UAE Business Zones

UAE Mainland Business Setup

UAE mainland business offers tax advantages, better connectivity, talented workforce and solid infrastructure. There are various jurisdictions providing mainland company formation across the UAE. Below mentioned are some of the advantages.

Want to set up Mainland Company in the Uae? The first step is to have thorough knowledge about the UAE mainland market! Uae mainland companies are directed by the Department of Economic Development in every Emirate. Also, a series of paperwork and licenses are required for setting up a mainland business in the UAE.

At Comfort Zone we guide you through the obligations of starting a mainland business as well as support you to get the required documentation with the right guidance and governmental connections- Comfort Zone can setup your UAE mainland business in no time!

We assist you with mainland company registration, trade license requirements. PRO services and takes care of your procedures. Comfort Zone also provides you with a reliable local UAE partner, which is mandatory requirement to start your UAE mainland business.

Benefits of having a Main-land Business setup in Dubai

UAE mainland business offers tax advantages, better connectivity, talented workforce and solid infrastructure. There are various jurisdictions providing mainland company formation across the UAE.

Below mentioned are some of the advantages.

Office location

When you start a mainland business in the UAE there are no restrictions in terms of the office location. UAE free zone business or offshore companies are restricted to their respective jurisdictions. However, UAE mainland business setup provides the liberty of setting up a company anywhere in the country.

Corporate Tax

Countries around the world impose heavy corporate tax on expatriate investors. But with business setup in the UAE mainland, you can save yourself from corporate tax. Regardless of the implementation of tax in the UAE, mainland companies have no corporate tax.

Capital Requirement

A determined UAE government provides various incentives to encourage foreign investment. One such incentive is no minimum capital requirement to start your business in the UAE mainland. This provides you the leverage to invest when-and-where you want.

Exemption Income Tax

One of the best advantages of starting a UAE mainland company is exemption to income tax. In UAE, personal income tax is not levied on businesses in mainland as well as in other jurisdictions.

Currency regulations

While doing business in UAE mainland you can benefit from no currency exchange controls. Also, there are no restrictions on the remittance of funds.

World-Wide Clients

UAE mainland business puts you on the global map. Starting a company in the UAE mainland provides you an access to the world-wide clients. It also gives you a chance to expands the horizons of your business.

Get Free UAE Business Setup Consultation

Speak to our team of business setup consultants and legal advisers to get expert guidance on starting a business in the UAE.

Free Zone Business Setup

Comfort Zone assists in UAE Free zones which are attractive jurisdictions for investors who want to have 100% ownership of their businesses. The idea of a “Free Zone” has been established internationally as a model to develop and promote business in many countries. UAE Free zones are offering 100% foreign ownership, Zero tax and customs privileges to company owners. This makes these free zones in UAE the most favorable location in the Middle East for international operations. It is appealing for many to establish Free zone Company in UAE.

Benefits of Setting up the Business in a UAE Free-Zone

The primary gain provided by way of the UAE unfastened zones is that foreign investors can hold 100% of their companies with out the want for a neighborhood companion. outdoor of free zones, non-UAE residents aren’t allowed a majority stake inside the business if that commercial enterprise requires a commercial or commercial license, and need to consequently installation with a local partner who takes a minimal possession of 51%. different financial incentives of the UAE unfastened zones encompass a zero% corporate and income tax rate, no customs duties levied on imports and exports, and the choice to repatriate one hundred% of the earnings from the business. some other issue that can present first rate possibilities to unfastened sector agencies is that a number of the UAE unfastened zones are sector particular. This gives its marketers ready access to a hub of understanding and knowledge from others inside their area.

Benefits That All Free Zones in UAE Offered

  1. 100% ownership of business
  2. 100% tax free (now 5% VAT is applied on few free zones)
  3. Import/Export activities
  4. 3 years visas for investors, staff and family members
  5. Greater growth potential due to strategic location
  6. Well established transport network and road connectivity
  7. Affordable cost for high quality labor
  8. 100% repatriation of profits and investments
  9. independent bank account opening and maintaining
  10. Warehouse facilities & virtual office facilities

Steps to set up a business enterprise in a UAE freezones

Select your business license activity

Our Team will assist in calculating total costs and the best option that suites your requirement for business activity and visa package.

