Why more expats choose Virtuzone to set up their business in the UAE

25 July 2019 Category :

Entrepreneurs setting their sights on the UAE as their next business location need to negotiate their way through a sometimes daunting set of administrative tasks. Help from a locally based firm with longstanding experience of the UAE business landscape can make the difference between completing these tasks with ease and being put off altogether.

More expats choose Virtuzone as their company formation partner than any other firm in the UAE for four main reasons: our communication, convenience, trust and expertise. In this article I will explain why these attributes are important and how they have become key aspects of our approach.

1. Overcoming the language barrier

When dealing with the UAE authorities, a good command of Arabic or English is required. Setting up a company requires you to understand some important details. Misinterpret those details and your application for company registration, visas or any other important paperwork will founder.

The UAE is a strategically well-placed trading point between Europe, Asia and Africa and it is home to over 200 nationalities.

Expats from all over the world (not just from English-speaking countries) are keen to set up shop in this growing economy.

If language is a barrier for you when trying to establish your business in the UAE, you will inevitably hit delays and possible misunderstandings that may derail your startup plans altogether. What you need is a local partner to do the communicating for you.

We speak your language

When you engage Virtuzone as your company formation specialist, our expert advisers become your partners, guiding through the process in a reassuring and expert manner. Between them, our advisers speak more than 30 languages.

That means we can always assign an adviser to you who will talk to you in your language, explaining all the ins and outs of your company formation without ambiguity. Our clients find this very reassuring and the outcomes speak for themselves.

2. Working across time zones

One of the major cultural differences between the UAE and some of the world is the working week. In the UAE, this runs from Sunday to Thursday, rather than Monday to Friday. Government offices here work a seven hour day but during the holy month of Ramadan this is reduced by two hours.

Working around these hours from overseas inevitably presents challenges for expats. The UAE is four hours ahead of UTC or Greenwich Meantime, which means it’s four hours behind Beijing and Hong Kong, three or four hours ahead of the UK (depending on the time of year) and eight hours ahead of New York and Washington.

It helps, therefore, to have a local agent working for you, who will make sure that appointments and deadlines are met on your behalf.

We work to your schedule

At Virtuzone, we don’t just offer the facility to make sure your company formation fits in with the UAE working timetable, we also fit in with your schedule to make sure all our communications take place at a time when you are at work.

Our clients find this a major benefit, enabling them to conduct their business at times and on days that fit in with their working life, before making the transition to the UAE.

3. Building trust

Trusting your business formation to a local agent while you are out of the country requires absolute confidence in that agent. First you need to trust that they have the knowledge and experience to do a good job for you. Then you need to trust that they will do what is required, when it’s required.

Beyond this, you need to be able to trust them to be efficient in the way they go about the task and not waste your time or money. After all, this is a very hands-off relationship and you are placing great responsibility in someone who you cannot watch over 24/7.

We have earned the trust of thousands

The best indication of reliability is a company’s track record. In the last 10 years, Virtuzone has helped more than 15,000 businesses to set up in the UAE.

We establish trust with our expat clients from the word go by working in partnership with them and forming a close understanding. As the company formation progresses, our performance, communication and results serve to build that trust.

A large proportion of our clients continue to work with us long after they have become established for our added value business services.

4. Access to expertise

Company formation is not just about managing the administration. A good understanding of the UAE regulatory and business landscape adds tremendous value; for example, in speeding up the formation process, avoiding pitfalls, saving costs and choosing the ideal location.

Changes in legislation, new trends, forthcoming events and other such factors can effect your chances of success. You want a company formation partner who has been keeping an eye on the situation for years and is well attuned to where the best opportunities lie.

We are your introduction to the UAE

Established in 2009, Virtuzone was the first company formation specialist to be established in the UAE and we have helped to set up more expat businesses here than any other company.

Our expertise runs across the board, from the administrative procedures in registering and licensing your business, to the support services involved in helping you become established.

Our added value services include IT, brand design, visa and driving license applications, telecoms and mail services.

The number one choice for expats

More expats choose Virtuzone as their company formation partner in the UAE because we take the burden off their hands and offer complete peace of mind. Over the last 10 years, we have honed our services to meet the needs of expat entrepreneurs and the results speak for themselves.

So if you’re looking at the UAE as a place where you would like to do business, you know who to call.

Setting up your own business has never been easier. Virtuzone takes care of it all so you can focus on what matters – building your business. For more information about company formation in the UAE mainland or free zones, please call us on +971 4 457 8200, send an email to info@vz.ae, or click here.

About the author: George Hojeige is CEO at Virtuzone

About the author: George Hojeige is CEO at Virtuzone

George Hojeige is CEO at Virtuzone. As CEO, George ensures the company maintains its position as one of the fastest growing business setup operators in the region. Born in Beirut, his family emigrated to Canada in 1986 where he grew up in the English-speaking suburbs of Montreal. A natural communicator and networker, George held sales positions in the telecoms industry and medical field in North America before moving to Dubai to run the family business in construction. Since then, he has taken on high-profile sales roles – including as Group Commercial Director at ITP Media Group, working on prestigious titles such as Arabian Business and Esquire Magazine. George graduated from Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering.