Dubai provides different options for business setup, including mainland, free zone, and offshore.
Mainland allows operations anywhere in the UAE and requires a local Emirati sponsor, suitable for businesses with a physical presence or government interactions. The free zone offers 100% foreign ownership, and tax exemptions, and is suitable for businesses not requiring a physical presence, like e-commerce, trading, or consulting. Offshore provides tax advantages and privacy protection, allowing international operations but no business in the UAE. As a Dubai-based business setup consultancy, we help with understanding the options, obtaining licenses, registering with authorities, and opening bank accounts.