Welcome to Gateway, Abu Dhabi’s business setup specialist.
18th October 2018

PO BOX 36687

08:30 – 17:30

Business Setup

Gateway Group helps foreign companies to setup correctly in Abu Dhabi.  How do we do this? It is a Step-by-Step process.

Initial Consultation

We start by understanding our client’s business activities and their goals, as well as who their typical anticipated clients will be.  We can then determine what the most suitable corporate structure to meet their needs.  We help our clients to understand what risks might be involved and how to mitigate them.  We can also share out experience and knowledge of setting up and doing business in Abu Dhabi, so that our Clients can make informed decisions that are right for their business.

Starting the company formation process

When our Client is ready to start the process, we put together a comprehensive document confirming all of the details for the new company that we are about to setup.  This is a quality control check to ensure that our understanding matches that our Client and that there are no changes.  It is this document that the lawyer will draft the legal documents from.  It also confirms a detailed list of documents that we will require our Client to supply for us to start the process and a Step-by- Step breakdown of exactly what will happen during the incorporation process so that our Client can follow our progress as we communicate each milestone to them.

Managing the incorporation

Our organised approach ensures that we manage the business setup as quickly and smoothly as possible.  We take care of everything so that our Clients can focus on their area of expertise: focusing on their own business.  We manage the legal translations; the applications and registrations to various governments; approvals; inspections and all that is involved up to obtaining the Commercial License (also known as the Trade License).  When required, we can also help our Clients to source suitable premises through our network of business centres and real estate agents.  We will also accompany our Clients to their chosen bank to help open their corporate bank account.

We know that communication with our Clients is key so we are constantly engaged with them during the process, so that they know each time we reach a milestone.  When the company is established, we supply a complete set of the Original corporate documents associated with the new company, along with a set of copies, and of course soft copies too.

Labour and Immigration Formalities

If our Clients intend to visa employees, we can arrange for the new entity to be registered with Immigration and the Ministry of Human Resources & Emiratizaion and then manage their visa processing requirements too.