Dubai World Trade Centre company setup

There are very few entrepreneurs in the UAE who haven’t at least considered setting up in one of the country’s free zones. This is particularly true of entrepreneurs from overseas – and it’s not difficult to see the reasons behind this. With 0% corporate and personal tax, 100% company ownership, 100% repatriation of capital and profits, no currency restrictions, and 100% import and export tax exemption on offer, free zones make for an attractive proposition. But these are just the headline benefits. Each individual free zone also offers a host of advantages that differ from others in the region. One such free zone is Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC). 

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The challenges of finding a local UAE sponsor – and how to overcome them

The UAE is a region brimming with potentially lucrative business opportunities that never fail to attract savvy entrepreneurs. When it comes to setting up in the UAE as a foreign businessperson, there are basically two options: you can start a business in a free zone or launch a mainland company. While there are opportunities in both, there’s a wealth of lesser-known advantages in favour of setting up a mainland company. It’s no wonder many entrepreneurs opt for the benefits that lie here. But there is one step in this process which can cause issues, and that is finding a local UAE sponsor. In this article we explore how to overcome this challenge.

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Are managed office spaces the smarter choice for your UAE startup?

Choosing the right office space or working environment for a startup is on the list of essentials and a ‘one size fits all’ approach simply doesn’t work here. Recent years have seen a real shift in the way we work and how office spaces are perceived. The rise of the managed office has been a slow and steady one but these days many businesses are reaping the benefits of this style of working environment. But what are the real benefits of opting for this type of office when starting a new business?

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LLC company formation in Dubai and the UAE: Everything you need to know

Setting up a company anywhere in the world can be daunting, and the UAE is no different. While the business landscape here in the Emirates is certainly accommodating, the various types of companies that may be set up here can seem a little confusing, particularly for first time entrepreneurs. Today we look at one specific mainland option – the LLC. The LLC is the most common type of business in the UAE, an independent legal entity owned by multiple shareholders, established on the UAE mainland. It has low startup costs and full access to the wider UAE marketplace. If that sounds like you, here’s everything you need to know about LLC company formation in Dubai and the UAE.

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Why an unhealthy CEO is bad for business

As a CEO or business leader you may think your health and your business are two separate things. But it’s not true. Few CEOs would like to admit it, but these two aspects of life rely on each other in a fundamental way. When one falters, so does the other. Poor health and a poor lifestyle on the part of the CEO can result in the decline and even the death of the business. In this article we look at what you need to know in order to stop that from happening.

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Dubai Knowledge Park company setup

Dubai Knowledge Park differs from other free zones (both in the UAE and beyond) as it is the world’s only free zone dedicated to human resource management and learning excellence. Located adjacent to Palm Jumeirah, DKP is home to hundreds of businesses including NGOs, HR management and consultancy firms and testing centres. So let’s take a look at the specifics to find out whether Dubai Knowledge Park company setup is right for you and your business.

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