Quick & Efficient Mainland Company
Formation in Dubai

Get help from our professional consultants for your business setup in Dubai Mainland.
Open up the full range of opportunities with full recognition from banks, trading partners,
and regulatory authorities not only in the UAE but also worldwide.

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Mainland company formation is carried out by officially registering in the relevant Emirate; it has unique opportunities to operate throughout the country and worldwide with almost no limits. Choose our business setup company in Dubai to assist you with planning and structuring to start your organization here. The locally established enterprise provides ample opportunities for conducting various business operations in the UAE. This type of mainland business setup Dubai & in the UAE is perfect for entrepreneurs and investors who wish to maintain a long-term presence in the region.

Types of Dubai Mainland Company Setup

Many commercial operations that previously required the selection of a local partner for the establishment of a company are now excluded from such obligations for the principal business activity under the new legislation. These amendments have increased the superb advantages of business setup in the UAE. Our consultancy services include understanding the nature of your business and then suggesting which type of Dubai mainland company setup or free zone business setup will work for you.

Professional (SE / CC) Company.
100% Foreign Ownership

100% Foreign Ownership
You must appoint a UAE national as a service agent for operations that offer professional services. They will handle the tasks such as liaising with government departments for your mainland company setup in Dubai.

Commercial (LLC) Company.
100% Foreign Ownership

For most activities in the areas of trade, tourism, logistics, and construction, a sole proprietorship is permitted.

Public Joint Stock
Company (PJSC)

Open Joint Stock Company can issue shares for public subscription and has an unlimited number of partners with at least ten founding members.

Private Joint Stock

This must include at least three founders. The issue of shares takes place through a closed subscription.

Unique Features of a Dubai Mainland Business Setup

Mainland companies (incorporated in the UAE instead of Free Zones) enjoy significant government support. They are also a perfect way of doing business in internal and global markets. This entity is determined by the law and has no equivalent in other countries.

Legal Forms of the

Depending on the business activities that will be carried out, all local companies can be divided into commercial, industrial, and professional businesses. The law sets out specific requirements for each type of business activity.

Nominal Service

It is used as a nominee shareholder, increases the loyalty of banks and counterparties and protects against CFC (controlled foreign companies). The nominal service issues a waiver of rights and management in the Dubai court

Professional Nominal Service

When creating a professional company, a contract with a local agent is required. Is not a member of the shareholders. Appointed for the purpose of representing interests in state bodies


UAE legislation requires the company to have a physical office or some other commercial premises licensed under Ejari / Estidama rules. It should be renewable and held under a lease of at least one year.


A license is required in order to operate any legal business in the United Arab Emirates. This license is the primary authorization document for a company. It is valid for one year and renewed annually with the obligation to pay renewal fees.

of a Company

A company can have up to five General Managers. Their rights and powers within the company are determined and specified in the memorandum of association (MoA). The owner may appoint different managers for separate business operations after the Dubai mainland company formation.

SORP Expert Solutions for Starting a Mainland
Company in the UAE

Prepare your Business

We will find the best solution for what you want to achieve, the most suitable license, and the enterprise type.

your Business

We cooperate closely with the registration authorities to deliver mainland company setup services quickly.

Your Local Partner
or Agent

Nominee services from SORP for Dubai mainland company formation with a waiver of rights in the court.

Legal Address

Our business center provides the opportunity to rent an office under Ejari / Estidama license, rent flexi-desks, or get an E-office.

Opening of
Bank Accounts

We know the compliance process of UAE banks and work with them closely, so we provide capable professional help in passing KYC.

Public Relations
Officers (PRO)

With PRO, our clients get 24/7 support and representation of their interests with governmental bodies, immigration, and MOHRE.

Commercial Licenses (LLC)
available for 100% foreign

According to the new regulations, many commercial activities that previously required the appointment of a local partner for incorporating a company are now completely exempt from their main activities. This maximizes the superb advantages of starting a business in the UAE


For the main categories of goods: food
and beverages, cosmetics, fertilizers, live
animals and plants, medicines and chemicals


Unregulated licenses for venture investments,
commercial projects. Does not include third
party asset management activities


For the construction of all types of buildings
and structures and providing subcontracting,
infrastructure work, excluding design services


For all types of cargo and passenger land, air,
sea transportation, including cargo chartering
and the activities of airline representatives


Activities of hotels of all types and categories,
guest houses and apartments. Except tourist


Industrial licenses for manufacturing and
processing of all types, including extracting
natural resources, except for oil and gas

Mainland companies do not require a local partner, but SORP Group experts recommend using nominee services for the purpose of concealing the beneficiary and simplifying the mandatory procedures for confirming economic presence. In addition, the nominee partner can be used to avoid CFC rules by minimizing the ownership share of the foreign investor.

