Visa Designation in UAE – Visa applications

Visa Designation in UAE – Visa applications

In the run up to Dubai Expo 2020, the UAE is doing everything it can to attract skilled workers to the country. According to analysts at PWC, the UAE issued over 12 million visas in 2017, a substantial portion of which would be for long-term expat positions. This...

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Free Zone Visa Dubai – A Step-By-Step Guide

Free Zone Visa Dubai – A Step-By-Step Guide

There are plenty of entries on the entrepreneur’s to-do list, particularly when establishing a company overseas. One of the most pressing is the matter of visas – not just for business owners but for their employees, family members and domestic staff. Fortunately,...

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What is a free zone and why should you consider one?

What is a free zone and why should you consider one?

The UAE has long been an attractive destination for entrepreneurs the world over. Offering low tax, a strategic location at the heart of the world’s largest and fastest emerging markets, and a government committed to nurturing and supporting business, it’s not hard to...

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General trading license in Dubai and the UAE

General trading license in Dubai and the UAE

Exploring the various business trade license options in the UAE can be daunting for first-time entrepreneurs. The answer to the question, ‘Which license?’ depends almost entirely on the nature of your business activities. Companies wishing to import, trade and export...

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How to start a food truck in Dubai

How to start a food truck in Dubai

Launching a food truck business is an attractive proposition for entrepreneurs looking to make profits in Dubai, alongside other options with a low barrier to entry such as online business or food and beverage. Find out more on how to start your business and get your...

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Sole Proprietorship vs LLC: which is right for you?

Sole Proprietorship vs LLC: which is right for you?

When setting up in the UAE, entrepreneurs have a number of options. One important consideration is the choice between sole proprietorship vs llc. You could choose to set up in one of the many free zones – and take advantage of 0% corporate and personal tax, 100%...

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Why start your business in Dubai?

Why start your business in Dubai?

Starting a business overseas can be a daunting prospect. When the foreign country in question is the UAE, however, it is anything but. The Emirates has an incredibly welcoming and supportive business environment. That’s one of the many reasons thousands of businesses...

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How to start a business in a Dubai free zone

How to start a business in a Dubai free zone

So you have decided you want to start a business in Dubai and have decided that choosing a Free Zone is right for you (read more on what a free zone is). So now you need to know how to start a business in a Dubai free zone. First things first, you need to decide on...

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Beware the Startup Copycats

Beware the Startup Copycats

You’ve decided to set up a company in the UAE. Great decision! You’ll be able to benefit from 100% company ownership, 0% corporation and personal tax, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions and 100% import and export tax exemption. However,...

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COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions

COVID-19 – Frequently Asked Questions

Tired of receiving invites to lengthy webinars covering the latest COVID-19 updates? So are we! This page sums up the most frequently asked health, banking & real estate as well as business-related questions surrounding the pandemic. A closer look at COVID-19 and...

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A message from the Chairman

A message from the Chairman

Have you seen the ad where an existing client of a faceless business visits their customer service team in disguise so that he is mistaken for a new lead? We must all have felt like that on occasion, and screamed “What about my loyalty?”, “Is this all I get for always...

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