Mainland Company Formation in Dubai

The mainland company formation in Dubai is one of the on-demand services we offer for investors and entrepreneurs. The mainland by definition is the external onshore area out of the free zone that is commonly used in UAE to start a Business. The infrastructure and amenities on the mainland are well-known for being business-friendly.

Mainland company formation in Dubai is still the first choice for most foreign investors while establishing their businesses in the UAE. The license issuing authority in the mainland is the Department of Economic Development (DED). It was established in 1992 to organize and regulate the Business in UAE and enhance its development and growth.

For mainland business setup in Dubai, a UAE National, also known as a Local sponsor or Local service agent, is required. A local sponsor is necessary for a commercial license to license a minimum of license shares. For Professional support, ex-pat can be 100% owner but still require a local service agent.

Perks of Mainland Company Formation

There are a plethora of perks of mainland company formation in Dubai as listed below:

- Flexibility to do the Business all across UAE.
- No minimum capital is required.
- Ease of getting office space at affordable price having the flexibility to rent office anywhere on the mainland.
- No yearly audit is required.
- No corporate or personal tax.

Types of Licenses

commercial There are three types of licenses when starting your journey of mainland company formation in Dubai:


Trading and commercial activities


Professional services and other services like artisans


Manufacturing and industrial activity

Legal types

Key steps for Mainland Business Setup Dubai

There are some crucial steps for Mainland company formation in Dubai as shown below:

- Limited Liability Company
- Public joint-stock company
- Private joint-stock company
- Civil company
- Sole Establishment
- Branch of a local or GCC company
- Foreign branch company
- Branch of a Free zone company
- Trade name reservation
- Initial approval
- External approval (for certain activities if required)
- Court Notarization (Memorandum of Articles and Association/Civil agreement/local service agent agreement)
- Selection of office space (EJARI)
- Final licenses and issuance of license
- Issuance of company establishment Immigration card and Labour card
- Visa processing
- Opening of a corporate bank account
Forming a company on the mainland can be a complicated and time-consuming process. An expert in company formation in the UAE, Freezoner provides the best business setup services for forming a company on the mainland. Contact us for a complimentary consultation today!!
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