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The United Arab Emirates is a prosperous and rapidly growing country with a thriving economy. The UAE’s strong infrastructure, favorable tax and regulatory environment, and skilled workforce has made it one of the most attractive destinations for foreign investment in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The country’s economy is diversified, with major sectors including oil and gas, tourism, real estate, logistics, and finance. The UAE offers a stable and secure business environment, with a high level of political stability, safety, and security, making it an ideal location for businesses looking to expand their operations in the region.

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    Why UAE

    100% Business Ownership

    Allows foreign investors a 100% ownership of their business, reiterating the countries commitment to facilitate business, attract and sustain foreign investments, and uphold its global competitive edge.

    Favourable Tax Environment

    Enables investors and businessmen to gain maximum profit in virtually zero-tax conditions.

    Connecting Worlds

    Acts as a gateway to two-thirds of the world’s most attractive growth markets.

    Ease of doing business

    Ranks 1st regionally and 16th globally on ‘Ease of Doing Business’, enabled by supportive government processes, policies and digital services.

    Empowering Government

    Leads the region in governance, government effectiveness, political stability, and quality of regulation.

    UAE Jurisdictions


    A mainland company is an onshore company licensed by the Department of Economic Development (DED) of the related emirate which is allowed to do business in the local market as well as outside UAE without any restriction. When it comes to company formation in Dubai, Mainland is the most popular and pragmatic choice as it has the maximum benefits that the country has to offer in setting up businesses.
    However, there are certain regulations that one has to follow in the process, one of them being – One UAE national has to mandatorily hold at least 51% of the total equity in any commercial company, except in the following cases:

    • Business activities that permit 100% Foreign Ownership
    • Businesses located in Free Zones
    • Partnerships between GCC companies and UAE National
    • Business activities that permit 100% Local Ownership

    The type of license will determine if one needs a local partner (Commercial and Industrial license) or a Local Service Agent(Professional License), Professional license is required when an individual or a group individuals provide their expert service, and the business is 100% owned by the expatriate. The local Service agent act as representatives in administrative dealings with government departments. The local service agent does not hold a stake in the business and is instead paid an annual fee for their service.


    The Meydan Free Zone is strategically located inside The Meydan Hotel. The Free Zone looks out onto the famous Meydan Racecourse hosting the Dubai World Cup and The Track; Meydan Golf attracts some of the finest stars from all around the world. It is situated 15 minutes away from Dubai International Airport, with close proximity to the hustle and bustle of the city centre and mere minutes away from Downtown Dubai and the iconic Burj Khalifa.

    For new businesses looking to establish or expand, Meydan Free Zone offers efficient, seamless and cost-effective startup options from over 1500 business activities to choose from. All businesses operate under Limited Liability Company (LLC) licenses and enjoy a robust, secure and equip company with a vibrant community where you can work, live and play.

    Shams Free Zone is one of the preferred choices amongst new entrepreneurs considering the various available jurisdictions in the UAE. Sharjah being deemed to represent the cultural and historical side of the UAE, opens the door for future small and medium-sized businesses to be able to compete in the market.

    Sharjah, is third largest Emirate of the UAE, the region is a thriving economic zone offering numerous incentives to business owners and start-ups. With the opening of its three Free Zones, Sharjah is on a fast-track to steer its economy by revolutionizing industrial and commercial sectors.

    SPC Free Zone is one of the most centrally located and easily accessible free zone in the UAE, where we not only provide you with business-friendly legislation to operate your company and provide you with various business support services that allow you to start growing your business successfully.

    SPC provide 1, 2, 5 and 10 years trade license duration options, more than 1,500 business activities in commercial, services, trading, and e-commerce, 100% foreign ownership, you can combine up to 5 activities from different categories, unlimited number of shareholders and an unlimited number of visas under one trade license. SPC also offers Dual licenses (Mainland and Free Zone), zero paid-up share capital, office facilities open 24 hours with security services along with a co-working space.

    Fujairah is the fifth largest of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates and is the only one with a coastline on the Gulf of Oman. The Fujairah Free Zone has increasingly become a popular choice amongst entrepreneurs to set-up their business owing to its Accessibility, connectivity and Economy.

