Starting a business has two initial stages – the business plan and the location. If you come up with the ‘what’, we can certainly help you with the ‘where’.
Establishing your business plan is the first step. The second step is to contact UAQFTZ to get the idea off the ground. This article gives you an up-to-date summary of the licence application process, presenting details in the following areas:
Steps to start a business in the UAE as a foreigner
To start a business in the UAE as a foreigner, you need to be aware of the rules regarding business names and the regulations for licence applications. However, the fact that the process is very simple will ensure that your business launch is plain sailing. Contact UAQFTZ for a personalised quote and full details of the process.
The application can be broken down into three basic steps – name and send, sign and submit, and pay and receive. Here are those points in a little more detail.
Step 1: Send three proposed business names for approval, stating your intended activity and licence type, and submit all the documents required for the application.
Step 2: Sign the incorporation documents and submit the originals to the FTZA.
Step 3: Send the required payment and then simply wait for the trade licence to be issued.
How much does it cost to start a business in the UAE?
The cost of starting a business in the UAE will take you by surprise, but in a good way. UAQFTZ offers packages at such low rates that you will be able to use more of your initial capital to invest in other aspects of your business, such as marketing and staffing.
Licence packages start at AED 8,000 for a no-visa-required package, with the possibility of taking out an AED 786 monthly instalment plan. Contact UAQFTZ for a personalised quote based on your specific requirements. The process is swift, and your company could be incorporated within 24 hours.
Benefits of starting a business in the UAE
The UAE welcomes foreign entrepreneurs, and the free trade zones provide the perfect launchpad for your business, no matter which part of the world you come from. Company setup costs are as low as they could possibly be, and these low costs reduce risk and allow you to spend more time and money on your brand and products.
Saving money at the outset will also enable you to invest in marketing, hiring, and perhaps a few special offers to make the launch memorable for your new customers. At the same time, the UAE’s lack of red tape makes everything very straightforward and ensures that you enjoy 100% ownership of your company.
Types of business licences in the UAE
These are the different licence types you can apply for as a foreigner in the UAE.
Why choose UAQFTZ?
The Umm Al Quwain Free Trade Zone offers a great combination of favourable tax laws, low costs and excellent infrastructure. The zone is also in the perfect location for business, close to Dubai and international airports and with special concessions at the UAQ sea port.
The benefits of establishing your business in UAQ Free Trade Zone include the following:
UAQFTZ – the bigger business picture
The benefits of setting up in UAQFTZ are considerable. There are no corporate or personal taxes and zero import and export taxes within the free zone and outside GCC countries. You also enjoy repatriation of all capital and profits, zero currency restrictions and no foreign exchange controls.
The UAQ Free Trade Zone infrastructure is excellent, too, with a fantastic road network, fully-serviced high-tech offices and warehouses and flexi-desk options. Whatever your business plans and ambitions, and whichever country you are from, your plans will be accommodated and boosted in UAQFTZ.