Mainland is commonly used Jurisdiction 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 entrepreneurs and foreign investors while establishing their business in 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 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. And for Professional support, ex-pat can be 100% owner but still require a local service agent.