Setup Your Company In Dubai Mainland
A Dubai Mainland license enables entrepreneurs to conduct business activities within and beyond the UAE. Issued by Dubai’s Department of Economic Development (DED), it is available in professional and commercial categories. The DED-issued trade license offers premium advantages. Registering a company in Dubai does not require a physical office space, making Profound’s co-working DED package an ideal solution for a seamless start.
Limited Liability Company
Branch Office of Local & Foreign Companies
Single Person LLC
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Switching from free zone to mainland
Switching from a free zone business structure to a mainland company in Dubai offers crucial benefits for business expansion. While free zones provide conveniences and pre-packaged business inclusions, they have limitations. To ensure long-term prosperity, transitioning to a mainland company is recommended. With the assistance of a UAE national sponsor or company formation specialist, the switch can be a shrewd and manageable move for foreign entrepreneurs.
Mainland Business Setup
Steps to Establishing a Business in Dubai Mainland License
The Mainland Company formation process includes initial consultations, name reservation, document preparation, choosing the legal structure, drafting the Memorandum of Association and Local Service Agreement, obtaining the necessary approvals and licenses, and finally, registering the company.
Yes, Profound offers ongoing support to Mainland Companies even after formation. We provide a range of post-incorporation services, including visa processing, accounting, bookkeeping, tax compliance, HR support, and more to help your business thrive in the UAE.
The timeline for Mainland Company formation can vary depending on the business type, approvals required, and other factors. Our team strives to expedite the process, but it typically takes a few weeks to complete.
Licensing requirements vary depending on the business activity. Obtaining the correct licenses is essential to ensure compliance with local regulations. Profound will guide you through the licensing process to obtain the necessary permits for your business.
While certain business activities may allow 100% foreign ownership in specific sectors, many Mainland Companies require a local partner with at least 51% ownership. However, there are ways to structure shareholding agreements to protect the interests of foreign investors.
Mainland Companies can be established as Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Sole Proprietorships, Civil Companies, or Professional Companies, depending on the nature of the business and the requirements of the shareholders.
Yes, Profound offers end-to-end Mainland Company formation services. Our team will handle all the necessary procedures, documentation, and government interactions, making the process seamless and efficient for you.