Starting is the hardest part, and this will be a breeze. The first step of starting up your company is registering it. You must decide what are the parameters of its operations, specifically whether it’s a Freezone or a Mainland company.

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Virtuzone is the market leader in the UAE when it comes to setting up mainland businesses. Dedicated account managers are happy to answer all of your questions and provide full transparency as they liaise with UAE government authorities on your behalf.



A strategic initiative of the Government of Dubai. A unique combination of Free Zone status, state of the art commercial and residential property, top-tier commodities and financial services, puts DMCC in a class of its own. Added to this, ongoing investment in the most interconnected, innovative infrastructure and leading business services makes it easy to trade from here.

Frequently asked Questions

Free Zone Companies are businesses that are 100% owned by the people who set it up. It does not require a sponsor or an agent to act as liaison to manage the venture, and there are no restrictions tying you down.

A mainland company is a legal entity that can operate inside and outside the country without any restriction. A mainland company requires a local partner or a local service agent.

In summary, DMCC Free Zone companies enjoy 0% corporate and personal tax for 50 year. The benifites includes but not limited to:

  • 100% ownership
  • Can be formed by only one individual
  • A bank account can be opened in Dubai
  • 100% secrecy maintained
  • Low renewal charges
  • Can be liquidated anytime
  • Can do international business
  • Can do multiple activities
  • Can hold properties

The main benefits of establishing a mainland company include:

  • The freedom to choose premises in any area of Dubai
  • The possibility to conduct a wide range of business activities
  • The freedom to trade anywhere in the UAE or outside the country

Virtuzone Mainland provides a list of validated local sponsors with established contacts in the market.

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