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A Dubai Mainland or DED (Dubai Economic Development) license is a legal entity that can conduct business operations and transactions throughout the UAE and in other countries without restrictions. UAE Companies Law dictate that expatriate shareholders must nominate a local service agent or a local partner (sponsor) to setup a mainland company. In the case of a Limited Liability Company LLC (i.e Commercial Trading entity), the local partner must hold the majority equity share – a minimum of 51%.

A favourable and legal alternative to a local partner acting as the 51% local sponsor, is to choose a corporate nominee partner. This provides expatriate shareholders with 100% financial and operational control and stronger legal rights. The obvious benefits of corporate nominee partnership include complete control of the business operations, 100% of financial benefits, and of course stronger legal contracts aimed at protecting the interests of the business owner and respective shareholders.

The Business Incorporation Zone‘s Dubai Mainland advisory team will provide you with transparent and concise advice on all aspects of mainland company formation covering structures, licensing and business activities. Our customer service management team provide efficient ongoing advice and support ensuring you can simply focus on the day to day operations of your business.

Why Setup in Dubai Mainland

  • Flexibility to trade either within the UAE (with private, local and government authorities) or overseas
  • No limit on number of visas (depending on the size of the office space)
  • Office premises anywhere in mainland Dubai
  • More options for business activities
  • Fewer nationality restrictions in ownership and visas compared to other jurisdictions

Main DED Licensing Options

  • Professional License (Provision of non-physical services e.g. Consultancy)
  • Commercial License (Provision of physical services or trading activities)
  • Branch or Representative Office


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Trade License Packages

Corporate LLC Sponsorship/Local Service Agent + BIZ PRO Fees
Local Sponsorship + PRO (annually)AED 23,625 per year
Installment PlanInitial Payment AED 5,250
Monthly Payment 11 PDCs x AED 2207 = AED 24,277
Total on Installment AED 29,527
Government CostsName Reservation: AED 660
Initial Approval: AED 160
Notary Fees: AED 2,016
Trade licenseAED 8,000 – 10,000 + 5% of Annual Rent

A Selection of Business Activities

Accounting and Bookkeeping

Animal Feed Trading

Building Material Trading

Cargo Loading Unloading

Coffee Shop

Cosmetic Trading

Hourly Car Rental

Events Management

General Trading

Ice Cream Shop

Yacht and Boat Rental

Interior Decoration

Meet some of our team members

Mahima Sharma
Business Setup Manager
Jaypee Martinez
Customer Service Manager


We were pleased with the attention that was given to us at short notice and within a tight deadline. The Fujairah Creative City Free Zone representative was helpful and was always available to answer all our questions.

Adam White
Purple Camel

The team at BIZ has been very trustworthy and helpful. I find the processes easy to follow and understandable. If I am in any doubt, I am easily able to get in contact with Fujairah Creative City Free Zone representatives who are always happy and quick to get back to me.

Amy Page

Predica FZ LLC, our Free Zone company in the UAE, was set up with the help of BIZ. The entire process was smooth, the customer service of the team was of a high standard. We are really happy to work with BIZ, the biggest kudos and thanks go to Mark Nava, Customer Service Executive who was extremely helpful and understanding during the process. Due to a really good experience and co-operation, we appreciate and recommend working with BIZ.

Andrzej Kazmierczak
Predica FZ LLC

I would like to thank Achin Kanojia (Compliance Officer) for an incredible experience he provided while setting up my company. He is honest, genuine, compassionate about his work, and comes across as a trusted adviser. He is truly an asset to the company. The entire process was very convenient, easy, and quick.

Rehana Mannan
Rehana Mannan Coaching Academy FZ LLE

I have been very satisfied with your company. I would like to thank all the staff for the help and a special thanks to Kurt Romero (Senior Customer Service Admin) for his patience and professional follow-up for all the procedures. He was able to anticipate all my requests and needs.

Massimo Marini

In general, I would say BIZ could save a lot of time and administration – if the guidelines were better / described more/better in details in the standard papers (look at all my questions throughout the latest 2 months and the entire process/flow could be optimized a lot to BIZ and your future customers advantaged). I would highly recommend BIZ as a corporate partner. BIZ provided me with all the support and responded fast when communicating – which is crucial when things need to be done in time.

Martin Bak
TradeButler FZE

I would like to express my thanks to one of your staff: Mark Nava (Admin Executive), who has been quite supportive and diligent and went over and beyond his duties to secure and complete my family visa on time for them to travel. It shows his commitment and his capacity to deliver and respond to the needs of clients in order to provide timely solutions.

