BizCity - Help you setup businesses in Dubai, UAE

getting your business setup,
up and running

At Biz City, just follow these steps to make your company registration procedure
in the UAE hassle-free!

local business partner

Local Partner

Companies need a local partner to open a business in Dubai. We provide you with professional sponsorship from our group of sponsors.

business setup consultant

Business Activity

We offer consultancy on the right type of activity you need for your business.

Determine the Legal Type

Determine the Legal Type

It’s important to decide if it’s a civil company, sole establishment or an L.L.C., a branch or a foreign company.

Business Name

A suitable name for your business is chosen out of the options given by you. We walk you through the entire procedure.

Initial Approval

The initial approval is obtained by us from the Economic Department based on the completion of the previous steps.

External Approval

All the external approvals are obtained by us from the concerned departments and ministries.

Company Legal Documentation

Once the legal type of the company is determined, the next step is to get the preparation of memorandum and articles of association in Dubai, notarized.

Final Submission

All the required documents and attestation are circulated around the concerned government departments until you have your license.

Start Your Business

Once the license has been issued, you can start practicing your business activities. Visas and work permits can also be initiated.


trade license types and
legal forms

mainland companies

Sole Proprietorship

It simply refers to a person who owns the business and is personally responsible for its debts. It refers to a business owned by an individual, not a company, the control and operations will be that of the individual.

Civil Company

A civil company can only practice professional business and is 100% owned by professional partners. It involves an activity practiced by an individual or more people.


A Limited Liability Company (L.L.C.) is a separate and distinct legal entity. L.L.C. is an association of a maximum number of fifty and minimum number of two partners, each of whom shall be liable to the extent of his or her share capital.

Company License comes in the following formats:

Commercial License:

A license for those companies that are involved in any type of trading activity.

Industrial License:

A license for companies that are involved in any type of manufacturing or industrial activity.

Professional License:

A license for companies that are service providers, professionals, etc.

Branch / Representative Office

A Branch of a Foreign Company is 100% owned by the parent company, and operates under the same name and conducts the same business as the managing firm, in order to open a branch in UAE.

free zone companies

  • Can operate within the Free Zone boundaries and are generally limited to performing those activities listed in their license(s)
  • Lease minimum office space within that particular Free Zone
  • 100% foreign ownership of the enterprises
  • 100% import and export tax exemptions
  • 100% repatriation of capital and profits
  • No currency restrictions

offshore companies

Offshore companies can be formed in Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah with the following benefits:

  • No Corporate Tax
  • 100% foreign ownership
  • Absolute Privacy and Confidentiality
  • Ability to maintain multi-currency bank accounts in the UAE