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Registration of a company in the UAE free zone, legal consulting and assistance in business structuring

We remotely open a company and prepare for the launch of operations

  • 10 days
  • 5500$
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Ready-made solutions for parallel import
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Opening corporate accounts
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Tax and financial consulting
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Annual support
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Opening a company in the UAE is a simple task

But we are well aware that our clients do not need a company, it is just a tool. The main goal for them is to complete specific business tasks: from parallel imports to registration of intellectual property. We help solve these problems

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We identify the needs of the business and offer the optimal Free Zone

2-4 days
  • we form a shortlist of 2-3 Free Zones most suitable for the request
  • our expert helps you choose the best
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We register a company and prepare it for conducting commercial operations

7-14 days
  • preparing a Memorandum of Association
  • get Trade License
  • issuing an Establishment Card
3

We help to work out the structure of the main cash flows and their legal registration

2-4 days
  • we advise on the structuring of cash flows and transfers to the UAE of the Russian Federation
  • we give recommendations on interacting with banks in terms of cross-border payments
4

We employ employees and obtain a residence permit

21-28 days
  • we prepare the entire package of documents
  • we accompany and advise during the whole process
5

If necessary, we obtain additional licenses/permits

  • Food Safety Department (restaurants/shops)
  • Dubai Municipal (any retail facilities)
  • Dubai Land Department (permits for brokers/developers/Real estate Management Company)
  • Roads and Transport Authority (permits for businesses interacting with transport infrastructure)
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Accounting support

  • we will prepare and submit reports to the tax service
  • we control accounting and submit VAT declarations for transactions within the UAE
Free Zone
Mainland
Ownership restriction
Free Zone
There are no restrictions on the ownership of the company by foreign citizens, 100% ownership is possible
Mainland
In the case of conducting certain types of activities, it may be necessary to have a nominal co-owner-a citizen of the UAE (50%+ of the company)
Restrictions on activities
Free Zone
Activities outside the UAE:
There are no restrictions
Activities within the UAE:
You can conduct any activity on the territory of the zone, but there are restrictions on services within the UAE (b2c activity with physical provision of services outside the Free Zone is excluded)
Mainland
Activities outside the UAE:
There are no restrictions
Activities within the UAE:
There are no restrictions, but certain types of activities will require a co-founder with UAE citizenship
Taxes and reporting
Free Zone
No taxes (The exception is b2b activity within the UAE, with which 5% is paid if the turnover exceeds $ 100 thousand/year)

No need to submit reports
Mainland
9% income tax starting from 2023.
5%VAT (VAT)

Annual reporting
The ability to obtain a residence permit for employees
Free Zone
No restrictions

The cost of a residence permit for each employee: from $3 thousand/year
Mainland
No restrictions

The cost of a residence permit for each employee: from $3 thousand/year
Regulation and administration
Free Zone
The registering and regulating body is a private company – the Free Zone Management Company.

Free Zone is an intermediary between your company and government agencies (GDFRA, Ministry of Human Resources, Municipality, etc.), greatly simplifying interaction and acting as a single window
Mainland
The registering and regulating body is the economic department of the relevant emirate.

Interaction with GDFRA, Ministry of Human Resources, municipalities, supervisory authorities occurs directly, which increases the administrative burden
Complexity and cost of maintenance
Free Zone
License cost
from $6,000/year
Mainland
License cost
from $5,500/year

The cost of nominal service
from $3,000/year

Cost of services

Registration of a company and its preparation for
commercial and operational activities
Company registration
  • Turnkey company registration
  • Company registration with the Ministry of Labor and Immigration;
  • Obtaining a long-term visa, employment cards, medical insurance and national identity cards;
from $5,500 
(AED 20,500)
Company registration + residence permit
  • Turnkey company registration
  • Company registration with the Ministry of Labor and Immigration;
  • Obtaining a long-term visa, employment cards, medical insurance and national identity cards;
Additional services:
  • Fast Track (rapid passage of medical examination and biometrics);
  • Status Change (while in the country);
  • Opening a corporate and personal bank account.
from $8,500 
(AED 32,000)
Opening an office
  • Search for a representative office of the company;
  • Registration of all rental documents;
  • Passing inspections and performing state registrations;
  • Connection to communications (water, electricity, telephony, Internet, fire protection systems);
  • Full organization of the representative office (including video surveillance) "turnkey".
from $2,500* 
(AED 9,000)
*additionally paid: office rent, government fees, deposits, all office filling

