Driven by ongoing economic diversification, the lucrative UAE construction sector will need foreign construction companies for the foreseeable future. Licenses are state-controlled and the regulatory framework is fair but strict. As industry experts, SORP Group provides a head start for gaining entry to this market, providing efficient and reliable solutions to fast-track the legal procedures involved.
Major construction licenses available forbusiness in the UAE and abroad
Construction of alltypes of buildings and facilities
Construction of residential buildings, villas,malls, production areas and warehouse premises and other types of buildings under a general license
Full range ofconstruction works abroad
Making it possible to do tax-free businessabroad, with the entire range of construction services, building operation and contract works being permitted
Maintenance offacilities on a turnkey basis
Supply of construction materials, furniture,equipment and decorative elements to already erected facilities, and facilities which are under construction
Foundationand concrete works
Wall and foundation construction, concretecasting of industrial and warehouse floors, reinforcement of cracks with concrete
Construction ofspecial purpose facilities
Construction of electric power substations,sewage disposal plants, pipelines, also on seaport and airport sites
Constructionof metal structures
Installation of frame structures, exhibitionstands and / or pavilions, hangars, as well as steel and metal structures
Facade and finishingworks
Internal or external wall covering ofcommercial, industrial and residential premises with any materials
Development, improvement and organizationof parks and gardens, arrangement of villa and cottage grounds
Duct and airventilation systems
Installation, maintenance and connectionof ventilation systems to buildings and equipment
UAE regulations offer a wide range of highly specialized construction licenses that do not fit into any regular categories. They have varying licensing requirements and procedures, depending on the field of activity. These licenses are in high demand. Developers of large-scale projects strive to attract highly specialized and licensed construction companies for subcontracting.
SORP solutions for licensing and support ofconstruction businesses in the UAE
We will choose the right type ofcompany and most suitable place of incorporation for the best fit
Fast processing through the legalprocedures based on of our trusted status with DM and DED
Local partneror agent
Nominee service from SORPInvestment LLC with a waiver of rights in the Dubai court
SORP Business Centre provides ourclients with the opportunity to rent an office under Ejari / Estidama license, rent flexi-desks or E-office
Opening abank account
Cooperation with UAE banks,understanding of compliance procedures and assistance in passing KYC and interviews
PRO - businesssupport
Representation of interests at theMinistry of Labor and other state authorities for visas and licenses with support always available 24/7
What’s involved in getting a UAE constructionlicense
Jurisdiction of incorporation
To operate outside the UAE, you can use a special license offered by some FTZs as an exception to the general rules.
Terms of ownership
Control by the State
G+1 (Ground Floor + 1 Floor) – construction of structures up to 2 floors high
G+4 (Ground Floor + 4 Floors) – construction of structures up to 5 floors high
G+12 (Ground Floor + 12 Floors) – construction of structures up to 13 floors high
UL (unlimited) – there are no restrictions on the height of structures that can be built
Requirements for obtaining a specific license category
It is also necessary to confirm that the company has special construction equipment and cargo transport, that it rents an office of a certain size, proves the availability of fixed assets, and provides a bank guarantee.
Obtaining a high-category construction license
When operating an international construction business, it is essential to consider the key aspects involved in meeting the legal requirements for confirming Economic Presence (ESR) in the UAE through having a Management and Control Center (Decision Making Center) located in Dubai. International tax planning will reduce and optimize deductions. Obtaining Tax Resident status is required to protect against the exchange of tax information in accordance with CRS standards and to maintain the confidentiality of beneficiary data. SORP Group experts have developed comprehensive solutions for your construction business abroad.
Comprehensive SORP support servicesfor doing business in the UAE
We integrate ideal developmentstrategies for you based on the competition and the law. Then we choose the right operating license for doing local or global business
We will ensure that all stages ofstarting a business are completed. We will build relationships with government agencies that regulate all activities
It makes sense to use SORP’sprofessional help in administrative, recruiting, accounting PRO and tax competencies, saving the cost of employing highly paid personnel
Obtaining taxresidency status
Enjoy tax resident (domicile)status shielding you from CRS requirements for sharing your tax details and preventing double taxation
We design optimized tax solutionsfor international business within the full scope of UAE legislation, drawing on our wide experience and successful cases in this field
Confirmation ofeconomic substance
We help fulfil proof of economicsubstance based on the registered location of your company, with its localized decision - making and management, tax compliance
SORP Group will become your reliable long-termpartner in supporting your UAE business
A comprehensive approach from drawing up a development plan for a construction company, obtaining all permits and licensing, to supporting the company's activities
15 years of experience
In the field of company incorporation, licensing and support for construction companies and related activities, and helping to resolve issues on the way to achieving their goals.
We have expertise in all areas of the construction business in the UAE, including specialist tools to help resolve even the most complex issues.
We are able to make a legally sound decision on the choice of a license based on an analysis of your needs and provide advice on all issues related to licensing.
SORP Business Center
54,000 sq. ft. of modern office space for passing licensing procedures in the UAE and confirming requirements for incorporation
Get a constructionlicense in the UAE
The experts of SORP Group will help you choose the appropriate type of business and determine the optimal place of registration and type of legal entity.
Take the first step towards creating your construction business in the UAE!