Mohamed Bali
AMB Consultancy

We have been a client of Business Incorporation Zone (BIZ) for over 4 years now after a recommendation and have been so impressed with the services provided. The important thing is that support is not only provided at the initial setup stage, but BIZ provide a steadfast on-going relationship. We have had a few issues during the last 4 years e.g. VAT registration, additional documentation required by a supplier and BIZ helped us with these items at great speed. We cannot recommend BIZ highly enough to provide a much needed long-term relationship for your business in the UAE.

Geoffrey Long

Let me start by saying keep up the good job!! As of now, I am extremely happy with the services provided by BIZ towards assisting me to establish my company. I am happy with the staff and their approach in handling all my legal procedures with no complaints. With regards to Mark Nava (Admin Executive) he is proactive, very informative, cooperative and prompt in all my queries, he has assisted me to my satisfaction. I wish BIZ and Mark all the very best.

Iqbal Haji
Mars Events & Exhibitions FZ LLE

I would like to give a 5-star rating to Mark Nava (Admin Executive) for his help and coordination he has been helpful to my requirements and has been proactive all along he is a great asset. Thanks, Mark for all your help buddy.

Debarshi Biswas
Eventcraft FZ LLC

I would like to thank the team at BIZ for their kind and precious assistance. Special thanks to Mr. Ray Vaño (Admin Executive) who has been outstanding and very cooperative from the very start and during the whole process. Looking forward to working with you again in the near future.

Hendrik Leusink

I just want to give a big ‘thank you’ to Mr. Ray Vaño (Admin Executive) for providing all the information I needed and answering all my queries. He has been a very kind and good customer service representative and was such a big help. Ray gave me an excellent service. He is always responsive to my many follow-up calls and issues. I wish Ray a lot of success at work.

Harriet Bondoc

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Abdullah Mousa Younis (Customer Service Executive) and the rest of the team at BIZ. I was impressed by how far above and beyond the call of duty Mr. Abdulla went with regards to customer service. He helped me ensure that the company renewal process and all the visa and immigration-related tasks went smoothly and on schedule, advising accurately on realistic time frames every step of the way. In addition to the company licensing matter, he was helpful with regards to VAT rules, regulations, and registration requirements, with tasks concerning Power of Attorney, and with a number of other issues that cropped up during the renewal and visa process. Such niggling matters tend to add more stress to already tedious administration matters, but the depth of knowledge demonstrated by Mr. Abdullah was impressive, and in many cases, just what was required. I would heartily recommend Mr. Abdullah and the team at BIZ for anyone looking to register and run a company in the UAE.

Deepak Khanchandani

It took me several months to find a great company to register my business as I was looking for a cost-effective and hassle-free company. Until I spoke with Ms. Mahima Sharma (Business Setup Manager) from BIZ. My company was set up in less than a week and the process was that easy. They also assisted with setting up my bank account, making them a one-stop shop for all business needs. I am happy with my experience and strongly recommend using them for all business registration related in the UAE.

Samuel Amoama
800 Digital

Service is excellent and Kurt Romero (Senior Customer Service Admin) and the team were very helpful.

Belinda Custodio
Australian Hospitality Skills Recognition Me FZ LLC

We benefit greatly by the services offered by Business Incorporation Zone, a variety of opportunities have unfolded ever since we started woking with BIZ. In fact, the location that was provided to us has improved our business reach.

Moncy S Cherian’s
Net Biosmea

Our first point of contact, Mahima, was extremely helpful in providing information on BIZ services, outlining the different levels of incorporation, explaining the costs involved and guiding us towards choosing the right options for our business. From there, she fully explained the steps necessary for incorporation, such as what paperwork was required and when, as well as being on call for any queries we happened to have. When the time came for other members of the BIZ team to guide us through the start-up process, everyone involved has been very proficient, was well aware of our company and its needs, and our progress had been communicated effectively between different BIZ departments. At no time did we feel that anyone was at a loss to our situation. As we near the final stages of our company’s inception, we are confident in the BIZ team’s ability to ensure our business starts out successfully. Thanks for all your help so far. I hope this provides ample feedback for your requirements.

Ken Campbell
Puma Campbell Creative Services - Co-owner and Executive Director

I would like to take this opportunity to thank BIZ and Mahima in particular for the support and quick response regarding any enquirers. Am so impressed to be one of your clients.

We are specialists in the field of digital marketing. And through our professional education and training, we are building entrepreneurs.

For me, Biz will be the first and best recommendation as am starting here.