    There are two major Free Zones in Fujairah – the Fujairah Creative City and the Fujairah Free Zone. Both offer a wide variety of license types and are highly cost effective. Fujairah Creative City focuses on a broad spectrum of business fields including media, events, consulting, education, communication and marketing, music and entertainment, design and technology. Fujairah Free Zone is adjacent to the Port of Fujairah and close to the Fujairah International Airport. It focuses on trading entities, service providers, logistics companies and manufacturers.

    Ras Al Khaimah Economic Zone (RAKEZ) is a leading business and industrial hub strategically located in the heart of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and offers wide-ranging customized solutions to investors from all over the globe.

    RAKEZ offers free zone and non-free zone entity formations, and provides its clients easy access to fast-growing markets in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South and Central Asia through the major logistical hubs available in the emirate. These include five seaports, an international airport and multi-lane superhighways. Committed to meet individual company needs, RAKEZ provides a variety of facility choices such as Flexi facilities, standard offices, executive offices, warehouses and land plots for development across specialised zones.

    The integrated trade, logistics and industrial hub of Abu Dhabi. It is a next-generation platform for trade, logistics and manufacturing. Kizad promises to change the face of doing business in the region through the success of KIZAD’s onshore structure and the benefits of an offshore free zone. KIZAD offers a wide range of business solutions that are suitable for all types of business activities such as manufacturing, logistics, trade and distribution.

    Whether you are a small start-up or an established large-scale business, KIZAD can offer customised business facilities spread across its Free Zone and DomesticTariff Areas.

    Ajman Free Zone encourage investing capitals, and provide the appropriate climate for such investment, by way of contributing in drawing up the general policies and providing information, preparing studies, executing projects, organizing expositions and conferences, and other constructive activities, and by the help of national efforts and qualified human cadres, who contribute in achieving the economic growth and the welfare of Ajman’s Society and that of the United Arab Emirates.

    Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a vibrant and multifaceted business ecosystem. Its impressive features include a thriving professional community, an independent judicial system, a regulatory framework, a global financial exchange, captivating architecture, and comprehensive support services.  

    Beyond business, DIFC offers an exceptional blend of lifestyle elements such as modern office spaces, retail outlets, cafes and restaurants, art galleries, residential apartments, public green areas, and hotels. This combination of work and lifestyle amenities makes DIFC the ultimate destination where businesses flourish, professionals thrive, and a vibrant community thrives. 

    Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) is a renowned global financial centre on Al Maryah Island. It comprises three distinct entities: the Registration Authority (RA), the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA), and ADGM Courts. ADGM has gained recognition for its commitment to international standards and practices, transparent regulatory frameworks, business-friendly operations, adoption of English Common Law, and establishment of an independent legal jurisdiction. Moreover, ADGM has forged robust local and international partnerships, enabling it to offer outstanding services and opportunities for its thriving business community to flourish. 


    Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA) is a global leader among free zones, pivotal in the UAE’s reputation as a thriving business hub. With over 7,500 companies from 135 countries, JAFZA offers unmatched access to markets across the MENA region. Many businesses choose JAFZA as their regional headquarters, benefiting from its reputation and facilitating global connectivity. QIncorp specializes in assisting companies in setting up offshore businesses within JAFZA, allowing them to become integral parts of a dynamic business community in the UAE. 

    Ajman Free Zone is a progressive business ecosystem accommodating many onshore and offshore businesses. With a favourable environment for trading, consultancy, and holding companies, it presents diverse opportunities. Strategically located in Ajman, near the seaport and within convenient reach of two airports, it ensures excellent accessibility and connectivity. As one of the UAE’s oldest and most esteemed free zones, Ajman Free Zone attracts businesses of all scales, from freelancers to light manufacturing and trading companies. Notably, it offers competitive fees and flexible payment plans, making it an appealing choice for startups and entrepreneurs looking to establish their ventures from the ground up.

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    Interested in setting up a business in Qatar but don’t know where to start? One of our accredited advisors will be happy to walk you through the process of business setup in Qatar, while offering initial guidance based on your business activities and what requirements you need for your new company.