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Want to set up a mainland company in the UAE? The first step is to have thorough knowledge about the UAE mainland market.

UAE mainland companies are directed by the Department of Economic Development in every Emirate. Also, a series of paperwork and licenses are required for setting up a mainland business in the UAE.

At Smart Zone we guide you through the obligations of starting a mainland business as well as support you to get the required documentation. With the right guidance and governmental connections – Smart Zone can setup your UAE mainland business in no time!

We assist you with mainland company registration, trade license requirements, PRO services and take care of your visa procedures. Smart Zone also provides you with a reliable local UAE partner, which is a mandatory requirement to start your UAE mainland business.

Advantages of having a mainland business setup in Dubai or anywhere across the UAE

UAE mainland business offers tax advantages, better connectivity, talented workforce and solid infrastructure. There are various jurisdictions providing mainland company formation across the UAE. Below mentioned are some of the advantages.

Office location

When you start a mainland business in the UAE there are no restrictions in terms of office location. UAE freezone business or offshore companies are restricted to their respective jurisdictions. However, UAE mainland business setup provides the liberty of setting up a company anywhere in the country.

Currency regulations

While doing business in UAE mainland you can benefit from no currency exchange controls. Also, there is no restrictions on the remittance of funds.


Capital requirement

A determined UAE government provides various incentives to encourage foreign investment. One such incentive is ‘no minimum capital requirement’ to start your business in the UAE mainland. This provides you the leverage to invest when-and-where you want!

Exemption income tax

One of the best advantages of starting a UAE mainland company is exemption to income tax. In UAE, personal income tax is not levied on businesses in mainland as well as in other jurisdictions.

Corporate tax

Countries around the world impose heavy corporate tax on expatriate investors. But with business setup in the UAE mainland, you can save yourself from corporate tax. Regardless of the implementation of tax in the UAE, mainland companies have no corporate tax.

World-wide clients

UAE mainland business puts you on the global map. Starting a company in the UAE mainland provides you an access to the world-wide clients. It also gives you’re a chance to expands the horizons of your business.

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