Engineering consultancy and contracting services are in-demand and highly paid business areas in the UAE. Licensing is mandatory and can be complex to navigate.
Large scale construction and engineering projects remain a core driver of the UAE economy and across the entire Gulf region. Demand outstrips supply for qualified personnel and competent suppliers, and this shortage is driving the attractiveness of the country for foreign companies. SORP Group experience and expertise in the sector is your key to unlocking the rich opportunities in this market.
The state regulates engineering activities to ensure quality control and excellence. Some engineering activities require multiple approvals from different authorities, often with minimum qualification levels specified for managerial roles – all checked and verified. To fast-track registration of your engineering company SORP Group consultants and experts have developed solutions that will save you time, money and hassle.
We will choose the right type of company and most suitable place of incorporation for the best fit
Fast processing through the legal proceures based on of our trusted status with DM and DED
Nominee service from SORP Investment LLC with a waiver of rights in the Dubai court
SORP Business Centre provides our clients with the opportunity to rent an office under Ejari / Estidama license, rent flexi-desks or E-office
Cooperation with UAE banks, understanding of compliance procedures and assistance in passing KYC and interviews
Representation of interests at the Ministry of Labor and other state authorities for visas and licenses with support always available 24/7
If you are doing business inside the UAE, you need to incorporate a local (mainland) company. These can freely provide services within the UAE and abroad, and participate in all tenders.
A company set up in one of the Free Trade Zones (FTZ) can only be used for doing business in international markets outside the UAE. Only a limited number of these are issued.
A local company to perform repairs, major engineering, design or landscape works requires a local sponsor who has 51% share ownership (can be nominal). 49% can be owned by a foreign investor.
Incorporation of a company with 100% foreign ownership suits carrying out of design and architectural works, and providing consultancy. You must assign a local agent to carry out all interactions with the relevant government agencies.
Mainland (local) companies are usually incorporated as LLCs. Liability is limited to the amount of issued share capital. Professional licenses can be formed as Civil Company or Sole Establishment (sole proprietorship) types of entities.
A comprehensive approach from drawing up a development plan for an engineering company, obtaining all permits and licensing, to supporting the company's activities
We have expertise in all areas of the engineering business in the UAE, including specialist tools to help resolve even the most complex issues.
We have helped thousands of clients acquire, build and develop businesses in the UAE
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.
54,000 sq. ft. of modern office space for passing licensing procedures in the UAE and confirming requirements for incorporation.