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Dubai

Company Formation, PRO & Visa Services, Local Partner Services, Company Secretarial & Resident Manager Services

Why Dubai?

Dubai has emerged as the leading regional commercial hub with state-of-the-art infrastructure and a world-class business environment. It has now become the logical place to conduct business in the Middle East, providing investors with a unique and comprehensive value-added platform. With its strategic location, sophisticated free enterprise environment and strong economic position, Dubai is the ideal base for multinationals.

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Why Incorporate with us?

We are the leading authority on company formation and business continuation in Dubai and the UAE. We handle virtually every aspect of establishing a legal commercial entity within the emirate as well as assisting in the maintenance and growth of the ongoing business structure.

Company Types in Dubai

Limited Liability Company (LLC)

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) defines the liabilities of the company and it is limited to its shares. This is one of the oldest and most popular structures in the international market. A Limited Liability Company can be formed by a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 50 shareholders.

To incorporate this type of entity, it used to be mandatory to have a UAE national (corporate or individual) owning a minimum of 51% shares and the remaining 49% of shares allotted to the other shareholder in the company. However, since the update the UAE Commercial Companies Law (CCL) in July 2021, it is now possible to own a LLC in the mainland 100% with the vast majority of activities. Read more

Free zones

A foreign investor can set up a company in the UAE, either in one of the many free zones or on the UAE mainland. Free zone authorities are the government bodies that register and issue business licences to non-resident companies in the UAE free zone. Free zones allow corporate structures to have a physical presence in the UAE, allow 100% foreign ownership and offer prebuilt facilities and modernised one stop-shop registration and administrative services. Read more

Offshore Company

An Offshore Company is defined as a legal business entity that operates outside its registered jurisdiction and place of ownership. Unlike an onshore company, which exists and operates within the borders of the country it is registered.

It is a tax efficient, cost-effective means for companies to carry out business globally. Read more

Branch Office

Setting up a Branch Office of a foreign company in Dubai is easy and an attractive prospect as it can be 100% foreign owned, provided a local service agent (like PRO Partner Group) is appointed. A Branch Office in Dubai 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

Freelancer Permits

Freelancing has become increasingly popular in the UAE, and thankfully freelance permits are now available in many free zones based in Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi. These permits allow for specialised individuals in the media, technology and education sectors to offer their services on a consultancy basis, even if they have a full-time job. This initiative has been legalised (with the correct permit) by the UAE to increase the diversity of skills in the local market. Read more

Work Remote Visa

The new Dubai Work Remote Visa or Virtual Nomad Visa program allows individuals working for companies overseas to obtain a remote working resident visa in Dubai to allow them to live and work from the UAE. The program grants access to all the standard services that residents benefit from in Dubai, including banking, telecoms, utilities, workspace rental, healthcare and schooling. It allows global workers to live and work in UAE whilst undertaking work with companies all over the globe. Read more

Golden Visas

The UAE has recently announced the aim of attracting $150 billion in foreign investment over the next 10 years. In doing so, 50 initiatives, including the creation of new visas to attract talented individuals who can contribute significantly to the UAE’s economy, will be implemented. Read more

Retirement Visas

The UAE Retirement Visa recently announced allows retired residents over 55 years old to be eligible for a long-term visa of 5 years.

The Visa allows individuals who meet the criteria to retire in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and the wider UAE.

The retirement visa holder can also then sponsor (and obtain a UAE resident dependant visa for) their spouse and children, at school age or student age. Read more

Mission Visas

A Mission Visa is a type of permit issued for professionals who would like to come to the UAE to work with a local company for a specific short-term project. An employee is considered as a probationary worker under these types of visas. Read more

Holding Companies & SPV’s


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Business Support Services

  • PRO Services

    • Visa processing, renewals and cancellation
    • Resident, family, dependent & employee visas
    • Trade licence renewals, updates & changes
    • all relevant government departments
    • Certificate stamping from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Justice
    • End-to-end VIP service for all medicals and biometrics
    • GHQ Armed Forces passes and CICPA passes
    • Government Authority Liaison services
    • Long term investor visas
    • Freelancer licences
    • Instant (5 minute) licences in Dubai & Abu Dhabi
    • Dual licensing
    • Visa transfers & family visa transfers
  • Company Liquidation

    A key step in the process of winding up a limited liability company in the UAE is the appointment of a liquidator. Winding up or ‘liquidation’ of an LLC company may be compulsory (court ordered) or voluntary (in accordance with the constitutional document of the company and the Commercial Companies Law 2020).

