69_COVID-19_UAE_Free_Zone_Labour BUSINESS BLOG

With the ongoing pandemic, many businesses in Dubai and those looking to enter the Middle Eastern market have increasing concerns about any updated regulations that impact their workforce. Most businesses based onshore and in the majority of the free zones (excluding the DIFC and ADGM) will only need to comply with Federal Law No. 8 of 1980 (the UAE Labour Law). It is, however, important to note that businesses operating in any free zones may, in addition, need to comply with any additional regulations set by their free zone.

2. Setting Up Your Corporate Bank Account in Dubai BUSINESS BLOG

Once you have successfully set up your business in Dubai, the next thing on the to-do list is to open your corporate bank account. This is where a potential challenge lies and where the process can become stressful, especially for foreign business owners looking to open a bank account for their free zone companies. Here, we discuss some of the key issues to consider when opening a free zone company bank account in Dubai. 

4. Top 5 Business Opportunities in Dubai for 2020 BUSINESS BLOG

Dubai has become one of the most sought-after places for doing business. With tax-friendly policies, top quality social and economic infrastructure and a central location, it comes as no surprise that so many entrepreneurs have chosen to set up their business in Dubai

If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur who wants to start your own business in Dubai, here is a round-up of the top 5 emerging business opportunities in Dubai for 2020.

6. What is the Cost of Living in Dubai for Expats in 2020 BUSINESS BLOG

Whether you are moving to Dubai to set up a business or simply looking for better job prospects, it is helpful to have a good idea of what the cost of living in Dubai is before you move here. 

Although living costs in Dubai have risen substantially in the past decade, it still costs far less to live in Dubai compared to living in some of the world’s major expat hubs. In fact, Dubai ranked #21 in the Cost of Living index in 2019 — making it much cheaper than cities like Hong Kong, London, New York and Singapore, which have significant expat populations.

7. How to Start an E-commerce Business in Dubai BUSINESS BLOG

The future of e-commerce is bright in the UAE. Worldwide, online shopping revenues are expected almost double to US$6.54 trillion from 2019 to 2022, and within the rapidly-growing Middle East and North African (MENA) region, the UAE boasts one of the largest B2C e-commerce markets. Thanks to its over 9.5 million internet users and a 96.4% internet penetration rate, the UAE e-commerce market is expected to maintain double-digit growth through to 2022.

If you are looking to explore opening an e-commerce business in the UAE, here are some key facts you need to know about its e-commerce market.