February 13, 2016

Mainland / Onshore

Commonly referred to as Onshore or Non Free Zone, it is an ideal jurisdiction to start your business if you are looking to tap into one of the safest and most affluent markets in the world. From assisting in choosing a local sponsor to issuing trade license and visa for employees, we will make sure the whole setup processes is hassle free and smooth as it can be.

We excel in provide unbiased consulting service on the type of mainland setup that will precisely suit your business plan keeping in mind the future years. Mainland business has great advantage to those business who would like to do business in the local market and across other GCC countries. Enjoying a special status of a local company, you are able to participate in various business engagements across the region.

An Onshore company can be incorporated in any of the 7 emirates in UAE i.e. Dubai, AbuDhabi, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Fujairah. you can incorporate your main office in Dubai and then in the coming years can setup branches in rest of the emirates.

International business setup in the UAE offers significant advantages such as :

  • No foreign exchange control
  • Competitive import duties (5% with many exemptions)
  • Competitive labour costs – labour force is multi lingual and skilled
  • Competitive energy costs
  • Competitive real estate costs
  • Competitive financing costs
  • No corporate profit or personal income taxes (except for oil companies and branches of foreign banks)
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits allowed

One can register business in the UAE mainland  in any of the following legal forms:

  • Individual Establishment
  • Civil Company
  • General Partnership
  • Simple Limited Partnership
  • Joint Participation
  • Public Joint Stock Company
  • Private Joint Stock Company
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Partnership Limited with Shares
  • Branch of a Foreign Company
  • Branch of a UAE Company

The business  licenses range from :

  • Commercial License
  • Professional License
  • Service License
  • Industrial License
  • Agricultural License
  • Trade License
  • Tourism License

The entire process of setting up in the mainland can be a complex one based on the type of company that will be incorporated. Eufrasia management services expertise in the mainland setup comes in handy. From looking out for a local sponsor , to name registration,  leasing property for office and finally visas for the employees, we can provide complete end to end assistance for the setup.