    In both instances, the appointment of a liquidator is mandatory to determine the assets and liabilities of the company and settle liabilities in accordance with the process determined by the court or by the Commercial Companies Law 2020.

  • HR Services

    HR Consultancy We offer a wide range of HR Consultancy packages covering the Reward, Performance and Organisation Development areas of HR.

    • HR Administrative Support
    • Maintenance of HR files for employees
    • HR letters and NOC letters
    • Leave Management
    • Employee Handbook
    • Employment Offer Letters
    • HR Policies Recruitment Solutions
    • We work alongside our recruitment partners
  • Payroll Services

    Payroll Services

    Market Entry Activator There are several corporate structures available for organisations looking to set up in the UAE. One such route that PRO Partner Group offers is a market entry solution called the PPG Activator. The ‘PPG Activator’ package is hugely beneficial for companies that are considering expansion into the UAE but wish to secure their first contract swiftly and at a lower cost before committing to the full company registration with The Ministry of Interior and Ministry of Labour and obtaining visas.

    The Activator Package is suitable for Limited Liability Companies, Foreign Branches, Establishments and Professional Licences.

    • Preparing and issuing pay slips
    • WPS payment through UAE Exchange or banks
    • Wage Protection System (WPS) registration
  • Instant Licences

    Instant Licences

    • Commercial Trade application, amendment and renewal
    • Acquiring and renewing regulatory approvals and licences
    • Supreme Petroleum Council (SPC) approvals (ADNOC) and CICPA passes
    • Dubai Municipality and Abu Dhabi Engineering Classification
    • Health Authority approvals
    • Department of Immigration applications (eChannel and eDNRD e-visa systems)
    • Ministry of Labour applications
  • Licenses in Dubai

    A trade licence is the most essential document required to operate as a business in the United Arab Emirates. The Department of Economic Development (DED) of each Emirate approves and issues all registrations and trade licences.

    Trade licence in UAE:

    • Commercial Licence
    • Professional Licence
    • Industrial Licence
    • Tourism Licence
  • Local Sponsor

    Corporate sponsorship *: This is the preferred choice of local sponsorship within the UAE. A UAE national company (Local Sponsor) holds a 51% share and obligations of an organisation and the remaining 49% is owned by an individual or group of foreign investors. In this type of sponsorship, the business is sponsored by a company, rather than an individual.

    Individual Sponsorship *: Individual sponsorship is a more common type of local sponsorship in Dubai. A UAE national (Local Sponsor) in his/her individual capacity becomes your sponsor and holds a 51% share and liability of the company. Whilst the Emirati sponsor is the main shareholder of the company, he/she can hand over the Power of Attorney (POA) to the foreign partner in return for a fixed annual fee.

    *Depending on entity type

Other Services

  • Attestation Services
  • Trademarking
  • Translation Services
  • Tax Residency Certification
  • Liquidation & Deregistration Services
  • Market Entry Activator
  • Accountancy and Bookkeeping Services
  • VAT Registration and quarterly submissions
  • ESR assessment, notification, and reporting
  • Annual Audit
  • Company Secretarial services
  • Compliance services – KYL & AML

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UAE Company Formation FAQs
Can I get my Visa medical test done in Abu Dhabi if I have a Dubai Resident Visa?

Yes - there are several medical test centres in Abu Dhabi that will also be valid for Dubai resident visa holders. Two of the best medical centres in Abu Dhabi for Dubai Visa are currently SEHA & Capital Health Screening Centre

Is the work remote visa available in Dubai only?

Yes, at the moment this is a Dubai only initiative.

The conditions are as follows:

  • Passport with a minimum of 6 months validity
  • Health insurance with UAE coverage validity
  • For employees: proof of employment from a current employer with a one-year contract validity, a minimum of US$5,000 per month salary, last month's payslip and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.
  • For business owners: proof of ownership of the company for one year or more, with an average monthly income of US$5,000 per month and 3 preceding months’ bank statements.