Business packages

Accounting and taxes
  • Continuous accounting;
  • VAT compliance control;
  • Preparation of financial statements;
  • Storage of documentation.
Additional services:
  • Tax registration with the Federal Tax Service – $550 (AED 2,000);
  • Preparation and filing of a tax return to the Federal Tax Service – from $820 (AED 3,000);
  • Annual audit – $1,350 (AED 5,000);
  • Economic Substance report – $550 (AED 2,000);
  • Tax planning;
  • International tax consulting;
  • Optimization of business taxation.
from $410/month* (AED 1,500)
*when signing an annual maintenance contract; the price depends on the average number of operations per month (with full payment of the cost for the year, an additional discount is 25%)
Business administration
  • Personal Business Assistant Services;
  • Solving administrative issues;
  • Obtaining additional certificates from government agencies / Customs support;
  • Translation of documents (English/Arabic/Russian – 50 pages/year);
  • Drafting of standard agreements/legal documents by our lawyers (up to 5 per year, depending on the scope of work);
  • Consulting on tax planning and optimization of business taxation (up to 10 hours per year);
  • Interpreter's participation in representative meetings and negotiations (in English/Arabic – up to 10 hours per year);
  • License renewal/corporate documents/visas;
  • Assistance in the development of personnel policy and candidate profiles;
  • Assistance in finding and hiring successful candidates.
from $1,200/month* (AED 4,500)
*when signing an annual maintenance contract; the price depends on the average number of requests/ hours of work per month (with full payment of the cost for the year, an additional 25% discount)

Questions and tasks in which our experts will help you:

  • Preparation/issuance of standard documents (Salary Certificate, Share Certificate, Board Resolution, etc.)
  • Receiving and processing correspondence to the address of the virtual office
  • Assistance and advice on business administration in the UAE
  • Assistance in interaction and preparation of requests to government agencies

There are 45 free zones in the UAE, a little more than 10 reliable and popular, all of them can be found on the website of the Ministry of Economy of the UAE

All free zones provide the same tax conditions and opportunities. The differences in the zones are rather informal, since each zone concentrates on certain types of activities and creates conditions for conducting such activities. For example, there are Scientific or Healthcare zones where research centers, laboratories, and medical centers are being built, which allows attracting companies from the medical or healthcare sector.

Universal zones do not have a narrow specialization and create conditions and opportunities for conducting any business

The comparative table below shows only the most popular universal zones and those that give the best opportunities. More highly specialized zones and the entire list of all zones can be found on the website of the Ministry of Economy of the UAE.

Silicon Oasis externalLink-icon
The cost of registering a company: from $8 000
The cost for our clients is from $5,500 (we register through the mechanism of the IFZA zone, which is accredited in Silicon Oasis and integrated into it)
Types of activities
Consulting
Service sector
Commerce
Industry
Opportunities
Real and virtual offices
Multi-purpose warehousing and manufacturing
The possibility of building regional headquarters, warehouses and development, production, logistics and distribution centers
There is an residential complex on the territory of the zone
Authorized capital
from 10 000 AED (you can not deposit)
Relocate UAE Assessment

Dubai Silicon Oasis is a free zone, as well as a large business and residential complex in Dubai. This is one of the most attractive places to start a business in the UAE.

It serves as a technological center for industrial, research and development enterprises.

The price/opportunity ratio is the best in the UAE. Suitable for almost any type of business.

It is also part of the DIEZ – an association of the 3 largest free economic zones of Dubai (Silicon Oasis, Dubai Airport Free Zone, Dubai Commerce), which allows you to enjoy all the advantages of the Dubai Airport Free Zone and Dubai Commerce zones.

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Dubai International Financial Center externalLink-icon
The cost of registering a company: from $15 000
Types of activities
Banking and brokerage services, money management
Capital markets
Consulting
Opportunities
Real and virtual offices
Use of British judicial law
Authorized capital
from 300 000 AED
Relocate UAE Assessment

Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC) is a leading financial center in the Middle East, South Asia, Africa and South Asia, governed by private legislation and an independent judicial system.

In this zone, the register of shareholders is open and British law is partially used (in terms of the judicial system)

Great for registering holding structures, financial institutions.

Located in the center of Dubai, it can be considered an analogue of Moscow City in Moscow in terms of infrastructure quality.

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Meydan Free Zone externalLink-icon
The cost of registering a company: from $10 000
Types of activities
Consulting
Service sector
Commerce
Opportunities
Real and virtual offices
There is an residential complex on the territory of the zone
Authorized capital
from 100 000 AED
Relocate UAE Assessment

A modern economic free zone in the heart of Dubai, Meydan is located near the most important sights of the emirate, which gives investors a number of strategic advantages.

It offers open office space and fully serviced offices accommodating all types of businesses, including commercial, consulting, investment and administrative companies, as well as a selection of elite residences. The free zone also has a 5-star hotel, a premium golf course and the Dubai World Cup.

A very representative area with good infrastructure.

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Sharjah Airport International Free Zone externalLink-icon
The cost of registering a company: from $8 000
Types of activities
Consulting
Service sector
Commerce
Opportunities
Real and virtual offices
Storage facilities
Authorized capital
from 50 000 AED
Relocate UAE Assessment

The Sharjah International Airport Free Zone (SAIF) is a commercial and investment destination with a modern, highly efficient infrastructure.

The strategic location next to Sharjah International Airport and proximity to other seaports and airports are additional advantages.

