Setting up a Branch Office in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an excellent way to expand the company’s existing operations into foreign markets. Companies from the UK, Australia, and beyond seek to set up a company office in the UAE to trade effectively in the local market and throughout the greater MENA region. Often, Creation Business Consultants are on the receiving end of a conference call from a Group CFO, compliance officers and EMENA Group Managers seeking guidance for market expansion to the UAE.
Companies that are looking to expand and setup branch office in UAE are normally looking towards:
- Working with local Dubai and UAE companies.
- Contracting with the UAE government.
- Prospecting to bid for new business tenders.
- Numerous other business opportunities.
To be able to do business within mainland Dubai, it is required for that a company is registered with the Department of Economic Development (DED). The business set up structure in the UAE differs to many other jurisdictions and it is important to know the options that are suitable towards the business model, appetite for risk and budget.
For companies looking to have 100% ownership of a mainland company, a branch office in Dubai or a branch office in the UAE might be the most appropriate solution for the company registration.
We’ve compiled a list of key features to help you better understand what you need to know about set up a new branch of your company in the UAE.