Nisreen Akkad

I have been very happy with our experience at BIZ and very happy with Mahima and Howaida who we were referred to afterwards. Everything has been done with extreme efficiency and politeness which has made the process of establishing our business unexpectedly quick and easy. I would not hesitate to recommend BIZ to others looking for a no hassle service to setting up a business.

Lulie Fisher
Design Studio

BIZ has selected the finest professionals to be part of their team and they are committed to making the whole experience of setting up your company enjoyable and hassle free. You can always rely on them for some enlightening advice regarding your business.

Zeenat Beebeejaun
Pearl Legal - Executive Director

Establishing our company with the Fujairah Business Incorporation Zone was one of the best business decisions we have made. The support received has been invaluable in setting up our company, obtaining the needed publishing and distribution licenses, and in administering the employees’ visas. The whole team is very helpful and efficient.

Souha Abbas
Oryx Gulf Media - Director

Business Incorporation Zone have done a wonderful job of taking care of the Licensing and Visas for my Company so I can concentrate on my business.

Tim Carnie
Entertainment Media Professionals - Director

BIZ is one stop solution for hassle free most effective and efficient way to start up a new company. We have been dealing with them for over two years and must compliment them on their professional approach.

Chetan Sethi
Diverse Hospitality Solutions - Executive Director

As a shrewd young entrepreneur, my wallet is my company’s life-blood and time is an expensive commodity. I interacted with many business set-up companies that came up with fancy offers, gifts, fat expensive add-ons and complicated hidden service charges for pushy and untrained sales guys. Then I interacted with Mahima from Biz – she was helpful, prompt and cordial; I have experienced good, timely and transparent service! I like BIZ’s systematic automated process (scheduled email reminders) that ensures fewer errors and more efficiency. I would unreservedly recommend that you give them a shout before investing your hard-earned money!

Nevin Lewis
Black & Grey HR - Executive Director

I was trying to get the license for the last 6 years from Creative City. I finally got lucky. Thank you very much for all your support. It was a very nice experience I had at the time of my license process with your Sales Executive. Keep it up!

Ashwin Pernakar
LEAD - Founder

Our experience with BIZ was very good. I would like to thank Mahima (Sales Executive), Sandrea (Customer Service Executive) and entire team for their effort in setting up the business, hassle free. I do appreciate your cooperation and high quality of service. I will definitely recommend BIZ to anyone who is looking to establish a company in UAE.

Chanika Gamage
Centric Consultants - Partner

All the work was handled diplomatically, fairly and best of all, on-time. I’m glad that that I have chosen such an efficient company to work with now and in the future. Definitely would and will recommend to anyone who requires such services. Great job guys!

Rohael Nj

I would definitely recommend using the medical and Emirates ID sevices provided by BIZ. Asif (Company Driver & PRO) was very professional and helped the process happen very smoothly. Jaypee (Senior Customer Service Executive) kept me informed at all times. It feels refreshing to meet such a professional team. Thank you again!

Jonathon Pinkney
Hexagon Productions

I really appreciate your efforts. Your service providers have appropriate manner and nice behavior. Since I started my business setup with BIZ, all staff members have been very professional, dedicated and well behaved. I am glad and satisfied to work with the team at BIZ.

Nouman Yousaf
Grey Goose HR Consultancy

I want to say thank you to Jaypee and all members of the BIZ team. A big thank you for getting a visa for our newest member, Shan. Shan’s visa was completed in a month as promised and I wanted you to know how happy we have been with being completed in time.

Damion Lock

Why choose Business Incorporation Zone?

  • Dedicated Account Manager and efficient PRO Services - With our dedication to personalized and efficient customer service, we will assign you an account manager as soon as you become a BIZ client, who will be your single point of contact and will regularly update you on the status of all your applications, and always be on hand to answer your queries. Together with our efficient team of PROs constantly striving to complete your applications in a timely fashion, we remove the stress and hassle usually associated with setting up a new company and obtaining your UAE residency visa.
  • Business Support Services of the highest caliber - at BIZ, we have thought of everything to help you launch and grow your new business and make it a success from the very beginning. We will provide you with Real Estate contacts for your commercial office space. Furthermore, we hold regular networking events providing you with access to fellow BIZ clients and our network partners, where you will be able to explore mutual business opportunities and forge new alliances that will give your new business a valuable head start.
  • Corporate Sponsorship - BIZ can provide you a UAE Corporate Sponsor as a Nominee partner in your business. All relevant legal agreements pertaining to the Incorporation process will be prepared by our team.