Professional licenses (SE / CC)
available for 100% foreign

The activities of service provision may be 100% foreign owned and may be established by individuals, or as a local branch. Incorporation requires the mandatory appointment of a local service agent representing your interests with the UAE government

Services for consumption
by the public

Cleaning, laundries, fashion designers, beauty
salons, repair and craft workshops, car services

and consultancy

Project management, management, tax and
personnel consulting, specialized expertise

and healthcare

Medical centers, private hospitals, clinics,
laboratories, pharmaceutical consultations

Sports and education

Preschool, secondary and higher education,
courses, training, sports clubs

Catering and agriculture

Activities of restaurants, catering, cafes, fast
food outlets, farms, crop production

Information Technology

Information security, network setup, office
equipment maintenance, software development

Benefits of Setting up a Mainland Company

Owning a mainland company allows taking full advantage of provisions in UAE legislation that are very favorable to business. For example, advantages when operating in the domestic market and across the six countries of the GCC zone or when doing business internationally under the 'UAE Flag of Convenience.' Equally importantly, banks and financial providers do not apply special terms and conditions to mainland companies and treat them like any other company from the United Arab Emirates.

Opportunity to Bid on Tenders

A mainland (local) company is a trusted legal entity in the eyes of governmental bodies and commercial institutions. It also provides opportunities to participate in local or global tenders, which isn't possible with free zone or offshore company formation in Dubai.

Obtain Tax Residency

All mainland company owners can apply for UAE tax resident status and be shielded from personal data exchange requirements under the Common Report Standard (CRS).

Protect Assets and Property

They have the right to acquire and re-register assets in the UAE and globally for the purpose of concealing the identity and other information about the owners.

Form Holding Companies and
Other Business Structures

Mainland business setup in Dubai is a unique tool for minimizing your tax burden, consolidating business and assets, and optimizing cash flows within entities and structures under its control.

Keep Personal and Financial Data

Information about beneficiaries, shareholders, and signatories of a company is hidden. Company owners get full protection from automatic tax exchange.

Optimize Cash Flows and

The settlement center provides for the efficient allocation of international business operations without taxes. You can also make payments on behalf of third parties and offset mutual claims.

Integrated Solutions from SORP for
Your Mainland Business Setup in the UAE

  • Evaluate your
    Business Idea

    We will conduct an analysis of your business idea and suggest the most suitable licensing to allow you to operate successfully both in the UAE and international markets. We advise you whether to go for a mainland business setup in Dubai or a free zone after weighing all the pros and cons.

  • Complete
    Business Analysis

    We will conduct market research, identify potential competitors and also review relevant legislation. We will source and suggest facilities suitable for your business.

  • Business

    SORP has strong relations with all governmental bodies involved in registration and licensing. Apart from your mainland company setup Dubai, we will also support you at each step of getting your business up and running.

  • PRO - Support
    for Your Business

    We act on your behalf with UAE government agencies to issue resident visas to partners, staff, and their families and obtain all licenses, registrations, and permits.

  • Outsourced Business

    It makes sense to use SORP's expert professional administrative, recruiting, accounting, and tax competencies, saving the cost of employing highly paid personnel.

  • Legal

    SORP Group's corporate lawyers, and our strategic partnerships with the best lawyers in the UAE and around the world, provide superb legal support for your business.

  • Tax Residency

    Enjoy tax resident (domicile) status shielding you from CRS requirements for sharing tax details and preventing double taxation.

  • International
    Tax Planning

    We design optimized tax solutions for international business within the full scope of UAE legislation, drawing on our wide experience in this field.

  • Confirmation of
    Economic Substance

    We help fulfill proof of economic substance based on the registered location of your company, its localized decision-making and management, and tax compliance.

Why Choose SORP?

SORP Group's own resources, based in the SORP business center, are professional experts in a range of specializations. Our close cooperation with the Dubai Economy Department ensures impeccable quality and high speed of service delivery.

15 Years of Successful Work

We have helped thousands of clients register companies in Dubai, as well as build and develop businesses in the UAE.

Banking Support

Besides Dubai Mainland business setup, we provide assistance in choosing a suitable bank for your purposes, support with bank account opening, and passing KYC procedures (know your customer).

Range of Services

SORP offers comprehensive support for companies registered in Dubai and their shareholders: from licensing and maintaining Bank accounts to obtaining the status of a tax resident of the country.

Individual Approach

Your requirements are unique. We treat every business individually to tailor the right services to achieve your priorities, from business setup in Dubai Mainland to outsourcing services to support and maintain your business in the UAE.

Our Professional Business Facilities


A new generation educational platform
for obtaining real knowledge and skills
for doing business effectively in the UAE
and the wider Middle East.

Business Expertise

Consulting on any aspects of organizing
and doing business in the UAE, and
entering the international arena with a
company incorporated in the UAE.

SORP Business Center
In Dubai

Business center with a prestigious
address for registration and operations.
A solution for passing KYC procedures
as part of bank checks.

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