Company Formation

Centriz Company Formation Service

Are you an entrepreneur who seeks to build an establishment that takes you to business heights? If yes, then you must consider business setup companies in UAE. Why wait? Come and make footprints in the ever-developing arena of the Middle East. Dubai and the whole UAE provides a stress-free business environment for established and budding businessmen alike.

Should you choose a company formation in the mainland or a free zone ?

Company formation in Dubai has immense benefits like:

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Why Choose Centriz? 

Given the wide range of options and opportunities offered by Dubai and the wider UAE, you will need professional assistance to choose the right license jurisdiction and structure that meet your requirements in a cost effective manner taking in account of all risk parameters. A professional approach for the company registration from Centriz Corporate Services will ensure peace of mind. Dubai welcomes you to be the pioneers in the business of your choice. All you need to do is to follow a set of rules and regulations. Our experts will guide you through the seamless process of company formation in Dubai with our experience and knowledge that suits your business requirements.

We have helped several startups and corporates to have their initial presence in the UAE right from suggesting the location to start the company till the complete company formation process. Our skilled business setup consultants in Dubai perform a detailed analysis of your company structure to confirm the location, business line to hire employees and to open a bank account.

While you aim at performing your business objectives, we strive hard to help you get your company registered by arranging legal documents, attaining required approvals from authorities and choosing the perfect commercial region for your business to start.

Process for Company formation in UAE

Centriz is well aware of the company formation rules and regulations in the UAE and helps you for the best business set up by obtaining the required license. You can set up the business in a mainland, free zone or offshore region in  the UAE. 

Business set up in Freezone

There are various free zones in the UAE which are particularly designed to perform the specific business activity. The trading zones offer awesome facilities to corporates residing outside the UAE like single window services, 100% ownership etc. In the UAE, there are 44 free zones that attract investment directly from foreigners that range from 200,000 companies that provide GDP growth. Free trade zones vary in their objectives, setting up costs and documents required even though the basic requirements are mostly the similar ones. 

Business set up in Offshore

Offshore company formation in the UAE helps you to have 100% ownership in your assets in the UAE. Also you can get rid of tax to be paid during the business set up processes. 

Business set up in Mainland

As per the company set up law in the mainland, a UAE national must hold at least 51% of total share except for business activities that allow 100% foreign ownership, business which is located in free zones, GCC companies and UAE national partnerships and organizations that allow 100% local ownership. 

Steps for the Company Formation in Dubai

  • Find a local service agent for your business in the UAE
  • Deice the legal form for your business activity
  • Register the company by submitting the application to the Department of Economic Development (DED) with the company name. 
  • Get a trading license after submitting all the documents to Chamber of Commerce or DED
  • Get the business’s Memorandum of Association (MOA) notarized
  • Register the business activity name
  • Get the initial and special approvals from the authorities
  • Sign the MOA and lease agreement in front of a public notary
  • Get location and inspection approval from the Municipality
  • Pay the license fee and obtain a trade license issued
  • In order to hire the employees, get an approval from the Name Board and Ministry of Labour

Documents required for Company formation in Dubai/UAE

The documents required for company formation in UAE are as follows:
Business application form
Business Plan
MOA and AOA which is duly signed and notarized by the authority
Passport copies of the business managers
UAE national passport who is a sponsor
NOC from the Sponsor
Bank Reference Letter for all the shareholder
Documents for industry license:
Copy of the Feasibility Study
Company Profile of existing one
Information related to the Investor
For initiating Branch Offices:
Copy which is attested related to the Certificate of Incorporation, MOA and AOA
Board Resolution of the Company
Bank statement for the past three months which is related to the parent company
Passport Copy and Original Power of Attorney

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Frequently Asked Questions

Business stop companies in Dubai help you to start a business in 3 zones, free zone, mainland and offshore, based on the business activity. You just need to:

  • Get in touch with our consultants
  • Submit documents
  • Choose trade name
  • Business approval
  • Obtaining business license
  • Immigration and visa process


The Mainland zone is the region where commercial business activities are carried out. You need to get approval from the Dubai Economic Department to start a business here. This is the main location where international companies mark their presence. 

If you approach business setup companies in Dubai, it is quite easy to start a business and it’s not challenging. The Dubai government provides many benefits for your initiative.   To start an easy, and cost-effective company, it is advisable to start in a free zone. Mainland requires partnership and is costlier too. 

Dubai mainland zone allows the business to perform the activities without any restrictions even outside UAE. But Dubai free zone has restrictions to perform the business activities to be done within the UAE.

Based on the business activity, you can decide which zone to choose. Business activities in the free zone don’t need a local sponsor. But for the mainland zone, you just have a local sponsor and the role of the sponsor is the type of business activity. 

Yes, a business can be established remotely if it is done in a free zone. Whereas mainland zone companies must have a power of attorney that is given to business consultants. Professional business companies in Dubai will do all the formalities on your behalf without coming to Dubai. 

Yes, it is. You can maintain a common agreement between you and your partner stating that he is the sleeping partner and he doesn’t own any shares in your organisation. 

Yes, you can easily start a branch in Dubai with a company in foreign country. It can have 100% ownership and no locals are required. Only parent company documents are needed for the further proceedings. 

Except oil and gold, any type of trading activities can proceed further. For oil you need special permission and license.

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