While the process of Company Registration in the UAE can vary depending on the jurisdiction, this step-by-step guide provides an overview of the key steps involved.

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business venture starts with company registration in Dubai

Your business venture starts with company registration in Dubai

GCS Group understands the difficulties faced in opening up a new business, even more so for overseas entrepreneurs taking their journey abroad.
Our mission is to simplify setting up your business in Dubai, and we want it as easy as possible for you. All the little details are taken care of by GCS Group. We handle communication with all relevant government authorities and departments on your behalf.
We deal with business setups in Dubai both technically and administratively. Together with you, we decide on a trade license that best reflects your prospective business activities and services. Also, we prepare all relevant legal documents for you, guide everyone through visa applications, and introduce connections to open a corporate bank account.

GCS Group has become a regionally renowned company formation specialist through comprehensive and multi-faceted services. Our approach shows that we are dedicated to providing a simple experience. For this reason, thousands of entrepreneurs turn to us seeking support and guidance in company formation in Dubai and the UAE.

Your Step-by-step Guide to Registering a Company in Dubai and the UAE

Setting up a new business in the Middle East may seem complicated at first glance, but if one follows this step-by-step approach and has competent support, it’s easier than what might have been imagined.

Free Zone Vs. Mainland company setup in Dubai

When setting up a company in Dubai, one important decision is whether to go for a Free Zone or Mainland status. Dubai has lots of free zones with tax concessions, which are operated by independent authorities. However, the Dubai mainland falls under the jurisdiction of the Department for Economic Development. Advantages of free zones include 100 % foreign ownership and no need for local sponsors.

Establishing either a Free Zone company or a Mainland one involves balancing the pros and cons. The GCS Group team of veterans is here to help you make the right decision that fits your business activity and goals.

Step-by-step Guide to Registering a Company in Dubai and the UAE
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The company registration process

Here is a brief overview of the company registration process in Dubai:

  • Determine Business Activity: Make sure you clearly explain what your business does.
  • Local Sponsor Requirement: Check if you need a local backer, which is needed for Dubai City but not needed in free zones.
  • Choose Company Structure: You have to figure out the kind of business setup for your new company.
  • Select Trade Name: Come up with a name for your business.
  • Gain Approvals and Permits: Get first approval and any needed permits from outside.
  • Choose Office Space: Choose a good place to do your business.
  • Finalize Fees: Make all needed business payments for registration.
  • Receive Trade License: When it’s done, get your trade license.

These jobs may seem hard, but GCS Group has many services to help you. You don’t need to worry about starting a business with their support. If you pick GCS Group as your business setup helper in Dubai, the signing-up process becomes really easy. You can sign up from beginning to end in just seven work days.

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