Licensing / Company Setup – commercial

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There are many hurdles and red tape involved in setting a company in Dubai. At Emirates Reality Commercial, our specialists will be able to advise you exactly what you need to do to make this happen! Our consultants are not only experts in commercial real estate but have a clear understanding of what is needed to move to each next stage and there are many stages you will experience before you receive a formal ‘trade license’ and office space.

With several government entities offering both free zone and non free zone status for your company the correct advice is essential in ensuring you follow the required procedures which will save time and expense. After having qualified your requirement, our specialist would be able to advise the best procedure for you and will either assist you in your application or refer you to one of our approved partners who will provide the services required in order to complete you company/license registration.

In turn, this helpful and accurate advice will enable you to move very quickly with your process of setup and you will operating your new company in no time at all. With the lack of specialist in the market, many clients have had ‘bad’ advice and have not been able to setup their company with ease and speed. We at Emirates Reality Commercial will ensure this does not happen to you!

There are three main free zone areas which are Tecom, Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT) (DMCC) and Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA). In these free zones you can register a company with 100% ownership.

Everywhere else in Dubai, such as Tecom ‘C’, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay & Dubai Marina would be considered as a ‘local’ trade license area. There are other areas which would fall under the ‘local’ license area but the ones mentioned are the main areas of interest. With a local trade license you would be required to involve an Emirati who would have share hold in your company. This is not to be of any concern but there would be further paperwork and agreements in place. Emirates Realty Commercial consultants will advise you on this further once they understand your requirements and business needs.

We at Emirates Realty Commercial are constantly in touch with the various government offices allowing us to keep up to date with any changes there may be and in turn our advice to you will always be kept up to date.

Contact us now and speak to a commercial specialist today