Every company doing business in the UAE is required to have a business license (Trade License).

The license reflects the scope of a company's activities.

Licenses are issued by jurisdiction - either by one of the free zones or onshore.

In Abu Dhabi new onshore licenses are issued for two years and thereafter renewable annually.


A local sponsor or service agent is required for onshore businesses unless the foreign owner meets the requirements of the Foreign Direct Investment Law.

6 Steps To The Best

Company Formation In Abu Dhabi & Dubai





What's In It For You?


Your organisation can start its operations quickly in Abu Dhabi and Dubai with Gateway's speedy, efficient, personalized business set up plan.


Your organisation can fully protect all of its profits with Gateway's corporate nominee sponsorship packages.


Your organisation can have peace of mind that your Abu Dhabi and Dubai entities are fully established and registered appropriately.  We'll even organised your PO BOX and company stamp!


Your organisation will be correctly established in the most appropriate jurisdiction (free zone or onshore) depending upon your objectives for doing business in the UAE.


Your organisation can fully budget for it's investment in Abu Dhabi and Dubai as Gateway's transparent costs clearly indicate the third party fees which will be incurred when establishing your business, therefore avoiding any nasty surprises part way through the process.


Your organisation will have the reassurance that it's corporate and employee documents are professionally handled and controlled as Gateway adopts an ISO-9001 standard quality management system.


Your organisation will know at the onset exactly what will be involved in the Abu Dhabi and Dubai company formation so you can plan your executive's schedules accordingly with Gateway's customized business setup plan designed around your deadlines.


Your organisation can focus on developing its new connections and business in Abu Dhabi and Dubai as Gateway will manage the complete company formation so you don't waste your time navigating unfamiliar processes.


Your organisation will know exactly where we are in the process throughout the company formation as Gateway will update you at each step. We aim to complete your incorporation as quickly as possible.


Your organisation will benefit from Gateway's reliability to find solutions when requirements change with little or no notice.


Your organisation can save time by engaging Gateway as a one-stop shop for setting up your business, providing a corporate sponsorship service (if needed) and organising your ongoing visa requirements for expatriate staff.


Your organisation will receive all of its incorporation documents clearly presented ready for your future use in both original hard copies as well as electronically.

Get the business set up in Abu Dhabi & Dubai that's right for your business,

not the sales consultant's quota & commission.


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