11_Expo General

International trade in Dubai has achieved exceptional growth over the years and now hosts over 100 trade shows annually, including the highly-anticipated Expo 2020. Set to be one of the largest events hosted in the Middle East, Dubai Expo 2020 will offer new and exciting business opportunities for interested foreign investors. With over 190 countries taking part, the Expo will drive growth in various sectors in Dubai. In this blog, we explore the different industries that are anticipated to grow during the Expo and the opportunities present for entrepreneurs to look forward to.

6_Company_Registration_in_Dubai General

One of the biggest considerations when starting your own business in Dubai is to choose the right type of business entity. You generally have three main choices: mainland, free zone or an offshore entity. Each has its own merits and drawbacks with the right choice depending on your business activity performed by your company, intended trading partners, ownership structure and other factors. 

5_Dealing_with_Employee_Relocation General

Here are some thoughts on the issues you will need to address in cross-border employment. Watch this space for the application of the new Remote Work Visa.

Since its establishment in 1971, the United Arab of Emirates (“UAE”) has come a long way in respect of its infrastructure, development and its openness to diverse cultures. The UAE has quickly become an extremely attractive destination for multinational and regional corporations wanting to enter the Middle East market. The UAE is now considered a significant hub for multi-national corporations allowing them to manage their operations in the MENA region (and beyond) seamlessly.

4_Dubai_Freezone_Visa General

You have successfully established a new business in one of the UAE’s free zones. You have set the processes in motion and are looking to grow your business with a new team. Whether you are hiring within the UAE (a talent working at Dubai’s onshore location) or want to hire a foreign workforce, the Dubai Free Zone visa applications are relatively straightforward. 

However, with a pool of information available today, it can be overwhelming to understand the visa process, including the eligibility, legalities and expenses. 

Most free zone authorities impose a limit on the number of visas issued to each business. Companies can increase their visa quota by either moving to bigger offices or can request an increase in visa quota, subject to the free zone authority’s approval.

This detailed blog will help you make an informed decision about the associated procedures, types of visa and eligibility requirements for each type of visa. 

3_Company_Set_Up General

When setting up your business in one of Dubai’s free zones, one of the crucial steps is to apply for your business licence. Obtaining a business licence in Dubai validates your business as a legal body and permits you to conduct business legally in the region. Without one, your business cannot operate legitimately. 

Our blog will run through everything you need to know about applying and renewing your business licences.