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The Executive Lounge is your trusted partner to set up your company in the UAE. With clear processes and transparent feedback, you will not only know where exactly you are in the setup journey, but our team will also do all the heavy lifting for you creating your company seamlessly while keeping you informed and involved throughout the process.

Business Setup

Free Zone Business Setup and Support

The Executive Lounge supports company creation in more than 40 UAE free zones. When selecting the free zone that best suits your business needs, you will have to go through a tremendous quantity of information that is not always accessible. From the location, price, flexi-desk or office options, auditing to bookkeeping and share capital requirements, etc.. you can count on The Executive Lounge team to walk you through each business step of the creation process steering you in the right direction, optimizing your investment through a stress-free experience.

The main benefits investors enjoy when starting a business in Free Zones

  • 100% foreign ownership in Uae
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits 100% free transfer of funds
  • 100% exemption from import and export duties the city
  • Inexpensive workforce and easy recruitment procedures

Some of the Free Zones in UAE we work with

  1. Dubai Multi Commodities Center (DMCC) Dubai Airport Free Zone (DAFZA)
  2. Dubai Media City
  3. Dubai Silicon Oasis
  4. Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZA)
  5. Ajman Free Zone
  6. RAKEZ
  7. UAQ Free Zone

Mainland Business Setup

Department of Economic Development (DED)

License provides you with:

  • Flexibility to do business in any part of the UAE with local and government authorities
  • Unlimited number of visas (depending on your business activity)
  • Office premises anywhere in mainland Dubai
  • More options on business activities

However, it has fewer nationality restrictions in ownership and visas compared to other jurisdictions

Under the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED), the main licensing options are:

  1. Professional License : Provision of non-physical services e.g. Consultancy
  2. Commercial License : Provision of physical services or trading activities
  3. Branch or Representative Office

The major steps include:

Step 1
Select your business activity:

Our team will help you decide which business activity would best suit your company and agree on the visa requirements to optimize total costs for your investment.

Step 2
Finalize your company name:

We will check if the company name you have selected is clear to register. It not, our marketing team will help you select the best option.

Step 3
Complete all incorporation paperwork:

At this stage of the creation process, we will have your registration paperwork ready before initiating the license registration process with the government entities.

Step 4
Receive your license notification:

Once your company is registered, we will immediately contact you to collect the original corporate documents.

Step 5
Open a bank account:

We will help you open your corporate bank account by suggesting specialist advisors to help you select the best bank for your company.

Step 6
Process your business immigration card:

If you have selected a visa trade license package, we will apply for your immigration card at the immigration authority.

Step 7
Process your visa:

If you require a visa, we will guide you through the efficient way to have your visa processed at the earliest.