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Setting up business in Abu Dhabi Mainland

A major jusrisdiction empowering industries like oil and gas, manufacturing, tourism, and real estate.

The largest emirate in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is Abu Dhabi Mainland, home to the bustling capital city of Abu Dhabi and the renowned Abu Dhabi International Airport. This dynamic region thrives with a rich diversity of industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing, tourism, and real estate. Business setup in Abu Dhabi Mainland is highly recommended and beneficial.

Moreover, Abu Dhabi Mainland is distinguished by its numerous free zones, offering attractive tax incentives and regulatory advantages to enterprises. Its advantageous business environment and strategic location make it a highly coveted hub for investors and entrepreneurs alike.

Advantages of Setting Up Your Business in Abu Dhabi

Minimal Cost Company Setup
Abu Dhabi is known for its low cost company setup. It is a renowned jurisdiction for the ease of doing business. The jurisdiction requires no audit. There is no condition for companies to have minimal share capital in this jurisdiction.
Wider Scope
With Abu Dhabi Mainland, companies have a wider reach in the UAE. A wider reach enables wider scope of jurisdiction and features generating both profit and revenue.
Commercial License Validity
As part of Abu Dhabi Mainland, the companies have 2 years of commercial license validity which means lower renewal cost.
Cheap Office Spaces
One of the primary reasons for opening a company in Abu Dhabi mainland is that it has office spaces which are affordable and easily accessible.
Tourism Opportunity
Abu Dhabi is considered one of the top choices for tourists. With the increased influx of tourism, Abu Dhabi Mainland has become a popular jurisdiction in the UAE. You get to see commercial activities as well as multiple sporting events.
Working with Government Bodies
Companies with Abu Dhabi mainland licenses are allowed to work for government contracts. In fact, this gives opportunities to the companies to bid for government projects.
Repatriation of Capital
Companies in Abu Dhabi Mainland have the advantage of repatriating 100% of its profits and capital without any restrictions. 100% ownership and tax exemptions are the properties of Mainland. Only 5% VAT is levied on the companies.

Types of Licenses

Over the years, Abu Dhabi has become famous for business and tourism. Thus, it is crucial to know which types of activities are allowed in the jurisdiction. Abu Dhabi Mainland requires six different types of licenses:

Types of Business Structures in Abu Dhabi Mainland

Joint Venture
A joint venture involves two or more individuals or legal entities, with its objectives and terms outlined in a joint venture contract. This contract is executed under the name of one business partner, who must be a UAE national.
Joint Venture
A joint venture involves two or more individuals or legal entities, with its objectives and terms outlined in a joint venture contract. This contract is executed under the name of one business partner, who must be a UAE national.
Limited Partnership
A limited partnership refers to one or more partners who are jointly liable for the business execution. A limited partner has only a few rights and can never be assigned high priority activities as a partner.
Limited Partnership
A limited partnership refers to one or more partners who are jointly liable for the business execution. A limited partner has only a few rights and can never be assigned high priority activities as a partner.
Sole Proprietorship
A sole proprietor is a single person who has full company ownership. The structure does not differentiate between the various owners of different nationalities. Foreign nationals have the option to get 100% ownership.
Sole Proprietorship
A sole proprietor is a single person who has full company ownership. The structure does not differentiate between the various owners of different nationalities. Foreign nationals have the option to get 100% ownership.
Branch Office
A branch office serves as an expansion of a company's operations. Establishing a branch office in Abu Dhabi allows it to function as a regional headquarters. However, the import of goods is limited to local trading firms.
Branch Office
A branch office serves as an expansion of a company's operations. Establishing a branch office in Abu Dhabi allows it to function as a regional headquarters. However, the import of goods is limited to local trading firms.
5) Public Shareholding Company
A public joint stock company is a corporate entity requiring a minimum capital of AED 10,000,000, transferable equally among shareholders. During incorporation, the business name must not be associated with any partnering investors.
5) Public Shareholding Company
A public joint stock company is a corporate entity requiring a minimum capital of AED 10,000,000, transferable equally among shareholders. During incorporation, the business name must not be associated with any partnering investors.
6) Private Shareholding Company
A private joint stock company requires a minimum of three shareholders and a capital of AED 2,000,000. These entities are versatile, allowing for various industrial and commercial activities in addition to professional businesses."
6) Private Shareholding Company
A private joint stock company requires a minimum of three shareholders and a capital of AED 2,000,000. These entities are versatile, allowing for various industrial and commercial activities in addition to professional businesses."

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Why Choose YABS for Business Setup?

YABS is your one-stop shop for all your business setup needs in the UAE. YABS caters to the Abu Dhabi Mainland and makes it easier for entrepreneurs and business owners to set up a business.

 At YABS, we have created 300+ companies and successfully delivered all the projects.

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How YABS helps in Abu Dhabi Mainland Company Formation

YABS provides comprehensive support for Abu Dhabi Mainland company formation, guiding you through every step from obtaining necessary licenses to ensuring compliance with local regulations, making the process smooth and efficient.

Selecting Right Structure -

As detailed earlier, the entrepreneurs or business heads need to understand and select the right structure for their business. We at YABS are committed to help you in choosing the right business structure whether it’s a Limited Liability Company (LLC), Sole Proprietorship, public shareholding company, or others.
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Trade Name and Initial Approvals -

You need to finalize your trade name and get all the required pre-approvals for further steps. Make sure you choose the right name for your business that resonates your business type.
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Obtaining Necessary Licenses -

Our team will help you in obtaining license for Abu Dhabi Mainland and permit for your business type.
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Creating Legal Documents and Contracts -

It is essential for the business owners to draft legal documents and contracts for their business type so that there are no issues in the future. These documents should comply with Abu Dhabi regulations.
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Open a Bank Account -

If you have to start your own business, you will have to create a corporate bank account so that all the financial transactions are done through it.
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Office Space Solutions and Tenancy Contracts -

YABS can help you as a business owner to get office space in place. In case you get office area as a rented one, a tenancy contract is needed.
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Visa and Immigration -

Our team of experts will help you with visa requirements for you and your employees. You don't have to worry about immigration issues we take care of that too.
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FAQs

Can foreigners own 100% of a business in Abu Dhabi Mainland?
Yes, under certain conditions, foreigners can now own 100% of their businesses in Abu Dhabi Mainland. This is a recent development aimed at attracting more foreign investment into the region.


How can YABS Business Setup help with the business setup process?
YABS is a professional business setup consultancy that specializes in helping entrepreneurs and businesses navigate the complexities of setting up a business across the UAE. Since 2001, we’ve helped over 35,000 entrepreneurs to start their business journeys.


Do I need a local sponsor to set up a business in Abu Dhabi Mainland?
Yes, in most cases, foreign mainland business setups in Abu Dhabi are required to have a local sponsor who holds 51% ownership of the company. However, there are exceptions and alternative structures available to minimize the involvement of the local sponsor.


Can Yabs Business Setup help with choosing the right business activity and legal structure?
Yes, our business setup consultants in Abu Dhabi can help you choose the most suitable business activity and legal structure based on your requirements and objectives. We offer expert guidance and advice to ensure that your business is set up in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.


How long does it take to set up a business in Mainland Abu Dhabi?
The time required for Abu Dhabi mainland company formation can vary depending on various factors, including the type of business activity and legal structure, the completeness of documentation, and the efficiency of the registration process.


On average, the process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. YABS Business Setup can help expedite the process and minimize delays by ensuring that all requirements are met, and documentation is in order.




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