It is a well-known fact that Dubai offers a very progressive ground for business set up and to be registered as a Dubai Mainland Company means having the liberty to trade anywhere in Dubai.

What exactly is a UAE mainland company and why is it so important to have one?
A mainland company is a company licensed by the Department of Economic Development (DED) in the relevant Emirate of the United Arab Emirates. Here’s a summary of the benefits of company registration on the UAE mainland, plus a guide to business setup on the Dubai maniland!

Your checklist for mainland business setup in Dubai

1) Choose your business activity
2) Find the ideal location for your business in the UAE
3) Determine your business legal structure
4) Obtain a local sponsor or local service agent
5) Name your company
6) Apply for a mainland trade licence
7) Secure your office space
8) Apply for relevant visas
9) Partner with a Company Setup Consultant