All applications will be reviewed and processed by Dubai Tourism Authority and Immigration

What is an Estidama Sustainable Licence?
  • Estidama – In Dubai only – No requirement to rent an official office space
  • Therefore, No Ejari per se
  • Virtual Address given
  • Dedicated Desk (for an extra fee)
  • Limited number of visas – 4-6. Unlike Ejari where unlimited
  • TRN number accessible
  • Bank account possible
  • DU/Etisalat possible
Do I need to hire an HR Manager for my Dubai company?

There is no legal requirement to hire a HR Manager for your Dubai Company. As an alternative to hiring a HR Manager you can opt to outsource your HR requirements.

Outsourcing your HR requirements to qualified specialists will save you time and resources enabling you to focus on core business activities. Outsourcing generally works best for small to medium sized companies who do not require an in-house HR Department.

Testimonials

PRO Partner Group and their team have good experience in their field and are always reachable and there to support, we would recommend them for your company's needs.
FIFA

FIFA

PRO Partner Group provide a bespoke, timely and professional service. They have consistently supported Hertel in all of our business requirements in a very timely and professional manner. All emails are responded in matter of hours, excellent!
AMB Hertel

AMB Hertel

We have experienced fast and professional service from the team at PRO Partner Group - their staff always provide competent and on-time replies to queries
Field International Middle East

Field International Middle East

PRO Partner Group is an extremely competent organisation, that understands the process of setting up a company in the region, and can alleviate the pains of trying to do it on your own. The team involved was extremely well informed and provided prompt service to all inquiries.
AMETEK GmbH

AMETEK GmbH

I was extremely satisfied with the service provided by PRO Partner Group; they always provided quick and friendly responses and were very patient as I had (and have) so many questions being new to having a business in the UAE. If you would like to start a company in the UAE then you can find no better resource than PPG! I highly recommend their services.
Breathe Yoga

Breathe Yoga

PRO Partner Group were prompt and professional at all times. They provided sound advice and guidance in a timely manner. We look forward to continuing the relationship with them moving forwards.
Famous Brands

Famous Brands

The service which PRO Partner Group offered was beyond our expectations, the team are very attentive and professional. PRO Partner Group are great to work with and are highly knowledgeable in their field. Overall, we had a very efficient and pleasing experience.
ShawContract

ShawContract

We received a high level of support from PRO Partner Group and were always happy with their prompt communication and feedback. Keep up the good work!
Golden State Foods

Golden State Foods

We were very happy with the quick service PRO Partner Group provided us and their communication was always on point with a rapid response time. We will surely use their services again.
Coffey

Coffey

We highly recommend PRO Partner Group. We had a great experience working with PRO Partner Group, the speed of response and clarify in explaining each process was excellent. PRO Partner Group take ownership of the process and completed tasks in a timely manner allowing for us to focus on day-to-day work.
Hydraulic Analysis Group

Hydraulic Analysis Group

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.
WJ Groundwater Abu Dhabi

WJ Groundwater Abu Dhabi

We are extremely satisfied with the level of service PRO Partner Group provided for our company registration and business set up. Communication was always on point with very fast and concise responses. We would definitely recommend PRO Partner Group to anyone who wants to form a business in the UAE.
Global Tech Hub

Global Tech Hub

We were very satisfied with the service provided by PRO Partner Group. They were very professional and reliable and offered fast and efficient processing of all documents. We would use the service again in the future and would highly recommend PRO Partner Group.
Harley Street Medical Centre

Harley Street Medical Centre

We have had a good experience with PRO Partner Group. Communication from them has always been a strong point and they completed tasks in a timely manner. Their process is also very user friendly for expat companies. We would recommend any expat company looking to set-up in the region contact PRO Partner Group.
WT Partnership

WT Partnership

I’m really pleased with all aspects of the PRO services delivered by PRO Partner Group for our company. The service offered was faultless and I am extremely satisfied with the delivery of our visa applications. The team were dedicated to our needs and have become a trusted partner.
GMCS

GMCS

PRO Partner Group have been great to work alongside and have always been very proactive and informative during the setup of our company in Abu Dhabi and the transfer of ownership of our Dubai company. They are always quick to answer our enquiries and provide thorough feedback when required. PRO Partner Group have offered the most professional PRO and company formation services that I have experienced in the GCC region, I see a great future for PRO Partner Group and they come highly recommended.
Survival Systems International

