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How to Move my UK Business to Dubai?

Moving UK Business to Dubai | Setting up a business in Dubai can be an exciting and rewarding venture, provided you follow the proper steps and adhere to local regulations.

1. Choose the Right Business Structure

Dubai offers various business structures, each with its own advantages and requirements. You can opt for a mainland company, a free zone entity, or establish a representative office. Consider factors such as ownership restrictions, tax benefits, and operational flexibility when selecting the most suitable structure for your business.

2. Define Your Business Activities

Precisely define the scope of your business activities, as this will determine the licenses and permits you need to obtain. Dubai has specific activities regulated by different authorities, so consult the Dubai Department of Economic Development (DED) or the relevant free zone authority to ensure compliance.

3. Determine your company name

Come up with a good company name that hasn’t been used before. It is wise to come up with 3 names so that you always have an alternative if 1 company name is occupied or not suitable.

4. Register Your Business

Register your business with the relevant authorities. It is advisable to use a consultant when setting up a business in Dubai if you have no experience in this. A consultant can advise you on all steps and prevent you from making mistakes in setting up your company.

5. Apply for Residency (Emirates ID)

Once your business is set up in Dubai, it is possible to apply for residency (Emirates ID). With this residence you can, for example, open a bank account or rent a house.

ENDB UK can help you move your UK business to Dubai completely without any worries. Request a free consultation with one of our consultants.