Registration of Trade Name

We will the check availability for trade name and confirm from given names. Upon confirmation we will share with you.

Completing paperwork for registration

Before commencing the process with government we will finalize the registration paperwork

Receive Your Business license notification

Trade licensed issued by the free zone authority will be shared with you. Congratulations at this point you may start operating your company

Account opening

We will provide you are necessary documents including lease agreement to apply for bank account.

Company Immigration card process

For visa package trade license requires immigration card, we will apply for your company immigration card through free zone authority.

What is Offshore?

First and foremost, it is essential to define the term Offshore. Offshore relates to managing, registering, conducting, or operating in a foreign country, often with financial, legal and tax benefits.

An offshore company has a variety of uses and benefits for clients wishing to engage in international financial trade and investment activities. Depending on the specific offshore jurisdiction, an offshore company may have the following features and advantages: Ease of Incorporation, Minimal Fees, No Foreign Exchange Controls, High Confidentiality, Tax Benefits

Who should use an offshore company?

An offshore company may be of interest to a great number of people, and it may be used for various activities.


Creating an offshore company allows you to begin an activity without having to deal with setting up a complicated infrastructure. An offshore company allows you to quickly create a stable structure with a simple administration and enjoy all the benefits of the offshore jurisdiction.

Commerce over the internet (e-commerce)

Internet traders can use an offshore company to maintain a domain name and to manage internet sites. An offshore company might be ideal for people whose business is on the internet. You might choose to incorporate the registered office of your company in an offshore jurisdiction to take advantage of the various benefits offered by these jurisdictions.


You can also carry on your consultancy or counselling business through an offshore company. You will find it easier to manage your company, while being registered in a stable jurisdiction and benefiting from all the strengths of that jurisdiction.

International business

International commerce can be carried out through an offshore company. It will handle purchases and sales operations. One IBC can also obtain a VAT number for companies that we register in Cyprus or in the United Kingdom.

Holding intellectual property rights

Any kind of intellectual property right (a patent or trademark) may be registered in the name of an offshore company. The company may also buy or sell this type of right. It may also grant rights of use to third parties in return for payments.

For the custody of movable and immovable property

Offshore companies are used to hold both movable property (such as yachts) and immovable property (such as houses and buildings). In addition to confidentiality, the benefits and advantages they offer include exemption from certain types of taxes (e.g. inheritance tax). It should be noted, however, that some countries do not allow the acquisition of movable/immovable property through offshore structures and therefore those wishing to form an offshore structure are advised to check with a competent authority before proceeding.

For inheritance purposes

An offshore firm that always stays afloat (provided all costs associated with running it are paid) may, in some countries, be used as a means of avoiding inheritance-tax laws. With a view to minimising inheritance-tax liability, the offshore structure may also be combined with a trust or a foundation.


Offshore companies are very often used for share dealing or foreign-exchange transactions. The main reasons being the anonymous nature of the transaction (the account can be opened under a company name).

You are free to make international money transfers under your Offshore Company. We wish to make you aware that you ought to liaise with a tax advisor in your country of residence before setting up an offshore company.

Important Factors to keep in mind, before Setting up a Company in Dubai.

  Cost Analysis

There are several factors involved in company formation, so the price and total cost can be different in two companies depending upon the business activity, number of shareholders, cost of office space etc. Comfort Zone makes it easy for you.

  Time Frame

Normally it will take 15-20 Days for a normal activity (like Trading, services or consultancy etc.). Sometime there would be extra time required in few business activities for additional approval from concern departments.

Documents Required

Complete documentation must be provided to start the process without any delay like Passport Copies and ID’s of all Shareholders, List of required Trade Names for the Company (names are subject to availability), and List of required Business activities.