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Set up your business
In less than 1 hour

Opening a company

SET UP YOUR BUSINESS IN LESS THAN ONE HOUR

3 EASY STEPS TO SET UP YOUR BUSINESS

1

Submit the signed
application forms
with required documents

2

Make the payment

3

Collect your
trade license

Types of licenses and activities

Commercial
  • Import, Export, Trading
  • E-Commerce
Service
  • Business Consultancy
  • Management Consultancy
  • Marketing Consultancy
  • IT Consultancy
  • Design Consultancy (Except Engineering Consultancy)
  • HR Consultancy
  • Tourism Consultancy
  • Event Management
  • Health & Fitness Consultancy
  • Sports Consultancy
  • Project Management (Overseas)
  • Turnkey Project (Overseas)
  • Marine related activities
  • Investment of Own Resources
Industrial
  • Manufacturing
  • Processing
  • Packaging
  • Assembling
  • Fabrication

TYPES OF LEGAL STATUS

Free Zone Establishment (FZE)
  • 1 shareholder
Free Zone Company (FZC)
  • 2 – 5 shareholders
Branch
  • Branch of a local company
  • Branch of a International company

Required Documents

For establishing FZE/ FZC
  1. A copy of the shareholder’s and manager’s passport, and
  2. A copy of the shareholder’s and manager’s visit / tourist visa or
  3. An attested “No Objection Letter” from current sponsor (if holding a valid UAE employment visa)
For Opening a Branch or Subsidiary Company
  1. A copy of the parent company’s license
  2. The parent company’s certificate of incorporation
  3. The parent company’s memorandum and articles of association
  4. A board resolution for opening the branch or subsidiary in Hamriyah Free Zone, mentioning the appointed director, manager and authorized signatory, and
  5. Copies of the directors’ and manager’s passport and visa




  • For a local company, the documents need to be attested by the Economic Department or the Free Zone Authority where the company is incorporated.
  • For a foreign company, the company documents have to be notarized and attested by the UAE Embassy in the country of origin.