Setting up a Business in Dubai

For some UAE business activities, such as construction, trading, and certain oil and gas services, UAE law requires companies to obtain a mainland license. Also, if you want the freedom to do business anywhere in the UAE without restriction to a specific free zone, then choosing a mainland license will open up the country’s entire market.

Whilst commercial and industrial licenses require local sponsors who will hold 51% of the company’s shares, certain professional licenses can be 100% foreign-held and require only a local agent. The Department of Economic Development processes and issues mainland licenses. NUR International provides personlised and professional incorporation services to corporate clients and individuals interested in establishing a UAE mainland company. Our business consultants help you choose the ideal corporate structure and jurisdiction for your business and provide expert service and advice on every aspect of the incorporation process.

Click here to set up a mainland company.