Survival Systems International

We had an excellent experience with PRO Partner Group. The team were tremendously knowledgeable and communicated with us throughout every step of the process. We were extremely pleased with the speed of conversion and will certainly recommend PRO Partner Group!
Ischebeck Titan

Ischebeck Titan

Despite setting up a company in the UAE being time consuming and laborious, PRO Partner Group are professional in their approach and offer great support throughout the process. The team is highly proactive and knowledgeable, offering effective advice and finding solutions to issues faced throughout the process. PRO Partner Group offers valuable support to businesses setting up in the UAE, I would definitely recommend them.
Cru Wine Holdings

Cru Wine Holdings

PRO Partner Group is knowledgeable, professional and responsive. The team always provide a detailed response to emails and calls and completed tasks in a timely manner. Amazing service!
Malaak

Malaak

PRO Partner Group is our PRO Services provider for almost 2 years now and is always prompt in responding to our queries related to Government related transactions. They have been very helpful in various labor and immigration affairs we’ve had and provide the best solution or approach in the most cost effective way. Special thanks to their Government Liaison Specialist, Mary Ann for a job well done and making sure our visas, labor permits, government requirements are completed in a timely manner.”
bfound

bfound

Great service, friendly and knowledgeable staff, helped my company with visa applications, trade licence updates and changes, office relocation and many other PRO and company services. Highly recommended.
Thorlux Lighting

Thorlux Lighting

PRO Partner Group has been a big help to us in establishing our company in the UAE. PRO Partner Group are always available and attentive to respond to all our queries, highly professional employees had assisted us and are always there to guide us through a potentially complex process. Highly recommended firm to assist on all corporate related works.
EcoRenew Group

EcoRenew Group

PRO Partner Group​ ​are very professional and all our queries​ ​​were​ answered and responded to promptly. ​They met and exceeded the level of service we expect from a service provider and they ​delivered within ​the ​agreed time frames. ​Overall, we felt the quality of their work was excellent. PRO Partner Group is a reliable business partner and ​w​e ​would ​highly recommend​ them​.
PORR AG

PORR AG

Kaplan Genesis is extremely satisfied with the service provided by PRO Partner Group, Very professional and great customer service and support. Special mention to Libbie (Opperation Manager) who steered our HR Deptartment through over 20 new visa and residency applications, including my own in a personable and very efficient manner. We would highly recommend using the PRO Partner Group to the company looking to get assistance with Company Formation, Government Liaison Services in the UAE
Kaplan Genesis

Kaplan Genesis

Working with PRO Partner Group has been an excellent experience. From onboarding them into our company, handing over tasks and formally establishing a working relationship, everyone on their team has been fantastic to work with. I can only recommend them to any small to midsize company in the region trying to get the best HR team possible.
OCS International Finance

OCS International Finance

PRO Partner Group have been a huge support to me and my business, they’ve not only assisted in the incorporation process of my company in Dubai but also provide on an ongoing basis a fully professional and trusted service covering all areas associated with my company commitments, from providing valuable guidance on the most suitable activity for my business, office search, finding the right local sponsor and handling all of the ongoing post-licensing procedures such as visa applications for me and my team. I would highly recommend PRO Partner Group; they are a very professional and highly recommended company.
Purpose

Purpose

PRO Partner Group have helped us negotiate the sometimes opaque processes surrounding company set up and registration and at all times have been responsive and efficient. I would highly recommend Pro Partner Group to any other company looking to get assistance with PRO service, Company Formation in the UAE.
Fenergo

Fenergo

PRO Partner Group is well aware about the setup processes and they know what they are doing. They are very efficient and they have a great people working for them. The team is very helpful and they updated me every single step of the way. If you are looking for a premium local partner who is reliable, I would highly recommend PRO Partner Group
Werfen

Werfen

Group Reel would like to thank PRO Partner Group very much for keeping good cooperation and relationships throughout the year. PRO Partner Group has a wonderful team, who act at a genuine professional level at all times.
Reel

