• 1. What are the advantages of starting a business in Abu Dhabi?
    • The commercial valid up to 2 years
    • Mainland company formation cost are very cheaper than other emirates

    • No personal income tax

    • Quick and easy company registration process

    • Events and Exhibition around years provides exposure to business to not only in the UAE or Middle east but also Across the world based on attentiveness.

    • No co-operate tax

    • A world wide technological platform and versatility of world wide hiring

    • Grade A/ A+ Commercial office places

  • 2. What are the business types in the Abu Dhabi?
    • Establishment
    • Sole Proprietorship L.L.C

    • Limited Liability Company

    • Sole Establishment

    • Local Branch

  • 3. What does the term establishment means?

    Establishment or the sole proprietorship is an entity owned by one individual to undertake a business activity (commercial, professional, industrial, agricultural or craft). The owner of the establishment assumes all its financial responsibilities including its financial liabilities. If the establishment is owned by a foreign national, he should appoint a UAE national service agent.
    An establishment may take different legal forms:

    • Establishment owned by a UAE national

    • Establishment owned by a GCC national

    • Establishment owned by a foreign investor

    • Establishment set up as part of the Mubdi’ah Programme

  • 4. What does the term LLC means?

    Limited Liability Company: it is a company where the number of partners may not be more than 50 or less than two, and the share of the UAE national or nationals in the firm’s capital shall not be less than %51 of the company’s total shares.

  • 5. What does the term Partnership Company means?

    It is a company that consists of two or more partners who are jointly responsible for all its obligations. All partners of a partnership company should be UAE nationals.

  • 6. What does the term Limited Partnership Company means?

    It is a company that consists of one or more general partners who shall be liable for all its liabilities, and one or more limited partners who shall be liable for the company’s liabilities only to the extent of their respective shares in its capital.

  • 7. What does the term Private Shareholding Company means?

    A Private Shareholding Company may be set up by its founders whose number shall not be less than 3 and they should subscribe all its capital that must not be less than AED 2 million.

  • 8. What does the term Public Shareholding Company means?

    A Public Shareholding Company is a company that has its capital divided into equal value and tradable shares, and each partner is liable to the extent of his respective share in the capital.

  • 9. What does the term Branch means?

    It is the branch of a parent entity (company /establishment) based in Abu Dhabi, other emirates or abroad to practice the activity or activities of the parent entity. Foreign companies or companies based in other emirates should not practice its main activity in Abu Dhabi or establish its offices or branches before being issued with a licence from the Department of Economic Development (DED).

  • 10. What are the legal forms takes for Branches?

    The branch takes different legal forms:

    • Branch of a local individual organization from Abu Dhabi.

    • Branch of an institution from another Emirate.

    • A local company branch from Abu Dhabi.

    • A company branch from another Emirate.

    • Foreign company branch.

    • Gulf company branch.

    • Branch of a Gulf company with a foreign investor.

    • Branch of a local free-zone company.

    • Branch of a free-zone foreign company.

  • 11. What are the Free Zone Establishments Legal Forms?

    The legal form of free zone enterprises must take one of the following forms:

    • Free Zone Limited Liability Company.

    • Free Zone Institution.

  • 12. what Types of business license available in the Abu Dhabi?
    • Commercial License
    • Professional License

    • Industrial License

    • Tourism License

    • Craft License (Typing Centre, Laundry, Hairdressing Salon etc.)

    • Agricultural and Fish and Animal Wealth License

  • 13. How to obtain business license in Abu Dhabi?

    Before making your trade license application, you must first outline your business activity, or activities. Depending on the license you choose, it is often possible to list more than one on your application.

    To ensure you list every activity that you intend to carry out, it’s a good idea to work with Ignite representation of companies at this stage. Our experts are familiar with permitted activities and will be able to suggest those that align best with your business.

    The next step is to choose a company name. This is not an easy task wherever in the world you choose to do business. However, here in the Emirates, there are a few extra considerations to keep in mind. The UAE has a set of strict, yet easy to follow, naming conventions.

    With your company name decided upon and your activities chosen, you can now apply for your trade license.

  • 14. How to start a freelancer License in Abu Dhabi?

    UAE government has recently announced the introduction of a new freelancer license which covers 48 various business activities and which allows the license holder to carry out their business activity from their place of residence or any other authorized locations.

  • 15. What are the advantages of Free lance License?

    Advantages of freelancer license.

    1. The freelancer license avoids the requirements for your business to employ people in full time positions or services which are only needed in different periods.

    2. No office or Tawtheeq is required to obtain license.

    3. Freelancer license will allow the expert professionals to achieve work permit without necessity of company sponsorship.

    4. The freelance license holder can sponsor his/her family members under them.

    5. Freelancer license develop increase income of different sectors such as retirees, house wives, students..etc

    6. Freelance license will provide freedom to work from distance or any other authorized locations.