business set up in abu dhabi

Abu Dhabi

The capital city of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), establishing a business in Abu Dhabi offers economic, geographical, infrastructure and financial advantages. These advantages to an Abu Dhabi setup have made the capital an ideal location for investors, expatriates, entrepreneurs, and multi-national companies. The government also has a number of business setup services in Abu Dhabi. These initiatives and programmes are aimed at supporting their establishment in the region.

ABOUT ABU DHABI

Apart from economic advantages, Abu Dhabi offers a nonpareil lifestyle quality and has had great success in transforming itself into a vivacious metropolis in a short space of time. Industry leading infrastructure and most significantly, the financial benefits for businesses, have made Abu Dhabi the perfect location for expatriates, investors and multi-national companies. Abu Dhabi are launching many initiatives to attractive foreign investors to the Emirate. Many business activities not requiring lease agreements for their first year of operations, is one of the initiatives to majorly reduce the costs of business set up. Abu Dhabi have also reduced renewal fees, provide a great network, supportive infrastructure, and incubator and acceleration programmes to help new businesses grow and flourish.

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ABU DHABI COMPANY SETUP & REGISTRATION

Our business setup consultants in Abu Dhabi have the professional expertise and experience in company registration in Abu Dhabi and setting up all the various legal commercial entities in the UAE including, Limited Liability Companies (LLC), Joint Ventures, Establishments, Foreign Branches, Rep Offices and Free Zone companies – as well as Freelancer Licences, Golden Visas and other investor related residency options.

WHY INCORPORATE IN ABU DHABI WITH US? 

PRO Partner Group Abu Dhabi office is position well positioned as the leading company formation experts in Abu Dhabi, with both mainland and freezone entities in the Emirate -  Al Reem Island and an ADGM entity. PRO Partner Group facilitates all the procedures and legalities involved in establishing and maintaining a commercial entity in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, from Commercial Registration to Professional Corporate Nominee Services (if required) and staff and family visas and work permits.

Having assisted in the formation of over 1,000 companies in Abu Dhabi,  our business set up consultants in Abu Dhabi can assist more businesses to capitalise on the region’s prosperous economy.

    COMPANY TYPES IN ABU DHABI

    COMPANY FORMATION PROCESS IN ABU DHABI

    Establishing a business in Abu Dhabi typically follows the same key stages, however, there are nuances to be applied to individual business sectors. The broad steps to set up a company in Abu Dhabi are as follows:

    1. Determine the legal form and activities of the business
    2. Register the trade name and obtain the initial approval
    3. Arrange an office lease (Tawtheeq)
    4. Apply for the trade licence with any additional regulatory approvals
    5. Obtain the DED Trade Licence
    6. Register the Company with Labour, Immigration and eChannel
    7. Open a business bank account
    8. Apply for employee visas

    SET UP A BUSINESS IN ABU DHABI

    VISA TYPES IN ABU DHABI

    BUSINESS SETUP SERVICES IN ABU DHABI

    HOW CAN WE ASSIT IN ABU DHABI? 

    PRO Partner Group have entities within Abu Dhabi mainland and ADGM Free Zone and can therefore provide experience driven information on how to set up in the Emirate. Abu Dhabi's drive for foreign direct investment (FDI) has created many new cross sector opportunities for new and existing businesses with a nurturing environment that assist transform business through incubation and acceleration programmes. 

    For businesses in the oil & gas sector, it is a requirement to set up in Abu Dhabi to be able to engage in work with ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company). As a local corporate partner in Abu Dhabi, we provide essential guidance on setting up with the appropriate license. 

    BUSINESS SET UP IN ABU DHABI

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    Frinsa del Noroeste

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    WSG Technical Services

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    Field International Middle East

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    PRO Partner Group were able to provide excellent guidance and support to us as we established our new company in Abu Dhabi. At every step we were given detailed information by their knowledgeable team which gave us full confidence in their abilities and the peace of mind we needed.
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    WJ Groundwater Abu Dhabi

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    Harley Street Medical Centre

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    WT Partnership

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    GMCS

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    Survival Systems International

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    Ischebeck Titan

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    Cru Wine Holdings

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    Thorlux Lighting

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    PORR AG

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    Kaplan Genesis

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    OCS International Finance

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    Reel

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    MRC Global

    We are very Thankful to PRO Partner Group and extremely satisfied about the way of processing on the each stage. The team was very helpful and they have done a good job to complete the task within one day. The team went over and above by dropping the documents at our premises. Thank you PRO Partner Group!
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    RSK

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    Alger-Triton

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    Creating Retail Emotions

    We experienced a great service very professional with detailed communication throughout each stage of the process. There were a few complications due to the complexity of the set up but not due to PRO Partner Group who handled everything professionally and completed everything in a timely manner.
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    EFM Global Logistics

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    SampleMe

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    SmartPoint

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    Altron Middle East

    Everyone that we have dealt with at ProPartner Group has excellent knowledge of the process and bureaucracy of dealing with the necessary steps to start a business in the Middle East, making our process run smoothly and giving us trust. We were extremely satisfied with the level of communication they provided as well as the time in which they did it, every inquiry that we had was answered within a 24 hour period. You have to have a “Partner” in the Middle East to navigate the intricacy of business establishment in the U.A.E.and I would highly recommend that it is Pro Partner Group.
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    Charlotte Pipe and Foundry

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    Inspired Results

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    VIVO Sports Group

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    Bridges Environmental Services LLC

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    TRACS International Limited

    The team at Venture Partner Qatar provided me with consistent professional support throughout the entire company formation process. This included a constant communication channel that allowed me to have access to their team at any time. Their expertise allowed them to provide and implement great solutions to any issues that were faced. If you want to have a peace of mind during the company creation process, then use Venture Partner Qatar.
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    Sparklean Qatar

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    Tunnel Tech

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