Reel

PRO Partner Group has provided excellent support in relation to MRC Global’s Abu Dhabi based entity. Their staff are knowledgeable, professional and helpful and have proven expertise within the areas they cover. We are very pleased with their work.
MRC Global

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!
RSK

RSK

PRO Partner Group offer an extremely excellent, efficient, and professional service. The team were highly knowledgeable and acted very quickly to establish our Foreign Branch Office in Dubai including acquiring all paperwork and visas on time without cutting corners. I highly recommend using their services.
Alger-Triton

Alger-Triton

PRO Partner Group offered an excellent service they were very professional, efficient, reliable and so friendly. The staff were extremely helpful even on weekends and had a great understanding assessing any issues, managing the full process in a timely manner. Even when it involved areas out of the scope of work for PPG they still assisted and went the extra mile.
Creating Retail Emotions

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.
EFM Global Logistics

EFM Global Logistics

We were extremely satisfied with the service at PRO Partner Group. They promptly identified that we were going to use the wrong trade license before meeting them and advised us the correct one to use. This knowledge of the market helped us to be able to do more, save money and operate our business in a better way. Their fast, efficient and a speedy process meant we got our trade license much faster and were up and running in Dubai very quickly. We highly recommend PRO Partner Group.
SampleMe

SampleMe

As well as being easy to reach Pro Partner Group gave us quick and precise answers to all our questions which enabled us to set up our licence in an extremely timely manner. They were very professional but at the same time, able to explain easily the various problems and procedures giving us complete trust. They were pro active in finding a solution to match our needs, giving us a bespoke service and providing us with exactly what we needed. If you are looking for a partner who is serious, honest and consistent, I would highly recommend Pro Partner Group.
SmartPoint

SmartPoint

The quality of services provided by Pro Partner Group is outstanding. I appreciated the professionalism, willingness to assist with any matter in both standard and non-standard requirements in shortest possible time. Their high level of communication allowed us to perform tasks to the highest quality. They also provided assistance and clear, concise responses to any request we had.This professional service enabled us to focus on business activities rather than spending time with administration and non-business related activities, which was a great benefit to the company.
Altron Middle East

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.
Charlotte Pipe and Foundry

Charlotte Pipe and Foundry

We would like to thank you James and your entire team, including Tyron and Shiraz and your accounts department for their splendid work to help us with the required steps to perform all the government related PRO services, not only for doing it in a timely manner, but also for being a class act. We are truly grateful and we will not hesitate to sent you referrals in this regard.“
Inspired Results

Inspired Results

Speed and Commitment are the first 2 words that come to mind. Having dealt with a number of Company Formation agents over the years, no one has come close to the knowledge and expertise PRO Partner Group bring to the table. Nothing has ever been too much trouble and their guidance has been invaluable. We fully recommend PRO Partner Group and consider them an asset to our business.
VIVO Sports Group

VIVO Sports Group

Bridges Environmental Services LLC engaged PRO Partner Group to undertake their Government Liaison, Labour and Immigration support. They have a team of highly professional individuals and we have been impressed with their speed and attention to detail – particularly with regard to the processes here in Abu Dhabi. We will continue to use PRO Partner Group for our PRO work and I would not hesitate to recommend them to any other company looking to get assistance with Visas, Company Formation and Labour processes here in UAE.
Bridges Environmental Services LLC

Bridges Environmental Services LLC

PRO Partner Group always tried to find a solution to the obstacles we faced during the incorporation of our Foreign Branch. They were fast to respond on email and always provided updates on the work in progress. If you would like to incorporate a company in the UAE, Pro Partner Group is a reliable entity to work with.
TRACS International Limited

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.
Sparklean Qatar

Sparklean Qatar

Venture Partner Qatar provided a personal approach in helping us open a branch office in Qatar. They implemented solutions that were specific to any issues or tasks that were required, particularly the local difficulties in Qatar. The team promptly replies to all requests in a professional manner. They are a trusted company that provides a wide range of services, and I highly recommend them.
Tunnel Tech

Tunnel Tech

The team at Venture Partner Qatar were extremely accommodating and supportive when we used their services for share transfer and company restructuring in Qatar. VPQ staff were excellent at communicating information through the service, with clear instructions and solid information and next steps. I highly recommend Venture Partner Qatar as they are very professional and provide a great service.
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