Business Setup in Abu Dhabi

Business Setup in Abu Dhabi

The largest emirate and the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi is situated on the south-eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula, next to the Persian Gulf

Business Setup in Abu Dhabi

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Why Choose IMC for Business Setup in Abu Dhabi?

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Do Your Registration From Anywhere

We are here to assist you with any queries and do the documentation for you

Streamlined and Simplified Processes
Streamlined & Simplified Processes

We’ve simplified and streamlined all the processes for you to make it quick and simple to get your company started.

Transparent Pricing
Transparent Pricing Model

We do not burden you with any hidden fees. There’s just one cost to get you up and running

Dedicated Support
Dedicated Support:

You can always get help and advice, our GRC tool helps us track deadlines.

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Steps of Setting up a Business in ABU DHABI

Decide the activity and legal form
Register your Trade Name and Activity you want to perform
Memorandum of Association
Getting the Memorandum of Association or National Service Agency Agreement notarization onshore
Determine the business location
Getting the required approvals of government authorities
Getting the government license(s) issued
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Legal Requirements for Company Formation in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi opens and array of new business opportunities for all the foreign investors. There are various possibilities for company formation that global investors can pursue when they decide to launch a new company in the UAE. In case of an onshore formation, the company should get a UAE local partner roped in or engage with a UAE national agent.

Legal Requirements for Company Formation in Abu Dhabi

Important Points to Note

  • Abu Dhabi free zone permits 100% foreign ownership, exemption from all taxes, 100% repatriation of capital and also of your profits, levies no currency restrictions, and no import tariffs
  • Only one shareholder is needed to register a company or business in Abu Dhabi
  • The corporate income tax rate applicable in Abu Dhabi is 0% or nil as UAE provides exemption to all the businesses from income tax

Types of Companies

Types of Companies in case of 100% ownership

If you are planning for 100% foreign ownership, then there are six categories of companies that you can register in Abu Dhabi:
  • Foreign Company Branch
  • A GCC Company Branch
  • A Free Zone Company Branch
  • Representative Office
  • Foreign GCC Branch (must have one GCC national shareholder or one foreign shareholder)
  • Civil Works Company

In addition, there are four more company categories that are permitted to be registered in Abu Dhabi, besides the wholly foreign-owned alternatives:
  • A Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Sole Proprietorship L.L.C
  • Sole Establishment
  • Local Branch

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