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Legal Requirements for Company Registration in Dubai, UAE


Learn the essential legal requirements for company registration in Dubai, UAE. From choosing a business structure to obtaining necessary licenses, our comprehensive guide simplifies the process for entrepreneurs. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Legal Requirements for Company Registration in Dubai, UAE

Legal Requirements for Company Registration in
Dubai, UAE
An Overview
  • Dubai, a global business hub, offers numerous
    opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to
    establish their companies. However, understanding
    the legal requirements for company registration
    in Dubai, UAE is crucial to ensure a smooth setup
    process. MPMS is a top business consultancy with
    a business setup specialist in Dubai to ensure a
    smooth and compliant company registration
    process. With proper planning and adherence to
    legal requirements, you'll be well on your way to
    establishing a thriving business in Dubai. 

Determine Business Activity 
  • The first step in the registration process is to
    define the nature of your business activity. The
    Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai
    divides commercial activity into different
    categories. The type of business activity will
    influence the type of license you need. 

Choose a Business Structure
  • Dubai offers several business structures,
    including Limited Liability Company (LLC), Free
    Zone Company, and Branch Office. Every structure
    has advantages and legal requirements of its own.
    For instance, an LLC requires a local sponsor who
    holds 51 of the shares, while Free Zone
    companies can be wholly owned by foreign

Select a Trade Name 
  • Choosing an appropriate trade name is essential.
    The name must comply with Dubais naming
    conventions, avoiding any offensive language or
    references to religious or political
    organizations. The trade name needs to be
    original and unregistered. 

Obtain Initial Approval
  • Before proceeding with the registration, initial
    approval from the DED is necessary. This approval
    shows that your commercial activity is not
    opposed by the government. You will need to
    submit your business plan and other required

Draft and Notarize MOA 
  • For most business structures, including LLCs,
    drafting a Memorandum of Association (MOA) is
    mandatory. The MOA outlines the ownership and
    management structure of the company. A public
    notary in Dubai must notarize this document. 

Lease Office Space
  • A physical address is required for company
    registration. You must lease office space and
    provide the tenancy contract as part of the
    documentation. Free Zone companies can use
    Flexi-desk options provided by the Free Zone

Obtain Licenses 
  • Getting the required licenses is the last stage.
    This could be a commercial, professional, or
    industrial license, depending on the nature of
    your business. Additional approvals from other
    regulatory bodies may be required for specific

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