Service businesses under the UAE

Run an international service business from a tax-free jurisdiction. Take full advantage of
reinvesting opportunities, participate in large tenders, and increase the efficiency of your
business activities anywhere in the world.

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Full compliance with banking regulations, the benefits of numerous international agreements, and legal methods of maintaining data confidentiality combine to provide many options for successful international business activities. SORP Group specialists will help you understand the nuances of UAE legislation, select the best solutions for incorporation, and provide comprehensive support for your service business operating from the United Arab Emirates.

Incorporating a service company in the UAE will
give you the opportunity to:

Apply transfer

The ability to maximize profit capitalization
within enterprises under common ownership
or control

Provide marketing and
advertising services

Market research, branding services and
deliverables, all types of online advertising,
and SMM promotion of goods and services

Provide online
services to the public

Provide online services in various fields, such
as education, sports, entertainment, creative
and others

Provide services for

Various financial services with the use of
online technologies, consulting and other B2B

Participate in large

Ability to model financial audit reports for
successful participation in the bidder and
selection process

Create a general
payment center

Optimize the activities of your entire
international business including 3rd party
payments for offsetting mutual claims

Major advantages of the UAE jurisdiction for
operating a service business

Tax-free environment

Absolutely no corporate taxes whatsoever on
foreign business activities and no personal
income tax even on dividends

Free movement of funds

The right to free movement of capital into and
out of the UAE, with no currency controls, is
enshrined in the legislation

Tax residency

All business owners can apply for a residence
permit and achieve tax domicile status as long
as a number of conditions are met

Financing incentives

Such as relatively easy access to loans, a
simplified system of bank compliance for
accounts in dirhams

Data privacy

The legislation guarantees protection against
the automatic exchange of tax information as
required by CRS

Reputable and respected jurisdiction

The UAE is not included in any OECD or FATF
blacklist or gray list, despite being a tax-free

Service business licenses available in the UAE

A government-issued trading license is mandatory for any business operating out of the United Arab Emirates. Your license
is a prestigious "business card" that reassures banks and counterparties around the world, as well as being the main
constituent document of the company.

Information technology

Activities in the field of information security, network
support, office equipment maintenance, software
development etc.

Management and consulting

Providing B2B services and advice, such as management
consulting, HR consulting and various and specialized
advisory expertise

Fintech licenses

Providing high-tech innovative tools related to the
financial services industry such as P2P lending,
crowdfunding, e-money

Medicine and healthcare

Medical professionals or physicians setting up a practice
or clinic or wishing to practice as a licensed healthcare

Educational activities

This covers teaching practice in preschool, secondary and
higher education, and also for companies that deliver
training courses

Services for business

Service providers such as bookkeeping, secretarial
services, translation bureau and call centers all require
this type of license

Payment agent services

Payment Service Provider (PSP) license for services
offering online payment solutions that accept and make
payments for third parties

Project investments

Selecting and placing funds into various infrastructure,
public service, commercial, industrial and similar major

SORP expert solutions for smooth business operation in the UAE

model preparation

We will select the appropriate
license and choose the place of
incorporation to best match your
objectives and target market


Fast incorporation using close
collaboration with the licensing
authorities and the expertise of
our in-house SORP resources

bank accounts

We have long-standing relationships
with major UAE banks and know all
their compliance processes so that
we can quickly achieve KYC for you

Building holdings
and business structures

These represent a highly effective
tool for effective organization of
management and investment in
controlled structures

Beneficiary concealment

We construct totally legal tiered
structures to protect shareholders,
including elements of an Arab trust

core business processes

Engage admin, tax, accounting and
legal support from SORP Group
specialists, saving on staffing costs
and ensuring business success

A complete set of solutions for international
service businesses based out of the UAE

  • Business hypothesis

    Test and validate the business plan
    and strategy in the context of UAE
    trade licenses, incentives and
    potential for launching your service
    business internationally

  • Tax planning
    and consulting

    Analysis of legal methods of
    international tax planning based
    on successful completed cases,
    offering you optimal solutions
    for business without taxes

  • Dubai business

    SORP business center provides
    office space for young businesses
    and startups seeking licenses as
    well as proof that control and
    management occurs in the UAE.

  • International tax

    Individually tailored solutions for
    international business that deliver
    more efficient tax optimization
    schemes based on UAE legislation

  • Registration of tax

    Support in obtaining a tax domicile
    certificate as proof of compliance
    with the requirements of belonging
    to the UAE tax jurisdiction

  • Confirmation of
    economic presence

    Proof that the center of control and
    management is at the company’s
    registered address and operations
    belong in the UAE jurisdiction

Success factors for service businesses that
operate under the UAE flag

  • Economic stability

    The UAE is a country with beneficial legislation and one of the highest rates of economic growth in the world. The exchange rate of the dirham was pegged to the US Dollar in 1973 ensuring stability. GDP has grown dramatically over the past 20 years.

  • Government support for services sector

    The UAE Government has initiated over 30 strategies to support and develop the services sector in the country. By 2030, the following strategies will be implemented: Strategy for the Development of the Innovation and IT sector, Strategies in the field of education, medicine, financial services and tourism.

  • Security and high return on investment

    The UAE prioritizes protection of investors at state level, has implemented international agreements on mutual protection of investments with more than 60 countries, and guarantees free entry and withdrawal of capital without currency controls. Businesses should see an increase in profits due to the tax-free regime by at least 30%.

  • Minimal bureaucracy

    The government prioritizes transparent procedures, active digitalization and successful implementation of blockchain technology in the system of public services. To date, almost all government agencies in Dubai have switched to the Blockchain Platform for Business (UBRP), which simplifies the processes of company formation and obtaining licenses.

  • The country's high reputation in the global business arena

    The United Arab Emirates enjoys a well-deserved reputation in the world. In the IMD 2020 rankings, the UAE ranked 9th in the world in terms of economic competitiveness and 14th in terms of digital competitiveness. The prestige of the jurisdiction increases the credibility of UAE-resident companies and provides them with access to participate in international tenders and projects.

SORP - the full range of UAE company formation,
business support and management services

A leading consulting group that provides a full range of services for the incorporation, maintenance and management of businesses
in the UAE and abroad. We have an impeccable reputation, extensive capabilities and substantial assets

Comprehensive services

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

Individual approach

Your requirements are unique. That is why we treat every business individually to tailor the right services to achieve your priorities.

15 years of successful work

We have helped thousands of clients acquire, build and develop businesses in the UAE

Banking support

Assistance in choosing a bank that is suitable for your purposes, support with bank accounts opening and passing KYC procedures (know your customer).

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