Jebel Ali Free Zone externalLink-icon
The cost of registering a company: from $10 000
Types of activities
Production
Commerce
Industry
Opportunities
Multi-purpose warehousing and manufacturing
The possibility of building regional headquarters, warehouses and development, production, logistics and distribution centers
Authorized capital
from 50 000 AED
Relocate UAE Assessment

One of the largest free zones in the world, unites thousands of companies, manufacturers, traders and exporters from all over the world. JAFZA provides about 24% of the UAE's GDP. More than half of all production capacities in the real sector are concentrated here.

The best solution for manufacturing companies. Allows companies to reduce the cost of their activities due to warehouses, equipped business areas and production lands.

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Umm Al-Quwain Free Zone externalLink-icon
The cost of registering a company: from $7 000
Types of activities
Consulting
Service sector
Commerce
Industry
Opportunities
Real and virtual offices
Authorized capital
from 10 000 AED
Relocate UAE Assessment

Umm Al-Quwain (UMM) is an investor-friendly progressive free zone created primarily to support small and medium-sized enterprises and microenterprises.

The UAQ Free Trade Zone is located in the smallest emirate of the UAE, but offers all the amenities that larger free zones offer.

We will help you choose the optimal free zone depending on the type of activity of the client

Transparent
pricing

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is in touch and accompanies during the whole process and advises on emerging issues

Community of entrepreneurs

All our clients get access to a closed Telegram group to exchange experience, useful information and help in doing business in the UAE

Our services

Business structuring in new realities
  • Selection of the optimal zone in the UAE for company registration
  • Development of an optimal corporate structure with a simultaneous presence in the UAE and Russia
  • Elaboration of the structure of the main cash flows and their legal registration
  • Structuring relations with a Russian company on the transfer of rights, assets, cash flows
  • Elaboration of financing models taking into account locations and imposed restrictions
  • Issues of corporate governance and control, reconfiguration and re-registration of relations with investors
Commercial and operational activities of the company
  • Development of a commercialization model and cash flow structure
  • Assessment of the need to obtain licenses, permits, membership in SROs for certain types of activities
  • Studying the issues of the features of experimental regimes and obtaining benefits in the UAE
  • Assistance in the selection of a bank and in opening bank accounts, the formation of a dossier and a package of documents within the framework of AML / CTF / KYC procedures
  • Legal reorganization of the entire perimeter of commercial operations (domestic and cross-border), support for the transfer of current relations (corporate, IP, contracts) to a company in the UAE
Taxes
  • Analysis of the tax burden of the group, taking into account the tax regime in the UAE, including an analysis of the various ways of financing the company, the distribution of assets and cash flows in the structure of the group
  • Analysis of the company's tax liabilities when receiving profit from trading activities / licensing, transferring rights and using software products, when repatriating profits in favor of beneficiaries through the distribution of dividend, interest income and royalties
  • Analysis of the tax liabilities of the beneficial owner of a company in the UAE, including CFC requirements
  • Analysis of the requirements of currency legislation regarding the opening by a currency resident of the Russian Federation of accounts in foreign banks and non-banking financial organizations and the conduct of operations on them, including the receipt of dividends
Services for business owners
  • Management of private assets during relocation - development of an optimal plan for the restructuring of personal assets
  • Full legal support of procedures for obtaining citizenship, residence permit, residence in the UAE
  • Legal and tax support of the client upon obtaining the status of a UAE tax resident and subsequent support on all legal and tax issues - preparation and filing of tax returns, notifications, payment of applicable taxes, etc.
  • Advising on currency legislation, special restrictions in the Russian Federation, sanctions and counter-sanctions

Get advice from an expert:

  • 01 All about business administration in the UAE
  • 02 Choice between FreeZone or Mainland
  • 03 Structuring RF-UAE cash flows
  • 04 Opening personal and corporate accounts in the UAE
  • 05 AML/KYC
  • 06 CFC issues
  • 07 Exchange of tax information with Russia

20 companies


open monthly

Over 90%


of the largest Free Zones have accredited us as a partner

Company support


More than 100 clients trust us with business accounting in the UAE

We provide access to a database of reliable counterparties in the UAE that will help you solve your problems in the following areas

Logistics

Customs

Licensing

Legal

Get advice from an expert:

  • 01 All about business administration in the UAE
  • 02 Choice between FreeZone or Mainland
  • 03 Structuring RF-UAE cash flows
  • 04 Opening personal and corporate accounts in the UAE
  • 05 AML/KYC
  • 06 CFC issues
  • 07 Exchange of tax information with Russia

There are no taxes on income, personal income and dividends in the UAE.

The UAE has an excellent geographical location, developed infrastructure and the national currency, which is pegged to the dollar and has not changed for 20 years

  • Does not provide tax information to other countries
  • There are no international treaties on legal assistance in civil arbitration cases
  • To support innovation, growth and business, Dubai continues to invest in smart strategies such as Dubai Data Strategy, Dubai 10X, Smart Dubai 2021, Dubai Blockchain Strategy and Dubai Pulse Platform
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Income tax for Free Zone companies

0%

Payroll tax

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Tax on dividends

0%

Capital gains tax

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