Types of Office Spaces in the UAE
Depending on the type of business and where it is registered, there are a few options when it comes to selecting the right office space.
- Onshore (or Mainland) Offices are a traditional office space that companies can lease or buy. These spaces are usually intended for long-term arrangements and can be customised to fit the tenant’s needs. The tenant is typically responsible for any construction, modifications, furniture, and utilities (such as the internet).
- Shared Offices are also an option for onshore businesses. Unlike onshore offices, shared offices are owned by a third party that provides most essentials like desks and other furniture, phones, and internet access. These offices usually have common spaces such as kitchens, meeting rooms, and staffed reception areas that are shared with other tenants. The benefit to shared offices is that they are easy to set up and require little investment.
- Free Zone Offices are available to companies that operate within one of the free zones. Each free zone may have different requirements that dictate the amount of office space or number of desks required based on the number of employees or type of business. While there are full, private offices available within free zones, many companies looking to keep costs to a minimum opt for Flexi-desks which are a cheaper option.
How can PRO Partner Group help?
Setting up a business in the UAE can seem overwhelming. You might be unsure what office requirements apply to your company. PRO Partner Group (PPG) has in depth knowledge of government regulations and business standards in the UAE, and throughout the Middle East. We can advise you on the best office setup for your needs while remaining fully compliant.
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