Limited Liability Company
Limited Liability Companies (LLC) are one of the most common types of corporate commercial entities that entrepreneurs and corporations can establish in the UAE. With a quick and easy process, and a broad range of business incentives, LLCs are widely preferred by entrepreneurs and corporations that want to penetrate the UAE market and establish a solid footing in the Middle East region. Read more
Setting up a Branch Office of a foreign company in Abu Dhabi is easy and an attractive prospect for clients, in that it can be 100% foreign owned, provided a local National Service Agent (NSA) or Local Service Agent (LSA) - like PRO Partner Group - is appointed. A Branch Office is an extension of a foreign parent company registered outside of the UAE, it is a full-fledged business, permitted to perform contracts or conduct other activities as specified in its licence. A Foreign Branch Office may only be engaged in activities similar to those of its parent company. Read more
Trade Representative Office
If your foreign company is looking for exposure in the UAE market, you may want to set up a Trade Representative Office. This type of representation is useful in promoting a foreign company and introducing your products to UAE companies as a non-trading ‘shop-window’. Read more
Professional Service Licence
A professional business is defined as “work based on investing mental talents and acquired information”. A Professional Licence/Civil Company is a business for professionals in recognised fields such as doctors, lawyers, engineers and accountants. A Civil Company can only practice professional business and is 100% owned by professional partners. Read more
Abu Dhabi Free Zones cover many different sectors and industries. By design, each to cater to specific business activities. See the below list of popular Abu Dhabi Free Zones:
Business Activities that require no lease agreement for first year
There is an increasing number of business activities in Abu Dhabi that do not require a lease agreement or office space for the first year of business operations. No need for lease agreement in Abu Dhabi exemption is valid for one year from the date of the issued business licence in Abu Dhabi.
UAE Free Zone vs Mainland Comparison
PRO Partner Group has formed over a thousand companies in the UAE Mainland and Freezone jurisdictions. Our clients are always particularly interested in the key differences between Freezone and Mainland company set up. With our expert knowledge of the market, we help advise our clients on the best jurisdiction based on the company's business activities and target market. Read more
Work Remote Visa
The work remote visa allows an employee to work and live in the UAE for up to 1 year period and is renewable. It allows the applicant to ‘self-sponsor’. It provides the applicant flexibility with the opportunity to work and enjoy the UAE lifestyle. The work remote visa aims to enhance work-life balance and improve the business environment in Abu Dhabi and wider UAE.
What is the criteria to obtain a Work Remote Visa?
- You work remotely for a company outside of the UAE (proof of employment required)
- You earn a minimum of USD 5,000 per month (salary certificate/bank statement required)
Abu Dhabi Pension Fund (ADPF)
Under Abu Dhabi Pension Fund Law No (2) of 2000, The Abu Dhabi Pension Fund (ADPF) is a government entity used to manage contributions, pensions and end-of-service benefits for UAE nationals working in or retired from the government and private sector in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Read more
Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
Setting up a business in Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) provides opportunities in Abu Dhabi’s international financial centre for foreign business investment. ADGM is a financial free zone and has a reputation for its international and supportive business network with its own commercial, civil and regulatory environment, similar to the United Kingdom. Read more