provide 100% Mainland Foreign Ownership in the UAE without any involvement of local nationals. Earlier entrepreneurs needed a UAE national individual or local UAE entity to hold 51% shares of their business but now this requirement is waived off by the government.

Why start a business in the UAE?

Compared to other places to start a business from scratch, mainland UAE is easily the preferred choice due to its strategic location, flexibility for employees, and growth of the business in the UAE, as well as, personal career.

Moreover, UAE is one of the safest destinations in the world, with endless scope for golden opportunities right across any corner. Some of them include:

  • 100% repatriation of the capital, & profit
  • Zero corporate or personal income taxes
  • Scope of multiple branches
  • Physical office in a commercially favorable location
  • Cost-effective company formation
  • Opportunity to trade with fellow mainland companies in the country
  • Business-friendly government & atmosphere

It is no surprise thousands of entrepreneurs across the globe are intrigued by the possibility of having a 100% Mainland Foreign Ownership in the UAE. After all, the process was easy & swift except for the sleep-inducing paperwork and government formalities involved while setting up a business with 100% Mainland Foreign Ownership in the UAE.

Probity Corporate takes care of all that boring work with tremendous responsibility. We provide the right support you need every step of the way.

Steps for UAE LLC Business Setup

The following steps will lead to a successful company integration in UAE’s mainland and also

  1. Determine business activity: Identifying your business activity will help you apply for the right kind of business license. Commercial, or Trading, Consultancy, Professional, and Industrial are the types of businesses allowed on the Mainland.
  2. Apply for legal forms: As per your company’s specific requirements, and business activity, select the legal type for your company.
  3. Choose a trade name: You must select a trade name for your business untied to any religious or cultural connotation and submit it to the authorities.
  4. Apply for pre-approval in DED: Mainland business licenses are issued and registered under the Department of Economic Development of a specific Emirate.
  5. MOAs & LSAs: MOA is the Memorandum of Associations, and LSA is the Local Sponsor Agreement that needs to be prepared beforehand and submitted.
  6. Setting up office: In the Emirate you have registered your company in, rented or bought a place to run an official workspace.
  7. Government approvals: There are lots of approvals required which are dependent on the business activities from various authorities before your company becomes legit. This also includes approvals from the Dubai Municipality, SIRA, Civil defense, Ministry of Health and Prevention, Police, etc.

The new rule announced by the government regarding 100% Mainland Foreign Ownership in the UAE is attracting investors from all over the world and it is also increasing the competition in the business market.

Documents required for UAE Mainland Business Setup
  • Registration and licensing applications
  • Proof of reserved trade name
  • Photocopy of passport and residence permit
  • UAE nationals will need a photocopy of the applicant’s naturalization identification
  • No-objection letters
  • Photocopy of the director’s passport
  • Permission from the court to practice business for applicants under 21 years
  • Government approvals

Types of licenses in UAE Mainland

For your business in the UAE to be considered legal, you must obtain one of the following business licenses:

  1. Commercial License: This license is for both general traders and specialized traders, who are a part of the commercial trading industry. A commercial license is also issued to businesses in other industries, like construction, transportation, stockpiling, communication, financial intermediation, real estate, and leasing.
  2. Professional License: Businesses like consultancy services, facilities management, tourism, etc provide their expertise as a form of service. A professional license allows them to do so while maintaining a complete 100% for foreign investors.
  3. Industrial License: Industrial license is for companies involved in manufacturing, production, and transformation of natural materials to final packaged goods.

Why choose Probity Corporate?

Probity corporate will assist you from A to Z in terms of registration of the mainland company to process the investor or partners' 3 years visas. We will also provide you with complete assistance in updating the UBO, ESR, and AML compliances. Everything you require to start your business is planned and executed here. Kickstart your business right here and right now. At Probity, we have a team of professionals specialized in their fields ready to assist you and provide detailed information regarding 100% foreign ownership of mainland UAE company.

All you need to do is: concentrate on the business because we’ll be taking care of the rest for you. Right from the licensing requirements to the filling and submission of application forms, everything is our responsibility. We are the top business setup consultants in Dubai for those who wish to take their entrepreneurship dream to the next level. Contact our experts to know more about 100% ownership in Dubai mainland.

Even if you want to start a company away from the Dubai Mainland, we are here to guide you at an affordable price. Right from seeking approvals from all the government and semi-government authorities to finding an ideal office space for your business, we’ll take care of just about everything.

  • The Probity Corporate team has over 20+ of on-field experience setting up businesses across diverse industries, building a bequest of superiority and accomplishment.
  • Probity Corporate is dedicated to bestowing highly specialized and personalized service to its clients. Our team of professional consultants will be accessible to help you at all times, and network with the UAE government authorities for smooth delivery.
  • We are well-known in the market for granting above standard company setup guidance without the huge costs.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q.1 Can I possess 100% of an LLC in the UAE?

The execution of the amendments created to the Commercial Companies Law initiated from June 1, 2021, and the emigrants can possess 100% ownership in Dubai Mainland for their business.

Q.2 Setting up a company in Dubai mainland can be done without a sponsor?

Yes, for the commercial or industrial licenses, Local UAE national is not required but for the professional licenses or services providing activities you require a UAE national as local services agent - LSA. However, LSA will not hold any shares in the company. An expat will have 100% foreign ownership of mainland UAE company.

Q.3 What is meant by a mainland license in Dubai?

All business units that come under professional, commercial, and establishment registered under the Dubai Economic Department (DED) are called Dubai Mainland license.

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